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2014-2015 Strategic Resource Partners    
The following Strategic Resource Partners graciously gave of their time and resources to make the 2014 Tri-State Heads Conference possible.  Please take a moment to visit their websites and consider them when searching for products or services for your school.


2013-2014 CAIS Sponsors ~ CAIS thanks the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of CAIS
If you'd like to become a corporate sponsor, please email d_brewer@caisct.org

Eli Avershal


Magic Hour Communications helps schools and colleges dramatically improve the effectiveness of their communications through the design and development of advanced Web sites that are integrated with the school's other databases and systems.



Bill Schouten

Mobile devices and applications have become more and more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. Aerohive Networks securely harnesses these trends and technologies, and redefines how users connect to the enterprise by reducing the cost and complexity of distributed campus and school deployments with cloud-enabled Wi-Fi, routing, and switching solutions designed to go anywhere your users may be—district offices, schools, or at home. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control architecture, public or private cloud platform, and easy-to-deploy routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly hardware appliances and deliver “business-grade” wireless networks that are centrally managed and offer sophisticated security—and more—so that schools can take educational technology to the next level. Aerohive’s distributed, scalable architecture is optimized to boost parent-teacher communication, campus-wide safety, deliver unique classroom monitoring capabilities, ease the use of Apple products in schools, all the while easily addressing temporary classroom connectivity requirements.


John Zinno

203-944-8647 203-944-2100

BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We have grown to nearly 400 accounting, consulting and administrative professionals, making us the one largest public accounting firms in the U.S.  Drawing upon our breadth and depth of experience in our primary service areas — educational institutions, privately held businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities —  we strategically tailor and consistently deliver tested solutions for unlocking the full potential of your organization.


Jack Selvaggio


Competitive Energy Services (CES), a full-service energy consulting firm, advises institutional, industrial, commercial and governmental clients in managing and containing energy costs in a competitive marketplace.  CES provides a broad variety of strategic energy management services, such as procurement, risk management, budgeting, sustainability options and fuel arbitrage across the United States and Canada. CES’s integrated, innovative and customized solutions help clients maximize savings and manage risks in the rapidly changing energy sector.  CES has been working with CAIS members to procure energy since 2009.


Elsie LaCourt


Flik Independent Schools is a dedicated dining service specialist committed to providing freshly prepared nutritious foods. We customize dining service solutions for the academic communities that embrace a lifestyle that includes sustainability and social responsibility.


Chris Duble


Insurance broker and risk management adviser specializing in educational institutions - property/casualty insurance broker for the Nutmeg Group.


Matt Rose


HB Communications, Inc. has 68 years of experience providing technology solutions, including: Video Conferencing, Unified Communications, System Integration, Digital Signage and Broadcast. Our experienced staff is comprised of manufacturer certified programmers, licensed technicians, and many InfoComm CTS-I and CTS-D certified employees. Our emphasis is on results, Human interaction and collaboration.


Allison Frazier


Education is no longer just pencils and paper inside a brick and mortar classroom; it's using search engines, YouTube videos and onlne encyclopedias to understand the world. Technology has revoluitionized our classrooms; it's time to reimagine the way we learn. Let's engage students in meaningful projects and create collaborative communities where every student has a voice. Let's extend learning beyond classroom walls and school bells and inspire students to be excited about their education.  Founded in 1999, Lightspeed Systems develops comprehensive network security, management and mobile learning solutions for the education market. Completely focused on K12 education, Lightspeed Systems has created the only school-specific solution with three integrated elements to address IT, educator, administrator and parental concerns. Our Mobile Learning Essentials brings together a filter that's about access, an LMS that's about collaboration and an MDM that's made for schools to create mobile learning programs that are innovative and successful. With more than 10 million students protected and engaged, partnerships with thousands of districts and a team full of former educators, Lightspeed Systems is redefining the education revolution through safe, mobile, collaborative learning environments.  

Sarah Casasanto


OMR Architects is an award-winning architectural firm dedicated to the design of high-quality, cost-effective, functional, and sustainable projects. We believe in a collaborative approach to architecture in which every building study and design is a unique response to our client's particular goals, concerns and needs.

Kathleen Guglielmo


We offer full services of architecture:  architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture.


Sally Laroche


Pullman & Comley has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent providers of legal services, serving clients throughout Connecticut, the Northeast, and internationally. Since 1919, our firm has continued to grow and adapt to meet our clients’ changing needs, helping them to address the challenges and opportunities of every economy.  With offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury, Connecticut and White Plains, New York, our firm is organized into practice sections that offer clients both depth of experience and the flexibility to team across disciplines for customized, solution-oriented service.  In addition, because of our strong roots in Connecticut, we often collaborate with out-of-state law firms, serving as local counsel in corporate transactions and litigation matters.  Our membership in the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms, gives our local clients the benefit of global reach.

Rich Bartlett

860-409-7520 X107

Schuster Driscoll, LLC specializes in Employee Benefits, Retirement Plan Services and Human Resource Consulting. Our team of professionals share one common goal: to provide the best client service and technical guidance in the industry. Our dedicated staff work closely with our clients to implement strategies that enhance benefits and employee appreciation while reducing risks and controlling costs. Our commitment to forging long term relationships can be seen through the investment we make in supporting our clients’ initiatives.


Michelle Morin


Technology Partners Absolute Data Recovery - Education solution helps schools reduce the risks, costs and lost opportunities associated with data loss as a result of system failures and disasters. By building right-sized solutions to replicate, backup, protect, secure and recover data and business systems, clients value our attention to detail, personalized service and thoroughness in our disaster recovery testing. By servicing independent schools, we understand how the replication, backup, protection, security and recoverability of data and systems effect your school's operations. We design solutions customized to your recovery times to minimize your overall downtime and maximize your productivity in other areas. We understand that you don't really want to be spending your time dealing with tapes anymore. We can truly help you finally "sit back and relax" and not constantly worry if your backups ran and even if they did if you could actually recover your data from them. Stop by and visit with us to learn more about our CAIS consortium pricing and how we have helped many CAIS members from all over the state with unique technology solutions designed around each specific school we partner with.


Andrea Nicoli


IT Services & Consulting.  Areas of expertise include Virtualization, Network Management, Technology Planning, IT Security, Backup & Disaster Recovery and Wireless Networks.


Nancy Scirocco


Webster Bank provides specialized products and services for independent schools, including sophisticated cash management products, full fraud control, automated tuition collection program, lending and investment services.

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