Thomas Kempster, President
Tom founded and developed ABC Services into one of New York’s oldest and most trusted solutions providers specializing in IBM power environments since 1994. As President, Tom is the company’s visionary and is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with many industry leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, and VMware to build a successful solution-driven business. Today, ABC Services, with the help of its strategic partnerships works with organizations across the United States and continues to expand its reach.
Tom began his career in 1985 as a computer technical at Systems Configuration Services (SCS) where he was trained on IBM System 3x hardware and software operating systems. In 1989, he was hired by Diversified Data Corp. as their general manager to assist in building a Technical Division to support IBM-specific sales. Tom spearheaded the service division into a successful and profitable entity within just 36 months. He then joined CAC Leasing where his business development experiences further inspired his vision to found ABC Services.
Hal Schwartz, Vice President
Co-founding ABC Services in 1995 with Tom Kempster, Hal currently serves as vice president where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, operations, business development, and sales. Over the past two decades, he has honed his expertise in IBM business systems, business continuity and helping organizations increase IT performance while reducing costs.
Hal is also founder of Systems Trading Incorporated, a technology leasing company established in 1997, where he serves as the company’s CEO and president. Prior to founding these two businesses, Hal was with CAC Leasing for six years, where he started a lease asset sales division in 1991. This division was established shortly after he earned his bachelor’s degree in business from California State University in San Bernardino.
Since 2010, Hal has served on the Board of Advisors for Data Storage Corporation, a long-standing leader in cloud storage and cloud computing.