ValidaTek would like to thank and acknowledge Gary Samuels for his hard work and dedication! Gary works as Deputy Operation Manager on the Department of State-Vanguard 2.3.3 Enterprise Server Operations Center (ESOC) contract. Gary is responsible for leading the Level 1 engineers’ team for the Department of State Data Centers. Together, the L1 engineers form the first line of defense for all data center incidents. The team is accountable for routing all requests received by email, phone, and the ticketing system in order to assign accordingly. They also monitor all servers. Gary is very proud of his team and their amazing capabilities. He is currently working on getting his PMP certification; however, possesses multiple certifications already such as CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+ and ITILv3 Foundations.
Gary joined the ValidaTek family in October of 2016 and when asked what he likes most about working for our company, he responded with, “Everything!” He added that he likes that the company is still relatively small, which provides an intimate and family-like feeling. Gary appreciates and loves the way ValidaTek takes care of its employees by ensuring every employees’ wellbeing and welfare is always first in thought. Gary has been very impressed with ValidaTek’s community service outreach and how much effort the company puts into making events a success. We would like to thank Gary for going above and beyond to help with the CMMI Level 5 services appraisal. ValidaTek enjoys having Gary as part of the family and is grateful for his efforts!