Vladimir Sokolov, Principal
A native of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Vladimir Sokolov immigrated to America in 1991 and became a United States citizen for the new millennium. He has studied at the University of Ljubljana and at New York's Empire State College. He has an extensive dance background and credits much of his success as a communicator and teacher to his years of teaching social and competitive ballroom dancing to adults and children.
Mr. Sokolov established his first private company in 1986, as a natural evolution in his career as an electronics and information technologies specialist.
SoSol Consulting had its genesis in Mr. Sokolov's previous enterprise, X-Light & Sound, which provided design and installation services to clubs and theaters throughout Europe. As X-Light & Sound expanded, Mr. Sokolov's technology skills enabled the company to branch out and become involved in the assembly, installation and configuration of computer systems.
SoSol Consulting projects have included new developments as well as upgrades and improvements in data collection and archiving databases, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, contacts and resources management databases. Other duties have been disaster recovery, full IT services for a successful ballroom dance studio, IT support for an editorial services firm and the design and maintenance of websites for many not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Sokolov approaches each new project with equal amounts of professionalism, innovation and enthusiasm, supported by comprehensive experience with tried and true methods to assess strategic IT needs. On-site inspections, proposals for optimizing existing systems, thorough budget preparations and realistic timetables give clients an unparalleled comfort and control when working with SoSol Consulting. His goal is to help clients achieve their full success potential using non-traditional thinking, creative problem solving and innovative IT solutions.
In addition to being a consummate IT professional, Mr. Sokolov brings outstanding inter-personal skills to his work. An active listener with a quick mind, he is personable, well spoken, and communicates effectively with clients' staff members at all levels of a corporate hierarchy. Mr. Sokolov also brings a highly developed work ethic and a personal commitment to excellence to all his activities.
Like many successful professionals, Mr. Sokolov approaches his leisure activities with the same enthusiasm that drives his work. He is an ardent downhill skier, has tried his hand at rock climbing, repelling, mountain biking and enjoys extreme sports including bungee jumping and skydiving. To date, he has not suffered any "downtime" due to injury.