About Rick Tomlinson

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Over 25 years of business and technology leadership experience with a consistent track record of increasing productivity, creating innovative solutions and improving internal customer satisfaction.

Hands-on, driven leader who can interface with all levels within an organization in meeting enterprise IT objectives. Creative problem solver who excels at integrating people, business processes and technology to overcome business challenges. 

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Rick’s value to a business starts with his bandwidth for IT solutions, which he already had when I met him in early 2017 and I continue watch Rick’s skillset grow as we have worked closely together ever since. Rick is a hands-on leader, who keeps our improvements moving forward, by teaching and guiding our internal staff, as well as identifying and directing the external IT resources we need to upgrade and protect/monitor our hardware, software and critical data assets. The invaluable aspect of our relationship with Rick is that he seems to keep a 24/7 watch on our business . . . he proactively gives quick instructions (text-phone-email) to our internal and external IT personnel, to keep things on track, which makes him more effective when he is onsite with us. Rick has had to solve a lot of problems with/for us since 2017 – and also he led a significant upgrade to our ERP system -- but at the same time, he has been implementing permanent fixes and prevention tools and technologies that have reduced our IT problems, and our business risk going forward, while improving the employee-user experience on our digital applications and devices.



Since joining Highwood, Rick has brought a very strategic perspective to our IT department.  He has applied a very logical approach to determining current state of our IT structure and systems, helping us to develop a vision of our desired future state, then putting a good plan in place to close the gap.  I have been extremely impressed with Rick’s communication to us regarding his plans and projects and very happy that each suggestion he makes comes with a list of pros/cons and desired outcomes. He has provided me with a good enough understanding of IT as we discuss individual upgrades or projects, that I feel confident in the direction we choose and comfortable that the cost warrants the investment.