We are creators, innovators, and thought leaders. We created The Information Governance Conference. We created The Information Governance Model. We built the official ARMA IGP Course. We created the RDRV, Relative Data Repository Value Methodology. We created the EIM3, Enterprise Information Management Maturity Model. We are the new leaders in Information Management Consulting Services.
Optismo was born in 2013 through the merger of two companies, LeftGen and The Edward Allen Group. The combined executive team included Nick Inglis, Jim Merrifield, and Rich Mesquita. Focusing on consulting services and events initially, the team created and launched the ambitious and innovative Information Governance Conference. Through 2013, 2014, and 2015, Optismo more than doubled in size and continues it's breakneck growth. This growth is validation that the information management space is ready for fresh voices with new but validated strategies.
Optismo is based in Branford, CT in the United States with easy access to Boston, New York, Providence, Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford. We are a globally focused company and have served clients in more than 10 countries.
Optismo CEO, Nick Inglis is the former Director of Professional Development at AIIM. He is the co-creator of The Information Governance Conference, creator of the Information Governance Model (InfoGovModel.com), and co-creator of the ARMA IGP Official Course. He is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report and Yahoo Finance. When not adding to his certificate and certification collection (CIP, IGP, SharePointM, E2.0m, ECMm, ERMm, IMCP), he is likely spending time with his son, Conor Atom.
Jim Merrifield is Optismo's CMO, he is the co-creator of The Information Governance Conference and co-creator of the ARMA IGP Official Course, as well as Past President of ARMA Connecticut. He is a published author and speaker on many information governance topics including records management, e-discovery, privacy, and cyber-security. His experience as a practitioner, solution provider, and consultant has enabled him to see the industry from all sides of the spectrum. He is an AIIM CIP and ARMA IGP.
Optismo CTO, Rich Mesquita, has over 15 years of experience in both information technology and marketing. Rich is a well respected technologist and business operations specialist. Rich is a regular speaker on the topic of communicating strategy to executives. Mesquita has helped organizations of all sizes build strategic plans and implement compliant software solutions.
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