Michael Koob

Director of Emerging Technology

mkoob@zencos.com
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Michael plays an integral role in developing Zencos’ long-term strategic plans as well as advising on architecture, deployment methodology and client delivery. In this role, Michael is tightly focused on advanced architecture, such as high availability and disaster recovery as well as utilizing modern deployment technologies with SAS and other crucial analytics software to improve analytics performance, availability and functionality while reducing costs for our clients. To achieve these goals Michael also leads the Zencos – SAS partnership efforts related to utilizing Containers (Docker/Kubernetes) technology, deployment automation tools (Ansible) and cloud platforms (AWS, Azure).

Michael has 20 years of IT experience administering and optimizing the performance of analytical computing environments. He has worked throughout the software lifecycle from custom development to vendor software management.

Michael graduated from Ohio State University with Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Magna Cum Laude. Prior to joining Zencos Michael has been successful in a wide variety of roles, verticals and organizational sizes. He has significant vertical experience in retail, insurance, banking and marketing. He began his career with Deloitte Consulting and has held positions or consulted with L Brands, Reuters, Merkle, Dell, AAA, Midland Insurance, GM Financial, PNC Bank and many others. He has always brought a consultative mindset to his roles whether external or internal to the organization with which he is working.