Management Team

Kent R. Schumann

Kent R. Schumann

President & vCIO

A senior business and IT executive, Kent has over 15 years of leadership experience in companies such as: Seymour Duncan, Network General Corp., GTE Internetworking, Alteon WebSystems, and Nortel Networks. Kent has led teams to successfully architect, develop and deploy strategic IT solutions of all scales in a wide variety of industries. Kent has built and run numerous successful technology service business units as well as building and leading internal IT organizations. Prior to founding SlingStoneIT, Kent ran IT Improvement Associates, a consultancy focused on strategic IT advisory and services. Kent is also a faculty member at the University of Phoenix and teaches a broad set of business and technology management courses such as Business Systems Development, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Operating Systems, Internet Technologies, Windows Networking, and many more in both Bachelors and Masters level degree programs.

Areas of Expertise:
IT Strategy & Vision, Security, IT Audits, Disaster Recovery, IT Regulatory Compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA), ERP/CRM systems, Email/Groupware, Data Centers, WAN/VPN, Web infrastructure

Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA - exam completed, official certification pending)

MBA in Technology Management - University of Phoenix
BA Political Science - University of California Santa Barbara