Hi! We are three technology professionals who began to forge a path in the world of small-business tech support and consulting. The three of us (Marjorie, Jonathan, and Justin) crossed paths while working at IBM and quickly realized that we were all passionate about bringing large company solutions to the small business market. Whether we were helping large companies define their technology strategies or implementing innovative technology solutions, we knew that companies of every size could benefit and decided to act. Jonathan and Justin are the “tech guys” bringing strategy and consulting experience to the team. Marjorie uses her sales and business background to advise clients on how to save money and focus on increasing revenue.

OUR STORY

Jonathan is an inventor at heart, technologist, and an entrepreneur. Jonathan has created unique solutions to challenging business and organizational problems. As an inventor, Jonathan holds a patent for inventing an add-on for wheelchairs to climb curbs and also a patent with IBM for smarter software development practices.
 
Jonathan began working with technology at a young age as his family’s technology advisor, and began working in the trade of IT at the age of 18. Jonathan holds a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During college, Jonathan co-founded Teel Consulting, an IT consulting business servicing small/medium businesses and Project Nexus, a web technologies company. Throughout his career, Jonathan has acquired a wealth of knowledge on how to architect innovative technology solutions, that deliver to an organization’s bottom line. 
 
Jonathan worked at IBM as a co-op in the software development lab and as a field sales engineer working with a number of Fortune 500 enterprise. Jonathan has been formally trained in technology sales, support, and software development during his time at IBM. Jonathan brings his passion for technology and consulting experience to smartIT.

JONATHAN GOLDSZMIDT

Co-founder, Systems/Network Engineer, IT Consultant

jonathan@smartIT.nyc

 

JUSTIN HERMANN

Co-founder, IT Consultant, Operations Manager

justin@smartIT.nyc

Justin discovered his entrepreneurial spirit as a freshman at Marist College. Since Justin always had a knack for technology, he identified a problem with the student computer support model at his college. Justin started fixing students' computers in his dorm room and built up a reputation as the “tech guy on campus.” Justin graduated from Marist College with a Bachelors in IT and Masters in Business Information Systems.   
   
Justin first founded TrickTech Solutions, a technology consulting firm, in 2012 and has provided value to small businesses ranging from construction companies, digital agencies, and consulting firms.  
 
Justin has worked both independently and with large companies like IBM, Target, and General Electric. Justin began his corporate IT career at IBM as a support engineer intern and eventually moved into a role as a sales engineer, helping Fortune 500 clients with their data analytics strategies. Justin has been formally trained in technology sales, project management, support, and consulting during his time at IBM. Justin enjoys sharing his knowledge about technology with people, assisting others with their business ventures, and spending time on Long Island’s beaches.

 

Co-founder, IT Consultant, Sales and Marketing Leader

marjorie@smartIT.nyc

Marjorie is a client-focus leader with Financial Services and IT consultative experience, helping clients solve problems with IT solutions. Marjorie enjoys serving as a trusted advisor to her clients helping them with strategic growth and innovative initiatives that transform their businesses. She is accomplished at delivering client satisfaction and client valued solutions to over 1000 businesses in various industries in the New York Metro Area. She has a proven track record of exceeding clients’ expectations by generating revenue growth, reducing costs and recommending favorable alternatives.
 
Prior to joining smartIT, Marjorie was a Client Executive at IBM managing the relationship of a $180B territory consisting of Fortune 500 enterprise clients in the Technology, Electronics, Distribution, Advertising, Chemical and Industrial industries. At IBM, Marjorie led an extended cross brand – hardware, software, services – team of over 35 internal/external partners to identify new high growth/value sales opportunities.
 
Marjorie prides herself on making a client’s business her business and is passionate in developing partnerships with her clients. 

MARJORIE DONALDSON

 
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