6 NJ-173, Clinton, NJ 08809

About Us

CPP Associates, through a consultative led approach, provides its customers and partners consistent and repeatable solutions that meet business goals and objectives.

We believe that the best approach to solving a problem or meeting a business goal is to Assess, Design, Implement and Manage solutions. (ADIM) This enables our customers to meet their needs today but also enable a path for both accountability and growth in the future. Our goal is to become an extension of your team

Our client facing team has more than 200 years combined experience in implementing complex Information Technology solutions. Our heritage was using our ADIM methodology to help customers successfully implement complex infrastructure projects such as Storage Area Networks, Enterprise Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.

Today, CPP Associates uses our expertise as the foundation for helping customers implement transformational IT solutions that enable revenue growth, significant costs savings or both. We have pioneered a new approach employing our “Infrastructure Anywhere Assessment”.  These assessments look at the world via a “cloud” first view. We look at the various ways of deploying “cloud-like” infrastructure. To us, cloud like means having maximum agility with increased utilization while still meeting demanding business requirements. We compare various private and public cloud options with focus on Technology, Service Level, Security, and Costs. Our goal is not to tie up an organization with a 6-month consulting engagement but provide a 2 to 3 week wave-top study that can enable educated business decisions in real time.

Regardless of the outcome of the study, CPP can then help design and implement traditional infrastructure for legacy apps, software defined for New Age apps or both. These can either be done via private or public cloud. Many times, it’s not one size fits all as many of the technology vendors would lead our customers to believe.

Our Leadership

Dan Hogan, Director of Operations/Partner

Dan Hogan started his career in technology at the Associated Press (AP) as a technician. Through various positions with the company he helped create a support contract business unit and was part of the team that developed the first digital camera created for photojournalism use. He left the AP to join technology reseller Berkshire Computer Products/Articulent (Brocade). Here, Dan served initially as a project manager, responsible for activities for EMC, Compaq/HP, HDS and IBM largely concerned with storage and backup in the Northeast. He ultimately became finance manager responsible for structuring the top 5% opportunities for the company.

Patrick O’Dell, General Manager/Partner

With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, CPP general manager and partner Patrick O’Dell started his IT career with (Dell) EMC as a sales representative with lead account responsibilities for clients including Citicorp, AT&T and various other smaller Fortune 1000s. He was consistently ranked a Top 10 sales representative. His experience also includes a position as regional VP and shareholder for Berkshire Computer Products (rated a “Fast Growth” company four times). Patrick has additionally worked as an independent contract consultant for companies including IBM, Fujitsu/Amdahl and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Paul O’Dell­, Sales Manager/Partner

With nearly 25 years in complex technology solution sales, Paul O’Dell held varied sales positions at a variety of pre- and post-IPO organizations including 3PAR, Xiotech Corporation, Berkshire Computer Products and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). While at the latter company, he was a Top 10 Storage Representative for nearly a decade.

A partner at CPP, Paul is responsible for sales. He has helped CPP expand marketing capabilities and has been instrumental in developing CPP’s Infrastructure Anywhere Assessment approach.