Executive Biographies

 

John T. Tarduno

President and Chief Executive Officer
 


John T. Tarduno is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions, Inc.

As President and CEO, John is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations for the company. Tarduno’s leadership and passion have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. He is focused on continuing innovation and leadership in the technology industry. Previously Chief Operating Officer of RGTS, he was responsible for developing and executing principal business strategies for the company, primarily in the areas of process development, strategic planning, financial planning, and current and future business and operational processes.

John first joined The Rockefeller Group in 1986 and was Supervisor of Internal Audit until leaving the company in 1994 to become Director of Internal Audit for Reichmann International, L.P., of New York. He later served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Internal Audit for Medimax, Inc., of New York. John returned to RGI in 1996 and was named Director of Internal Audit. He also served on the Board of Directors for 1Nservice.

He is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds a B.S. in accounting. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Robert C. Paul

Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Counsel, and Vice President
 


Robert C. Paul is the Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Counsel, and Vice President of RGTS. He holds an A.B. degree cum laude from Dartmouth College, and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Bob has a long and distinguished international track record as an attorney and business counselor in New York and Brussels. He has experience in the fields of real estate and finance, wealth management, business restructuring, and telecommunications.

He is a member of the New York Bar, as well as the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of New York City, the International Bar Association, and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.  In 2007, Bob was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the premier organization of American real estate lawyers, for which he currently serves as Chair of the Publications Committee.  He served from 2001 to 2006 as editor-in-chief of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, and remains active in leadership of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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Richard Gross, RPA, FMA

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
 


Richard Gross is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions. In this capacity, Mr. Gross is responsible for a wide range of operational, strategic planning, and sales and marketing activities. His day-to-day functions include providing leadership and support to sales executives with direct responsibility for Network Operations, Engineering, Client Support, Project Management and Building Wire Infrastructure Management.

Mr. Gross also directs marketing and promotions at RGTS by overseeing corporate branding, advertising, and trade show activities.

Before joining RGTS in 1999, Mr. Gross served as a manager of customer services for NEC Business Network Solutions. In this position, he supervised field activities throughout the New York-metropolitan area. Prior to that, Mr. Gross was a regional manager for Siemens Tel Plus, where his activities included the implementation and maintenance of customer service policies and practices.

Mr. Gross holds a BBA degree from Iona College as well as RPA and FMA designations from BOMI International.

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Thomas Zink, MBA, CPA

Vice President, Financial Operations
 


Thomas Zink is Vice President of Financial Operations, responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including general accounting, financial analysis, financial statement preparation, and budgeting.

Mr. Zink directs and manages the finance team that handles the day-to-day financial activities of RGTS. He is responsible for preparing financial statements, variance analysis of financial results, and informing senior management of results with respect to the company’s overall profitability objectives. Mr. Zink also prepares the company budget and 10-year forecast annually, and monitors performance versus budget. He establishes the profitability and pricing for solutions offered to clients.   

Mr. Zink joined RGTS in 1999 as Manager of Finance responsible for financial statement preparation and general accounting. Over the past few years Mr. Zink has continued to increase his role and responsibilities in the company.

Prior to RGTS, Mr. Zink had over 15 years of experience in various financial roles. As Finance Manager at Telephonics Corporation, he was responsible for the financial reporting of the company. He worked at Telephonics Corporation from 1988 to 1999, and began his career with Harris Corporation in 1983.

He is a 1983 graduate of Bryant University, where he earned a B.S. in business administration, and completed his M.B.A. at Adelphi University in 1994.

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