Leadership Team

Alex Mathenge, Bsc Hons, MSc Hons.

President and CEO

Experience:
With over 15 years experience in the IT industry, and 8 years in the Information Security Industry, Alex is has been a leading voice in web and network security. Prior to founding the company in 2008,  Alex was Head of Information Management Services at Dataline International LTD increasing revenues from Ksh 25 million per year to over Ksh 47 million in just 4 years.  In addition to managing the client services division, Alex helped plan and implement network security, including but not limited to firewalls, applying cryptography to network applications, file permissions, file system integrity and users. Alex has held senior management positions at Terrain Trekker, Muasons among other leading technology companies and currently consults for WordPress Direct. His expertise and influence have made him a recognized leader in building information security solutions for large companies.

Certifications and awards:
Certified Information Systems Security Specialist (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSE)
Community Impact award- Save Our Trees initiative.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – achieved deans list all semesters and graduated with honors Cum-Laude, Bridgewater State University
Masters in Information Technology Management with honors, Keller Graduate School

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Mike Musau, Bsc Computer Science

Chief Information Officer

Experience:
Prior to joining Conor Inc, Mike was the Vice president of Infrastructure and Security Operations at Omni American bank. As Vice President, Mike managed the IT infrastructure, oversaw security for ongoing projects and systems, and developed and helped administer the information security policies based on ISO27001, COBIT and ITIL standards.  In addition, Mike managed a multi-million dollar project to create a disaster recovery offsite location for the bank. Success was measured by being under budget as well as a successful DR test in August 2009 where all tier 1 applications were successfully recovered in less than 6 hours (RTO is 1 business day). Mike also continuously monitored and provided maintenance on the Cisco ASA firewall configuration and workstations.

Certifications:
Certified Information Systems Security Specialist (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
GIAC Security Essentials Certifications (GSEC)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Columbia College
Management Training & Project Management Training

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Emily Chege, BA Leadership and Administration

Director of Marketing

Experience:
Emily has over 10 years experience in marketing. She has worked for multi-national firms and agencies such as Regus, Grizzard Communications Group and Crowne Plaza hotels, receiving many accolades along the way. Prior to joining Conor Inc, Emily was the Head of Production Marketing for Grizzard, running fundraising solutions for American Red Cross and Salvation Army non-profit corporations.  As a member of the American Marketing Association and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Emily has attended seminars and workshops to keep up with the ever changing marketing trends. Emily is tasked with marketing our company and partner solutions. Emily is a proven leader with years of personnel management and mentoring experience.

Certifications:
American Marketing Association Member

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Administration minor in Marketing, Beulah Heights University

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George Mwangi, Bsc Computer Science

Chief Executive-Products

Experience:

As part of the products division, George is tasked with learning the customer and helping find the right solutions for the customer. He has extensive experience in managing projects and software.  Prior to joining Conor Inc, George worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers for three years on highly visible projects was eventually elevated to a management position.

Certifications:
Project Management Professional (PMP Certification)

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Slippery Rock University

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Allan Muriuki, Bsc, MA

Chief Financial Officer

Experience:

Allan is tasked with tax compliance, strategic planning and overall finance operations. Prior to joining Conor Inc, Allan was Director of Finance at Mercer. He has worked as the financial lead as a Manager at Boston Financial Service Consultants.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Boston University
Masters in Finance, Boston University

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Charles Muturi, Bsc Applied Information Technology

Chief Consultant

Experience
A distinguished IT Strategist and Operations Leader with over 12 years expertise in a wide range of technologies within multiple industry settings. Demonstrated success in managing networks, client/server technology, virtualization, cloud technology, VoIP, enterprise applications, disaster recovery and business continuity. .
Prior to joining Africa Conor, Charles was the Director of Information Technology at Signal Hill Capital Group, where he designed and rolled out data storage solutions using HP SAN technology, Introduced Virtualization to the IT infrastructure using Microsoft Hyper V technology realizing significant capex cost savings. Developed strategic plans to adopt cloud computing and successfully migrated all IT services to a public cloud environment. Established disaster recovery policies and systems using Microsoft DPM and Cisco redundant firewall configurations.  Installed and managed Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Certifications
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
ITIL
PRINCE2
Education:
 Bachelor of Science in Applied Information Technology, University of Baltimore
Associate Degree in Applied Science, Community College of Baltimore County