Chapter President

Sylvia Dembkowski

Sylvia Dembkowski is currently a Principal Consultant at G&A Solutions, previously she worked in IT management for Sony Electronics Inc. as well as a Chicago Law Firm and a Network Integrator. Her expertise is in the areas of Infrastructure and Operations Management, Network Management and Design, Help Desk and Desk Side Support Management. She is Six Sigma and ITIL Certified with a real passion for IT Service Management. Sylvia previously represented the HDI Silicon Valley Chapter as the VP of Membership.

Treasurer and Chapter Adviser

Rob Matheson
eDiscovery Sales Executive, Evolver Legal

Rob Matheson works for Evolver as a Sales Executive.  He focuses on building business relationships with corporations and law firms to support Evolver Inc. and Evolver Legal Services.  Headquartered in Reston Virginia Evolver Inc. provides IT managed services, eDiscovery & forensics, and software development for government, corporate, and legal customers.  As a Sales Executive, he works with customers in the legal, healthcare, and technology sector. Working with our Colorado based software development team we customize technology solutions to drive down the costs of IT infrastructure support and eDiscovery.  Matheson was a founding member of the HDI Chapter of Silicon Valley in 1998, is currently a Chapter Adviser for the Silicon Valley HDI Chapter, and has previously held the President and VP of Programs positions for the chapter.

VP of Events & Programs

Alan Cookson
Business Operations Manager, Yahoo Inc!

Alan Cookson has worked for Yahoo since April 2007. As Business Operations Manager, Alan concentrates his efforts on developing sustainable framework and process for the IT Employee Support organization. Operating largely from a financial perspective, he focuses mainly on understanding ROI across Global initiatives through performing cost analysis (Cost per service and Cost to operate). Alan has been an active member of both the NY and Silicon Valley Chapters for 4 years and has represented the HDI Silicon Valley Chapter board as VP of Programs for 1 year. He is driven by facilitating an environment that allows for IT professional career development.