IT GURU & TECH TRAINER
WEB DESIGNER, MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST
Ricky Cortez’s unique theatre background as an actor, director, and choreographer gives him a creative approach and great attention to detail. He managed the top level On-Site techs at Tekserve and Volchok Consulting in NYC, working with individuals and clients like NBC, JWT and a long list of nonprofits. As Director of Technology at O.W.N. Charter School IT Manger of Witness he has learned how to put the power of technology in your hands at the most affordable cost available. As owner of Media Star, Ricky get he opportunity to work with local business owners and private individuals on their websites, network, help desk needs and provides one on one training.
Ricky will not only make sure your tech environment is up to date and optimized, he will make sure you understand what is going on and how to deal with anything that may come up while you are working on your next project.
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Web designer, graphic designer, network technician, server administrator, multi-media a/v technician, onsite IT tech & instructor.
IT Manager, Help Desk
System Administrator for over 10 servers, SAN, NAS , VPN, Backup & remote access.
Managed budget, vendor relations & interns
Help Desk for over 30 clients.
Director of Professional Services
J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy, Wonderworks Construction, Weinstein Company, Anomaly, Peoples Revolution, Access IT, Scherman Foundation, Tourism Ireland, Argo, whY-Q. Managed all aspects of corporate relations, including: hardware and software sales and upgrades, system repairs, and all IT services
Director of Technology
Administer over 250 Mac/PC servers, printers and mobile home client computers with VPN. OS X Server Administration, SuccessMaker, PowerSchool, developed newly created positions, implement CSL Program (Computers as a Second Language).
O.W.N. CHARTER SCHOOL
Onsite Services Manager
Managed customer’s onsite needs including system repairs and technical support. Directed the restructuring of multiple departments to optimize efficient client services. OS X Help Desk, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, Parallels, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Now Up to Date and Contact, iWeb, Pages, iLife
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Actor’s Equity Association (AEA)
Director, Choreographer, Actor, Singer and Dancer. Over forty professional productions, Two Broadway National Tours; West Side Story & Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE