Experienced small business owner of the information technology and professional services industry; visionary advocate for entrepreneurship, knowledgeable in IT infrastructure planning and deployment, medical database management, and federal acquisition management.
- Proven IT infrastructure planning and needs requirement assessment skill set
- Outstanding analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Excellent data reporting, transmission, security, and compliance capabilities
- Experienced in hardware and software deployment, installation, and configuration
- Knowledgeable in systems and information migration, repair, and documentation
Experienced small business owner with a demonstrated work history in leadership roles of the information technology and professional services industry. Skilled in project management and requirements analysis, the estimation, deployment, and integration of IT infrastructure using SQL, Unix, Linux, and Windows Server. Visionary advocate for entrepreneurship with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
A Total Solution
September 2007 – present, South Charleston, WV
A Total Solution provides medical professionals, professional service, and retail companies with worry-free solutions to daily challenges in data management, information, and communications technology. With over ten years of experience, serving the Tri-State area and Central West Virginia.
As a managing member, Richard provides his employees with all the tools they need to better serve their clients. His vision and entrepreneurial skill set have shaped the company’s mission and enhance the professional capabilities of his clients.
Senior Systems Engineer
Integrated Computer Systems, Inc.
March 2000 – December 2015; West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio
As a member of Integrated Computer Systems’ leadership, Richard was responsible for maintaining the database integrity of their clients, and the periodical verification of data backups. He coordinated the training and support of the company’s clients and staff, wrote queries for reporting to government agencies and insurance companies.
In this role, Richard supported over 400 doctors in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Working with the client’s office staff on an ongoing basis, he would not only assist with day-to-day problems but also plan for and predict future needs.
He managed technicians in the service area, optimizing efficiency and minimizing downtime, designed and set up servers (SCO Unix, Red Hat, Windows, VMware virtual). Using his skills in sales and marketing, he predicted future business opportunities with target audiences and converted companies and individuals to ICS customers.
Growing with the business, Richard started with ICS right out of college. And worked there until him and his business partner Jay purchased the company.
Assistant Network Administrator
WVU Tech Engineering Computer Lab
July 1994 – December 1995, Montgomery, WV
During his time at WVU Tech, Rich did troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair the computers on the University’s network. Writing user manuals and training users on the use of the system were also his responsibility.
First Line Solutions, 2004
Installation of computers, routers, and Grainger Corp. VOIP systems
Eureka Search and Consulting, 2003-2004
System upgrades and router installations
ISSG Solutions, 2003
On-site OS migration and installation of routers at Citibank locations
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Venture-Lieutenant for the State of West Virginia
Paizo Organized Play Foundation
2017 – present, South Charleston, West Virginia
The organization promotes and organizes tabletop gaming worldwide through local resources and local game stores. As a volunteer, Rich organizes and coordinates regional conventions, and serves as an assistant at larger national conferences. Strategic gaming dates back at least as far as recorded history. More recently board games and other strategic games have increased in popularity and I have enjoyed being able to use the management skills from my professional career to further grow my hobby.
Opportunities you are looking for:
Professional networking and relationship building, speaking opportunities, volunteering
Causes you care about:
As a native to West Virginia, I decided after graduating from college that I did not want to move away from the Mountain State. Instead I have made it made it my goal to grow a local small business, and help other local small businesses to thrive.
Skills & Endorsements
Privacy and Security Compliance
Microsoft Office 365
Hylafax, Avantfax – Network Fax Server Platforms
Practice Management Databases (Sage Intergy, Springcharts, TotalMD, Medical Manager)
Electronic Health Records Databases (SpringCharts, TotalMD EHR)
Quadax Clearinghouse – Data Transmission
ANSI 4010 / 5010 Data Reporting
Linux Systems – Installation and Support
SCO UNIX – Installation and Support
VMware Virtual Server
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems – Installation and Support
Bachelor of Computer Science
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Graduated December 1999, Montgomery, WV
Business Courses (9 credit hours)
Fairmont State College
1999, Fairmont, WV
MBA Courses (12 credit hours)
Marshall Graduate College
2000 – 2001, South Charleston, WV
Professional Development, Medical Practice Management
Sage Learning Center
2008, Tampa, Florida
Professional Development, Intergy EHR Certification
Sage Learning Center
2011, Tampa, Florida
Federal Acquisition Management Certification
Pierpont Community and Technical College
2016 – 2017, Fairmont, WV
Leadership Studies, Technology, Strategic Board Games
Birthday: July 10th
Advice for Contacting You:
Please contact me for networking opportunities, business proposals, and speaking engagements