Our mission is simple: Support efforts to deliver excellent experiences for students, faculty, and staff using information technology.
SIG helps colleges and universities realize the full potential of their technology to improve services for students, faculty, and staff.
SIG specializes in project-based IT consulting, staff augmentation, managed services, business process, technical support, and technology procurement services.
Since 1987, SIG has helped hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States, Asia and Europe. Engagements have ranged from ERP procurements, implementations, assessments, to DBA support, programming, training, and consulting including business process analysis, IT planning, staffing and project management.
SIG is committed to working closely with our partners. While each partnership is unique, our goal is to understand service offerings to deliver a broad range of solutions, expert guidance, and quality service to our mutual client base. Our partners include:
Henry A. Eimstad
Henry is a Founding Partner of SIG with over 40 years of experience in higher education and information technology systems. He has served as CIO/CTO, has conducted numerous ERP procurement processes, and has managed many large ERP implementations for colleges and universities throughout his consulting career. A veteran of the US Navy and the Peace Corps, his interests include travel to Africa and South America. He is a life-long runner and completed the 2018 Boston Marathon under some of the harshest weather conditions in years.
Frank M. Vaskelis
Frank is a Founding Partner of SIG with over 40 years of experience in IT and higher education. In addition to serving as CIO and CTO at several institutions, Frank also has a technical background in telecommunications, network design, database administration, and more. Frank’s personal interests include traveling, hiking, scuba diving, photography, and high-handicap golf (more practice might help).
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Ceppi is the Chief Operating Officer for SIG. He brings over 22 years of experience in higher education as an institutional manager and consultant. Matt was previously a consulting principal for a top 10 professional services firm, a senior administrator in the California State University system for 19 years, and an implementation director for a software firm. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach to strategy and transformation. Matt holds a doctorate in organizational leadership and lives in the San Diego area with his spouse, Megan, and their goldendoodle.
General Manager, Client Services
As General Manager of Client Services, Emily’s team provides business development and delivery services for SIG’s customized consulting solutions. Prior to joining SIG, Emily worked as the AVP of a nationwide firm providing leadership for managed services clients on the East Coast. Previously, she was the CIO for an international consulting firm. Emily lives in Southern Maine and enjoys cooking, traveling, and walks on the beach with her family and 85-pound poodle.
General Manager, Professional Services
Harold is an experienced project manager and has led many ERP procurements for colleges and universities over the past 30 years. He has served as a university CIO and as Vice President of Client Services for a major higher education software company. Harold lives in San Antonio, Texas and enjoys spending time watching sports, fishing, and playing golf. He has two grown children, Amanda and Travis.