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DRS Management Team

Our commitment to clients will continue to be the guiding principle for DRS. We believe that success results from satisfying customers every day!

The DRS Group has an extremely accomplished management team. Each team member has considerable industry experience in the information governance, information management, and document imaging industry. We are considered experts in our craft and have solved information challenges for clients around the globe.

Clifford Newman

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Newman started with The DRS Group in 1980 with primary responsibilities for sales and operations at the company. Cliff has directed the growth of DRS from a small microfilm service bureau in New York City to its present state as one of the largest independent information processing service corporations within the United States. His business philosophy is predicated on two basic principles; hire the best and brightest talent in the industry and secondly is to listen to the needs of his customers.  Cliff is an active member of AIIM and ARMA as well as a guest lecturer at universities and conferences.

Phone: (212) 924-8680

Doug Phelan


Doug joined The DRS Group in June 2004 as Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for all Technology within the DRS organization and was promoted to President in October 2019. Before joining The DRS Group, Mr. Phelan was a Director of Technology for a large software development company specializing in securities. Prior to working in the securities industry, he was the MIS Director for a major Law firm in NY.  Doug is a leader in information processing, ECM, and data analytics technology and is led the development of DRS’s Cloud Keeper SaaS platform.

Phone: (212) 924-8680

Alan Calderon

Chief Financial Officer

Alan joined The DRS Group in January 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the accounting and finance functions, as well as participating in raising capital and evaluating acquisition activity. Before joining DRS, Alan was Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance for a vertically integrated agriculture-technology company in the Consumer Packaged Goods (“CPG”) industry. Prior to that, Alan was a real estate securities investor, participated in the raise of over $20 billion of real estate equity capital in the independent broker-dealer channel and was the VP-Finance across a suite of real estate investment trusts. Alan is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds the CFA designation.

Phone: (212) 924-8680


Paul Solomon

Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined The DRS Group in July 1999 as Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for all business units outside of the Ne w York area. Before joining The DRS Group, Mr. Solomon served at Dataplex/ACS Image Solutions as VP of Operations.   His hands-on approach with major clients has created a win/win environment that leads to consistent high degrees of client satisfaction and project success. Paul continues to create an environment that The DRS Group adheres to and we have become a valuable extension of our client/s departments. Paul’s experience provides the type of project management that is required in today’s mission-critical information management and information processing environments.

Phone: (954) 538-1112

Jim Sheridan

Executive Vice President

Jim Sheridan has been a thought leader in the Enterprise Content Management industry (ECM) for many years. Jim has been a key figure at Bell & Howell and Lason/HOV.  He has designed and deployed some of the largest implementations of workflow technology in New York and the Northeast working with major banking, government, insurance, and healthcare organizations.  Jim continues to contribute, participate, and lead several associations including AIIM, IIMDA, and ARMA.

Phone: (212) 924-8680

Michael Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Johnson is responsible for technology and product strategy decisions. A co-founder of DocuLynx, Johnson is excited about the additional resources and infrastructure provide by the recent DRS acquisition. He has over 20 years of product management experience in document management and archiving software and has designed and implemented software solutions for numerous large organizations over the course of his career. He previously served in product management positions at Information Management Research (IMR) and Optimus Corporation. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California.


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