Bob Markowitz, is Executive Vice President and leads the day-to-day management of all Astir operations including Consulting, Marketing, Business & Technical Development, HR, and Recruiting. Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in translating client needs into solutions through his hands-on business consulting, business analysis, marketing, technology and sales experience. His background includes serving as a senior consultant for AT&T’s CRM organization, leading marketing and eLearning technology realization as a partner in DEMA Education, and serving as AT&T Labs Director for New Service Opportunities, where he led client research and technology development of next generation services. He was an early innovator in the marriage of advertising sales promotions and interactive voice response technology where he assisted many of NY's advertising agencies in developing highly successful interactive sales promotions. Bob is noted for his forward thinking concepts and holds more than 50 U.S. patents in the areas of web, multimedia, data and communications services. He has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in the East as well as the premiere edition of Marquis Who's Who in the Media and Communications. Bob holds an MBA in Marketing and Management Sciences from Long Island University, granted “With Distinction”.