Welcome Michael Cooper to the STL-RIX Board of Directors!
We are pleased to announce that Michael Cooper has joined the STL-RIX Board of Directors serving in the role of Secretary. Michael currently does Business Consulting at Elite Systems, a St Louis based ISP that peers at STL-RIX’s IXP.
Here’s some more information about Michael’s background:
Michael joined Elite Systems early in 2017. He came to Elite Systems following 16 years as the Director of Information Technology Consulting at public accounting firm Swink, Fiehler & Company. His clients include public and privately held businesses in North America.
His current business interests include project management and business planning as well as serving as a SOC auditor of data centers on behalf of affiliated public accounting firms.
His projects include local and wide area network planning, Voice Over IP (VOIP) installation and architecture, business operations and disaster recovery planning.
Prior to joining Swink, Mike served both private industry and as a consultant. He started his technology career in Lexington, Kentucky as a provider in the healthcare industry, working for both Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the University of Kentucky. Mike then pursued his dream of entrepreneurship and built the firm’s successful technology consulting practice.
With nearly 25 years in the field, Mike’s diverse experience and expertise in technology has gained the attention of the technology community. Mike is also frequently called upon to speak on technology topics and has been a contributor and advisor on articles for release locally and nationally.
Mike attributes his success to his ability to effectively listen to his clients’ needs and his no-nonsense approach to helping them make educated decisions when choosing information systems and software. He assesses each situation independently to provide a solution that will best meet their needs.
Mike helps clients achieve business management success through the implementation of appropriate information technology solutions. He is dedicated to staying abreast of the latest technological advancements.
We look forward to working with Mike to continue building our IXP and the STL-RIX organization!