Leadership

JIM DOOLING

President and CEO

Jim Dooling is the founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of Align. With more than 30 years of experience in the technology infrastructure industry, he has grown Align into the premier provider of technology solutions and services with a recognized center of excellence in IT Advisory, Infrastructure Design and Build Services, and Managed Services. Many of the world's leading firms including Salesforce, Uber, Pfizer, JPMorgan, the NBA, Louis Vuitton and Barclays rely on the expertise and experience of Align to support their technology infrastructure needs.

Jim majored in architecture at Miami University of Ohio and is actively involved in a number of charitable associations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, March of Dimes, NPower and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jim has preserved a “can do” spirit and family-like atmosphere at Align, which have enabled Align to deliver unsurpassed client service.

JOHN ARANEO

General Counsel, Align, & Managing Director, Align Cybersecurity™

John Araneo possesses a broad corporate legal background, encompassing investment management law, data privacy and cybersecurity law, corporate governance and employment law.  Having published numerous articles on data privacy and data asset protection and other legal issues since 1996, John is an established author, cybersecurity expert and a well-known thought-leader on the legal, regulatory, governance and employment law issues related to cybersecurity. Previously, John practiced law in the investment management space, representing investment advisers and fund managers, most recently as a partner of Cole-Frieman & Mallon, LLP, a firm that represents over 600 asset management clients and launches approximately 70 private investment funds annually.  John remains a practicing attorney with Cole-Frieman & Mallon, LLP in an ‘Of Counsel’ capacity.

John serves on the Committee of Hearts for Help For Children/Hedge Fund Cares, a global nonprofit dedicated to supporting efforts to prevent and treat child abuse.  John received his Bachelors at John & Wales University and his law degree from Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University.

MICHAEL CAGGIANO

Director, Managed Services Platform Development

Mike is responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of Align’s Managed Services platform powered by ServiceNow. Before Align, he was at Linium, a ServiceNow Gold Partner, designing and implementing solutions on the ServiceNow platform focused on Managed Services companies.

Prior to that, Mike held a full P&L responsibility for the US Post-Trade Securities Business line formed in 2005 following the acquisition of Oasis Inc. Mike was co-founder and president of Oasis, a startup software company which built securities and funds processing applications for banks and broker-dealers within the financial industry.

ANTHONY CIRILLO

Resource Director

Anthony Cirillo has been with Align for over 20 years. He began his career as a Project Associate on large-scale trading floor and office relocation projects. Working on projects for companies such as Credit Suisse, UniCredit Bank, Rabobank and Coach, Anthony has mastered project management and resource management. Furthermore, he has amassed a wealth of knowledge in expertly directing technology relocations and providing clients’ users with a modern office experience. Anthony leads the Workplace Technology division at Align. As business and technology evolved, Anthony steered the Align offering to ensure that no matter how complex the technology, the clients’ end users have excellent experiences regarding their technology, from the first day onward. Anthony ensures that Workplace Technology project manages vendors, procurement, construction and multiple IT teams for low-risk, no-hassle relocation projects.

Anthony is certified within the ITIL© Foundation ISO v.3 and is currently focused on in-house resource and project team management, account management, project staffing, sales support, recruiting, training and day-to-day operations.

ART DOOLING

Principal of Align - Assessments and Migrations

Art Dooling is a founder of Align. With more than 30 years of experience in the technology infrastructure industry, Art has helped Align grow into the premier provider of technology solutions and services. Art currently leads Align’s assessment and migration business. With expertise in current state audits and discovery, Art and his team can plan and execute any size migration or relocation of applications, workloads, and physical devices.

Art and his team have developed the process and tools that many of the world's leading firms including Barclays, KPMG, Pfizer, Bank of America, Northwell, and Prudential rely on when conducting audits and relocating critical applications.

JIM JOHNSON

Director of IT

Jim Johnson leads the Server, Storage and Security professionals with over 25 years of experience as an IT professional, mainly in the financial services industry. His long and distinguished career of aligning business goals with technology investments includes heading the LBHI migration from Barclays Capital, developing an Infrastructure as a Service concept for LBHI, and leading disaster recovery efforts to restore technology and business affected by 9/11 as the CIO of one of the largest brokers in the world.

Jim received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Physics, from State University of New York at Albany.

MATTHEW MCGINN

Director, Align London

Matthew is an accomplished professional in corporate communication and business development programs for technology sector corporations. He has spent 21 years in various leadership roles in growing Align, an Information Technology solutions provider, from a single-office 35-employee company in New York City, to $60 million, 150+ employee organization with five offices in the US and Europe. Matthew has developed and led product development, product launch and partnering efforts, as well as, human capital programs, including recruiting and resourcing, career development, training and certification efforts, and retention programs.

Before Align, he was a co-founder of TelThePhone, a telephony-based affinity marketing platform that served record labels such as Columbia, Island Def Jam and Sony. The firm, its patents and intellectual property was acquired by a private equity firm and merged into Moviefone. He started his career as an account executive at Biederman & Co., a full-service advertising firm in NYC, a spin-off of DDB Needham that focused on automotive and fashion businesses. He was a Sociology Major at Fairfield University.

VINOD PAUL

Chief Operating Officer

Vinod Paul brings over 20 years of in-depth financial services and technology experience to his role as Align’s Chief Operating Officer. Widely known as a luminary in the financial services sector, Vinod led and innovated a leading Global Managed IT Service provider in its customer-facing engagements, including service delivery and business development on a global basis. Over his 13 years as Managing Director, Vinod helped establish this firm as a premier Managed Service provider in the financial services space.

Previously, Vinod has been a director of technical services for Martin Progressive where he supervised an engineering staff supporting 6,000 customers, as well as a management and engineering consultant to IBM Global Services, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Submarine Systems, and Penguin Putnam Publishing.

Vinod serves on the global board of directors for Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care, a worldwide non-profit dedicated to supporting efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. He attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

MARK RODE

Vice President Sales

Mark Rode heads up Align’s sales team. Align is focused on helping their clients become their organization’s Service Provider of choice by becoming more scalable, flexible and responsive to internal and external customer needs. A primary goal is to enable IT executives to create data center strategies that provide incremental value to the bottom line by transforming current IT environment from a cost center to a profitable revenue-generating line of business. Mark has over than 20 years of IT sales management experience in cloud strategy development, enterprise sales, partner enablement and services delivery management. While at Align, he has built deep partner relationships with many OEM’s and Distributors such as DellEMC, Cisco, VMWare, HPE and Avnet/TechData.

Mark has a degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and has sat on the boards of multiple charities including A Journey For 911 and Minority Athletes Network. He has also become very involved in a veteran mentoring program through American Corporate Partners. Mark believes that success begins with listening to your clients carefully before trying to solve their problems and always strive to over deliver. Success is achieved when you have truly become your clients “Trusted Advisor.”

MARIAN J. SANDOMIERSKI

Chief Financial Officer

Marian has been with Align for over 20 years. Currently, she manages all operations for the company, including Accounting, Human Resources, Facilities, and Special Projects. Prior to Align, Marian served as a VP with Sequor/Bank of America for 10 plus years, managing the consolidation process of the group’s financial statements and budgets, and reporting directly to the CFO. Before that, she served as the Accounting Manager of State Street Boston Securities Services, Inc.  Ms. Sandomierski holds a BS in Accounting from St. John’s University.

TOM WEBER

Data Center Design Director

Tom Weber has over 30 years of experience in designing and implementing technology room solutions to support networks, compute, storage and security networks for a variety of industries. Extensive experience in budget creation, project planning and tracking, as well as installation scheduling, vendor management, power distribution, structured cabling infrastructures and cooling efficiency solutions. He and his team at Align have designed over 100 Mw of data center white space over the past seven years. Working directly with clients such as Salesforce, Uber, JP Morgan, Vanguard and Comcast, Tom and his team has made Align an essential part of their data center design and build activities.

Tom studied at State University of New York, College at Geneseo, is registered with Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) and a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

CHRIS ZADRIMA

Director of Managed Services

Chris Zadrima brings over ten years of experience building and running successful Managed Service providers to Align. At Align, Chris oversees the operations of Align’s Colocation facilities, Network Operations Center and IT Service Desk. Prior to Align, he worked for a large regional MSP as the Director of Services, where over his nine-year tenure, successfully built a managed service offering which supported over 6000 endpoints.

Chris’s paramount goal is to ensure Align guarantees the highest level of service to its clients. He attended Fordham University and Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in MIS.