Effectual’s Chief Cloud Architect Ryan Comingdeer Selected as an AWS Partner Network Ambassador

Effectual’s Chief Cloud Architect Ryan Comingdeer Selected as an AWS Partner Network Ambassador

Hoboken, NJ – August 12th, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company, is proud to announce the selection of Chief Cloud Architect Ryan Comingdeer as a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Ambassador Program. The distinction is based on Comingdeer’s extensive technical expertise, contributions to the AWS knowledge base, and in-depth experience modernizing solutions in AWS. There are only 40 APN Ambassadors in North America and less than 180 worldwide.

The APN Ambassador Program represents a unique global community of technical experts in the APN Consulting Partner community. APN Ambassadors are passionate about sharing their AWS technical expertise through public presentations, educational events, blogs, articles, and open source projects. They also possess multiple AWS Certifications and work closely with AWS Solution Architects to migrate, design, implement, and monitor AWS workloads.

As Chief Cloud Architect, Comingdeer has over 25 years of deep software, database, DevOps and cloud architecture expertise with a track record of successful ideation and innovation. His custom software consultancy Five Talent was recently acquired by Effectual to expand the company’s modernization offerings to include ideation and innovation services.

Comingdeer holds seven AWS Certifications and is a longtime advocate of agile processes and methodologies. His passion for innovation guides Effectual’s application modernization and cloud native application development initiatives. Comingdeer is a frequent speaker on cloud native strategies and trends as well as a facilitator of AWS Immersion Days, AWS GameDays, and customized webinars focused on cloud architecture best practices.

“It is an honor to join the APN Ambassador community,” said Comingdeer. “I look forward to sharing what we’ve learned about architecting and implementing modern IT strategies with AWS. The diversity of use cases and the volume of our customer workloads have given us invaluable experience leveraging different technology stacks and AWS services as well as applying DevOps and AWS Well-Architected best practices.”

Ryan Comingdeer

An APN Premier Consulting Partner, Effectual is a trusted guide and advisor to commercial enterprises and public sector customers on their IT modernization journey. The company’s Modernization EngineersTM offer a full suite of services including strategy and ideation, migration and modernization, modern cloud management, and optimization. Effectual holds five AWS Competency designations (DevOps, SaaS, Mobile, Government, and Nonprofit), AWS Public Sector Partner and APN Immersion Day Partner designations, and has achieved the distinction of 100 AWS Certifications. The company is also the only APN Premier Consulting Partner with AWS Government Competency status and the VMware Master Services Competency in VMware Cloud on AWS.

“The recognition of Ryan’s expertise is well-deserved,” said Robb Allen, Effectual CEO. “His technical leadership and natural instinct for innovation are essential in developing modern cloud solutions for our customers. This recognition as an APN Ambassador is a true reflection of his thought leadership within the AWS community.”

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

Effectual Achieves Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification as a Level One Service Provider

Effectual Achieves Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification as a Level One Service Provider

Hoboken, NJ – July 22nd, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company, has achieved the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification as a Level One Service Provider. After an extensive independent audit of Effectual’s people, processes, and technologies a Report on Compliance (ROC) was awarded by Coalfire, a third-party qualified security assessor (QSA). This latest accomplishment is another significant milestone for the modernization service provider, validating their ability to secure and manage elastic cloud environments.

“While not every service provider is mandated by the card brands to be PCI compliant, it is important for all service providers to recognize the significant role they play as an extension of their customers’ IT estate,” said Darren Cook, Chief Security Officer and certified PCI Internal Security Assessor (PCI ISA). “Security is our number one priority at Effectual, and we must provide the highest levels of assurance to our customers that we can facilitate the security and compliance goals of their business.”

Effectual elected the highest and most stringent PCI compliance audit validation level to demonstrate their security first culture, program, and managed service capabilities. The PCI DSS Report on Compliance reinforces the company’s modern approach to security, which has been designed with specific policies to address the compliance challenges in the cloud.

“Our team has deep experience in securing compliant cloud environments for our customers’ data and applications. We understand that a strong security posture extends beyond technology and into core organizational business practices.” said Robb Allen, Effectual CEO. “This achievement exemplifies our commitment to a security first culture and highlights our ability to align modern security protocols to the business objectives of our customers.”

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

Effectual Increases Momentum with Acquisition of AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Five Talent, Strengthening DevOps and Cloud Native Application Development Services

Effectual Increases Momentum with Acquisition of AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Five Talent, Strengthening DevOps and Cloud Native Application Development Services

Hoboken, NJ – June 3rd, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company, has acquired Five Talent, a technology consultancy and custom software modernization and development firm headquartered in Bend, Oregon. Five Talent collaborates with customers to design, develop, and architect applications built using DevOps methodologies that integrate best practices and drive innovation.

“Effectual and Five Talent have been working as partners on a number of engagements with our mutual customers,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “Simply put, we believe we can accomplish more together as one company, delivering a complete suite of services for modernizing, securing and ensuring the continuous compliance of mission critical applications and workloads for our customers. We will leverage our combined experience, resources, skill sets and geographic reach, to continue to execute on our vision to be the leader in IT modernization services for commercial enterprises and the public sector.”

Five Talent has extensive experience in DevOps automation, custom application development, SaaS enablement, and refactoring workloads. Their expertise in cloud native services, including containers and serverless, enhance Effectual’s portfolio of professional and modern cloud managed services.

“Working together over the past year, it is clear that the cultural similarities of our organizations and our complementary services provide customers with a complete solution for delivering successful business outcomes,” said Preston Callicott, CEO, Five Talent. “We are committed to building trusted, long-term relationships with our customers in every engagement. Similarly, Effectual approaches each engagement with a thorough understanding of each customer’s goals and success criteria. The alignment in our approach, and shared passion to learn and innovate alongside our customers has inspired us to set new goals and grow our businesses as one.”

Five Talent holds Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps, SaaS, and Mobile Competencies and recently surpassed the AWS 50 Certified milestone within the AWS Partner Network, placing them among the most technically experienced Advanced Consulting Partners in the AWS partner ecosystem. At a minimum, every Five Talent team member is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, ensuring a foundational understanding of the AWS Cloud architectural principles as well as basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform. In addition, 25% of the certifications achieved by the team are at the Professional or Specialty level, the most challenging and sought after of all AWS certifications.

“Technical excellence and continuous learning are core values for both Effectual and Five Talent,” said Ryan Comingdeer, CTO, Five Talent. “Together, we can pursue greater levels of expertise and continue to push our team to advance their skills. The certifications, competencies, and programs we have achieved through our partnership with AWS demonstrate this commitment and provide customers with the confidence that we are cloud experts who can deliver high performing, impactful solutions.”

Combining Effectual’s certified Modernization EngineersTM with the certified expertise of the Five Talent team puts the company at over 150 AWS certifications. Effectual is the only AWS Premier Consulting Partner to hold both the AWS Government Competency and the VMware Master Services Competency in VMware Cloud on AWS.

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

Effectual Expands Executive Leadership Team with Addition of Rick Ruskin as Chief Sales Officer

Effectual Expands Executive Leadership Team with Addition of Rick Ruskin as Chief Sales Officer

Ruskin now leads Effectual’s Sales, Solutions Architecture, Sales Operations, and Channel Sales Teams

Hoboken, NJ – May 6th, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company announced that 30-year IT industry veteran Rick Ruskin joined the team as Chief Sales Officer in March of 2020. Ruskin will be leading all aspects of Effectual’s sales, solutions architecture, sales operations, and channel sales teams.

Ruskin has over 30 years of experience developing hypergrowth IT companies into specialized market leaders. He joins Effectual from VIOLIN, where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Before his role at VIOLIN, Rick led North American Channel Sales for Kaminario, and held senior leadership and executive positions within VDX, eG Innovations, Lumigent Software, VIRTERA, MTI Technology, and Storability Software.

“The opportunity with Effectual to grow and propel sales initiatives though direct customer engagement, technology partners, and channel alliances offered a tremendous opportunity to leverage my relationships and the experiences I have had with my other growth companies,” said Rick Ruskin, CSO, Effectual. “The Effectual Team has built a company culture and a foundation of IT Modernization services that are primed to transform the way enterprise organizations approach cloud solutions. I am excited to be part of this team and share our experience, expertise, and ability to execute with new customers.”

A Doctoral Candidate at Columbia University, Ruskin found his passion in delivering modern IT solutions to the enterprise. He holds strong relationships with strategic partners, VARs, and MSPs around the world. His network and drive have built out global go to market teams throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.

“Rick’s focus on customer success and track record of building dynamic sales organizations has helped him build a broad network with both enterprises and partners within our ecosystem,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “His ambition to be part of building and scaling a market leader is a natural fit for this stage of our business.”

About Effectual
Effectual is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council. Learn more at https://www.effectual.com/

Effectual Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in VMware Cloud on AWS

Effectual Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in VMware Cloud on AWS

Hoboken, NJ – March, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company, today announced that it has successfully achieved a VMware Cloud on AWS Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates that Effectual is committed to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies.

“The VMware Cloud on AWS platform enables enterprise organizations to fast track their infrastructure modernization projects,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “Running your trusted applications in VMware’s highly optimized cloud stack on AWS’s best of breed infrastructure is a very compelling value proposition.”

“VMware is pleased to recognize Effectual for achieving the VMware Cloud on AWS Master Services Competency. This achievement shows customers that partners like Effectual are dedicated, invested and have validated expertise in advanced VMware technologies,” said Jenni Flinders, Vice President and Worldwide Channel Chief, VMware. “We value Effectual as a VMware partner, and appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction as they work to increase their service delivery capabilities.”

VMware Master Services Competencies are designed to help partners demonstrate customer-centric solutions and technical proficiency, with proven success and expertise in a specialized area of business. These competencies also allow partners to differentiate in five specific solution areas.

VMware partners can achieve VMware Master Services Competencies in:

  • Cloud Management and Automation – Designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

  • Data Center Virtualization – Designates expertise in delivery of VMware vSphere environments and digital infrastructure services with deep understanding of and execution in Data Center Virtualization design principles and methodologies.

  • Digital Workspace – Designates partner organizational expertise to design, deliver and support the ongoing management of customer apps, data and virtual desktop solutions whether on-premise or cloud delivered. Achieving this competency validates partners’ deep understanding and execution on VMware Horizon and VMware Workspace ONE end-user computing solutions.

  • Network Virtualization – Designates expertise in the delivery of VMware NSX environments and services with deployment and optimization of NSX environment capabilities.

  • VMware Cloud on AWS – Designates expertise in the deployment of an integrated cloud solution that delivers an on-demand service enabling customers to run applications across a VMware Cloud Infrastructure environment with access to a broad range of AWS services.

VMware Partner Connect empowers partners with flexibility to meet customers’ needs, making VMware technologies and services opportunities more accessible. Partner now have an enhanced experience that delivers simplicity, choice and innovation, and recognizes and rewards partners based on the value they bring to customers.

About Effectual
Effectual is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

VMware, vSphere, Workspace ONE, Horizon, and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Effectual Continues Rapid Expansion with Placement of Robert Doherty as Chief Financial Officer

Effectual Continues Rapid Expansion with Placement of Robert Doherty as Chief Financial Officer

Hoboken, NJ – January 30th, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company announced that Robert Doherty has joined the team as Chief Financial Officer. Doherty will be leading all aspects of Effectual’s accounting and finance operations.

With over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, Doherty spent a large part of his career helping technology and telecommunications companies navigate their financial and strategic needs. His ambition and understanding of the tech sector earned him progressively senior positions at PaineWebber, Salomon Brothers, and Citigroup. Seeking more hands-on roles within the technology industry, he transitioned to leading finance teams at Metromedia Fiber Networks, FiberMedia, and vXchnge.

“Having worked in technology from both the corporate finance side and within technology companies, it is rare to come across an organization with Effectual’s combination of heritage, reputation, and vision of becoming the market leader in IT modernization,” said Robert Doherty, CFO, Effectual. “It is energizing to work with the Effectual team and scale the company organically and through acquisitions.”

Doherty’s financial modeling has played critical roles through multiple acquisitions and integration activities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

“Robert has a sharp understanding of the technology industry and the financial analysis associated with M&A and corporate strategy execution,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “His combined experience in corporate finance and leading finance teams within technology organizations provide us with the financial leadership required to meet our goals and execute our vision.”

About Effectual
Effectual is an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to harness the power of data and the promise of IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council. Learn more at www.effectual.com.

 

Effectual Acquires AWS Premier Consulting Partner JHC Technology with New Investment from Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital

Effectual Acquires AWS Premier Consulting Partner JHC Technology with New Investment from Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital

Hoboken, NJ – January 7th, 2020 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company, has acquired leading public sector managed services company, JHC Technology. A new investment by Catalyst Investors and a follow-on investment from Lumerity Capital enabled the acquisition. Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital have reserved $50 million to support acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

Bringing together some of the best and brightest from the former management team of Datapipe, Effectual has the experience, expertise, and ability to execute solutions for both commercial and public sector cloud workloads. Combining Effectual and JHC Technology creates a formidable option for companies seeking a skilled partner to advise and execute on their digital supply chain journey with proven methodologies and processes for modernizing IT workloads.

“JHC has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader in enabling the public sector to modernize their IT infrastructure,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “We are excited to partner with them and leverage our combined knowledge and experience in optimizing cloud services to scale both our operating model and service delivery capacity.”

Headquartered in National Harbor, Maryland, outside of Washington D.C., JHC Technology is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner holding the Government, Non-Profit, and DevOps competencies, as well as the GovCloud (US) Skills Partner status. Founded in 2010, JHC has supported Federal, State, and Local government through Prime contract vehicles including the GSA IT-70, CIO-SP3 SDVOSB, Navy SeaPort-NxG, Texas DIR, and the California Multiple Award Schedule. JHC is one of a select few AWS Premier Consulting Partners within the Authority to Operate on AWS Program that provides the efficiency, reliability, and expertise necessary to meet rigorous Assessment and Authorization (A&A) standards.

“Combining the JHC and Effectual teams provides us with the resources and capability to scale the success that we’ve built over the past ten years,” said Craig Atkinson, CEO & Co-Founder, JHC Technology. “As pioneers in the creation of public cloud managed services, the Effectual team has made an impressive impact on the industry. We look forward to working side by side to deliver effective solutions to our customers in the commercial and public sectors.”

“Robb Allen and his team have extensive experience securing and modernizing enterprise infrastructure for both commercial and public sector customers,” said Todd Clapp, Partner, Catalyst Investors. “Their prior success at Datapipe provides the right tools and expertise to become a new leader in delivering public cloud services. We are excited to be part of Effectual’s journey and will seek to make additional investments to accelerate and expand its capabilities.”

“We have a longstanding relationship with Catalyst and are very pleased to collaborate with them again,” said Matt Kim, Managing Partner, Lumerity Capital. “We share a common view and understanding of the opportunities within public cloud and the types of organizations that can successfully navigate this space. Bringing JHC together with Effectual enhances the combined organization’s ability to deliver secure and comprehensive public cloud solutions that serve commercial, federal, state, and local government markets.”

About Effectual

Effectual is an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to harness the power of data and the promise of IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

About JHC Technology

JHC Technology is a Public Sector leader in helping customers leverage innovative technology services, including Amazon Web Services. Since 2010, they have supported Federal, State, and Local government, through Prime contract vehicles such as GSA IT-70, CIO-SP3 SDVOSB, Navy SeaPort-NxG, Texas DIR, and the California Multiple Award Schedule. JHC Technology is an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner holding the Government, Non-Profit, and DevOps competencies as well as the APN Managed Service Partner designation. The company delivers process/technology modernization, design and development services focused on disruptive technologies with core capabilities in cloud, virtualization, mobility, and collaboration. JHC Technology is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered outside of Washington, DC and is appraised at the CMMIDEV/3 and ISO 9001:2015 levels.

About Catalyst Investors

Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst’s mission is to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include SaaS-based businesses (Weave, Fusion Risk Management, Jobvite, MessageLabs, MINDBODY), Business Services (Datavail, Envoy, Reputation Institute), Food Tech (BrightFarms, ChowNow), Healthcare IT (Clinicient, PresenceLearning), and Internet Infrastructure (InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, Xplornet). For more information, visit www.catalyst.com.

About Lumerity Capital

Lumerity Capital is a private equity firm founded in 2014 focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. With extensive experience and deep relationships within the data infrastructure ecosystem, Lumerity is uniquely positioned to assist portfolio companies with execution of multi-pronged growth strategies. Lumerity’s portfolio companies include Datavail Corporation, a leading managed services provider focused on database administration and enterprise applications, and 365 Data Centers, a provider of hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service with network-dense data centers located in the Eastern U.S. Lumerity’s past investments include TriCore Solutions, a leading ERP managed services provider that was sold to Rackspace in 2017. Learn more at http://www.lumerity.com.

Effectual Names 451 Research Vice President, Al Sadowski, as Senior Vice President, Product Management

Effectual Names 451 Research Vice President, Al Sadowski, as Senior Vice President, Product Management

Hoboken, NJ – Dec 10th, 2019 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company, has announced the placement of Al Sadowski as Senior Vice President, Product Management. Coming from his role as research vice president at 451 Research, Sadowski will be leading Effectual’s product management practice and formalizing their product development processes for IT modernization.

With over 25 years of product management, global market research, and software development experience, Al brings a wealth of knowledge and skills with a natural ability to abstract complex technical ideas for C-level executives and other constituents. Prior to joining Effectual, he was research vice president at 451 Research (recently acquired by S&P Global) where he advised hardware and software vendors, service providers, and investors about technology trends.

“Effectual’s leadership team holds a strong reputation as pioneers in the development of managed cloud services from their days at Datapipe and they have a distinct ability to understand the success criteria of their customers, helping them realize the advantages of IT modernization,” said Al Sadowski, SVP Product Management, Effectual. “Having worked with Effectual’s leadership during my tenure at 451 Research, I see this as an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will redefine the delivery of innovative managed services in the cloud era.”

Prior to 451 Research, Al held management positions in software development, network operations, product development, and product management at AT&T, Global Crossing, and Level 3 Communications (now CenturyLink). He led global teams in the development of customer care applications, defined cloud strategies, and managed a colocation product portfolio. In addition, he launched multiple network-based managed services for the enterprise sector.

“We strongly believe that bringing in a skilled product strategist will further enable our success as we grow both organically and through acquisition,” said Robb Allen, CEO Effectual. “As a long-respected analyst at 451 Research, Al’s enthusiasm for our vision is validation of the opportunity we have in front of us as innovators in the cloud transformation space.”

Sadowski is PMP-certified and possess an MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ and a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.


About Effectual

Effectual is an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to harness the power of data and the promise of IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Lumerity Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Learn more at http://www.effectual.com.

Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

Effectual Secures Funding to Advance Innovation in Managed Cloud Services

Effectual Secures Funding to Advance Innovation in Managed Cloud Services

Hoboken, NJ – November 5th, 2019 – Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed services and consultancy company, today announced they have closed on an investment from Lumerity Capital. The company has secured the funding to facilitate its next phase of growth and expand its reach to new markets.

Prioritizing security and compliance, Effectual provides professional and managed services for AWS and VMware Cloud on AWS. The company has brought together some of the best and brightest from the former Datapipe team. Their combination of experience and expertise brings a unique set of skills for a born in the cloud managed service provider – significant experience with legacy data center and hybrid environments combined with proven methodologies and processes for modernizing IT workloads.

“Having previously operated a global data center footprint in addition to providing managed services for public cloud, it is liberating to enter the market without the constraints of physical infrastructure,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “We understand the challenges that businesses face when modernizing their applications and empathize with the critical shift in culture required to be successful in the cloud.”

Led by Robb Allen, Founder and CEO of pioneering managed service provider, Datapipe, Effectual has deep experience architecting, managing, and securing VMware and AWS environments.

Working alongside VMware, Effectual has developed a VMware Cloud on AWS practice to specifically address compliant workloads on the VMC platform.

“Enterprises no longer need to acquire hardware or data center space to run their VMware applications. They can transition into an OPEX cloud model optimized for VMware workloads.” said Allen. “Our team is equipped with decades of collective experience running VMware and AWS solutions. We built this offering in partnership with VMware to deliver secure, high performance solutions on the VMC platform.”

“Robb and his team have long held stellar reputations in the managed services space for being customer-centric and forward-thinking,” said Matt Kim, Managing Partner, Lumerity Capital. “We view Effectual as a unique platform ready to scale organically and through acquisitions, led by a proven team that has largely worked together for the better part of the past twenty years. We are excited by the opportunity Effectual presents in a dynamic, high growth industry and look forward to helping this team become a leader in the market.”

About Effectual
Harnessing the power of your data and the promise of digital transformation can seem like an overwhelming challenge. Let us be your trusted guide. We are a team of deeply experienced professionals who are passionate about solving business challenges and enabling digital transformation, innovation, and agility. We’ll listen and understand your business objectives, then apply our experience, expertise, proven methodologies, and processes to ensure a successful outcome. We engage with you as creative, enthusiastic, effective, and CAN DO problem solvers. Learn more at http://effectual20old.wpengine.com.

Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and a Participating Organization in the PCI Security Standards Council.

About Lumerity Capital
Lumerity Capital is a private equity firm founded in 2014 focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. With extensive experience and deep relationships within the data infrastructure ecosystem, Lumerity is uniquely positioned to assist portfolio companies with execution of multi-pronged growth strategies.  Lumerity’s portfolio companies include Datavail Corporation, a leading managed services provider focused on database administration and enterprise applications, and 365 Data Centers, a provider of hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service with network-dense data centers located in the Eastern U.S. Lumerity’s past investments include TriCore Solutions, a leading ERP managed services provider that was sold to Rackspace in 2017. Learn more at http://www.lumerity.com.

Carahsoft and Effectual Team to Provide Government Specialized Services for Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS through Carahsoft’s Cloud Purchasing Program

Carahsoft and Effectual Team to Provide Government Specialized Services for Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS through Carahsoft’s Cloud Purchasing Program

Hoboken, NJ and Reston, VA – June 25th, 2019 Effectual, a next-gen managed cloud and consultancy practice, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a formal partnership. Carahsoft will serve as Effectual’s  master government aggregator under Carahsoft’s innovative Cloud Purchasing Program (CPP), making the company’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware Cloud on AWS services available to Federal, state, local and education organizations under a pay-as you-go model. The services are now available through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contracts, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint and The Quilt cooperative purchasing agreements, as well as the company’s reseller ecosystem.

The services available through this partnership include:

“With growing cyberthreats and a strong push to increase the performance and efficiency of mission-critical services, the public sector is looking to the cloud for answers. By partnering with Carahsoft, Effectual is able to assist government entities with best practice solutions to overcome remaining barriers to successful cloud adoption,” said Dan Tudahl, General Manager, Public Sector Services, Effectual. “Working in the Federal space for over 25 years, I have seen the growth and positive impact of Carahsoft’s partner network. The Effectual team is excited to build on this partnership and create long lasting relationships with our joint customers.”

Effectual will offer well-architected reviews, migration services, virtual desktop management and compliance solutions for regulated public sector workloads

Effectual has deep expertise in both AWS and VMware. The company was founded by the leaders and practitioners from managed cloud service provider Datapipe, who pioneered the development of managed services on the AWS platform.

“As a VMware Cloud on AWS Competency holder, Effectual possesses the experience, expertise and ability to execute meaningful solutions for their customers,” said Jim Aluotto, Senior Director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. “VMware has long held a strong relationship with Carahsoft, and we look forward to supporting Effectual’s VMware Cloud on AWS initiatives in the public sector through this partnership.”

In addition to enabling the public sector to leverage Effectual’s experience in AWS and VMware, customers will be able to take advantage of Carahsoft’s unique pay-as-you go model and its specialized understanding of public sector contracting and compliance requirements.

Carahsoft’s CPP offers the public sector a flexible and accessible way to procure cloud solutions from single or multiple vendors. Through CPP, customers can purchase CarahPoints to put toward cloud products and services on a monthly or prepaid basis to match their mission and usage needs. By offering an online portal and pay-as-you-go option, CPP is suited to agencies and public sector organizations seeking to avoid the costs and vendor lock in of the traditional procurement process. More information is available on Carahsoft’s dedicated CPP resource center.

“We are excited to offer Effectual’s services within our CPP,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “As more and more agencies adopt AWS and VMware Cloud on AWS, it is critical that they fully utilize these solutions to optimize their service delivery and data storage infrastructure. Purchasing Effectual’s services through our reseller partners allows public sector organizations to better manage their cloud deployments and enjoy greater return on their investment.”

Effectual’s services are available through Carahsoft’s SEWP V contracts, NASPO ValuePoint and The Quilt cooperative purchasing agreements. For more information, contact the Effectual team at Carahsoft at (833) 512-5683 or [email protected]; or visit Carahsoft’s dedicated CPP resource center.

Link to original press release can be found here.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Amazon Web Services, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Veritas, Dell, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, Micro Focus Government Solutions, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry’s fastest growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Bloomberg Government. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Dan Tudahl joins Effectual as General Manager Public Sector Services

Dan Tudahl joins Effectual as General Manager Public Sector Services

Hoboken, NJ – May 8th, 2019 Effectual, a next-gen managed cloud and consultancy practice, today announced Dan Tudahl has joined the company as General Manager Public Sector Services. Tudahl joins Effectual to lead the organization’s public sector business in providing services for the Federal, State, Local, and Education (Fed/SLED) markets.

Holding an MBA from Harvard Business School, Tudahl has a 25-year career in providing IT services, software strategy and development, and complex system implementations for government entities. An entrepreneur at heart, he co-founded New World Apps in 1999 to provide secure cloud solutions for the Fed/SLED market. His pioneering work in developing the secured SaaS delivery model helped the company earn a high degree of respect within the U.S. intelligence community, which led to them working with the Department of Defense, law enforcement, and most civilian federal agencies.

Drawing on 25 years of management and technical leadership experience in secured information technology services, Tudahl will lead the company’s public sector business, providing services for the Federal/SLED government markets

New World Apps was acquired by Layered Technologies in 2012, expanding their HIPAA‑ and PCI‑compliant hosting capabilities to include FISMA-compliant cloud solutions for the public sector. Layered Technologies was later acquired by Datapipe in 2014 where Tudahl first began working with Effectual’s leadership team.

“It takes a unique understanding of the specific compliance requirements and contracting vehicles needed to work with government agencies,” said Dan Tudahl, GM Public Sector Services, Effectual. “I know, in reconnecting with the same leadership that enabled Datapipe to achieve FedRAMP JAB certification, there is a mutual understanding and shared vision for success in the public sector.”

Tudahl has a strong history of building strategic partner relationships with systems integrators, SaaS providers, suppliers, and government information technology organizations. He has also spent several years working with security officers in government organizations to certify and accredit their commercially hosted environments.

“Having worked together to build aleading provider of secure cloud services for the public sector at Datapipe, we know Dan’s reputation precedes itself within the industry,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “Incorporating the deep VMware and AWS expertise of our team with Dan’s industry knowledge creates a tremendous opportunity for Effectual to serve the Fed/SLED market.”

Chuck Price joins Effectual as Chief Operating Officer

Chuck Price joins Effectual as Chief Operating Officer

Hoboken, NJ – May 1st, 2019 – Effectual, a managed cloud and consultancy practice, today announced the placement of Chuck Price as Chief Operating Officer. Price joins Effectual to codify the company’s channel, product, and managed service delivery.

A proven business strategist with over 25 years of executive leadership experience, Price has worked with cloud technologies since their inception. Holding executive roles at Fiserv, TD Ameritrade, Coresite, Ajubeo, SANS Institute, and Logicworks, he has successfully developed and delivered products for the financial services, eProcurement, manufacturing, and Fed/SLED industries. A United States Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, Price held a top security clearance and worked in defense contracting for almost a decade after active duty.

As COO, Price will oversee the company’s channel strategy, product portfolio, and next-gen cloud services delivery practices, aligning with enterprise demand for specialized experience in private, public and hybrid cloud strategies, architecture, implementation, and management.

“Effectual is a business that couldn’t have existed until now. Since the dawn of this industry, the executive leadership and IT practitioners at Effectual have been swinging hammers, building cloud railroads as pioneers in managed cloud services at Datapipe and other industry-defining businesses,” said Chuck Price, COO, Effectual. “Working with the experience and reputation of this team in creating a specialized, next-generation cloud services organization is a real opportunity to provide meaningful business outcomes for our clients.”

Price is a results-oriented business leader, well-versed in developing enterprise approaches to digital transformation and cloud adoption planning. A deep technologist with a strong understanding of the channel market, he has extensive hands-on experience in leading corporate strategies that unify human and technology capital to develop high growth opportunities.

“Chuck’s ability to speak the languages of both CxOs and technologists is essential to digital transformation projects which require all teams to share a common understanding of business challenges and the goals of chosen technology platforms,” said Robb Allen, CEO Effectual. “His focus on customer success and experience in building organizations to scale perfectly aligns with our objectives.”

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Managed Services Offering Chosen To Support Acendre And Its Customers

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Managed Services Offering Chosen To Support Acendre And Its Customers

Oxen Hill, MD – April 29th, 2019 – JHC Technology, Inc., an Effectual Company, is pleased to be supporting the Acendre with a Managed Services offering for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads. Our focus for Acendre is providing robust infrastructure and ongoing management through a comprehensive, secure, and cost-effective hosting solution for supporting Acendre’s end users. Additionally, JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, is serving as Acendre’s AWS infrastructure reseller partner.

As an AWS Amazon Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Services Partner, JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, will provide ongoing management of Acendre’s enterprise AWS infrastructure to focus on value delivery through application and product development.

“The demand for effective Managed Services is growing across industries,” said JHC Technology co-founder and COO Hemant Datta. “We have been onboarding customers to our unique Managed Services platform for support an AWS environment at a rapid pace. With all of our Managed Services customers, we’re focused on enhancing their architecture through DevSecOps, and managing the Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) aspects for these organizations. We are grateful to be trusted to support the Acendre team and it’s workloads serving customers around the world.”

Managed Services provided by JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, is a comprehensive offering of multiple components designed to offload the burden and overhead of infrastructure operations. We utilize automated systems, people, processes, and partners to deliver reliable, highly-available, and responsive platform to host applications and data. Our delivery of Managed Services is supported by our CMMI Level 3 for Development and ISO 9001:2015 certifications.

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

Darren Cook, CISSP, joins Effectual as Chief Security Officer

Darren Cook, CISSP, joins Effectual as Chief Security Officer

Hoboken, NJ – March 6th, 2019 – Effectual, a professional services consultancy focused on cloud security and financial optimization, today announced the placement of Darren Cook, CISSP, as Chief Security Officer for the organization. Cook joins Effectual to lead the company’s security practice and strategic direction.

Cook brings over 18 years of experience as a security risk management professional. Most recently, he held the role of Director of Information Security at Datapipe where he built global security operations from the ground up and led a multi-disciplined, cross-functional security team. In addition, Cook was instrumental in the creation of the company’s enterprise-wide security program, and building a multi-cloud, multi-million-dollar managed security service provider (MSSP) business.

“Traditional approaches to security are no longer adequate for the cloud,” said Darren Cook, CSO, Effectual. “Security programs must evolve to mitigate risk associated with an elastic attack surface and meet the demands imposed by today’s data privacy and security regulations. At Effectual we take a modernized cloud security approach that aligns to our clients’ business strategy. This enables our clients to achieve their objectives while managing risk at the speed of the modern business.”

Leading Effectual’s security practice, Cook will provide clients with guidance on managing business risk through the alignment of security with business objectives

One of the industry’s first qualified Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Internal Security Assessors (ISA), Cook has a proven record of security and compliance expertise. He worked directly with qualified security assessors (QSAs) to certify Datapipe as a PCI level one service provider for 13 consecutive years.

“Security is job one for any cloud transformation initiative. We built Effectual on the premise of empowering our clients to move to the cloud with confidence,” said Robb Allen, CEO, Effectual. “We take the time to understand the challenges that our clients are facing in their own transformation—different business units, budgets, security, and regulatory requirements. This process informs the technologies we choose to recommend and deploy. Darren’s hands-on technical expertise, cybersecurity knowledge and business acumen are a perfect fit for our vision and drive to provide successful business outcomes.”

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Awarded Position on Texas DIR Vehicle Open to More than 40 States

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Awarded Position on Texas DIR Vehicle Open to More than 40 States

Waldorf, MD – January 29th, 2018 – JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR). This contract allows agencies and organizations with access to the Texas DIR vehicle to procure Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as well as professional labor support.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, will deliver personnel and infrastructure to support the state’s cloud readiness assessments, migration activities, DevOps implementations, cloud security and compliance, and ongoing support needs.

“This is the second major state level contract for JHC Technology earned in 2017,” said co-founder and CEO Craig Atkinson. “With Texas and 40 other states having access to this vehicle through Cooperative Contracts and with our role as the sole AWS reseller for the State of California, we provide access to a vehicle for infrastructure and labor across more than 80% of the United States.”

The JHC Technology contract number with Texas DIR is DIR-TSO-4064. Contracts may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, and public entities outside the state.

“We have put a focus on supporting state-level initiatives and identified Texas as a critical piece of that strategy,” said JHC Technology co-founder and COO Hemant Datta. “Our unique capabilities, including our AWS Public Sector Status, Government Competency, and GovCloud Skill Partner status, provide Texas and its partners with unparalleled experience across the full range of cloud initiatives. We’ve invested in our teams, including adding state-focused senior personnel, to ensure that we are providing the knowledge, comfort, and customer satisfaction necessary when organizations are migrating to cloud.”

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Awarded Position on Texas DIR Vehicle Open to More than 40 States

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Awarded Position on Texas DIR Vehicle Open to More than 40 States

Waldorf, MD – January 29th, 2018 – JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR). This contract allows agencies and organizations with access to the Texas DIR vehicle to procure Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as well as professional labor support.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, will deliver personnel and infrastructure to support the state’s cloud readiness assessments, migration activities, DevOps implementations, cloud security and compliance, and ongoing support needs.

“This is the second major state level contract for JHC Technology earned in 2017,” said co-founder and CEO Craig Atkinson. “With Texas and 40 other states having access to this vehicle through Cooperative Contracts and with our role as the sole AWS reseller for the State of California, we provide access to a vehicle for infrastructure and labor across more than 80% of the United States.”

The JHC Technology contract number with Texas DIR is DIR-TSO-4064. Contracts may be used by state and local government, public education, other public entities in Texas, and public entities outside the state.

“We have put a focus on supporting state-level initiatives and identified Texas as a critical piece of that strategy,” said JHC Technology co-founder and COO Hemant Datta. “Our unique capabilities, including our AWS Public Sector Status, Government Competency, and GovCloud Skill Partner status, provide Texas and its partners with unparalleled experience across the full range of cloud initiatives. We’ve invested in our teams, including adding state-focused senior personnel, to ensure that we are providing the knowledge, comfort, and customer satisfaction necessary when organizations are migrating to cloud.”

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Selected to Provide AWS in Support of Department of Energy

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Selected to Provide AWS in Support of Department of Energy

Waldorf, MD – November 13th, 2017 – JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, was selected to deliver Amazon Web Services Infrastructure to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development programs that will return benefits for generations to come. These include: Enabling domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to economically power the Nation’s homes, industries, businesses, and transportation, protecting our environment and enhancing our energy independence. NETL has expertise in coal, natural gas, and oil technologies; contract and project management; analysis of energy systems; and international energy issues.

Under the award, JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, will leverage its AWS Authorized Reseller Status to provide uninterrupted AWS Infrastructure, including virtual machines, storage, networking, and security, to NETL. JHC Technology began delivery of NETL’s AWS infrastructure on Oct. 1, 2017.

The JHC Technology team will provide the uninterrupted AWS infrastructure as requested by NETL, including value-added services related to best practice, cost and performance operation, and guidance on new services available to the NETL team.

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Increasing Support for Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, Increasing Support for Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons

Waldorf, MD – November 13th, 2017 – JHC Technology, an Effectual Company is pleased to be increasing its support of the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons.

The Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.

JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, will place members of its professional services team on-site with the Bureau of Prisons to support our ongoing delivery of AWS infrastructure. Our personnel hold multiple cloud certifications and will support a DevOps environment to include application development, security, migration, and engineering services. JHC Technology, an Effectual Company, has been delivering AWS services to Bureau of Prisons since 2016.

“JHC Technology has a long history of implementing innovative solutions at the Department of Justice,” said JHC Technology CEO Craig Atkinson. “To support the work of the Bureau of Prisons – first by delivering infrastructure to the team and now to provide skilled personnel on site to help drive innovation and secure cloud adoption – is the next logical step in our partnership with the agency. We look forward to advancing the Bureau’s mission.”

About Effectual

Effectual, an AWS Partner Network Premier Consulting Partner, is an innovative, cloud first, security first managed and professional services company that works with commercial enterprises and the public sector to mitigate their risk and enable IT modernization. A deeply experienced and passionate team of problem solvers apply proven methodologies to business challenges across Amazon Web Services and VMware Cloud on AWS. Effectual is backed by Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital, private equity firms focused on investments in cloud and data infrastructure. Effectual is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and the PCI Security Standards Council.