With strong alliances with top-tier partners, continuous trainings, and custom approach when implementing cutting-edge technologies, MDS works tirelessly to pinpoint and resolve IT discrepancies. Our goal is to ensure less time is spent trouble shooting and more time is focused on what’s important: growing your business.
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.
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.
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, assisting 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.
Practice Lead, Identity & Security
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. With more than 16 years of experience, Ash additionally has extensive knowledge related to regulatory requirements, such as HIPAA, GLBS, PCI, SOC, NERC/CIP, and FedRAMP.
Practice Lead, Infrastructure & Cloud
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.
Practice Lead, Productivity & Applications
Gene Silva joined the MDS team in 2016. With over 20 years of IT consulting experience, Gene has implemented and overseen countless mid-size to enterprise-level deployments. With an in-depth understanding in messaging architecture, design, implementation, and migration, Gene can develop a comprehensive roadmap of the exact steps necessary to ensure your IT infrastructure is running at its finest. Gene is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and Citrix certified.
Director of Sales, Business Development
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.
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.”
Director of Marketing
Jarra Gruen is a native New Yorker who joined the MDS team in early 2017. With a passion for writing, sociology and figuring out “how things tick”, Jarra became interested in marketing at an early age. With past experience working in the marketing department of Cornell’s ILR School in NYC and at a number of non-profits, Jarra uses her vast experience marketing to different types of audiences to fully leverage and showcase the many capabilities of the MDS team.
Today’s technology is geared toward specific industries like healthcare and finance. At MDS, our consultants and practice managers recognize the importance of providing customized, industry-specific solutions for your business needs. Every client has their own set of unique objectives; we approach your industry challenges from a holistic perspective, drawing from multiple competencies to align your goals with cutting-edge IT solutions created specifically for you.
Trust X Alliance (TXA) is an exclusive network of independent resellers who share ideas, resources and technologies (in a noncompetitive environment) throughout North America. With over 4,000 sales professionals and 10,000 certified technicians, and backed by Ingram Micro—a $35 billion technology distributor—TXA offers access to technology best practices, best-in-class solutions, and industry-leading service deployment through our partners.
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
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.
Updating your IT Infrastructure doesn't have to be a do-it-yourself project.
With MDS, you can focus on growing your business while we take care of the technology. Our engineers go beyond standard canned offerings by creating end-to-end project solutions tailored to fit your organization's specific needs.
MDS experts are available 24/7 and have a wide range of skills that allow you to harness the power of a large IT team, without the overhead.