Astra Data Solutions’ two founders alone have over 30 years’ experience in the information technology arena. Together they have held several industry certifications and worked with a large array of clients ranging from small 5 person companies to Fortune 20 companies. In that time, they have made contacts and forged relationships with other technology professionals and vendors. Astra Data Solutions was created to focus the skills, experience, and knowledge gained by these professionals and apply them to companies in the small and medium business space.
President, Security Services
Adam Coven has over 18 years of experience in both hands-on technical and security engineering/architecture as well as team, project, fiduciary, and departmental management in environments that range from 5 person start-ups to Fortune 20 companies. This experience has granted Mr. Coven a unique perspective in a range of business and technological environments. He has spent his career advancing his skills and has proven many times over that he excels in planning and providing secure, efficient, and reliable business environments by utilizing technological implementations.
Over the course of his professional life Mr. Coven has been recognized for his skills by being granted several key industrial certifications: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Sun Certified Systems Administrator (SCSA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX[Gold]), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Data Center Management Professional (CDCMP), Network Security Expert lv3 (NSE3), and he is continuing his quest for more knowledge and experience.
His skills and experience were of particular value to his former clients: Reuters, CitiGroup, Highbridge Capital, IPC, JetBlue, JPMC, BNP Paribas, and many others.
President, Technical Operations
Prior to co-founding Astra Data Solutions, Mr. Katouchis has held technical positions at Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions, Sidera Networks (formerly RCN Metro), ThomsonReuters and Infragistics. Mr. Katouchis is a results-driven technology professional with extensive experience in the administration and support of information systems who has expertise in implementation, analysis and optimization. Mr. Katouchis has a proven ability to lead and motivate project teams to ensure success. Mr. Katouchis holds an Associate of Arts in Information Technology in addition to Network Security Expert lv3 (NSE3), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional plus Internet (MCP+I), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.