Information Technology Executive with over 25 years in Small Business, Mid-Market and Enterprise level technology solutions and IT services.
Uniquely experienced in small, mid and enterprise level management in Government and Business IT operation since 1995. Holistic technology adviser with comprehensive knowledge of network infrastructure, cyber-security, IT strategy and planning as well as comprehensive technology risk and budget management.
Leading in IT Strategy and Planning, Ed has extensive team building and operational management experience in creating and leading multiple technology projects and management teams into a stable technology environment.
As the Former CIO (Commissioner of IT) In Nassau County Government: responsible for managing a 40M+ dollar IT annual budget for 8 years. Established policy and procedures that met and far exceeded IT standards and successfully, reduced costs over time by in-sourcing critical IT services. Ed was the IT Legislative representative and presented all Information Technology items for approval that went before the Nassau County legislature from 2010 to 2018.
Former Director of Technology at Rent-A-PC, Inc. a national technology management company currently known as Smart Source. In 2003, a Network Services department was lead by Ed Eisenstein under the CFO that brought professional services to their national offering.
Information Technology Consultant working with leading technology companies in New York implementing and supporting small to enterprise Network Infrastructure projects nationwide.
The first enterprise deal ed ever had was when he Sold and Project managed the first year of technology spending in Smithtown School District in 1995 where each classroom received 4 computers on a lantastic Network in every other classroom. Ed Found and created the bid response, Won the bid, managed the deal, repeats the process many times to where he continues to grow on his experience and expertise.
Currently the CEO of United Network Associates, Inc., a leading IT consultancy and technology service organization serving the clients globally with a focus on New York City and the Metro area. Specializing in Comprehensive IT Solutions and technology strategies for companies and governments, UNA has a history of successfully implementing, managing and currently supporting network infrastructure and security technology for IT directors, Information technology officers or the client directly.
Information Technology management since 1995
Ed Eisenstein has been a technology leader since the mid 90’s and has designed, consulted, procured, implemented, upgraded and administered multi-user computer networks for thousands of clients and organizations.
Mr. Eisenstein implemented his first 1M dollar network in 1993 to 1994 for Smithtown school district. This was Ed’s first large Technology Implementation where a computer network was implemented in most classrooms around the district at the time. ” I am exceptionally proud of that installation because of the active use of technology in that district. This implementation burst these students far into the technology future”, said Ed Eisenstein.
In 1996, Ed partnered with a few associates and started his first IT company called Frontline Technologies, in Farmingdale where computer networks and Microsoft email systems were first being implemented.
After Y2K, Ed had used the profits of his Computer Company sale to his partners to fund a recording studio where Ed recorded a number of music albums for local artists called Unfold Studios. A Number of artists went on to become full time music professionals.
Ed Eisenstein soon returned to the Information Technology field out of love more than necessity and joined a company that was part of a technology incubator in 2001. Technology incubators on Long Island was a growing field and a number of tech incubators popped up made up of regional technology experts working together on larger initiatives. Ed joined the Listnet.org technology incubator in Bethpage that was funded in a Bethpage college at the time.
Ed Eisenstein went on to lead the network Services division for Rent-A-PC, Inc. for 4 years from 2003 to 2006, a national technology company supplying Technology to trade shows nation wide. The Need for Microsoft Exchange Server upgrades were a driving need for Microsoft e-mail system integration.
Successful projects also included large Network relocations for SmartMoney magazine and SMSC as well as Large Hardware recycling projects for local school districts. in 2007, Rent-A-PC, inc was acquired by Smart Source, a trade show management company.
Ed Eisenstein went on to partner with a Wireless transport company in Plainview. This was a short lived experience, since the owner died in a car accident a few months into the partnership. Ed Eisenstein managed and lead that Wireless Internet Business into a purchase by a larger entity. Diligently working with the surviving staff, Ed scouted and found interested parties to purchase the business that was ultimately sold to Rainbow Wireless, circa 2007.
Ed Eisenstein then re-established the corporation called United Network Associates, Inc. around June of 2006 and integrated senior network administrators into the practice.
Ed Eisenstein was then hired as the Chief Information Technology Officer for Nassau County from 2010 to 2018 and made all senior technology decisions for the county in that time. In 2018, a new administration replaced Ed with his deputy commissioner and Ed returned to United Network Associates Inc.
IT Management experience in large government and corporate business
Ed Eisenstein is hired as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for your organization. Clients work with Mr Eisenstein to assist in making senior hiring decisions on technology and technology personnel when technology investments are made. Maximizing the use of the new investment and minimizing cost while optimizing efficiency is an art Ed Eisenstein has practiced for many years.
8 years experience as Chief Information Officer for Nassau County
Ed Eisenstein was sworn in by the Nassau County Legislature in March of 2010 and lead as CIO for the county for 8 years. As senior decision makers, Ed set policy and lead the county in significant operational improvements by automating manual processes and introducing agile software development.
15 years experience as IT management specialist helping companies in the region
Ed Eisenstein started in the mid 90’s with early successes in large network projects for Schools and banks in the Region. Ed Eisenstein has grown with each clients and project to bring a complete and comprehensive consultation to the clients he works with today.
IT management and Leadership expertise in hiring IT techs and staff management
Ed Eisenstein has the experience to lead technology teams of different sizes. As the CIO for Nassau county, Ed lead a team of approx 150 staff and consultants.
Ed worked closely with the unions, hired new staff, and eliminated any issues or legal action between consultants and staff
IT Strategist and Planning Specialist
Ed Eisenstein uses his years of experience and catalog of partnerships to offer professional technology consulting to organizations in need of maximizing the technology investment.
Consultations range from a few hours of review and advise to multi-week engagements to plan and optimize the technology to meet a particular need.
Ed Eisenstein is an Information Technology Management Specialist:
- IT Strategy and Planning
- Cloud Computing
- Cyber-security and IT Security
- Managed Services and IT Outsourcing
- Technology road mapping
- Optimize Performance
- Augmented IT Staffing
- Resolution to Network Disputes
- Team and Organization Leadership:
- Ed Eisenstein
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