IN 1983, the firm’s principals—Maureen and Stewart Lande, a husband and wife team—began in the technology field and became a leading Apple computer dealer and repair center. The company also became one of New York’s first Platinum Novell Networks re-sellers.
IN 1994, Maureen Data Systems (MDS) emerged from the sale of The Lande Group, a leading New York systems integrator, which was sold to a NASDAQ-listed IT firm, AlphaNet. At the time of the sale, The Lande Group had over 250 employees, four locations, and revenues of over $50 million—and was recognized as one of the “IT Leading Systems Integrators” by LAN Magazine.
IN 1995, MDS was incorporated as a woman-owned enterprise (WBE). MDS is now a WBE certified company at the local (NYC), state (NY & NJ) and federal levels. The company is headquartered in New York City and has three additional locations (Miami and San Juan).
TODAY, MDS has a 70+ unified team of seasoned engineers and technology consultants that possess a variety of skills and certifications.
Maureen Lande is an indispensable asset to the company. She has been instrumental in building a highly successful and well-respected IT firm. Her intrinsic understanding of how technology works in commerce—and the strong team of engineers and technologists she has assembled over the years—enables MDS to provide keen strategic insights to our clients.
- Community Management 90%
- Customer Happiness 100%
- Adaptability 85%
Executive Vice President, COO
Stewart Lande has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from New York University. Formerly the president of The Lande Group, Stewart also worked at Grumman in defense systems design for many years. He offers a wealth of business expertise and insight, based on his years as a successful entrepreneur in a variety of other business ventures.
- Adaptability 90%
- Technical Skills 75%
- Customer Happiness 95%
Michael Trachtenberg is a technology evangelist who specializes in planning, designing, implementing and managing enterprise level technologies across various industry verticals. Michael focuses his technology implementations on clients’ core business functions, assiting them to work and operate in new ways while utilizing cutting edge technology. Michael was previously a technologist and software specialist in the design and construction space.
- Customer Happiness 95%
- Tech Support 100%
- Community Management 75%
Practice Manager, Cloud
Josiah Meurer is a technology professional with over 10 years of progressive, in-depth experience designing, deploying, and administering network solutions to align with mission-critical objectives and improve business processes. Provides end-to-end technical skill sets during the roll-out of IT strategies to increase business productivity and reduce operational costs.
- Network Infrastructure 95%
- Virtualization 90%
- Microsoft 100%
Practice Manager, Infrastructure
Jason Polce has been with MDS since 2010 and is an expert in designing, supporting, and building voice and data networks. He specializes in Networking, Data Design and Unified Communications. He hold multiple certifications from Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, and many of our other partners. He is also proficient in hybrid, public, and cloud technologies.
- Cisco 100%
- Communications 95%
- Networking 95%
Practice Manager, Data Center
With more than 16 years of IT industry experience, Chaim Zigelman augments IT environments via physical SAN, virtual SAN, server and desktop virtualization, networking, Windows environments, as well as other leading technologies. Chaim currently holds Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware certifications.
- Virtualizaion 100%
- Cloud Technoloies 90%
- Cisco 95%
Practice Manager, Security
With more than 16 years of experience, Ash Marcos leads the cyber security practice at MDS, providing proactive preventive solution from advanced cyber security threats including perimeter defense, secure network design, vulnerability discovery, penetration testing and intrusion-detection systems. Ash additionally has extensive knowledge related to regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, GLBS, PCI, SOC, NERC/CIP, and FedRAMP.
- Security 100%
- Networking 80%
- Compliance 100%
Joshua Lande joined MDS in 2007. He has held many positions within the company including Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations. Josh currently serves as our business development executive dealing with our vendors, partners and clients to drive and maintain longstanding relationships helps contribute to the growth of MDS.
- Adaptability 100%
- Community Leadership 90%
- Customer Happiness 100%
John Ciaccio joined MDS in 1998. He is responsible for enterprise management among our clients and partners. John has over 25 years of experience as a solution provider focused on solving business challenges through key technology resources. He has a thorough understanding of technology sales, solution delivery and client management. His ability to develop long lasting relationships has led him to contribute to MDS winning the prestigious award from “Lockheed Martin for Small Business Partner of the Year.”
- Customer Happiness 100%
- Reliability 100%
- Community Management 85%
Anatoliy Kats started his career as a cabling technician and quickly accumulated a wealth of IT knowledge, which he now applies in supporting a broad range of clients—from small and midsize companies to the Fortune 500. Holding multiple certifications from Cisco and Microsoft give him the ability to support our client’s infrastructure—from voice communications to data networking.
More Than Just Technology
With 24/7 Support, 7 days a week, your IT needs will always be addressed in real time. MDS offers support before, during and after implementation, ensuring you are never alone during an IT infrastructure upgrade.
Whether you need to impress clients with stunning visual data or implement a complex, customized security solution, MDS engineers think outside the box to find the perfect solution that elevates your organization’s bottom line.
Technology is a constantly evolving beast, and it is imperative to evolve with it in order to stay ahead of the competition. MDS engineers regularly take certification courses to ensure our team is up-to-date on the most cutting-edge technologies.
Relationships are at the heart of our business. We work cooperatively with our clients and with each other—and we partner with best-of-breed technology companies to deliver the optimal solutions for every project.
Join the MDS Team!
At MDS, it’s about collaborating, integrity and working as a team. We solve problems together and are passionate about what we do. If you are a capable, hardworking, and motivated person, consider applying for a position.
We strive to challenge, educate, and promote the development of our employees. MDS is a place where employees can advance their careers and thrive in an environment where they enjoy coming to every day. Our approach is to nourish our intellectual capital and provide the tools, training and resources for our employees to realize their maximum potential.
MDS is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Inquire now to learn more.
Achievements & Awards
- 2015–Ingram Micro Lenovo Partner of the Year
- 2014–US SMB Champion Club New York Metro Partner of the Year
- 2014–Cisco EnergyWise Suite Integrator ATP Certification
- 2014–Cisco Winner’s Circle Partner Plus 2014
- 2014–Trust X Alliance: Largest Growth in the Americas
- 2013–Ingram Micro VTN Top Sales Growth
- 2013–Microsoft New York Metro Partner of the Year
- 2013–Cisco Advanced Data Center Architecture Certificatio
Maureen Data Systems Cares
We believe in giving back to the community. Over the years MDS has been dedicated to many causes; we are a proud supporter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) and the Lustgarten Foundation, National Public Radio, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the African Cultural Museum, as well as many civic charities.
AFRICAN CULTURAL MUSEUM
The Cultural Museum of African Arts’ mission is to educate and inform people of African culture and Africa’s numerous contributions to mankind through its artifacts collection. By supporting the museum, Maureen Data Systems strives to empower all people with a true sense of pride, amid all ethnic groups, for the enhancement of mutual respect, dignity and understanding through knowledge.
The PANCAN is a nationwide network of people working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
The foundation’s mission is to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer and increasing public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Building out and maintaining your IT ecosystem doesn’t have to be a do-it-yourself project. MDS can help identify network issues, configure devices, and optimize your infrastructure to maximize efficiency and performance. Our consultants are highly trained technology specialists that understand the complexities of multi-vendor environments and have the knowledge and skills to help your business become more agile, customer-focused and operationally efficient.