July 23rd, 2013 by artie
Corsis, a Marshall Junction Partners company, today announced that it has been named “U.S. Systems & IT Due Diligence Provider of the Year” by Acquisition International Magazine.
Following a number of recent IT due diligence projects, Corsis had been nominated by its peers and clients as a candidate for the 2013 M&A Award for its IT auditing capabilities. The award, presented by Acquisition International Magazine, recognizes the excellence and achievements of those involved in seeing a transaction through to completion. The New York City-based IT services firm has played an integral role in several recent deals for venture capital firms using its Corsis Confidence IndexTM to evaluate scalability and growth potential. The award comes just months following IT due diligence projects for a number of organizations, most notably an IT audit during the Coaxis, Inc. acquisition of 4Projects, a provider of secure online collaboration solutions for building and infrastructure industries, using its Corsis Confidence IndexTM.
During the transaction, Corsis IT advisory services and assessment team had applied the Corsis Confidence Index℠ against two IT audit tracks, Software Architecture and Network Infrastructure. Led by President Thomas Shelford, Corsis IT auditors evaluated the feasibility of integrating 4Projects software into the Viewpoint Construction Software suite, and assessed the potential of deploying it across a large-scale global SaaS infrastructure.
“Given Acquisition International’s global reputation and strong readership, being named among some of the leading firms in M&A is truly an honor,” expressed David Barnett, Marshall Junction Partners Managing Partner and Corsis Chief Operating Officer. “As recipient of this global award, not only will our firm receive worldwide recognition, it’s truly a testament to our emergence throughout the technology services industry as we continue to expand our portfolio across a number of verticals.”
July 17th, 2013 by artie
Corsis, a Marshall Junction Partners company dedicated to mitigating IT risk and building confidence in your company’s technology operations, has announced the appointment of Russell Kole as the IT services firm’s Vice President of Operations. Russell will be responsible for scaling the service delivery capability of Corsis to support its growing client demand and new business opportunities.
“Only a matter of weeks since the latest expansion of the Corsis team, we could not be any more excited to have the opportunity to create more jobs for the New York technology market. Bringing Russell onboard to help us expand our operations will enable Corsis to better serve all of our blue chip client base,” expressed David Barnett, Marshall Junction Partners Managing Partner “Russell is not just an industry veteran, his diverse experience–ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 financial corporations–will prove to be an immediate asset to the firm.”
Russell brings over 10 years of global IT infrastructure experience to Corsis, from automating complex business and technical processes and scaling operations to service delivery for both internal and external clients. Most recently, he served as a consultant for Citi, where he was responsible for overseeing the management and delivery of infrastructure for the U.S. retail bank. Additionally, at Citi he was involved with the planning and implementation of server, database and TIBCO infrastructure installation and upgrade. Russell has served as Vice President of Technology Operations for Everyday Health, a New York-based leading digital health and wellness company, and as Director of Technology Services for VectorMAX, a provider of real-time and on-demand video solutions for enterprises and the Web. Russell holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hofstra University.
“Corsis provides the opportunity for technologists to utilize their experience to provide high impact to clients’ businesses” explained Kole. “It’s a very exciting place to be if you want to stay on the forefront of infrastructure and DevOps, while providing value to clients every day. Having been on the infrastructure and operations side of various sized companies from small startups in the tech and media space to large enterprises, I feel I will fit right in here at Corsis with its team and its clientele.”
June 17th, 2013 by artie
Marshall Junction Partners company Corsis recently announced the launch of its Corsis Bikes employee initiative. As part of the employee program, Corsis is encouraging its team members to take full advantage of the convenient NYC bike sharing program that has arisen throughout NYC this past week.
“These bikes are a great transportation option for getting around New York City and an efficient and fun way to get in that daily dose of exercise,” explained bike enthusiast and Marshall Junction Managing Partner, Gregg Alwine.”
As part of this initiative, Corsis has offered to pay for each of its full-time employees’ annual membership to the NYC CitiBike program, which enables its users to take full advantage of 45-minute rides 24 hours a day, all year around. The Corsis NYC office is no stranger to perks that promote a healthy, creative and positive environment. Full-time employees currently enjoy weekly massages, flexible hours and healthy snacks.
Just hours after its introduction, several Corsis team members had already registered for the Corsis Bikes program and System Administrator Jay Gordon tweeted, “Corsis just gave us CitiBike memberships. This is pretty awesome.”
Read more on the CitiBike program here.
June 4th, 2013 by artie
Corsis, a Marshall Junction Partners company, recently obtained the level of Advanced Consulting Partner with the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN). APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, migrate, or build new applications on AWS. Consulting Partners must meet requirements that include training and hands on experience.
“We are very happy that through Corsis’s hard work we have achieved Amazon Web Service Advanced Consulting Partner status. Amazon’s world class resources will enable Corsis to better help our customers deploy, run, and manage applications in the cloud,” said David Barnett, COO of Corsis and Managing Partner here at Marshall Junction.
For more information on Corsis and the APN, click here.
May 20th, 2013 by artie
On May 17, Corsis, a Marshall Junction Partners company, participated in the annual WalkaboutNYC event. Joining a list of other market-leading New York City-based companies, the Corsis team had the opportunity to partake in the open event for entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, and anyone curious in acquiring a behind-the-scenes glance into the city’s technology movement.
During two, one-hour open-house sessions, Thomas Shelford, President of Corsis presented an Audit Survival Guide, Tips and Learnings from 20 Years of Preparing Companies for Audits, Certifications and Major Transactions. The presentation provided insight into how the Corsis Confidence Index℠ can help businesses of all sizes reduce their technology related risk and maintain industry accepted levels of IT compliance, as well as an illustrative discussion how Corsis’s two core services — IT Auditing and Systems Oversight are leveraged by many of the industry’s leading private equity and venture capital firms.
“This is an exciting time for us here at Corsis as we had the chance to open our doors and join with the technology community throughout New York City. We are excited to have had the pleasure to share our experience in IT Due Diligence with our peers,” expressed Corsis Partner, Gregg Alwine.
Held on the Friday preceding InternetNY week, event registrants were given the unparalleled ability to visit some of New York’s leading technology companies, granted an all-access pass into some of the industry’s up and coming innovations, solutions and trends.
April 15th, 2013 by artie
In its latest Issue, Acquisition International Magazine featured the recent IT due diligence auditing by Corsis during the Coaxis, Inc. acquisition of 4Projects, a provider of secure online collaboration solutions for building and infrastructure industries. Acquisition International is a global publication addressing today’s corporate finance news in cooperation with the leading professionals throughout the industry. Corsis is honored to have its work showcased on a worldwide scale.
Read the full article here.
April 5th, 2013 by artie
Following a number of recent due diligence projects, Marshall Junction Partners company Corsis has been nominated by its peers and clients as a candidate for the 2013 M&A Award for its IT auditing. The award, presented by Acquisition International, recognizes the excellence and achievements of those involved in seeing a transaction through to completion. In addition to a recent audit for Coaxis, Inc., Corsis has played an integral role in a number of deals for venture capital firms, i.e. UpData Partners, using its Corsis Confidence Index℠ to evaluate scalability and growth potential.
Learn more about the Acquisition International M&A Awards here.
March 4th, 2013 by artie
Marshall Junction Partners company Corsis, LLC, a leading IT due diligence and infrastructure management firm dedicated to helping companies mitigate data center risk and reduce costs in the cloud, recently advised Coaxis, Inc., dba, Viewpoint Construction Software, with the IT due diligence of its acquisition of 4Projects, a provider of secure online collaboration solutions for the building and infrastructure industries. As a result of the transaction, 61 employees from 4Projects will join the Viewpoint team and the company’s product portfolio will become available in the United States, Canada and Australia, Viewpoint’s primary markets, as well as its current market in the U.K., the Middle East and continental Europe.
In connection with the acquisition, Corsis evaluated the scalability and growth potential of 4Projects’ project collaboration software and infrastructure. The Corsis assessment team applied the Corsis Confidence Index℠ against two audit tracks, Software Architecture and Network Infrastructure. Corsis auditors evaluated the feasibility of integrating 4Projects software into the Viewpoint Construction Software suite, and assessed the potential of deploying it across a large-scale global SaaS infrastructure.
Coaxis, a portfolio company of TA Associates, is a vertical-market, software-development and management company. Based in Portland, Oregon, Coaxis employs a business model that utilizes company diversification to generate multiple revenue streams, allowing the company to benefit from economies-of-scale and use internally-generated capital to reinvest in and improve its leading edge solutions.
Viewpoint Construction Software, named Oregon’s Best Software Company 2012 by TechAmerica, offers construction-specific enterprise resource planning, as well as point solutions including project and BIM collaboration, mobile field-to-office and enterprise content management. Viewpoint provides cloud, SaaS, and on-premise solutions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, and now with the acquisition of 4Projects, the U.K., the Middle East and continental Europe.
4Projects, based in the United Kingdom, was established in 2000 and has a global presence through its network of partnerships. The company provides collaborative online software solutions to the architecture, engineering and construction sectors. Currently 18 of the top 20 UK construction contractors use 4Projects software.
“Corsis technology assurance filters out the noise to give you the exact information you need to make executive decisions,” emphasized David Barnett, Managing Partner of Marshall Junction Partners. He added, ”As our elite team continues to expand, we look forward to future IT auditing and due diligence projects that are on the horizon.”
The Corsis IT due diligence audit team was led by Thomas J. Shelford.
Read the entire press release.
February 5th, 2013 by artie
Pair of Audit and SysAdmin Professionals Join Corsis Team
Corsis, a Marshall Junction Partners company and a leading IT due diligence and infrastructure management firm dedicated to helping companies mitigate data center risk and reduce costs in the cloud, today announced the hiring of two new technology professionals, Spencer Mindlin and Jay Gordon, as the New York-based firm continues to scale its elite team of IT infrastructure auditors and engineers.
Spencer Mindlin joins Corsis in its Audit and Advisory Services group, where he will be tasked with conducting IT due diligence audits for venture capital and private equity firms. Prior to Corsis, he assumed a number of business and product development positions, delivering client solutions and strengthening market share throughout the financial services and technology verticals. In recent years, Spencer has served as a co-founding partner of technology business foundry, Inductive Labs, as well as a lead advisor and consultant for eDeriv Technologies.
Additionally, Corsis welcomes System Administrator Jay Gordon as the latest member to its growing group of IT operations experts. Jay will be responsible for providing expertise and hands-on daily management of cloud hosting infrastructure for many Corsis clients across verticals such as healthcare, media, publishing, and financial services. Previously, Jay held several engineering positions with major IT services companies, and maintains expertise in management and performance optimization of Web content management systems.
“The addition of Spencer and Jay to the Corsis delivery team will continue to expand our capabilities in cloud infrastructure management and IT auditing” stated Gregg Alwine, Managing Partner of Marshall Junction Partners, Corsis’s parent company. He added, “Spencer’s technology implementation and management experience, and Jay’s systems administration expertise will allow Corsis to continue developing world-class products like the Corsis Confidence Standard℠.”
For more information on Corsis, please visit www.corsis.com.
January 31st, 2013 by artie
Promotions.com, a leader in interactive marketing and consumer promotion technologies, recently helped client Kraft Foods launch its Oreo centennial celebration paying tribute to the brand’s 100-year prominence. Just one component of the entire global campaign, which spanned from TV commercials and Facebook fan engagement to a limited-edition Birthday Cake Oreo, the Marshall Junction Partners company assisted in executing the #OreoPiñata Twitter-based Instant Win Game. The promotion was done in coordination with the award-winning digital agency, 360i.