“BostonCIO has been a consulting partner of the MENTOR Network for my whole tenure with the company, chiefly supporting IT and finance in a range of tactical and strategic projects. Specifically for finance we have been able to leverage their services in a major transformative project surrounding billing standardization and account transaction centralization. BostonCIO’ s expertise in architecture and project management has been a valuable component of our success.”
Mike McDade, Vice President, Corporate Finance, The MENTOR Network
“Mike McGonagle has extensive experience building commercial software products in high paced development teams. He has been very successful in translating this deep and broad hands-on experience into his coaching and mentoring of teams to help them achieve excellent results. Mike’s approach to agile team coaching is very pragmatic; he focuses on making teams successful and delivering business value rather than strictly on process compliance. In the past, I have witnessed him effectively guiding development teams and helping them focus on the key challenges they face, making rapid progress toward their goals.”
Rob Purdie, Agile Practice Lead, IBM Design Lab
“BostonCIO successfully completed a number of complex, highly visible and time-sensitive projects for me ranging from technical architecture to business process improvements. I’ve always been impressed with their depth of knowledge, clarity of presentation and their ability to interact at both the strategic/executive level and the detailed/tactical level – often within the same project.”
Peter DeNatale, CIO (former), The MENTOR Network, Cloud Services Specialist, KII
“Richard Cohen is a true professional. His technical knowledge and expertise in complex IT solution development is impressive. He has the ability to streamline projects and help simplify customer implementations.”
Melodye Mueller, VP Marketing, NaviSite, A Time Warner Cable Company
“I started working with BostonCIO as they were helping their customer integrate two geographically diverse data center locations as part of a corporate merger. They reviewed the offerings provided by all the vendors and matched those offerings with the customer’s requirements. More importantly, they really know how to negotiate with vendors seeing the big picture and understanding the complex relationships between technology vendors and their customers. BostonCIO brings enough experience to realize when they are being smoke screened, and knows when to press for more.
As skilled project planners and implementers, BostonCIO can put a plan together for you to implement or they can carry the plan all the way to completion. Information Technology plans presented and executed by BostonCIO come in on-time and under budget.
As an outside source of information, knowledge and experience, BostonCIO brings the right amount of resources to your IT projects.
Overall, my experience with BostonCIO was perfect. I wish more of our customers had the resources of BostonCIO at their disposal”
Bil K. MacLeslie, CEO/TGWGTD ipHouse
“Mike McGonagle has a truly extensive command of the various disciplines required to build and deliver software products and manage onshore and offshore teams. He’s able to use that knowledge working directly with development teams, as well as communicating strategies and concepts to non-technical audiences. In working with him I have been impressed with his ability to tackle complex, abstract technical problems, model an approach to those problems, and then work with the team to fill in the solution.
In our various due diligence projects, Mike has always dug deep to deliver outstanding value to investors, identifying strengths and weaknesses, discovering risks and developing rational, prioritized action plans.”
Mark DiSalvo, President & CEO, Semaphore
“Richard is a consummate professional who really knows his stuff. It’s great to have someone I can count on to just take charge and deliver the results I am looking for – on time and on budget.”
Jonathan Klein, Principal, Topline Strategy
“Our company recently underwent a major transformation related to all aspects of infrastructure, including storage, servers, and networking. We knew we needed help with bandwidth and expertise. BostonCIO assisted us with filling gaps during this time, working side-by-side with us on discovery, risk assessments, design, and delivery. The quality of work we received from BostonCIO was topnotch, delivering value commensurate with cost.”
Hob Hairston, VP of Business Technology, Mansfield Oil Company
“Having worked with Richard Cohen of BostonCIO on several projects, I give him my highest recommendation. Richard is thorough, knowledgeable, proactive, and executes extremely well. When Richard is working on a project he considers all possible solutions, analyzes each one in detail, both technically and fiscally, and provides this full set of information to his clients. He aids in their decision making and helps assure the best solution is chosen. He also has excellent project management skills to help drive a project to successful implementation. Bring Richard a difficult project, and he’s in his element working with all the concerned parties to move the project forward along the best possible path.”
Peter Baer Galvin, CTO, Corporate Technologies, Inc.
“The BostonCIO Shared-Basis CIOSM service has been a perfect fit for JF&CS; it allows us to have just the right amount of executive-level technology and process expertise that we need to stay current, secure and stable. Their Graphical Systems Visualization is extremely effective for communicating complex technical issues in a way our staff and management can understand.”
Keene Metzger, CFO, JF&CS Boston