Our Team

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Meet Our Team

James LaFond

James brings a vast skill-set ranging from multiple business vertical startups, investments in domestic and international trade and a heavy hand in technology which he began pursuing in the mid 90’s. James, started JRL Consulting in 1996, now Grey Matter Technologies, just a few years prior to graduating grade school. Along with technology, he continued to pursue other business ventures gaining a wide knowledge in various startups which were followed through with successes & failures. Those experiences were instrumental in helping James have a deeper understanding how each business vertical is maintained, grows and what technology implementations can be made to increase business growth & revenue. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and holds certifications in Citrix, Cisco & VMWare products.

Catherine Borowski
Sales Director

Catherine comes from a long line of IT professionals, so you could say that it’s ‘in her blood’. She has over 30 years of experience in technology sales, accounting and business development and believes in empowering her clients through education. She is a big-picture visionary, and is able to apply her diverse knowledge of business and educational institutions to develop simple solutions for complex environments. Catherine enjoys trying new sports (archery anyone?) and is a strong supporter of our servicemen and women. She volunteers with several local and national charities to help meet the needs of our brave veterans.

Nicholas Colino
Partner & Consultant

Nicholas’s background in technology began just a few years ago after spending years in business & finance. He is well known in the Grey Matter team as the ‘brain’ –with multiple certifications in business, finance, & technology. His ability to connect with each client’s needs is unsurpassed. Nicholas remains a backbone in Grey Matter’s day-to-day operations and business-to-business communications. He is also active with community outreach in mentoring college students who wish to navigate the complexities of starting a new business. If you catch him in his free time, he is probably wandering the streets of New York City, reaching mountain-heights in New England, or meeting up with new faces from around the world.

Josh Finkelstein
Information Technology

Geek is a term most would consider disparaging. Despite earning a degree in Political Science from Farleigh Dickinson University and a brief excursion to law school, Joshua returned to what he knew best: computers. After working as a Tech Support Assistant, Network Administrator, Network Manager, Systems Engineer and Senior Systems Engineer, Joshua co-founded Crucial Networking with George Roberts.

Roger Leardi
Technology Director

Roger is a veteran of the software and technology industry with over 20 years of experience leading and managing companies, projects and clients ranging in size from start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations. He has had experience managing a wide variety of projects over the past 20 years. He is experienced in most software development methodologies and architectural patterns