Who We Are
Relationships are a huge part of my life, my kids, my fiancé, friends, family and my business connections. I’ve been a very lucky man, I have 6 amazing kids in my life, a woman who loves me, good health and a desire to learn and grow as a person. After a 20-year career in the military as a Chinese Cryptologic Linguist followed by a successful IT career, I’m embarking on the next stage of my journey.
My father passed away this year after a long life, with three children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. From him to me to my oldest son, we have three generations of Army soldiers in our family with over 35 years of service to our country – Veterans. I want this company to be hyper focused on helping small businesses grow and succeed. In my experience, the best approach to see this goal through is to know our clients and their business. In this manner, we can anticipate and even suggest new avenues where technology can assist, and sometimes show that a technological solution may not be the best approach for certain problems. We want to guide our partners growth in an ethical manner, which makes us all better. In my opinion the methods we will use to manage our business relationships are among our strongest assets.
However, I wanted to do more than open just another IT company in this world. I want to work in an atmosphere that is mentally challenging but also impactful to the greater good. During my service in the Army I was privileged to work with people from all walks of life, religion, and ethnicity. As this company grows, we will constantly be on the lookout for talented individuals that share our values in business and life no matter their race, religion or sexual orientation. I’m proud that I’m one half Puerto Rican, but honest enough to know that I have the advantage of appearing as a white Caucasian male. We all have pieces of us that make us unique, Veterans IT Solutions wants to start off like this country – blending a diverse mix of ingredients and molding them into a sum that is stronger, smarter and better due to that diversity.
Lastly, another focus for this company is protecting and saving our planet. My kids think I’m nuts as I’m constantly hounding them about recycling or avoiding the use of plastic bags, etc. I love hiking in the mountains, swimming and surfing in our oceans, playing frisbee or tossing the football with my kids. I love driving down the road and watching the sun colorize the clouds in a way I never dreamed I would see. I love walking at night and seeing the vastness of the cosmos. I want my children and grandchildren to experience these joys in life as well. But, if humans don’t change the way we are taking care of this planet, that’s just not going to be possible. Earth is a finite resource; it must be cared for and tended. We are its stewards, and Veterans IT Solutions will do its part by always striving to push technological solutions that promote using technology through end of life while protecting our clients with extended warranties and correctly recommended solutions that can grow with a business. We will also do our utmost to seek out partners with quality products who are earnestly exploring the use of environmentally and socially sound material sourcing, manufacturing processes, and recyclable packaging materials. Once our client’s computers, printers, servers, routers, switches, monitors and other computer items have reached the limit of their business usefulness, we will make sure they are reused, recycled or disposed of in an environmentally sustainable fashion, hence our slogan – Solutions for Your Business, Sustainability for Your World.