We had the good fortune of connecting with Jon Alban and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jon, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to provide a better experience for people when getting help with their technology vision and execution. I also wanted to help the people on my team find meaningful work in an environment that did not pressure them with quotas or any of the negative corporate crap we went through in our careers.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
ACTIVATE provides more than just products and services, we provide thought leadership with support of your business goals. We listen to what each business owner we work with is doing, wants to do and has done so that no issues are repeated and keep initiatives moving at a proper pace. Our executive team takes pride in their virtual CIO approach to each client. Our services team takes pride in managing all aspects of a project for each client and the documentation they provide. We got to where we are by learning from the mistakes we and others around us made. Learning from where vendors, resellers and services providers had challenges over the course of over 25 years, we have been able to craft processes that eliminate bumps in the road for our current and future client base. We want the world to know that it does not take 300 people to make your project successful, it takes a team of dedicated professionals with the right experience which is us.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Old Town is where it all goes down! Karsen’s for a burger, Burboun & Bones for dinner, the W for a pool party perhaps or just go for a walk by the Waterfront and enjoy the perfect weather we live in for 9 months.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to my kiddos for keeping quiet when I had an important conference call and a vey special shoutout to my wife Rachel who added so much value to the organization while supporting my leadership.

Website: http://www.activateglobally.com/
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