Michael Gastright, President/CEO, Consultant

Founded Coherence in: 2001

Has Worked in IT Since: 1986

Has Worked in Migration Since:

Security Clearance: No

Quest Skill Set:

Collaboration Services | MessageStats | Migration Manager for Active Directory | Migration Manager for Exchange/Office 365 | Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition | Enterprise Reporter

Additional Skill Set:
Windows Server NT, 2000, 2003, 2008 | Microsoft Exchange 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 | Windows Desktop OS | Various Unix flavors (Linux Red Hat, AIX) | Programming services (c#, vbs, perl, java, c) | Project Management


Michael, president and CEO of Coherence, Inc., founded Coherence in August of 2002.  Coherence, Inc.currently has a membership of ten consultants and three support staff.  Before founding Coherence, Michael started and successfully managed a small business network integration company and an IT staffing augmentation company.  Michael’s experience also includes enterprise IT engineering and Director of Network Services for a national healthcare firm.  Michael, a programmer at heart, has continued to leverage his programming abilities throughout his career.

Michael earned a BS degree in Computer Science and a minor in Philosophy from the College of Charleston.  Michael is a certified Cisco Network Administrator as well as a certified Winframe (Citrix) administrator.  He has received awards in both sales and programming, and has written code in over a dozen computer languages.

Michael manages Coherence, Inc. from its headquarters in Columbia, SC, where he enjoys spending time with his three children, friends, and family.  He still enjoys a good gaming session, though no longer as the game master as he once was.  Michael is an avid reader of science fiction, biographies, business strategy and war history.


College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Bachelor in Computer Science, Minor in Philosophy

Training & Certification



  • CCNA