I first partnered with Jason about 5 years ago when he served as vCIO providing compliance advice and UCaaS solutions to the highly regulated financial sector. He helped banks and their IT departments thrive in the complex environment of state and federal regulations. Additionally his personal relationship with federal & state auditors provided our banking clients the insight necessary to successfully position themselves and prepare for the specter of audits.
Without his guidance, IT departments would flounder. With his guidance, road maps and focus were quickly established, and projects began to run smoothly to completion. Best practices were quickly implemented. This not only relieved stress from IT departments, but boardroom management quickly began to value his insight due to his excellent communication skills. He was able to effectively explain the "financial and regulatory impact" of technical solutions to management, thereby creating "buy-in" from key players. All this done with minimal client employee and customer impact. Best of all, he did this hand-in-hand with the IT staff, providing them the positive spotlight in which to bask as successful organizations. It was win/win for all involved.
I still lean on him today as a technical and business mentor. I'm feel fortunate count Jason as a reliable partner in a ever changing industry, and a personal friend as well.