The NJEdge team aims to deliver and sustain a healthy, vibrant, and thriving technology ecosystem that is purpose-built for the communities and members we serve.

Our Newark, NJ-based team is comprised of a diverse group of highly accomplished professionals and thought leaders with deep experience across the education, government, corporate and technology industry verticals. Passionate about the transformative potential of technology deployed to grow and advance the memberships’ operations, the NJEdge team brings future focus and creative thinking grounded in proven experience to guide your pathway to success.

SUJAY DANIEL

Chief Technology Officer

Sujay Daniel is the bridge between infrastructure to teaching, learning and research. As the Chief Technology Officer, Sujay is actively engaged in the research and development of advanced networking technologies in areas such as Multicast, IPv6, Video over IP and High Definition video communications. Sujay evaluates new software and services which, when proven robust, are passed on to promote and enhance intra-institutional collaboration. His management and administration of NJEdge’s secure site provides database connectivity and manages the profiles of its member colleges.

Sujay holds a B.S. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and a Masters degree in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

JIM STANKIEWICZ

Principal Network Architect

Jim Stankiewicz leads the technical management team with a future-forward approach that embraces a long-term vision of an integrated K-20 portal for the NJ educational community. With responsibility for the NJEdge network infrastructure, Jim guides his team through complex engineering project activities that drive customer performance, utilization, problem resolution and the overall effectiveness of the Edge network. Jim’s 25+-years of experience in communications and network development are key drivers for NJEdge’s commitment to adaptive and defined technology solutions. Jim holds certification in CCIP (Certified CISCO Internet Professional) and CCSP (Certified CISCO Security Professional).

MICHAEL REEKIE

Director of Network and Security Operations

Michael Reekie is NJEdge’s subject matter expert who actively manages the organization’s network and security operations. This includes the programmatic implementation of policies and procedures to conform to NIST security controls, while obtaining operational efficiency and rapid deployment control of new network additions and network integration. Michael served as a Network Engineer at Montclair State University for fifteen years prior to transitioning his experience to lead NJEdge’s network and security team. He received a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering and Network Information Systems with a concentration Secure Network Design from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from Montclair State University.

BRUCE TYRRELL

Program Manager

Since the infancy of NJEdge, Bruce Tyrrell’s roots with Higher Education, State Government, K-12, local and county government IT environments has served as a foundation for defined solutions and transformative engagement experience for all NJEdge members. With a keen emphasis on realizing the strategic goals of the consortium, his member-focused approach continues to drive maximum benefit for all NJEdge constituents. Bruce holds an ITIL V3 certification – one of the most widely adopted approaches for IT service management in the world, providing a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning and supporting IT services.

BRYNN DEPREY, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement

Brynn Deprey brings a new level of insight and expertise to NJEdge with her extensive background in the areas of program marketing strategy, communications, relationship management and social media promotion. Combined with her collaborative and outcome-based leadership style, she is uniquely qualified to bring NJEdge’s mission and vision to life through a combination of fully integrated traditional and non-traditional communication, member engagement, and marketing mediums. In her most recent position, Brynn directed the marketing communications efforts for the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) where she contributed to CEN’s significant growth. Brynn received a Ph.D. in International Business from Anglia Ruskin University, an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in French from the College of the Holy Cross.  

ADAM BATHIARD

Network Support Engineer

Adam Bathiard brings his extensive knowledge of systems integration on the network side to enhance NJEdge’s network management and support. His experience with big data analytics, cloud computing, automation and open source software aligns with the organization’s vision for network infrastructure. Adam was working for the past 10 years with NJEdge as a systems administrator before transitioning to the role of network support engineer. He received a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a BS degree in Management Information Systems from NJIT.