2.17.2015

Capital Region IT Professional Takes Reins of Local Information Technology Consulting & Training Company


Homegrown WBE Documentation Strategies Begins New Chapter, Retains WBE Status

RENSSELAER - Signaling the next chapter in a local tech sector startup success story, it was announced today that Capital Region IT professional and entrepreneur Tami Cole has taken over as President and CEO of Documentation Strategies (DocStrats), a Rensselaer-based information technology consulting and training company, on February 1, with ownership of the company retroactively effective January 1.

Decades ahead of the Capital Region’s designation as “Tech Valley,” long before the push for regional STEM initiatives, DocStrats was started by Ann Moynihan in 1981 to strategically serve a unique business need. DocStrats provides a wide range of information technology and training services to its clients. Over the past 34 years, the company has been involved with initiatives ranging from large-scale projects used by New York State to projects for small, privately owned entities, earning a reputation for the highest quality deliverables and consistent excellence in customer service.

“I am honored to build upon the stellar reputation Ann has built for DocStrats,” said Tami Cole, President and CEO, DocStrats. “I have long been inspired by Ann’s vision and innovation in the technology sector, dedication to the community and exemplary stance on women-owned business. I am confident that thanks to this company’s solid position in the business community combined with my intimate knowledge of participating in and leading information technology projects, I will be able to continue DocStrats on an upward path of growth and cement this company’s legacy in the Capital Region and beyond.”

Tami’s background includes nearly twenty years in designing and implementing business applications, working for two of the Capital Region’s well-known consulting companies; CGI (previously Deloitte Consulting/DRT Systems), on her own as an independent consultant and, most recently, with PwC for the past 12 years. She has worked in every facet of business application development, from analyzing and documenting the business’ needs to coding and testing applications as well as writing user guides and training employees on using applications effectively. Her extensive portfolio includes designing healthcare coding and compliance software used in more than 300 hospitals nationwide and working on projects with clients and development teams from all over the world.

“After years of working with colleagues via phone calls across the world, I am thrilled to be leveraging my talents in the Capital Region, right in my own backyard,” said Cole. “I am eager to make a positive impact on the community that has always supported DocStrats; I am a firm believer in providing opportunity to those willing to learn and work hard and in developing interest in STEM initiatives for young women. In addition to growing this business, this is my time to mentor our region’s youth.”

“I have had the good fortune to work with many terrific clients, meeting their technology needs and helping them succeed,” said Ann Moynihan. “In addition, I have had the great privilege of working with some of the most talented IT staff and consultants in Tech Valley, who deserve a great deal of credit for DocStrats’ success.  I am confident that Tami will continue to provide the same level of excellent work and customer service that this company has been known for, and I wish her much success.”

Tami would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their assistance with the acquisition: Anchor Agency, Bolton St. John, Gramercy Communications, KeyBank, Stark & Basila and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.

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About DocStrats: Documentation Strategies, Inc. is a leading provider of informationtechnology and training services, providing clients with a variety of IT related services ranging from IT transformation, technical documentation, application development, system integration, custom training and quality assurance.

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