IFS was launched in 1994, initially to develop and support custom software applications for the finance industry. Over the years, our focus has expanded to include a variety of other industries and services.
Our team includes over 50 database architects, designers, and software engineers with a nearly 20-year history of delivering systems on time and on budget. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, all of our resources are located in the US and offer the opportunity to expand or augment your internal IT staff.
A privately held company, IFS has the flexibility to focus fully on supporting our clients. The absence of debt gives us the strength to continue enhancing our current products and develop new solutions for our diverse and dynamically growing customer base.
As president of IFS, Mitch manages the company’s day-to-day operations. He is also a hands-on-developer, participating in new system design and interfacing with customers to gather specifications.
Mitch began his career as a software engineer for the US Army. There, he designed system-level utilities to support data acquisition and analysis for developing advanced weapons systems – and published several articles detailing the unique new system tools he developed. After earning a Masters degree in computer science, he moved on to work at Digital Equipment Corporation as a software consultant, collaborating with Fortune 500 companies to design and implement complex enterprise-wide systems. Some projects included designing new communication protocols and others managing the development of new hardware designed specifically for some of Digital’s largest clients.
In 1994, Mitch launched Integrated Financial Solutions, Inc. (IFS). Focusing on the finance industry, Mitch and the IFS team developed IFSLeaseWorks, one of the first fully integrated front-end/back-end lease management systems commercially available. Mitch has led the evolution of IFSLeaseWorks to incorporate new functionality and technology as the needs of clients and the industry continue to evolve. His philosophy about system engineering is that functionality, ease of use and flexibility are the key elements of a successful system. Mitch enjoys working with clients to gather requirements for system enhancements and discussing future technology trends.
As Mitch expands the offerings of IFS – now IFS Technology Solutions – he continues to enjoy the challenge of staying ahead of the latest technology, managing the staff at IFS, and developing new client relationships.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tom manages the sales process at IFS Technology Solutions, as well as many implementations. He enjoys uncovering hidden opportunities for current and potential customers. He also is a financial and operational consultant, with over two decades of experience in the finance industry.
Tom started his career as a consultant with Grant Thornton, where he assisted in selecting and implementing accounting software, as well as managing a variety of projects, including operational improvement and financial planning. After Grant Thornton, Tom spent 10 years at FINOVA Capital Corporation in various positions including Chief Information Officer. During his time there, the company grew from $1.8 billion to over $10 billion in assets, primarily as a result of its acquisitions. Tom’s role in the acquisition process was overseeing operational and systems integration. At FINOVA, he was introduced to IFS and was involved in the initial development of IFSLeaseWorks. Inspired by his work with the IFS team, he joined the company in 1999.
Tom received a BS in accounting from Mesa State College in Colorado.