Robert Alonso, founder of the firm, began programming
in 1979 in the BASIC programming language. However,
his formal career officially started in 1983 when a
simple computer video game authored by him was published
in Electronic Fun with Computers and Games.
The cover title of the issue in which he was published
read “Climb For Your Life.” That single
event started a steady climb and marked the beginning
of several years of work in the computer magazine
business. Robert became technical editor of Electronic
Fun and was there for its conversion to ComputerFun
magazine. Later on in his career, Robert was an associate
and assistant editor at Compute! magazine and
Personal Computing magazine—both leaders
in the field at the time.
After years in the computer publishing
industry, Robert transitioned to business programming
and technical support. His first job in this field was
at Chase Manhattan bank. While at Chase, but after work
hours, Robert wrote his first book called, Turbo
Pascal DOS Utilities. This
was followed by two other similarly themed books on
the C programming language. Robert started the predecessor
firm to Alonso Consulting when he was asked to help
with a project at Exxon by a consultant that he met
at Chase. At Exxon, he designed and coded many tools
for encrypting data and distributing a sensitive application
used by Exxon for developing high potential employees.
He was also responsible for its user interface and the
400 plus page manual that accompanied the project.
Robert acquired many Fortune 500
clients after his tenure at Exxon. These included GE
Capital, where he worked on a major project called,
System of the 90s. Later he worked on an equally
high profile project at Dun & Bradstreet called,
IMIS. Robert worked as a consultant for Dun
& Bradstreet for close to six years and worked on
a variety of projects including database designs, sales
compensation applications (Go for the Gold),
sales territory management, sales reporting, and data
After performing consulting work
for Medco, in early 1995 Robert decided to expand the
business and hire employees. This led to the acquisition
of AT&T and Prudential as customers and to the acquisition
of several hundred other small clients. Interestingly
enough, ten years later, Alonso Consulting still has
as clients the three mid-sized firms that were the first
non Fortune 500 clients. This is a testament to the
level of service that we provide and the personal commitment
that Robert has to quality.
Robert is the president of Alonso
Consulting and still performs many hands-on duties.
He oversees client relationships, provides stewardship
to major projects, and is in charge of business development.
The current success of the firm however is due to the
great people he has hired and who strive daily to provide
service to clients that makes them feel like a friend.
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The following are some recent recommendations for Robert Alonso & Alonso Consulting taken from his LinkedIn profile.
“When we hired Robert at InvestLink, we were experiencing significant performance issues with our software application. We needed a SQL Server specialist to find the cause of the problem. Robert did a thorough analysis, and provided details as to what we were doing right and what we were doing wrong. His expertise led to the solution we needed to make our product viable.
As he worked with us, Robert was able to identify other areas for improvement within our application. With the help of others from Robert's team at Alonso Consulting, he redesigned several of our websites and worked directly with some of our most important clients on our behalf.
Robert is very talented, personable, and a pleasure to work with. He and the team he has built exemplify the meaning of the word "partner".”
May 19, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
hired Robert as a IT Consultant in 2004
The Riverside Company
“Entrepreneurial; get-it-done attitude; solid; delivers the goods.” May 12, 2008
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, On Time
hired Robert as a IT Consultant in 1994, and hired Robert more than once
“I've had the privilege to work with Robert and Alonso Consulting on multiple projects. While I was with Conferon (now Experient) we engaged Robert on several major acquisition projects. Through his leadership, we were able to get our arms around the IT Infrastructure and software stability for several major acquisitions.
His efforts substantially helped keep our company focused on taking care of existing business, identify integration synergies and helped pave the way to hit the ground running post acquisition.
I enthusiastically recommend Robert and Alonso consulting.” May 12, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time
hired Robert as a IT Consultant in 1999
Dun & Bradstreet
“Robert and I go back into the dark ages. Robert wrote a book on DOS - need I say more. While I was at D&B from 1973 until 1993 the last 6 years as VP Development North America, I employed over 400 consultants at any given time and Robert brought a uniqueness to his involvement. When I moved on in 1993 to become a publisher and COO of Skinder-Strauss Associates, I again retained Robert and his involvement exceeded my expectations - his contribution to our firm and our sister firms continues today. Rarely do you find a consultant you turn to over and over and trust to deliver. This is a matter of confidence -” May 7, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
hired Robert as a IT Consultant in 1991, and hired Robert more than once
Lerant started his career at Alonso Consulting in 1997.
With a background in sales he worked strictly in this
capacity for the first two years at the firm pursuing
new business through the Microsoft Partner program.
In 1999, his position at Alonso Consulting transitioned
into Director of Consulting Services focusing on client
services as well as business development. Over the past
five years, William has expanded his role as Director
working closely with clients and our consultants to
design and implement both networking and development
projects. He has become a key member of the team and
has established solid relationships with many customers.
William’s tenure at the firm has been one of progress
and growth and we hope to see this continue for years