Rick has over 35 years of experience in computer science, information technology, and network and system administration. As the Director of Enterprise Solutions, Rick is responsible for the design, implementation, configuration, support, measures of performance, and enhancements to company-wide applications and data solutions. He also plays a leadership role in safeguarding system and data security.
Before working at Silverlode, Rick was an IT Contractor in which he implemented and trained people on cybersecurity, completed OS migration, and installed and upgraded servers, firewalls, and switches, etc. Before this, he was a Network Administrator at The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) for a little over four years. At this position, Rick developed a SharePoint IT Trouble Ticket system for the company as well as their Intranet. He also performed computer and network system modifications, managed projects to help modernize the company, and deployed migration of OS, applications, and servers as well as migration from onsite to Cloud storage, etc.
Rick completed his Associate’s Degree in Computer Science with a focus on Network Security at the ECPI College of Technology. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Network and System Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 2017, he received his Master of Science in Information Technology at the Florida Institute of Technology.