Our Team is ready to help
For over 20 years, our subject matter experts have worked for and with some of the largest organizations and government agencies in the world. Every one of us is passionate about doing our utmost to save our clients more money and to get things done more efficiently than they ever thought possible.
John Blasig — CEO
Phone: 516-780-1466 | Email: jblasig at umsol.com
It’s obvious to anyone who meets John that he is authentically passionate about providing his clients with the lowest cost solutions and delivering the greatest value. Having focused his education (at one of America’s top 5 business schools) on increasing operating performance, John supported IBM’s financial turnaround in the early 1990’s. Since then, John has owned, invested in, and been a C-level executive and board member in companies across various industries — from software development to retail and wholesale operations to strategic sourcing services. And, in 2012, John’s passion for efficiency led him to begin making significant investments and resource commitments to energy efficiency programs and alternative energy solutions.
John’s passion to be of service also shines during his “spare time.” He dedicates a significant amount of his personal time to funding and supporting disabled veteran programs, and has been Vice Chairman of the Marine’s “Toys for Tots” program since 2011. John also provided significant time and resources to assist in disaster management and recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Steve Lohr — Vice President
Phone: 586-420-6822 | Email: slohr at umsol.com
Steve’s reputation precedes him. He is known for his passion — and unique abilities — for helping customers optimize their spend…skills he has honed for over 17 years in IT Asset Management. An original member of the UMS team, Steve helped build UMS’ unique methodology for saving clients money. As Vice President, he oversees the services UMS provides to over 450 unique customers.
Steve always makes time to do what he loves most — spend time with his two daughters. He also loves traveling and being active outdoors — including being a competitive beach volleyball player (which takes him to two tournaments a year in Mexico!).
David Burns — COO
Phone: 425-242-1320 | Email: dburns at umsol.com
Voted most likeable by his high school graduating class, David has built UMS on delivering human-driven value to his customers. Starting in the IT asset management industry in 1992, David is now universally acknowledged as a subject matter expert in this field. In the early days of the IT asset management industry, David was an Officer and VP of Consulting and Product Development for one of the first consulting and technology companies in IT asset management. Today, David and his consulting teams support over 450 unique customers on an annual basis — in areas ranging from mergers and acquisitions, to software contract optimization, to audit advisory services.
David is passionate about helping people make sense of their environments and finding ways to fund the areas that will grow their businesses. In the midst of his hectic schedule, David always finds the time to volunteer with the homeless and to coach youth sports.
Mike Lessick — Executive Vice President
Phone: 201-232-0100 | Email: mlessick at umsol.com
Mike’s deep understanding of contract and sourcing strategies has saved his clients tens of millions of dollars across all areas of business — from asset management, to energy, to technology infrastructure. Mike recently consulted with the City of New York to right-size its resources in its 100-plus agency organization, resulting in a savings of over $50 million dollars. His amiable style and excellence in execution (technical, financial, and communications) has made Mike a highly-sought-after, trusted advisor for both UMS clients and partners.
No day is complete for Mike without laughter, the feeling of accomplishment from a job well done, quality time with his family, honesty, an attempt at exercise, and a good meal!
Curtis Browne — VP and Principal Consultant
Phone: 206-291-3762 | Email: cbrown at umsol.com
Curtis loves helping customers optimize their software spend and use. His recent recommendations to an insurance company helped them change contractual approaches that resulted in over $3M in savings for just one year. His broad understanding of technology and licensing, and his down-to-earth nature, let him explain technical concepts, licensing nuances, and contract terms in a way that customers can easily grasp. Because of this, they can make wiser, more fully-informed decisions for their organization. Yes, Curtis is easy to work with, but his analytical thinking and big-picture perspectives let him quickly appraise a situation, craft the path forward, and guide the clients to their goal.
Curtis loves to create and build with excellence. He personally built a 150-square foot pirate treehouse for his kids. Curtis loves having fun — and being present with others in this amazing life.
Scott Shaw — Principal Consultant
Phone: 808-446-5422 | Email: sshaw at umsol.com
Scott loves to save money … customers’ money. Scott brings a strong financial background and eye for continuous improvement to projects ranging from simple assessments to complex license optimization for large application portfolios. Seventeen years invested in working with software give him a clear understanding of how to reduce redundancy, simplify support and choose flexible purchasing and contract terms that result in savings. Scott recently helped a large manufacturer achieve savings of over $6M in one year. He loves to communicate and enable positive change, and often teaches at technical conferences.
Scott loves to start each day with good coffee and has been known to drive a long way for great pizza, barbecue, or Thai food.
Mike Quintana — Director of Business Development
Phone: 646-634-1970 | Email: mquintana at umsol.com
Mike’s clients know him for being an excellent listener and problem solver, with an uncanny ability to translate their problems into reduced costs, improved productivity, and increased customer satisfaction. Mike is a veteran leader of global client engagements. In fact, he recently helped a major insurance company achieve unprecedented claims-processing efficiencies — while significantly reducing their costs. He also helped a major media and entertainment company streamline royalty-payment processing —while improving customer satisfaction for its clients.
In his spare time, Mike is an avid sports fan, rooting on his Yankees, New York Giants, and New York Rangers. When he’s not watching sporting events, he enjoys taking in a comedy or murder mystery on the big screen.
Suzan Wallerstein — Management Consultant
Phone: 516-272-3263 | Email: swallerstein at umsol.com
Suzan’s attention to detail — and her analytical approach to business challenges — mean that every project she’s in charge of is seamlessly executed. A recent project that Suzan is still proud of was in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy when she was responsible for the oversight of Disaster Management & Recovery throughout Long Island. Looking back on a career of extensive consulting expertise in operational oversight and construction management, her honesty and integrity have clearly been keys to her success. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Licensed Contractor.
A yoga class, followed by curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and her West Highland Terrier is Suzan’s favorite way to end a successful day.