Mike Alsup here.


Why another ECM and Records blog? I hope to provide an additional perspective on the enterprise content and records management markets from the perspective of a longtime participant. I believe in knowledgeable professionals working with other knowledgeable professionals to define and share best practices.  My posts are intended to move this process forward. They are independent of my employer, Gimmal, and I am solely responsible for their contents. I believe that all knowledge is made better through discussion and debate. I welcome comments and scathing remarks.


I am currently the Founder and Sr. Vice President of Gimmal Group, Inc., a leading ECM software provider and integrator headquartered in Houston, TX. Gimmal was founded in June of 2002 with 10 people and has grown to 150 professionals (November, 2015). Additional information is available at www.gimmal.com.

I was a co-founder of Align Solutions, a fast growing systems integrator. Align’s areas of specialty included Web Integration, Document Systems Integration, Creative/New Media, and traditional Systems Integration. Align went public as Luminant Worldwide in September of 1999.

I was one of eleven Founding Shareholders of BSG Consulting working for Steve Papermaster. During my tenure at BSG, we grew the company from 12 to 1200 people. I was responsible for leading their Imaging and Document Management Practice.

I was an originator of the Andersen Consulting Imaging Practice. I worked with the team at USAA that developed a pioneering imaging application that later became IBM’s MVS ImagePlus product family.

B.A., Rice University Chemistry (1973)
M.B.A., The University of Texas Finance/Accounting (1976)
Ph.D. Studies, Stanford – Engineering Economic Systems (1979-1980)
Adjunct Professor of Mgmt. – Rice University Jones School (2000 – 2004)

Association for Image and Information Mgmt. (AIIM)
AIIM Southwest Chapter
– Programs Vice President (1991-97, 2000 – 2010)
– President (1997-2000)
AIIM International Board
– Member (1999 – 2001, 2007 – 2010)
AIIM Conference Program Committee
– Member (1995-2000, 2004-2007)
– Program Committee Chair – 2000
AIIM Accreditation Committee
– Member (1997-2006)
AIIM Emerging Technology Advisory Group (EmTAG)
– Member (1998 – 2010)
– EmTAG Chair – (2004 – 2006)
AIIM Fellow # 165, Lifetime AIIM Member
Association of Records Management Administrators (ARMA)
– Member (1986-2016)
– Program Chair – ARMA Houston Conference (2004 – 2006)
DLM Forum
– Member (2012-2016)
– Member – Executive Committee (2014-2016)
Office Automation Conference (OAC)
– Program Chairman (1986)
National Computer Conference (NCC)
– Program Chairman (1988)
Association for Systems Management (ASM)
– President, Houston Chapter (1983-1984)
Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business –
– Board of Partners (2001 – 2016)
– Board of Partners President (2008 – 2009)


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