Amjad Shamim is the CEO and Managing Partner of AAJ Technologies, South Florida’s premier technology organization. As CEO, he focuses on the strategic growth and market positioning of AAJ while paying special attention to the unique needs of each one of his clients. He also works with AAJ’s leadership team on developing innovative solutions that allow AAJ’s customers to enhance efficiency, increase productivity and profitability, and assist them in excelling over their competition by becoming industry leaders.
Shamim’s passion lies in helping companies locate and realize their greatest potential. When he formed AAJ, Shamim focused on a realization he’d come to during his years working with other IT companies: mid-sized companies were not being served properly by IT providers. Fifteen years later, AAJ Technologies clients range from these small and mid-sized businesses to billion dollar multinational companies. Each of these clients can attest to the fact that AAJ’s corporate philosophy mirrors that of Shamim himself: getting projects done quickly, efficiently and with great integrity and a lasting relationship.
His more than 25 years of experience includes successfully managing multiple Information Technology divisions and locations for large companies in healthcare technology. He has a proven track record of developing, managing and implementing mission critical solutions/projects/products on time, and within budget. Shamim has also participated in the M&A process and performed technical evaluations of prospective acquisitions as well as integration of new acquisitions into the company. Shamim received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and also attended the executive management program at Kellogg School of Management.Shamim is also the winner of several prestigious achievement awards including:
- CEO of the Year’ award by Tech America
- Crystal Award for promoting diversity
- The Davis Productivity Award given by the State of Florida
- A finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s 2011 Entrepreneur Award.
Under his leadership, AAJ Technologies was awarded “Business of the Year” by the South Florida Business Journal and “Supplier/Vendor of the Year” by the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC). AAJ Technologies is also a valued partner of technology giants such as Microsoft and IBM for driving technology solutions for Fortune 500 businesses and other industry leaders looking to increase capacity to drive growth and revenue.
Asad Shamim has over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Asad founded AAJ Technologies and leads the technology teams as the Chief Technology Officer. Asad is a visionary in the field of technology and is the backbone of the impeccable solutions created by AAJ Technologies for our clients. He is a leader at understanding business needs, new technology and legacy systems. He plays a pivotal role recommending and implementing solutions that provide for greater corporate efficiencies and greater ROI. Asad Shamim saw long ago the power of Microsoft technology solutions and positioned AAJ Technologies to primarily support those Microsoft tools along with other leading software and infrastructure leaders. It is Asad’s technology solution commitment and his passion for education that drives the entire AAJ Technologies team to continue to excel at achieving certifications, leading the state of Florida and beyond for MCAD, MCSD and .NET certified employees. He has extensive experience with systems development in leading technologies including wireless, web and e-commerce and project management. He also has wide-ranging experience in industries such as Banking, Cruise Lines, Transportation, Insurance and Healthcare.
Ed Kirchmier joined the management team of AAJ Technologies as Director of Project Delivery from Carnival Corporation where he managed corporate IT initiatives across Carnival’s cruise line brands. Ed has a strong project management and systems implementation background with 18 years of consulting experience managing technology solutions and services for many Fortune 500 companies, including Ryder, Apple Computer, Burger King, Cendant Corporation, IVAX, Allstate, CNA Insurance, CommerceOne and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). Ed is an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Notre Dame.
Colleen Taylor has extensive experience providing quality assurance, project management and systems implementation / training on major IT initiatives and commercial software product development in the healthcare and financial industries. Colleen previously worked for Xcelerate, an e-business solution provider; CareCentric, formerly Simione Central, a leading home healthcare / HME software solution provider; and M&I Data Services developing mortgage banking software applications. Colleen received her Bachelor of Science and Masters from Florida State University. She brings a wealth of experience to the AAJ Healthcare practice. Her background includes experience with patient registration, billing, medical records, scheduling, inventory, and back-end financials. In addition, she has management experience in hospital administration, which includes admissions and business office experience.
Vicky Durkin executes marketing initiatives for AAJ Technologies' products and services. She brings over 20 years experience in market analysis and communications working for the country's largest media companies. Vicky conducted primary/secondary research for product development and initiated product launches at Knight-Ridder/McClatchy, the third largest newspaper and Internet publisher in the United States. At Knight-Ridder/McClatchy she was awarded the MAX award by the Marketing Division for superior performance. Vicky further developed her marketing expertise in database/direct marketing and advertising campaign development for national and local clients at Tribune, the largest employee-owned media company with businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. While at Tribune, Vicky was awarded the Advertising Division’s excellence award in Database Marketing for the development of a strategic response analysis for a national manufacturing client. She was also awarded the company's President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Marketing and the Presentation of the Year award for repositioning the company as a "must buy" to clients. Vicky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Florida International University and is active with various professional organizations in South Florida.
Nadeem Akhter has extensive experience working as a lead architect on large-scale application development projects encompassing e-commerce, content management systems, document management systems, and systems integrations. There’s no one better to solve a major problem or lead a technical team.
Nadeem holds a Masters degree in Computer Science along with virtually all meaningful Microsoft certifications including MCSD (.NET), MCAD (.NET), MCSD (traditional), MCDBA, and MCSE. He was one of the first 50 Microsoft Certified Application Developers (MCAD .NET Certification Track) worldwide. In the Web Services beta exam offered by Microsoft, he scored so high that Microsoft management invited him (along with 3 others worldwide) to their Redmond offices to discuss his thoughts on the examination content and process to improve development of the test. All this, and he can explain workflows and processes to the most basic system users.
Additionally, Nadeem is a certified Java programmer (SCJ2P). He is a regular contributor to several online publications and has won several awards for solving complex problems and suggesting best solutions within the Software Engineering arena.
Rizwan Mazhar is the Managing Partner for the Asian operations of AAJ Technologies. Rizwan is a true entrepreneur who started retail and manufacturing businesses from scratch in the early 90’s and built them into multi-million dollar organizations. He understands what it takes to help our customers build successful businesses by leveraging technology. He saw the value of IT and the benefits of technology solutions in providing greater returns for his businesses and helped found AAJ Technologies to provide that support to other businesses throughout the world.
Rizwan has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the rapidly growing Asian economy and focuses on bringing the benefits of modern IT products and services to the doorsteps of the developing Asian markets. He also prides himself on becoming a facilitator in their quest to modernize their countries. In addition to these aspects, Rizwan also oversees Finance and Accounting departments for AAJ. Rizwan attended the University of Miami and St. Thomas University and has a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Chris Jackson joined AAJ Technologies in 2010 to lead the Federal Practice Team. He is responsible for business development with all Federal Government agencies including a focus on Health and Human Services. Mr. Jackson represents AAJ with enterprise customers designing strategic roadmaps with a focus on enterprise modernization and legacy system remediation.
Mr. Jackson has over twenty-five years of technology solution delivery experience with an emphasis on business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse design. He has successfully led the implementation of eight enterprise financial data warehouses for public sector, banking, and transportation clients. Most recently, Mr. Jackson worked as a Strategic Data Architect in the Office of the CIO at United Healthcare for Medicare and Retirement (formerly Ovations) where he created strategic roadmaps and enterprise system integration plans for distribution channel management and web analytic portals. Mr. Jackson also led the Access to Data team providing enterprise analytics for United Healthcare for Military and Veterans Services working with TRICARE.
Mr. Jackson spent more than seven years as a Technical Director at Oracle Corp working with Federal Agencies including the CMS and the Department of Justice. He also has consulted for leading organizations including Teradata, Qantas Airlines, General Electric, and IBM.