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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 andcybersecurity 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 Johnson & Wales University and his law degree from Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University.

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 is CTO and is Head of WorkPlace Technology team at Align.  Jim has over 30 years of experience as an Senior 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 23 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 $70 million, 150+ employee organization with seven 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 a leading interactive platform. 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. Vinod’s responsibilities include the strategic development of Align’s Managed Services offerings, including oversight of Align Cybersecurity™, the company's comprehensive cybersecurity risk management solution.  In his current role, Vinod is also responsible for managing senior client relationships with alternative asset managers, providing ongoing guidance with respect to industry best-practices and forward-looking trends in Managed Services.

Widely known as a luminary in the financial services sector, Vinod previously 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. Prior to that, Vinod was 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 nonprofit dedicated to supporting efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. He attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

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.

John Sarkis

Chief Revenue Officer

Prior to joining Align as Chief Revenue Officer, John served as the Vice President of US Sales for NTT America (NYSE:NTT) based in New York. As US Sales Head for NTT America, John was specifically brought in to transform the Sales organization into a high-performance US Sales team specializing across the High Valued Services portfolio, which included Security, Data Center, Managed Services, IaaS/Cloud and Cloud Communication. He successfully led the Direct Sales initiatives across the various divisions, including the JMNC (Japanese Multinationals), Direct and Indirect Channel, and Partners and Alliances consisting of 1500+ Multinational accounts across the US, EMEA, and APAC regions. He joined NTT in 2016.

Until the end of 2015, John was the General Manager of Colocation and Connectivity at Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), responsible for developing and managing the network services and Colocation solutions the company offers across its global data center portfolio. He was responsible for delivering vertical and client relevant solutions for both Colocation and connectivity services and setting the strategic direction for Digital Realty’s Colocation product offering, Sales Program, including market entry and exit analysis, market pricing and capital investment direction. He joined Digital Realty in 2013.

Before joining Digital Realty, John spent nearly 14 years at Deutsche Telekom North America, Inc., where he worked in a variety of roles developing Deutsche Telekom’s global network. In his last position as Head of Global Telehouse Real Estate, he was responsible for 192 locations across 27 countries. He oversaw all aspects of data center and carrier facilities development, Sales, retrofit and management, from site selection to operating procedures. John started his career in Operations and Sales at MCI Communications in 1995.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Executive Management 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 13 years of experience architecting and leading successful Managed Service practices. He is a recognized leader in building customer management teams and a subject matter expert on leveraging cloud-based solutions to solve business and operational requirements.

At Align, Chris oversees all aspects of Align’s Global Managed Services practice which encompasses Client Support, Cloud Architecture and Strategy, Project Management, the Network Operations Center and IT Service Desk.

Prior to joining Align, Chris was part of the leadership team of Infoaxis, a technology solution provider, where over his nine-year tenure he successfully built a Managed Service offering which supported over 6000 endpoints. Chris earned a degree from Fordham University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Information Systems.