MJ Shoer started Jenaly Technology Group, Inc. in February of 1997. The vision for Jenaly grew from MJ’s collective experience with a variety of technology companies, focusing on sales automation, executive information management and electronics distribution and recycling, where he held both sales and technical management positions. MJ was also a principal in the first dial-up Internet Service Provider in the Seacoast New Hampshire region. In these roles, MJ had responsibility for hiring and working with outsourced IT services firms, experiences which have directly influenced the culture, mission and vision of Jenaly Technology Group.
MJ holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, (www.unh.edu) in Durham, New Hampshire, graduating in 1986. MJ is also Cisco Select Certified, a Microsoft Certified Professional and has completed many business and technical professional education programs.
MJ is very active in both the local community and the global IT community. Locally, MJ has served on the Board of Directors of the Seacoast Family YMCA and the Board of Directors of Seacoast Crime Stoppers. In the IT community, MJ serves on several Advisory Councils. MJ is also very active in the Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of both the Audit and Investment Committee and the Certification Advisory Council. Additionally, MJ participated in the formation and testing of the CompTIA Security Trustmark and CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark and serves as a CompTIA Ambassador and member of the Ambassador Advisory Council. MJ has been named to the MSPmentor 250 ranking of the 250 most influential executives in the IT industry. MJ is a member of the Taylor Business Group, an IT industry consulting and peer mentoring group firm (akin to a Board of Directors) and a longtime member of the Master Mind association of Technology Marketing Toolkit, an IT focused marketing firm. MJ and Jenaly are also founding partners in TOGL, LLC a provider of leading edge Cloud solutions for business.
MJ is an accomplished writer having published his first book, Hassle-Free Computer Support, in August of 2006. He also writes columns for two local newspapers, The Portsmouth Herald and Fosters Daily Democrat as well as contributing to several regional and national business and technology publications. MJ maintains a blog about IT for small and mid-size businesses at mjsblog.jenaly.com and is frequently interviewed for local and national publications. MJ also maintains an active Twitter feed under the hash tag @mshoer. Additionally, you may connect with MJ via LinkedIn. MJ was featured on the covers of ChannelPro magazine in November 2009 and Business Solutions magazine in June 2012 for feature stories on Cloud Computing. MJ has also testified before the United States Congress and the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation on the topic of information security.
A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, MJ resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with his wife, three children and two dogs.