JSR Tech Consulting is a Business and Technology Consulting firm located in the Greater NYC area. We provide contract consulting services to corporate clients nationwide. Our expertise is partnering with the business and technology leaders supporting critical deliverables while meeting tight budgets. Our team has over 20 years of Industry experience and have maintained long term relationships with both our clients and consultants allowing us to effectively deliver the right resources and solutions when time sensitive and quality services are required. JSR is a USBLN certified supplier. USBLN is a national non-profit supporting disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.
JSR Tech Consulting is owned and operated by two dynamic and diverse leaders in the Business and IT Consulting industry. Joseph Ruffalo is CEO of JSR as well as the President of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey. In 2015, JSR Tech Consulting became officially certified by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). USBLN is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and market place.
Joseph Ruffalo is CEO of JSR Tech Consulting and President of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey. As past president of the Special Education Parent and Professional Organization for thirteen years and past chairman of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, he has further worked to assure the full integration of people with disabilities into society. Joe works to smooth others’ transitions from dependence to independence as a leader in two programs sponsored by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He was previously employed by the First Occupational Center of New Jersey as a program specialist in the Senior Community Independent Living Services (SCILS) program, which identifies people over age fifty-five in Essex and Ocean NJ counties who have experienced vision loss, with the goal of teaching independence skills so that these seniors can remain active in the community and independent in their homes. As state program director and northern region coordinator of the Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Determination (LEAD) program, administered in partnership with Heightened Independence and Progress, Joe provided mentoring activities for blind teenagers and their families.
In July 2001 his leadership in the blindness community was again acknowledged when he was elected to the board of directors of the National Federation of the Blind. In October of 2002 the State of New Jersey honored Joe by presenting him with the New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal. Joe also enjoys hosting Thru Our Eyes, an Internet radio program that highlights blindness issues, discusses technology, and promotes positive attitudes about blindness. Joe exemplifies his belief that “one of the most important things for members of the blind community to do is to teach the public that blindness is only a characteristic. With the proper training, skills, attitude, and techniques, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance.”