About Us

About Us

At SMR Consulting, we believe we have the power to provide you with the best IT services at a cost-effective rate. Founded by Andrew Cohen during the 2001 recession as a way to support his family and provide others with high quality IT support, Andrew named the business after his one year old triplet daughters Sarah, Meirit, and Racheli. SMR Consulting specializes in serving the IT needs of small and midsize Boston and MetroWest area businesses. That said, we also have clients throughout the United States and in multiple international markets. Like you, our clients demand the highest level of service and care. We have worked with more than 250 companies in our 20-year history and have seen and managed every IT-related challenge your company is likely to face. We are here to find the right solution, at a cost effective rate. We care about doing what is best for you, and we are proud of our near-perfect client retention record.

CEO and Founder

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SMR Consulting, Andrew Cohen discovered a passion for technology at the age of six while tinkering with his Dad's computers. It’s been a tech-centric life since then.

For more than 25 years, Andrew has worked in the Information Technology field in a variety of roles. Prior to establishing SMR, Andrew worked for 11 years in Lotus Development Corp’s Professional Services group (eventually becoming IBM), for which he consulted for dozens of companies all over the world including many Fortune 500 businesses.

Andrew is an avid bicyclist and has competed in races domestically and internationally. He participates annually in the Pan-Mass Challenge, raising money for cancer research.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northeastern University. He is currently working on a combined Master of Science in Finance/Master of Business Administration, also from Northeastern University (Go Huskies!), made possible by the free time gained after his triplet daughters’ recent graduation from high school. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife Cynthia.

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Cohen is SMR’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining SMR in 2003, Deborah was a residential property manager for Rose Associates, Inc. in New York City where she was responsible for the management of some of the finest residential buildings in Manhattan. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from Baruch College/City University of New York and a Bachelor Arts in American Studies from Brandeis University.

In her spare time, Deb serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the College Lght Opera Company, a summer stock musical theatre company on Cape Cod.

Project Manager

Gino Paulino is a Senior Engineer and Project Manager, having joined SMR full time in 2018. Prior to this, Gino worked for SMR as a co-op student for many semesters. Gino holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

In Gino's free time, he enjoys playing disc golf and shooting trap with friends.

Matthew Bremer-Kamens joined SMR in 2018 as an Engineer and quickly advanced to the position of Senior Security Engineer. Prior to SMR, Matthew worked as an internal IT Engineer for businesses in the New York metropolitan area. He is dedicated to the quality and improvement of his work and experience.

In Matthew's free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and playing relaxing video games with friends.

Giuseppe Barletta is a Senior Engineer, having joined SMR full time in 2019. Giuseppe’s previous experience includes working as a co-op student for SMR. He also had stints as a Business Consultant at the Apple Store, as an engineer at another IT services firm, before finally returning to SMR. Giuseppe holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Giuseppe likes to spend his free time going on hikes and flying his drone.

Kyle Levasseur is an Engineer, having joined SMR full time in 2020. Previously Kyle worked as internal IT for several companies in the Boston area. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Kyle looks forward to joining his family on their yearly bear hunt in northern Maine.

Peter Ludwig is an Engineer, having joined SMR full time in 2021. Prior to this, Peter worked for SMR as a co-op student for many semesters and worked as a Technology Support Center Lead at the University of Connecticut. Peter holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut.

Peter enjoys baking cookies and playing competitive video games with his friends.

Service Coordinator

Joseph Porter is SMR's Service Coordinator. He joined SMR full time in 2020. Previously Joe worked as an operations analyst at Fidelity Investments. Joe has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stonehill College.

In Joe's free time, he enjoys camping and playing airsoft with friends.

Social Media Director

Racheli Cohen is SMR Consulting‘s Social Media Director, having joined in 2019. She is pursuing double majors in Government & Politics and Sociology, as well as minors in International Development & Conflict Management and Global Poverty at the University of Maryland. Racheli is currently doing a semester abroad at the American University of Rome.

Racheli is taking advantage of her semester in Italy to travel as much as possible and to seek out great Italian cuisine.