Welcome to my Social Media Resume where I invite you to explore my online resources & profiles, and contact me directly if you have any questions.
Rick A. Mahn
To bring 20 years of Communications & Information Technology experience to enhance your business by enabling communication & team work using new techniques and technology that reaches and engages your customers.
I’ve been fortunate to have an exciting & vibrant, robust & diverse career in the Communications & Information Technology fields. Starting in the late 1980’s during college I got into the low-voltage cabling industry. In 1990 this opened up opportunities with computer departments and exposure to Novell NetWare.
Becoming a NetWare 3.x guru in the early 1990’s I spent several years in server administration, systems & operations management, mainframe integration, routed networking, and client provisioning. Starting in 1998, I took a “short” 3 month contract at Michael Foods, Inc. Two years later, I was brought on as a permanent employee as a Technologies Analyst.
With exposure to many career expanding opportunities in systems & operations management, disaster recover planning, remote access solutions, mobile device & messaging, systems integration, and architecture planning, I thrived. In addition to technical skills enhancement, I had been managing & leading projects and teams to answer business requirements and problems. This included designing, implementing & managing an enterprise-class testing environment with all required hardware, software, space, documentation and most importantly, testing methodologies to replicate all existing systems and help successfully implement any project the business required.
In April 2007 I resigned from the Sr. Technologies Analyst position and struck out on my own as an independent consultant. Currently I provide consulting services through my firm, and contract services companies, that have expanded to include new media/social media exploration in addition to existing traditional Information Technology offerings.
Currently, you can find my written work on several websites (The Mobile Lifestyle, & Snowmoblog) and the Social Media Explorer column in Personal Branding Magazine a great new digital publication covering everything related to personal branding. Additional articles can be found on my personal blog, and of course, you can also follow my daily interactions and observations on Twitter. Watch for more soon.
While blogging, I’ve generated some interest by members of the press. Here are a few links to some articles that I’ve been interviewed for and/or contributed information.