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Management Team

Leaders with a Vision

The AAJ Technologies leadership team is comprised of accomplished industry professionals who have excelled in both corporate and consulting roles. Together, the entire company works diligently to understand each client’s business in order to provide the best possible technical solutions. Customer satisfaction and results continue to drive our decisions and actions every day.

Amjad Shamim - CEO & Managing Partner
AAJ Technologies

Amjad Shamim is the CEO and Managing Partner of AAJ Technologies. In this role, he sets the vision and strategy for the organization, drives growth and expansion, and fosters its customer-focused culture.

Amjad has over 28 years of leadership and management experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining AAJ Technologies in 2000, he managed multiple IT divisions for large healthcare technology organizations. He has deep expertise in both technology and strategic planning, and enjoys overseeing the development of innovative solutions that help clients to increase efficiency and gain a competitive edge.

Amjad holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University and completed the Kellogg School of Management’s executive management program. He has been recognized with several awards, including being named a Broward County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal, CEO of the Year by Tech America, and a Crystal Award winner for promoting diversity.

Under Amjad’s leadership, AAJ Technologies has enjoyed double digit growth. It was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2012 and 2013, and was awarded Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

Asad Shamim - Partner
AAJ Technologies

Asad Shamim is the founder of AAJ Technologies and serves as a technology visionary for the company. He has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field, including deep expertise with large-scale systems development. Asad has played a key role in leading technology teams that participated in international forums and received accolades for the ingenuity and effectiveness of their proposed technology solutions. He also has wide-ranging experience in the healthcare, insurance, financial services, travel and transportation industries.

Asad excels in understanding how new technologies and legacy systems can best address clients’ business needs. He plays a pivotal role in providing guidance in developing and delivering solutions that help clients achieve greater corporate efficiencies and increased ROI. His passion for education is best reflected in the ‘knowledge culture’ that drives the AAJ Technologies team to continually excel at research and the rapid adaptation of new technologies.

Tommy Simon, Vice President of Sales
AAJ Technologies

Tommy Simon is Vice President of Sales at AAJ Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for overall business development, client acquisition, strategic partnerships and management of the sales team.

Tommy is an experienced sales, marketing, and operations leader with 17 years of experience in the technology management consulting industry. He successfully created, ran and sold a Microsoft Solutions consulting firm, which achieved Microsoft Managed Status and was nominated for Southeast partner of the year. Prior to that, Tommy worked as a sales account manager at Cap Gemini, where he was recognized as an Elite Club winner.

Tommy has created four companies with ongoing operations. He has deep experience working with clients in the government, healthcare, hospitality and financial services industries. He has a passion for serving clients with integrity and helping to grow successful organizations.

Tommy holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University.

Vicky Durkin - Vice President of Marketing
AAJ Technologies

Vicky Durkin is Vice President of Marketing at AAJ Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for the planning and implementation of all marketing strategies and initiatives for the company.

Vicky joined AAJ Technologies in 2009, and has over 20 years’ experience in marketing communications and market research. Prior to joining the company, Vicky spent 14 years working in strategic marketing positions at the country’s largest media companies. She oversaw market research activities at Knight-Ridder/McClatchy, the U.S.’s third largest newspaper and Internet publisher, and developed advertising campaigns for national and local clients at Tribune. While at Tribune, Vicky was awarded the company’s President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Marketing and the Advertising Division’s Excellence Award in Database Marketing.

Vicky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Florida International University and is active in several local professional organizations.

Ed Kirchmier - Vice President of Professional Services
AAJ Technologies

Ed Kirchmier is Vice President of Professional Services and has been a member of the management team of AAJ Technologies since 2004. In this role, he is responsible for directing the delivery of AAJ’s consulting services and practice management function.

Prior to joining AAJ Technologies, Ed worked at Carnival Corporation, managing corporate IT initiatives across Carnival’s cruise line brands. He has over 25 years of experience in project management and systems implementation for Fortune 500 companies such as Ryder, Apple Computer, Burger King, Cendant Corporation, Allstate and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Chris Jackson, Vice President of Cloud and Mobile Integration
AAJ Technologies

Chris Jackson is Vice President of Cloud and Mobile Integration at AAJ Technologies, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company’s cloud and mobility services. Chris also sets the technology direction for the company’s custom-built enterprise mobility applications, cloud middleware solutions, and enterprise mobile applications for high-stakes collaboration scenarios.

Chris joined AAJ Technologies in 2010 to lead the company’s Federal Practice team, overseeing business development activities with all Federal government agencies. He subsequently served as the company’s Vice President of Sales.

Chris has over twenty five years of technology solution delivery experience, with an emphasis on business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse design. Prior to joining AAJ Technologies, he worked as a Strategic Data Architect in the Office of the CIO at United Healthcare for Medicare and Retirement (formerly Ovations). He also spent over seven years as a Technical Director at Oracle Corporation, and has consulted for leading organizations including Teradata, Qantas Airlines, General Electric, and IBM.

Colleen Taylor - Vice President of Operations
AAJ Technologies

Colleen Taylor is Vice President of Operations at AAJ Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring efficient business operations, including financial, human resource and contracts administration.

Colleen joined AAJ Technologies in 2003. She brought to the company over 15 years’ experience in quality assurance, project management, systems implementation and training. Colleen led quality assurance and other management and operational initiatives at a wide range of companies, including Xcelerate, an e-business solution provider, CareCentric, a leading home healthcare software solution provider, and M&I Data Services, a mortgage banking software application developer. She also has management experience in hospital administration.

Colleen holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Florida State University.

Nadeem Akhter – Chief Software Architect
AAJ Technologies

Nadeem Akhter is the Chief Software Architect at AAJ Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for providing the technical guidelines for client engagements with the company, proposing the best solutions based on clients’ needs, budget and timeframes.

Nadeem 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 integration. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and has achieved all key Microsoft certifications, including MCSD (.NET), MCAD (.NET), MCSD (traditional), MCDBA, and MCSE.

Nadeem was one of the first 50 Microsoft Certified Application Developers globally. As a result of his high score on Microsoft’s Web Services beta exam, he was one of only three individuals worldwide invited by Microsoft to their Redmond offices to share his feedback on the exam in order to improve development of the test.

A certified Java programmer (SCJ2P), Nadeem is also a regular contributor to several online publications. He has won several awards for solving complex problems and suggesting best solutions in software engineering.

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