AAJ LEADERSHIP TEAM

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AMJAD SHAMIM

CEO and Managing Partner

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.

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ASAD SHAMIM

Partner

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.

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ED KIRCHMIER

Vice President, Global Solutions Delivery

Ed Kirchmier is Vice President of Professional Services at AAJ Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for directing the delivery of the company’s consulting services and practice management function.

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COLLEEN TAYLOR

Vice President, Operations

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

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NADEEM AKHTER

Vice President, Integration

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

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Jorge Agnese

Vice President, Nearshore and Outsourcing Solutions

Jorge is building the next generation of nearshore engineering teams in South America while assisting the Mobility and Enterprise Solutions and Portals and Collaboration teams in the USA as an advisor and Client Engagement Executive.

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Murray Izenwasser

CMO and Vice President, Digital Transformation

Murray has been working on digital, web, and mobile based systems, content, platforms, technologies and marketing since the mid-‘90s, and is a recognized expert in online, integrated, and social marketing techniques.

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AMJAD SHAMIM - CEO and Managing Partner

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

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-edge 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.

ED KIRCHMIER - Vice President, Global Solutions Delivery

Ed Kirchmier is Vice President of Global Solutions Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for directing the delivery of the company’s consulting services and practice management function.

Ed has been a member of the management team of AAJ Technologies since 2004. 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 IT project management and systems implementation. This includes seven years working as a Senior Manager in the Systems Engineering practice at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and five years implementing logistics solutions at Ryder. Ed has also consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Apple Computer, Burger King Allstate and Cendant Corporation.

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

COLLEEN TAYLOR - Vice President, Operations

Colleen Taylor is Vice President of Operations at AAJ Technologies, 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 - Vice President, Integration

Nadeem Akhter is the Chief Software Architect at AAJ Technologies. He is responsible for providing the technical guidelines for client engagements with the company and 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. Nadeem is a regular contributor to several online publications and has won numerous awards for solving complex problems and suggesting best solutions in software engineering.

Jorge Agnese - Vice President, Nearshore and Outsourcing Solutions

Jorge started his career as an imaging database engineer in the Washington, D.C. technology belt, where he continued his studies in Business Administration.  Early on, he was selected by management to lead large software project implementations where technology, critical thinking, and people skills were a must for success.  During one of these projects in the early nineties, Jorge was amongst the first to propose and use Facial Recognition software to de-duplicate voter registration systems, working closely with MIT engineers, Polaroid, and IBM to integrate that technology the imaging systems he worked on previously.  The success and visibility of these projects catapulted him to top management.  Since then, he’s been part of the leadership teams of three multi-national companies, always as a technology advisor, solution architect, and business manager.  During the last decade, Jorge has built delivery teams in the US and South America, working closely with Europe and Asia-based teams.  He thrives on bringing the right team to solve the right-problem with unyielding commitment to quality on all the deliverables. He builds his teams with people who are motivated and methodical, customer focused, and out-of-the-box thinkers.   Today, at AAJ Technologies, Jorge is building the next generation of nearshore engineering teams in South America while assisting the Mobility and Enterprise Solutions and Portals and Collaboration teams in the USA as an advisor and Client Engagement Executive.

Murray Izenwasser - CMO and Vice President, Digital Transformation

Murray has been working on digital, web, and mobile based systems, content, platforms, technologies and marketing since the mid-‘90s, and is a recognized expert in online, integrated, and social marketing techniques. His clients over the years have included some of the world’s largest and most recognized brands. Prior to AAJ he co-founded and ran a successful digital marketing and technology agency for 7 years, and has held senior positions with some of the world’s largest digital agencies, including both Razorfish and Sapient. He is a frequent speaker at both marketing / technology and industry events.