While nearly 70% of our business is public sector, I'm often asked why we still
work in the private sector. To me it’s always been very simple, my experience in
local government tells me that when private companies, (i.e. engineering firms,
law firms, etc) work exclusively in the public sector, they eventually become as
inefficient as those vendors who only work in government. For this reason,
AlphaDog has been dedicated to retaining a certain portion of our clientele in
the private sector. It just helps our team stay current.
Michael Melham, President, ADS
Michael Melham Bio
While Michael Melham has worked in the Information Technology and Communications
industry for nearly two decades, he is a self-described non-techie. Seeing himself
more as a productive innovator rather than a creative dreamer, Melham believes that
his vision of future trends will never be hindered by his knowledge and the current
limitations of technology.
A 'spammer' before it was even called spam, Melham got his start sending 'unsolicited
bulk email' in the late 90's. Since then, Melham has used his keen eye for design
and organizational skills to amass a distinguished reputation among both colleagues
As one of the first county webmasters in the country, Melham's experience in government
continued as he was elected City Councilman at the age of 25.
Melham has been featured in Public CIO Magazine about the future of municipal websites,
and was celebrated for his vast experience and knowledge of local government and
technology. He has also a featured author in NJ League of Municipalities Magazine.
In November 2005, Melham was voted one of NJ BIZs Forty Rising Stars Under the Age
of 40, and was honored to be a judge for the 2010 Pinnacle Awards presented by the
National Association of Government Webmasters in St. Louis. Melham has also been
a speaker at several national conventions.
Melham has a BA in Communications from William Paterson University, and is currently
seeking his Masters in Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.