Michael Gastright

President/CEO, Consultant

Matt is an island of rationality!

“Matt is great. I’m very impressed, and he gives us a lot of confidence. It’s been a pretty crazy week around here, but Matt is an island of rationality!”

Joe Tobias
Project Manager - Quest Software

Founded Coherence in: 2002

Has Worked in IT Since:  1986

Has Worked in Directory/E-mail Migrations Since:  2001

Security Clearance:  Yes

Additional Skill Set:

Windows Server NT through 2016| Microsoft Exchange from 5.5 through 2016, including o365 | Windows Desktop OS | Various Unix flavors (Linux Red Hat, AIX, Ubuntu, etc.) | Programming (PowerShell, 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 Tega Cay, SC, where he enjoys spending time with his 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