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Rick Ferdinando

Director - IT Physical Infrastructure

I live by the 3 P's; People, Process and Product. Without ALL 3 none can be complete.

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Driven & Focused

I approach each task with decisiveness in order to deliver quick research-based and result-oriented solutions. It is important to keep one's objective in mind and stay on target with a clear mind. I am one to see a task through till the end. I will never give up or abandoned a project because it is a challenge.

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Passionate Leader

To effectively manage people, you cannot demand respect; you must earn it overtime through your integrity, loyalty, honesty, and open-mindedness. I am a respected leader because I treat my team members with respect and value their opinions. I am constantly motivating and spending time coaching my team to ensure better results and inspire them to be all they can be.

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Experienced Professional

Over a period of time I have gained much experience and knowledge within my area of expertise. I am an accomplished and versed professional. I have unyielding drive and persistence when following a course of action even when faced with difficulty or opposition. I trust my knowledge and experience to guide me through any issues I may encounter.

About Me

I am an dynamic Director of Infrastructure and have been in the electronics and network business over 32 years. The passion and fire within me, which has never faltered, fuels my creativity and drives me to deliver the best product for every client I have had and will have. As well as being a highly adaptable professional, I am consistently focused on team and operational support. I have relentless drive and am self-motivated so that I may develop personally and professionally. I have the skills and passion to develop my team into goal-oriented champions. I am very good at creating successful teams, and creating value through high-level work ethic, experience, and empowerment. I love working with people and helping them to achieve organizational success through personal interaction. Being curious by nature, I am always eager to discover and learn something different. I like to understand how things work and find out what is behind the curtain.

Education

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    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Program)

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Experience

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    2012 - 2016

    Director-Infrastructure Design and Installation

    S.A.F.E. Strategically Armored & Fortified Environments

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    2009 - 2016

    Co-Owner, CEO

    BUILDING INTEGRATORS & SOLUTIONS CORP.

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    2006 - 2009

    Director-Infrastructure

    ENPOINTE TECHNOLOGIES (PC MALL)

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    2003 - 2006

    Inspector of Record – E-Rate Telecommunications Program

    URS CORPORATION / AECOM

Skills

  • Infrastructure
  • Copper Systems
  • Project Management
  • Networking
  • Accounting
  • Fiber Optics
  • DAS
  • Access Control
  • Team Building
  • Leadership / Motivation
  • Account Management
  • Performance Management
  • Training / Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Operating Systems
  • Process Improvement
  • Client Relationships
  • Business Development
  • Workflow Analysis
  • Creative Direction
  • Time Management