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Management

“It is a far greater task to correct deficiencies once a system is implemented than it is to implement it correctly from the outset.”

~Ken Sole

Management

Kenneth J. Sole – President

Kenneth J. Sole has spent his entire career of over thirty-five years dedicated to the management of data centers and large scale projects, as well as the development of information systems for financial institutions and financial industry – related companies. He was employed directly by financial institutions for 19 years in various systems, operational, and managerial capacities. As a consultant he has accomplished scores of core system conversions and facilitated the construction of in-house data centers and retail and back office systems. He has been under contract to, and has assisted such industry leaders as Fiserv, EDS, Aurum Technology, and Unisys Corporations in meeting their client service objectives.

In 1988 he founded Kenneth J. Sole & Associates, Inc., a results-oriented consulting firm specializing in data processing and advanced technology solutions for the financial services industry. In 1998, Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P., in association with Newsday, recognized Kenneth J. Sole & Associates, Inc. as one of the fastest growing technology companies on Long Island. In 1999, Mr. Sole founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Servers On-Line, Inc. Servers On-Line, Inc. provides core processing outsourcing solutions to the financial industry utilizing a client-server technology platform. The company was nationally recognized for its innovative approach to outsourcing, through its creation of a completely unique business model. The company now runs as a division of Harland Financial Solutions, a public corporation headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Elizabeth Mead – Director – Client Services

Ms. Mead brings over twenty-five years of banking experience to KJS with extensive experience in the Fiserv Premier core processing system, and areas such as Cash Management, Consumer and Business Electronic Banking, Remote Deposit Capture, as well as ACH Systems Management. Prior to joining KJS, Ms. Mead was Vice President of the IT Department of a community bank in Long Island, NY where she was the principal liaison between the bank and Fiserv/Premier Data Center and managed all Premier application systems including all Bank Control File changes.

Thomas Simson – Director – Consulting Practice

Mr. Simson has over thirty years of experience as a senior leader and executive in the banking industry.  He was the CIO of a large Long Island community bank for 21 years as well as holding other senior leadership positions in bank IT.   In his capacity as CIO, he managed a staff of 25 and performed the IT strategic plan for the bank.  He also developed the vendor management, business continuity and risk management plans for the bank during his tenure.   Mr. Simson is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California.