Entrepreneurial Experience

Founder of Capability Accelerators – 2004- Present
Partner, New Commons (a Think, Link and Do Tank) 2005-2007
Founder and CEO of SyNet, Inc 1987-2008
Co-Founder and President of Systems Oriented 1981-1987
Co-Founder and Partner of C&D Associations 1981-1983
Jeffrey S. Deckman
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Chairman and President of RITech/Tech-Collective 2000-2005
Founding board member TECHCorps Rhode Island 1998-2001
Charter Member Board of Directors- RI Information Technology Academy 1998-2002

Industry Associations/Business Corps

Co-Founder of The Enterprise Club for Entrepreneurs 2007
Co-Founder - Entrepreneur Forum of New England 2000-2005
Co-founder and VP of Legislative Affairs of the Association of Cabling Professional 1995-2000 (National telecommunications trade association)
Co-founder and president New England Interconnect and Data Communications Assoc. (NEIDCA) 1990-1995 (Regional telecommunications trade association)

Governmental Appointments

Appointed by Governor Carcieri to serve on the Economic Policy Council 2003-2005
Appointed by Governor Almond to serve on the Economic Policy Council 2001-2003
Appointed by Governor Almond to serve on the Rhode Island Telecommunications Contractors Licensing Board 1993-2001 - Vice-Chairman
Appointed by House Speaker D'Angeles to serve on the Telecommunications Contractors Licensing Study Commission 1990-1993


Recipient of Entrepreneurship Forum of New England's "Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur" Award 2005
Awarded State of Rhode Island Governor's IT Achievement Award 2001
Named TECHCorps of Rhode Island Volunteer of the Year 2000


Featured columnist of RIEDC's Every Company Counts Newsletter 2006-Present
Monthly columnist to Cabling Business Magazine 1995-2000; Focusing upon telecommunications legislation; industry trends and business advisory practices


Jeffrey has served as a pro-bono lobbyist at the RI General Assembly from 1990 to 1997. During this time he co-authored the nation’s first state based telecommunications contracting licensing law that passed in 1994. (RI General Law Chapter 5-70). He has also assisted in the developing telecommunications lobbying strategies for organizations in Missouri, Delaware and Massachusetts.

In addition, he has also worked on a variety of political campaigns on state and local levels since 1992. During this time he has served in the capacities of campaign manager, media relations or as a campaign strategist.
Providence, RI • Gloucester, MA • 401-862-6454