Michael Kerr, President
Michael Kerr established OSC in 1991 for the express purpose of building a viable business around Jeffrey Schneider’s revolutionary scanning system, Fast and Accurate Questionnaire Scanning SystemTM ( FAQSSTM ). His faith in the system and skills as a businessman and administrator enabled Michael to transform an idea into a highly successful enterprise. As president of the company, Michael is both a visionary and a hands-on problem solver.
Jeffrey Schneider, Executive VP Research & Development
Jeffrey Schneider began his career programming radar systems for the military at Norden Systems, Inc. while still a student at New York Institute of Technology. In 1991, with Michael Kerr’s support, Jeffrey developed the unique software program, Fast and Accurate Questionnaire Scanning SystemTM (FAQSSTM), and Optimum Solutions Corp. was established. His unique ability to assess clients’ needs and respond quickly to them has enabled OSC to contract with some of the most prestigious companies in the market research and educational assessment industries.
John Harrison, Executive VP Sales & Marketing
John Harrison spearheads our sales, branding, marketing and communication efforts. He is charged with making certain that OSC is getting the message across to its clients, strategic partners and employees. Prior to joining OSC in December 2009, John was the president of Harrison Leifer DiMarco, one of Long Island’s leading advertising and public relations agencies.
Andrew Brooks, Programming Manager
A 1989 graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and computer programmer for ABR Corporation from 1990 – 1995, Andrew Brooks brought a wealth of expertise and experience to OSC when he joined the company in December, 1995. He quickly proved to be an asset to the company, assisting in the conversion of the FAQSS application software from DOS to Windows. His intimate knowledge of the FAQSS software, problem solving and leadership abilities enabled Andrew to assume responsibilities as Senior Developer. In that capacity, Andrew supervises the Computer Programming Division, as well as the Help Desk. Andrew assisted in the isolation of Image Mark Recognition (IMR) engine for the 2010 Census and is currently assisting in the development of EASE (Educational Assessment Scoring Environment), OSC’s proprietary electronic scoring technology.
Rachel Koenke, Operations Manager
Rachel Koenke began her employment at OSC in 1995 as a data entry clerk, while still a student at Hofstra University. As the company expanded, so did Rachel’s responsibilities. Her people skills and clear understanding of the inner working of the software enabled Rachel to move easily between the technical and customer service departments, and made her a valuable asset at OSC. Rachel handles every task with the professionalism our clients need and the personal attention they deserve.