About Us

EDI Options is a first-class service provider operating on a first-name basis. We collect, manage, distribute, and customize your data transactions to help your business thrive.

Neil Abbruzzese, President

Neil Abbruzzese, President, has more than 20 years of senior management experience in retail data processing, logistics and compliance. Before starting up EDI Options in the early 1990s, Neil was the director of information systems for Pan American Diamond, a leading U.S. jewelry manufacturer.

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At EDI Options, Neil is directly responsible for handling design, construction and development of all variations of logistical EDI systems including warehouse, shipping, labelling, and item catalog management. He is considered by his colleagues and employees alike to be an easy-going and hardworking part of the EDIO formula.

Along with Greg Wasserman, Neil founded EDI Options almost 25 years ago, with the vision of dedicating his entire professional career to business transaction management. Through a combination of strategic relationships and target product offers, EDI Options grew from a two-man operation specializing in fine jewelry to a fully staffed, 19-member team with domestic and international customers in a wide array of impressive industries.

Greg Wasserman, Technical Director

Greg Wasserman, Co Founder of EDI Options, has always had a lifelong attraction to computers and science. He began programming at an early age and even did some consulting while still in high school. His official career began when he became an IT manager for ResponseForms, a subscription fulfillment house in NYC. 

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There he managed the operation staff across multiple shifts at once, having to conform to short deadlines and adapt to frequent ‘all nighters’ to make sure that his programs were efficient and complete. But despite the stress, Greg always continued to learn about all aspects of the business world, not just IT.

In the mid 80s, Greg moved on to Vantage Software, where he learned about manufacturing, retail distribution, financial accounting, insurance and medical. These skills enabled him to evolve from a programming analyst to a project manager by the time he joined Neil at Pan American. The two of them became co-founders of EDI Options in 1991.

WILLIAM GREENFIELD, VICE PRESIDENT of Operations and Data Analytics

William has engaged in every aspect of both Wholesale and retail logistics and compliance and how those operations are affected by the newest technologies. Over the last 20 years William has worked extensively as a senior VP with the Nine West Group, working intimately with POS Analytics for Footwear, Accessories and Jewelry.

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William's breadth of knowledge and experience comes from years of creating and implementing business process improvements through his roles as head of Operations. Whether migrating a billion dollar company onto SAP, implementing PLM systems or developing selling analytics, William's approach blends Technology and Business into a seamless solution for any business challenge.

Jim Lutz, Director of Technical Support Operations

With close to 20 years of EDI experience, Jim has seen it all and possesses a ‘can-do’ attitude. He strives to maintain a friendly, personable relationship with each member of the support staff and all of our customers, who he knows on a first-name basis.

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In addition to his interpersonal skills, Jim comes from an Engineering background so he is apt in understanding big picture concepts to fully understand the root of a problem and troubleshoot effectively. He implements improved procedures to ensure customers are always satisfied and maintains a cohesive support team to personally ensure that all clients' needs are met.

Fran Molinari, Director of Business and Administrative Operations

As Director, Fran manages a team of 15 employees and serves as an overseer and team coordinator for all new vendor projects. Trading partners all know her by name and as an expert in retail vendor relations.

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She knows the requirements for all trading partners, how to get a vendor partnership started and keep it growing with regular care and maintenance. Experienced in charge-back handling, her expertise is only rivaled by her excellence in customer service as a friendly, funny, helpful people person. With almost 20 years of EDI experience, Fran started as an EDI support rep in her early college days and has moved her way up throughout the years to her current directorial position.

Lennon, Software Development Manager

Lennon has always been interested in creating and learning about the latest technologies. He has an eagerness to provide solutions that are not only incredibly useful, but elegant in their simplicity and amazingly efficient.

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Lennon's development background with the well known and widely used C++ programming language provides the foundation for the versatile EDI Options environment where several other software and web development languages are utilized. Quickly progressing from college intern to manager and lead developer, Lennon leads a strong team of developers and instills in them his passion for quality and service. Len and his team embody the EDI Options philosophy of Service First.

EDI Options History, at a Glance

1991

EDI Options is founded by Neil & Greg in a home office in Oceanside

1992

First Jewelry Customer signed—Weindling International

1993

Relationship established with Wise Choice Software's RightClick product

1994

First formal office opened in Stony Brook University’s High Tech

1994

Strategic Relationships established with EDICT Systems' Formula 1 product and AT&T Network Services

1997

Relocate to new HQ on the outskirts of NYC in Garden City Park

1997

Powerful relationship with Diaspark Jewelry Software begins

1997

Deploys first branded EDI product—The Dotte System

1997

Strategic relationship established with ProfitKey Manufacturing Software

1997

Founding members of the Long Island Software and Technology Network

2000

Signs their first International customer signed!

2002

First production of our landmark software, the EC Gearbox is released

2003

Strategic relationship established with CLEO communications products

2005

EC Gearbox expanded into warehouse ,shipping, and integration managment

2007

250th customer is signed

2010

Safety Suite protection and offsite backup product introduced

2010

Inks worldwide retail agreement managing hundreds of EDI partners

2011

EDI Options marks its 20th Anniversary!

2012

New expanded headquarters in Mineola, NY

2012

LI devastated by Hurricane Sandy with no impact on EDI operations

2013

Relationship with global retailer, Sterling Jewelry established

2013

Specialized Direct to Customer systems are born.

2013

The web based portal for EDI: The OptCenter is released

2015

1000th Customer Signed!

2016

Special Services division unveiled.

2016

Named exclusive EDI service provider for Macy's China

2016

EDI Options celebrates their 25th Anniversary!

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