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.
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.
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.
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
Matthew Bremer joined SMR in 2018 as an Engineer and quickly advanced to the position of Security Engineer. Prior to SMR, Matthew worked as an internal IT Engineer for businesses in the New York metropolitan area. He is currently pursuing an Associate of Science in Cyber Security, and certification in Security+ (a network administration and security certification) leading ultimately to the prestigious CISP certification (Certified Information Security Professional).
Giuseppe Barletta is an 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.
Racheli Cohen is SMR Consulting‘s Social Media Director, having joined in 2019. She is currently studying Government, Politics, and Sociology at the University of Maryland.