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Aaron Zwas
Works at Zwas Group, LLC
Attended Ithaca College
Lives in Fair Haven, NJ
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How a scholar of the nation’s Presidency swiftly became its Presidential front-runner.
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What words look like matters — in some cases, a whole lot.
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The Obama administration has been fighting a semi-legal war for almost eight years. That’s not a power he should leave for the next president.
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Director and Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) recently tweeted out 22 tips for storytelling, one of which ends with "Endings are hard, get yours working up front." From day one I always knew how I wanted Manchild to end -- and throughout a year and a half of writing, the ending has never changed. Perhaps that's why, while it is not the first feature I've written, it will be the first feature I actually make (more news on the proje...
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Instead of making it easier to vote, conservative ideologues unilaterally reversed longstanding policy to block voters from registering.
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Thanks to the efforts of industry groups like the National Restaurant Association -- or "the other NRA," as I like to call them -- which has stymied efforts to raise wages for restaurant workers, April 1 marked the 25th year the federal tipped minimum wage has been frozen at an abysmal $2.13 per hour. And when you're paid $2.13 per hour by your employer, or even $5.29 as it is in Colorado, you are completely reliant on tips to pay your bills. Con...
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Measures that wouldn’t succeed as stand-alone legislation are being attached to spending bills.
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The 50-state model is holding the country back. It needs a new system, built around urban corridors.
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The Supreme Court rejects a dangerous challenge to equal representation, but harmful voter-ID laws live on.
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Strategic Advisor
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  • Zwas Group, LLC
    President, 2003 - present
  • Digital Marketing Works
    Director of Emerging Technologies, 2012 - present
  • National Decision Systems
    Project Manager, Business Analyst, 1999 - 2004
  • The CBORD Group
    Distance Learning, Technical Writer, 1997 - 1999
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Fair Haven, NJ
Previously
Hoboken, NJ - NYC - Brooklyn - Ithaca, NY - Madrid, Spain - Rochester, NY
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Introduction

Aaron holds a true passion for the intersections of technology, culture, and commerce.

As a Strategic Technology Advisor, Aaron develops actionable insights and strategies in the areas of consumer technology, enterprise technology, IT management, and operational design. Aaron then guides clients through the projects that transform strategic vision into sustainable reality. All efforts are objective-driven and data-proven, with a streamlined test-and-learn philosophy that delivers value early.

Across all of his work, Aaron is well known for creating stakeholder alignment and buy-in via clear definition of objectives and success metrics. He also brings a strong focus on “teaching to fish”, leaving improved best practices that deliver value well beyond “the project” for both technology and business teams.

Aaron is most valuable in scenarios related to new ownership, product development, and organizational redesign. Details include...
* Definition of strategic technology roadmaps for recently acquired companies
* Definition & execution of dozens of successful projects. Dotted-line teams of up to 100 people
* Significant partner and vendor management experience
* Management of PMOs with oversight of up to 30+ simultaneous projects
* Deep experience within the hospitality / hotel / travel industry

In January 2016, Aaron codified his 15+ years of experience as an independent consultant into the book: Transition to Independence: Use the T2I Plan to Live and Work on Your Terms in the New Idea Economy. The book is a step-by-step guide that helps people to regain control of their work / life balance by transitioning from traditional employment to the world of independent consulting. Learn more at www.t2iplan.com.

Aaron shares modest amounts of free advice in exchange for good coffee and scotch. 

Bragging rights
Hosted Thursday Night Pinball Fights in Brooklyn from 2000-2002. Can cure hiccups. Mildly fluent in Spanish.
Education
  • Ithaca College
    Org Comm, Learning & Design, 1991 - 1995
  • Brighton High School
    1987 - 1991
  • Alexander Muss High School In Israel
    1989 - 1989
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