Charles M. Piluso

Chairman of the Board and, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Piluso holds the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Data Storage Corporation. Additionally, assumed the role of Treasurer in 2020. His entrepreneurial spirit led to the co-founding of our subsidiary, CloudFirst Technologies Corporation, in 2001. Prior to his tenure at Data Storage Corporation, Mr. Piluso co-founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, serving as its Chairman and President, and played a pivotal role in its growth as a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed in ten states. His leadership extended to International Telecommunications Corporation, where he served as Chairman and Founder, culminating in a successful consolidation that went public in 1997 with a value of $800 million. Mr. Piluso's academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree, a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration, and a Master of Business Administration, all earned from St. John’s University. Past roles include Instructor Professor at St. John’s University, College of Business, and his service on the Board of Trustees of Molloy College from 2001 to 2013. Additionally, he has contributed to institutions such as St. John’s University, where he served on the Board of Governors from 2001 to 2016, earning the title of Governor Emeritus. Currently, Mr. Piluso serves on the Board of Advisors for the Nassau County Police Department Foundation. 

Harold J. Schwartz

President and Director

Mr. Schwartz assumes the pivotal roles of President and Director at our organization, a position he has held since December 2016. His contributions to the Company's success extend beyond his tenure as Treasurer from 2016 to 2020. Additionally, he serves as President of CloudFirst and holds a seat on its board of directors. With a professional background spanning from 1988 to 2016, Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President of ABC Services, Inc., a company he co-founded. During his tenure, he played a key role in steering the strategic direction, operations, and business development of ABC Services and other affiliated ventures. Over the course of three decades, Mr. Schwartz has leveraged his expertise in IBM business systems, business continuity, and cybersecurity to empower organizations in enhancing IT performance, safeguarding data, and optimizing costs. Mr. Schwartz's entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish Systems Trading, Inc. in 1997, a technology leasing company, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to founding these ventures, he honed his skills collaborating with various IBM business partners. Mr. Schwartz obtained his bachelor’s degree in business from California State University in San Bernardino.

Thomas C. Kempster

Executive Vice President and Director

Mr. Kempster brings a wealth of experience to his role as Executive Vice President and Director, a position he has held since February 2020, along with his membership on our Board since December 2016. Prior to his current executive positions, Mr. Kempster served as the President of Service Delivery until 2021, where he played a pivotal role in laying the foundation for the company’s acclaimed customer service standards. His leadership directly contributed to the establishment of the highly rated customer service that distinguishes our company today. Before joining Data Storage Corporation, Mr. Kempster founded ABC Services in 1994 and served as its president until 2016. ABC Services, an IBM Premier partner, specialized in providing managed services, equipment, and software, with a particular focus on IBM Power systems. In 2012, ABC Services embarked on a joint venture with Data Storage Corporation, leading to the establishment of Secure Infrastructure and Services (SIAS). This collaboration marked a significant milestone in providing cloud infrastructure on IBM Power systems. Ultimately, in 2016, ABC Services was acquired by Data Storage Corporation.

John Argen


With a tenure spanning since October 2008, Mr. Argen brings his expertise to our Board as a seasoned Business Consultant and Developer, specializing in information technology, telecommunications, and construction industries. His impressive 40-year career encompasses a wide spectrum of experiences, ranging from working with small business owners to Fortune 500 firms. As the CEO and founder of DCC Systems from 1992 to 2003, Mr. Argen demonstrated exceptional leadership in building the firm from the ground up, steering it to produce gross revenues exceeding $100 million in 2000. His innovative approach to Technology Design/Build Construction Development and Consulting Solutions earned accolades, including features on NBC's "Business Now" for his groundbreaking Technology Construction Management methodology. Prior to DCC Systems, Mr. Argen held senior management positions at ITT and Metromedia for 15 years and served as VP of Engineering & Operations at DataNet, a Wilcox & Gibbs company, for 2 years. Throughout his career, he has been deeply involved in Operations, Marketing, Systems Engineering, Telecommunications, and Information Technology, overseeing technology-related and construction projects worth over a billion dollars. Mr. Argen's commitment to continued education is evident in his completion of over 2000 hours of corporate-sponsored courses. He holds a BPS in Finance from Pace University and a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radio Telephone 1st Class License, further underscoring his dedication to professional growth and development.

Lawrence A. Maglione


Mr. Maglione has been a member of our Board since October 2002, bringing with him a wealth of expertise in financial management and accounting. Additionally, he has served as a director of CloudFirst since August 29, 2001. As a partner in the accounting firm Eisner & Maglione CPAs, LLC since January 2007, Mr. Maglione has demonstrated his prowess in financial stewardship and strategic guidance. With 35 years of experience in financial management, Mr. Maglione's journey with our Company traces back to its inception in 2002. Additionally, he co-founded North American Telecommunications Corporation, a local telecommunications service provider. During his tenure at North American, Mr. Maglione held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, overseeing all finance, legal, and administration functions. Mr. Maglione's professional journey also encompasses over 35 years in public accounting, across various industries, including technology, retail services, and manufacturing. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Hofstra University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Long Island University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the New York State Society of CPAs.

Matthew Grover


Mr. Grover has been a valued member of our Board since November 5, 2019. He brings with him a wealth of experience garnered from his impressive 23-year career at Altice USA, where he held various leadership positions, culminating in his role as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Altice USA stands as one of the nation's foremost providers of broadband communications and video services, serving approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands. During his tenure, Mr. Grover played a pivotal role in steering Altice USA's growth trajectory, overseeing diverse functions such as sales, retention, marketing, and product in both the B2C and B2B segments. Mr. Grover's journey at Altice USA commenced in 2001 when he joined the Lightpath division as Director of Sales Planning. Over the years, he demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, earning promotions to increasingly senior roles. Notably, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Optimum West Commercial Services, where he managed all B2B operations across the Rocky Mountain States until its acquisition by Charter Communications in 2013. Subsequently, as Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, Product, and Marketing, Mr. Grover played a pivotal role in driving commercial initiatives and expanding market reach. Prior to his tenure at Altice USA, Mr. Grover held several management positions over nearly a decade, including roles at North American Telecom and AT&T, where he honed his skills in sales, marketing, operations, and product. In addition to his corporate achievements, Mr. Grover is actively engaged in serving the community and academia. He serves as a Board Member of Data Storage Corporation and has previously contributed his expertise as a member of the Board of Trustees at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. Mr. Grover holds a BA in Economics from Stony Brook University and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California.

Todd Correll


Mr. Correll brings experience and expertise to our Board, having previously served as a member from August 2014 until September 2017, before being reappointed on November 5, 2019. His extensive background includes roles as a financial and operations executive consultant and board member for SACo, a prominent online retail operation from 2017 to 2022. From 2001 to 2017, Mr. Correll served as the CEO of Broadsmart Florida, Inc. ("Broadsmart"), a facility-based VoIP carrier, where he played a pivotal role in its transformation from a local phone company to a nationwide carrier offering IP-based dial tone, broadband, and ancillary services. His leadership was instrumental in Broadsmart's growth and eventual acquisition by Magic Jack in 2016 for $42 million. Despite the acquisition, Mr. Correll continued to serve as CEO until 2017. Mr. Correll's educational background includes studies at Syracuse University, and he holds both a pilot's license and a USCG Captain's license, indicative of his diverse skill set and dedication to excellence.

Clifford Stein


Mr. Stein was appointed to the board of directors on January 12, 2024, and is the Chief Executive Officer of Savitar Realty Advisors, a real estate advisory firm founded by him in 1988 that provides assistance to lenders and financial institutions on nonperforming real estate assets. He is an attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 1982. Mr. Stein has acted as an expert witness in various litigation matters involving real estate transactions and has been appointed as a Receiver, an Examiner and a Trustee in state and federal courts. Mr. Stein previously served on our board of directors from June 2010 to November 2020.

Nancy M. Stallone, CPA


Ms. Stallone was appointed as Director on March 5, 2024. With a background in accounting and finance, treasury and risk management, corporate governance and corporate leadership, she brings a wealth of experience to our Board. Since June 2016, Ms. Stallone has held the positions of Corporate Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Comtech Telecommunications Corp., a global technology leader providing terrestrial and wireless network solutions, next-generation 9-1-1 emergency services, satellite and space communications technologies, and cloud-native capabilities to commercial and government customers worldwide. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Finance from 2006 to 2016 and as Corporate Secretary from 2016 to October 2023. Ms. Stallone's career journey includes key financial leadership roles, including Vice President of Internal Audit at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. from 2004 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of North America for Techpack America, Inc., a division of Albéa Group, from 1996 to 2004. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she provided financial services to various public and private companies in the manufacturing, distribution, and service industries from 1983 to 1996. A Certified Public Accountant in New York State and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ms. Stallone holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University and an Executive MBA from St. Joseph's University. Her commitment to education is further reflected in her previous role as an adjunct professor in accounting at St. Joseph's University. Ms. Stallone's diverse expertise in finance and accounting, treasury and risk management coupled with her extensive experience in corporate governance, makes her a valuable addition to our Board. We are confident that her strategic insights and financial acumen will contribute significantly to our Company's continued growth and success.

Uwayne A. Mitchell, Esq.


Mr. Mitchell currently serves as privacy counsel to Riskonnect Inc., providing privacy legal advice on business projects and initiatives. Previously, he served as counsel to the data privacy team at The Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO). Prior to GEICO, he was an associate at the Law Office of Goldstein, Flecker & Hopkins. In 2005, upon graduation from New York Institute of Technology Mr. Mitchell worked at Data Storage Corporation as a computer technician. In 2009, he worked full-time at Data Storage Corporation in the daytime and attended law school at St. Johns Law School, evening division, at night. Mr. Mitchell holds a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.