TUE, MARCH 9, 2021 • S1 E60 • 29 MIN 3 SEC
Eduardo Velandia. Grow your business by applying new Technologies
My guest is Eduardo Velandia. Eduardo came to the US in 1987 to seek a better future for himself and his family. A Colombian Navy veteran and Information Technology major from the Colombia School of Engineering, Eduardo started his mental health industry career as a Systems Administrator in Florida. After gaining experience in the IT field, he was hired by a multinational software company based in Pittsburgh, PA, called Internet Securities, Inc. He led the opening of the Santiago, Chile operations. Eduardo then moved back to Florida and worked as a Support Engineer for the Digital Data A publishing subsidiary of Dalai Software from Mexico, where he traveled all over the US and Latin America, integrating Editorial and Advertising systems for newspapers. One of Dalai's clients, The Tribune Company in New York, saw Eduardo's knowledge and capabilities and decided to hire him directly as their IT Director for Hoy Newspaper in New York City. He was a key player during Hoy's expansion to other markets like Chicago and LA.
Tribune Company decided to relocate Eduardo to Los Angeles, CA with his family to oversee the Hoy IT operations nationwide in 2003, working from the LA Times. After a challenging year for Hoy in LA, Eduardo was laid off and was out of a job. Then he decided to use his expertise in the IT field and open his own IT Consulting firm, EV-Consultech, Inc., in 2004. He realized the need for small businesses to have a technology partner to help them with their IT needs while business owners run their businesses. Today, Eduardo and his team support over 30 companies in the Greater LA Area and other states, providing onsite and remote IT Support, Cybersecurity, Cloud Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, and many other IT services.
Eduardo brings his technical expertise by creating innovative solutions for his clients, leveraging partnerships with industry leaders, and looking for ways to maximize his clients' ROI. When Eduardo is not busy with technology, he volunteers for a non-profit organization by collecting computer donations repurposed and then handed over to low-income kids and families in the LA area.
During the weekends, he enjoys cooking and hiking in Pasadena's trails with his family and playing tennis with his teenage daughter.
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TUE, MARCH 9, 2021