Our commitment to your success starts at the top
Jim Torney co-founded Essextec in 1994. For close to 25 years, Essextec has designed, developed, and executed unique and complex solutions across industries to create stability and longevity in our clients’ environments. During those years, we have had the pleasure of establishing a reputation as a leader in building custom solutions and developing long-lasting personal relationships with our client base. Our leadership team is dedicated to the long term success of our clients through innovative cloud, cognitive/AI, and cybersecurity solutions and services.
Jim Torney co-founded Essex Technology Group, Inc. (Essextec) in 1994. As CEO, he oversees the management team and works with them to set the direction for the company. Jim maintains close relationships with partner firm executives and has served on North American as well as global business partner advisory councils to ensure Essextec is aligned with current market trends and strategies.
Under his leadership, Essextec has invested in and capitalized on cognitive computing, hybrid cloud, and cybersecurity to meet current and anticipated future needs of its clients. Jim has held various sales and management positions in the technology industry, among them 11 years at IBM.
When not at the helm of Essextec, Jim enjoys golf and spending time with his close-knit family. Jim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President/CTO
Michael is Essextec’s foremost Enterprise Architect and has led many of our most sophisticated engagements. A long time veteran of the IT industry, Michael is able to successfully bring together experiences that span over two decades of technology and apply them to recurring problems that today's large organizations face. He has been a pioneer in the area of Enterprise Extranets and Intranets and Distributed Services and Application Platforms. His innovative solutions merge a thorough understanding of strategic business priorities across and along lines of business, with the targeted, yet pragmatic application of technology and best practices.
Michael’s responsibilities have given him deep exposure to various areas of technology. These have included the optimization of service-oriented architectures, high performance computing for financial markets, enterprise collaboration and messaging systems for global organizations. He acts as a trusted advisor to many clients during short and long term engagements.
Michael holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Mercy College and various industry certifications.
Director, Sales Support
Kathy oversees Essextec’s contractual relationships with IBM, Arrow Electronics, state and local governments, a number of independent software vendors, and other customer groups; she also manages the firm’s participation in IBM and Arrow partner programs and initiatives. Kathy is a member of our Compensation Committee and coordinates training for the sales team.
When Kathy and her husband aren't traveling the globe, she's involved in a variety of family and community activities.
Client Value Executive
Simon founded Gemini Systems in 1987 to provide innovative and leading edge solutions to complex business problems. Post-acquisiton, Simon guides Essextec’s professional services, ensuring our clients have the most exceptional experience possible.
For more than 20 years, Simon has served many of the largest and best companies and organizations in different industries, including financial services companies, financial markets, exchanges, regulatory organizations, industrial manufacturers, life sciences, governments, media, entertainment, and not-for-profit organizations.
Simon received the 2006 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Simon studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Professional Services
David is responsible for managing many of Essextec’s key customer relationships and for coordination between the sales, sales engineering, finance and the professional services organizations within Essextec. David also runs sales engineering, sales operations, and key portions of our partner and vendor programs.
David received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Investments from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York.
Senior Vice President
Claire is an experienced, meticulous project manager, and she has led team after team of Essextec developers in achieving system-development excellence.
Claire graduated from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She began her career with Bechtel Power Corporation in the Plant Facilities Automated Engineering Group.