Robert Poché, P.E.

Professional Experience

Congruent Messaging LLC
Owner/Founder
October 2014 – Present

  • Boutique telecommunications cloud based development and consulting business
  • Developed and launched HIPAA compliant SaaS call recording service
  • Developed and launched HIPAA compliant SaaS data storage service

CTO 4 Hire
Owner/Founder
October 2013 – Present

  • Created CTO 4 Hire to provide fractional CTO services for small businesses
  • Drove sales and achieved profitability in the first year of operations
  • Created Congruent Messaging to develop a solution for a CTO 4 Hire client 

Alternate Energy Management and Consultants of America
Technical Director/Renewable Energy Engineer
2011 – 2013

  • Spearheaded the design and construction of the CLECO/ University of Louisiana Alternate Energy Research Center Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project.

The IT Consulting Group Inc.
Owner/Founder
2001 – 2011

  • Founded in 2001 and sold in 2011, The IT Consulting Group Inc. (ITCG) provided IT infrastructure consulting, architecture, sales, support and services; specializing in Electronic Medical Records system support for medical practices.

Satellink Communications Inc.
CTO/Co-Founder/Board Member
1987 – 2001

  • Created Satellink in 1987 to provide US regional paging and voice mail services, Satellink evolved to $48MM in annual revenue, 225,000 subscribers and 325 employees with 3 network operations centers and 35 Points of Presence across 7 states. From Satellink’s inception I was involved in nearly all phases of the business from network engineering and customer support to carrier contract negotiations and the design and development of the STAR*net Unified Messaging platform. The STAR*net system provided unified messaging services, managed and billed 500,000 DID numbers and 50,000 toll free numbers, processing over 10M transactions per month. The STAR*net system was valued at $75MM and resulted in 8 patent applications.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Graduate Studies ‐ Computer and Telecommunications Engineering – University of Louisiana Lafayette

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer (P.E.)
  • Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Louisiana Engineering Society (LES)
  • Technology Association of Georiga (TAG)