Joseph H. Jones
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
With more than 30 years experience in the strategic planning, project management, development, and implementation of large-scale IT systems, Mr. Jones is the Senior Vice President and COO of Ascent Data. He is responsible for the overall operation of the Technology Center which includes colocation, managed hosting and services, data security, remote backup, disaster recovery, virtualization and cloud computing. Ascent Data's 24x7 Technology Center provides more than 20,000 square feet of floor space, 2 generators, redundant network and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), 24x7 security, and high-availability hardware. Additionally, the Technology Center maintains a Network Operations Center (NOC) comprised of dedicated on-site technical personnel who provide around-the-clock client support.
Prior to Ascent Data, Mr. Jones was at Access Data Corp, where he played a key leadership role in many of Access Data's client engagements. He served as Interim CIO for Lender's Service, Inc., the largest provider of collateral assessment services and the largest residential title agency in the United States, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Information Technology department and was a member of LSI's Corporate Executive committee. Mr. Jones provided project management and executive oversight for the construction and implementation of Access Data's sales reporting application for New York Life Investment Management. This sales reporting application became the SalesVisionTM product for Access Data.
Prior to Access Data, Mr. Jones held the positions of Vice President of Technology Consulting Services for Management Consulting Solutions (MCSI) where he was oversaw networking, database, and Internet consulting services. As First Vice President and General Manager of Mellon Accounting Services at Mellon Bank, he managed a staff of more than 200 people in the Pittsburgh and Chicago offices and provided trust accounting software to banks, trust companies, and brokerage firms. At KPMG Peat Marwick, he was Senior Manager responsible for the Pittsburgh office's consulting group, providing clients with strategic planning, security reviews, and hardware/software selection.
Mr. Jones served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and a Certificate in Data Processing (CDP).