Colden Company was founded in May of 2003 with the vision of providing excellent customer service while helping organizations effectively utilize technology. Colden Company places emphasis on both disaster recovery and green technology when providing technology solutions.
Where did the name “Colden” originate from? Colden Company founder, Jim Lapointe, is an avid hiker. His favorite place for hiking is in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY, where he is a member of the 46er club. Mount Colden is one of Jim’s favorite climbs.
President, James Lapointe, brings over fifteen years of industry experience and a strong commitment to customer service to Colden Company. Jim is recognized by the Disaster Recovery Institute as a Certified Business Continuity Planner and he brings this perspective to the technology solutions Colden Company Inc. provides their business partners.
Besides holding a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Jim also has a wealth of experience in various IT fields. He is certified by IBM as an AIX administrator, network and hardware certified by CompTIA (N+, A+) and is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Jim was recognized by Who’s who of IT professionals and has authored several articles on business continuity planning. Jim brings an understanding of technology to the issues facing businesses today as well as unparalleled attention to detail and personalized customer service.
Vice President, William (Bill) Polymenakos, brings to Colden Company more than 20 years of technology industry experience in such varied roles as executive management and leadership, project management, systems architecture, support, applications development, sales, systems engineering, and consulting. Immediately prior to joining Colden Company, Polymenakos held the position of Director of Professional Services with Permessa Corporation, where he oversaw Permessa’s consulting, services, and support practices as well as all internal information technology functions. Polymenakos previously held the position of Director of Technology/CIO at Ecker Enterprises, Inc. Polymenakos’ work at Ecker earned him nominations for the Executive’s Club of Chicago/Association of Information Technology Professionals 2006 CIO of the Year and CIO Magazine 2007 Ones to Watch awards, as well as numerous press citations in such industry-leading periodicals as eWeek and InformationWeek. Prior to Ecker, Polymenakos held key roles in GlaxoSmithKline in such varied areas as managing end-user support, through managing support for a global mission-critical Lotus Domino infrastructure, through technical architect and program leader for global information systems standards for use across all divisions of the enterprise.