Meet the Team
Jay Rose Chief Executive Officer
Jay Rose is the founder of Absolute Computer Solutions and has ran the day-to-day operations of the business since its inception. Jay is known in the industry for his dynamic and hands-on leadership style. As CEO Jay carefully manages both the technical and administrative ends of the company ensuring a smooth business acumen where he firmly believes that all clients should be treated like friends or family which led to our corporate philosophy and motto, ensuring that each and every client truly has “a friend in the business”.
Jay came from a diverse background including being awarded a letter of commendation during a combat tour while being deployed in Operation Southern Watch as a Divisional Information Systems Security Officer (DISSO) and later applied his defense security knowledge at Naval Operations Base, Norfolk Virginia where he was assigned duties at one of the largest Department of Defense (DoD) network operations centers (NOC) on the eastern seaboard at which time he was pioneering research into secure video chat for high ranking officers across the installation as well as penetration testing and providing support duties. Jay later applied himself in business holding both global and domestic management positions for companies such as Sylvania while under the Brite Star brand and Graco Manufacturing. Eventually Jay decided to take the plunge into his own business and Absolute was born.
Jay graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford in 2007 completing an Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Computer Science (Computing) in just eleven months specializing in Data and Systems Analysis with a heavy influence on Object Oriented (O-O) design. Additionally Jay holds certificates from Rutgers University in both Project Management and Technical Writing. He has been a beta tester for CompTIA since the 2005 refresh of the Net+ exam having the opportunity to audit questions on the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Additionally Jay first became a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor (MOS-MMI) in 2005 specializing in the Office 2000 product line scoring one of the highest scores that the testing center has ever seen for Microsoft Access (Final Score: 976). Jay holds numerous other certifications in both Information Technology and in Healthcare as he volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician in his spare time, as an EMT he frequently teaches community lifesaving classes and holds an American Heart Association (AHA) instructor card in addition to being an Instructor Trainer under the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) umbrella.
Jay lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Melanie and three children. He plans on expanding Absolute’s cloud-based offerings as well as training initiatives in the coming months. As a veteran of our armed forces, Jay has earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Ribbon, a Letter of Commendation and various other personal and unit awards.
Donald Lai Managing Director
A proven sales management professional, Donald joined Team Absolute in 2011 bringing almost a decade of experience in both the computer services and telecom industries. Donald’s dynamic approach at managing the sales team and its daily operations has been fundamental to Absolute’s profitable growth.
Donald previously was employed in a variety of sales roles at industry giants including AT&T and MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM Company. During his tenure at AT&T, he increased sales over 140% every month resulting in being selected to the Presidential Club of Excellence and Quarterly Summit Awards from 2009-2012. In college, Donald co-founded and led YuppieGeeks, a web design company that targeted small businesses. Donald currently leads the enterprise mobility space with MDM and BYOD initiatives.
Marc Weintraub Director of Engineering
Marc Weintraub delivers over 30 years of experience in business information systems. He has worked in various sectors both public and private including the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Treasury and the Department of the Interior as well as numerous Fortune 100 companies and small businesses where he has managed the development of multiple complex software and computer network systems.
Marc began his career building and enhancing financial database systems. He quickly added to his skills by participating in a Disaster Preparedness project for the Social Security Administration through the development of its Risk Assessment Model, which evaluated the vulnerability of various Social Security offices to physical attack or disablement.
Not content to be limited to software development, Marc accepted the challenge of restoring network services to NOAA after a devastating fire destroyed a key data center. He recovered 100% of the data, rebuilt the infrastructure and returned the office to the national network in less than one week. As a result of that success he was reassigned to be the regional office network administrator and tasked with leading a nation-wide technology initiative. His efforts were chronicled in an article published in Network Computing magazine in 1986.
Marc graduated from the Honors College of the University of Maryland at College Park in 1982 having earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a significant focus in business administration. He has supplemented his formal education with course work in proposal writing, database management systems and human relations (Dale Carnegie Institute Certificate).
Additionally Marc is a seasoned American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor initially obtaining instructor certification while as a student at UMCP. Through both individual and team instruction, he certified more than 500 people in both professional and lay-provider CPR over a span of three years.
David Klein “The Candy Man” – Inventor of the Jelly Belly Strategic Adviser
David Klein is the eccentric candy inventor from Los Angeles, California, who in 1976 had a once in a lifetime epiphany and came up with the concept of Jelly Belly jellybeans. These colorful beans came in numerous shockingly realistic flavors and were a radical new product. They became a pop culture phenomenon and revolutionized the candy industry. It didn’t hurt that no less a personage than Ronald Reagen, president of the United States of America, proclaimed Jelly Bellies as his favorite sweets. Jelly Belly has since grown into a billion dollar enterprise. Though David feels that there is no room for an eccentric genius like himself in the modern corporate world we at Absolute Computer Solutions can certainly agree to disagree as his strategic advice has helped us tremendously since he first came on board to loan us his services in 2012.
David is the star of the documentary film “Candyman”. The movie is all about both sides of the American dream. It tells how Klein lost his beans, but kept his soul. You can read more about the film here www.candymanfilm.com. David is currently working on a sequel as well as some new products such as David’s “Beyond Gourmet” Jelly Beans which will without a doubt become a modern classic just as the Jelly Belly did over thirty years ago.