We handle the hard stuff

...to make your life simple

Our people are industry rock stars. They can work anywhere. They choose to work here because of the flexibility, because we empower success, and because we encourage our people to be part of that success! Did we mention we are distributed? We are currently in 6 states and counting!

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Meet our Core Team

Jack D’Agostaro

Jack has a passion for delivering effective and lasting process improvement through the use of technology. By focusing on the four key elements of effective process transformation – People, Process, Technology and Culture – Jack has helped clients such as Bank Leumi USA, Genpact, FGIC, and GAIC implement real and sustainable process improvement.

Jack also manages the company’s Information Governance and Compliance practice which is responsible for delivering technology solutions to meet the complex regulatory requirements in the Banking and Financial Services sector. As someone who understands both business and technology, Jack is recognized by his clients for his ability to implement solutions that deliver extraordinary business value.

Outside of work, Jack is active in his community and has volunteered his time with local charitable and youth organizations. Over the past five years, he has served as a member of the Executive Board and treasurer for his local Little League organization.

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Kathleen Scott

Kathleen’s expertise is in building collaborative cross-functional processes, manufacturing and business process engineering, and technical project and program management.

Kathleen’s two decades of experience includes major ERP roll outs (both Oracle and SAP) from requirements identification through successful deployment, business and manufacturing process engineering, and facilitation and management of diverse, international, cross-functional teams and partnerships. Kathleen has worked with and lead teams at companies like Agilent Technologies, Northrop Grumman, CSC, and teams supporting the US Armed forces.

Kathleen’s has a knack for building connections between different functional areas and organizations by designing integrated processes with the best outcome for all parties in mind.

Outside of AST, Kathleen’s passions are for spending time with her two boys, travel, language, pottery, and time in the great outdoors.

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Olena Vikariy

Olena brings technical knowledge and creativity to the AST table. In addition to experience in all phases of software creation from analysis to implementation to final delivery and support, Olena is a full stack engineer providing expertise in User Interface Design, Database Architecture, Front End and Server Side Development and Administration.

Olena is passionate about creating solutions that simplify people’s lives and streamline repetitive tasks, therefore most of the past 10 years she spent in the area of Workflow and Business Process Automation.   

Outside of AST, Olena enjoys traveling, cooking healthy nutritious meals, being active outdoors, exploring nature and National Parks, hiking fourteeners and photographing serene places.

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Peter Ettinger

Pete is responsible for driving global sales at AST focusing on Financial Compliance area. He also serves the role of being our client’s internal advocate to ensure consistently high levels of client satisfaction. Pete has over 25 years’ experience leading sales teams, selling direct and managing partner alliances. His deep understanding of information lifecycle governance (Electronic Records Mgmt., e-Discovery & Defensible Disposition) combined with enterprise content management and process improvement technologies has proven very compelling to our valued client’s.

Pete manages the strategic relationships with our Financial Compliance technology partners including – IBM, Transvault, Actiance and Smarsh and works closely with them to provide our clients with compelling and cost-effective solutions.

When not working, Pete enjoys playing tennis, competitive sailing and saltwater boating/fishing.

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Samad Muhammad

Samad’s expertise revolves around simplifying complex business processes through the use of technologies.

Samad’s experience over the last two decades has included advising some of the leading companies in industries such as GE, Sikorsky and United Technologies among aerospace and discreet manufacturers, Charter Steel and Tietlist among process manufacturers; and GE, FGIC, Genworth and Syncora among structured finance and re-insurance companies.

Samad has worked with various technology platforms over the years with the current focus on Adaptive Workspace, Sharepoint, SAP and Salesforce.

Samad Business Process expertise encompasses solutions for Aviation Safety, Aerospace Engineering, Secure Program Collaboration, Program Management, Government Contract Management, Procurement Management, Procurement Compliance, SEC and FINRA Compliance and Structured Deal Compliance.

Beyond technology and business, Samad loves natural Reef Aquariums and Woodworking.

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Thomas Raffa

Building on his comprehensive knowledge of ECM, email and workflow technologies, Tom has developed cutting-edge solutions for AST’s manufacturing, banking and financial services clients – such as Titleist, Primerica, Bank Leumi USA, General Electric, Genpact, EFunds, and Sikorksy Aircraft. Over the years, Tom has demonstrated an ability to solve even the most complex technical problem and often provides a solution where others have failed. He is sought out by our clients and has become a trusted advisor on technology questions outside of AST’s offerings.

Tom’s document and email migration team that has been responsible for the successful completion of over 50 migrations over the past 10 years. Tom’s current focus is on expanding AST’s email compliance and eDiscovery offerings and is leading the development of complementary technologies that expand the compliance capabilities of existing offerings. Tom has worked with multiple technology platforms, with a current focus on Adaptive Workspace®, IBM ECM, Actiance, TransVault and Cisco Spark.

Tom is an accomplished sailor and an Air Force Veteran, serving his country in both Europe and the United States.

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Work With Us

Our Adaptive philosophy and way of delivering software carries over into our workplace culture. Our people enjoy flexible schedules that enable them to do their best work for our customers. We know that a happy team is an effective team, so we encourage and respect work-life balance. And we provide competitive salaries, great benefits, and a generous 401(K) matching plan.