Cherif Ammar-Khodja, a Berber immigrant from Algeria, came to the United States in 1992 with limited English and funds, but the passion, drive and thirst for chasing his dreams was limitless. He was excited for opportunities he could only imagine until stepping foot on American soil where he knew the opportunities could become reality.
Cherif's ambition, hunger for success and determination propelled him forward as he completed his education and started making his American dreams come true. He has been employed by large corporations like American Express, Xerox and Insight, where he managed projects for large clients such as Altria, EDS, HP and Kraft. He was a valuable asset to these companies in positions such as Sr Systems Engineer, Systems Operations Manager, Technical Architect and Network Administrator. He has a vast array of experience and knowledge regarding various products, software and services throughout the technical and IT consulting field. His knowledge of Microsoft is extensive and is proven with the numerous Microsoft certifications he has attained. He is a highly motivated individual who is constantly looking to identify new opportunities to not only accomplish his dreams but to improve the world around him. Cherif's compassion and positive attitude is evident in the manner in which he treats his customers/clients with the utmost respect and holds his steadfast belief there is a win-win outcome in every situation. He aspires to help build and maintain a stronger community and does so with his involvement in the local Rotary Club. His involvement is not only because of his desire to give back to his community but because he wants to help build and provide a better future for our kids.
Nicole joined the KVS team in January 2014 in the role of business manager. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration with a minor in Business. After graduation, she launched her professional career in the insurance industry as a Personal and Commercial Lines Property/Casualty Insurance Underwriter. She later exited the insurance industry and seized the opportunity to spend time with her family by managing the daily operations and activities of their family business.
With 15 years experience helping to manage her family business, Nicole has gained much valuable insight in the daily operations of a small business. She knows the persistence, patience and passion needed in the small business realm. In her short time at KVS Computers, Nicole has exhibited her ambition and motivation. One of her most significant challenges and achievements has been to successfully develop and implement an integrated management system consisting of an environmental management system, a health/safety management system and a responsible recycling management system for electronic waste. These three systems conform to the global standards of ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and the R2:2013 (Responsible Recycling). The development of these three systems allowed KVS Computers to obtain the R2:2013 certification, a platinum certification in the electronics recycling industry. Nicole currently oversees and maintains the integrated management system. Her constant focus and attention to detail is an asset to KVS Computers’ proactive efforts in being an environmentally responsible citizen of the community.