GSS is proud to announce that Sandy Cohn has been nominated by Excelsior College as one of their key Partners in Lifelong Learning Scholarship Event. As a part of its celebrations for the 40th anniversary Excelsior College decided to honor 20 Capital Region leaders who have significant contribution to Excelsior College in terms of professional talent, personal commitment, or financial support that have helped the institution grow from its roots in 1971 into a 21st century role-model for non-profit distance education for students worldwide. Sanford A. Cohn, better known as Sandy Cohn, Senior Vice President, Technology Solutions, GSS Infotech and an Excelsior alumnus, was selected as one of the honoraries of 2011.
Sandy Cohn has more than 40 years in the IT industry. He started his career working with mainframe and minicomputer operations and programming in companies like IBM, DEC, and Prime Computer. In the early 80s, Cohn started his first company that centered on the integration of distributed systems primarily around Novell’s architecture. Cohn started his second company in nineties around Microsoft’s new server OS and Citrix’s Thin Client Computing. In 2000, he joined Atec Group as the manager of professional services, and has played a pivotal role in propelling Atec Group to one of the top regional integration players in the rapidly growing virtualization market, with partners like VMware and NetApp.
Today, working as the Senior Vice President, Technology Solutions, GSS Infotech, Cohn is the key decision maker in sales, and service delivery of Infrastructure Technology Solutions (ITS) division in US. With his commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused efforts he aspires to make the organization a global IT player.
Sandy holds a degree in Electronics AAS from Community College of the Air Force and holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from State University of New York. He has pursued his Masters in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sandy’s relationship with Excelsior began when he earned a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior in 1980. He has proven to be an outstanding partner as Excelsior has worked with Atec Group and now with GSS Infotech.