MEET OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ric Urrutia

Ric Urrutia

CEO

Ric Urrutia has spent the last 25 years building Taos into one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and well-known technology services firms. Prior to starting the company, Urrutia helped Apple develop its first Unix implementation and worked as a technical manager and independent consultant for Olivetti and others. Industry leaders in the ever-changing tech world turn to Urrutia’s Taos first for expert advice regarding transformational, automation, and operational needs—his customers include major players like Uber, Facebook, Apple, and Vmware. Urrutia holds a BS in Computer Science from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City.

Jeff Lucchesi

Jeff Lucchesi

COO

A proven technology leader, Jeff’s track record of achieving results in positions of critical responsibility makes him a valued business partner for our clients. He joined Taos in 2008, providing clients with his expertise as a member of our OCIO Consulting Practice. One year later, he launched Taos Managed Services and now directs day-to-day operations. Jeff’s career has followed the path taken by many of Silicon Valley’s most prominent IT leaders. For example, at DHL Airways, he began as the director of network services, advanced to VP of applications and to senior VP of global operations before becoming CIO. Jeff’s fast-track career followed a similar trajectory at Corio and at BMHC.

Mary Hale

Mary Hale

CFO

Mary developed and manages Taos’ administrative infrastructure and financial processes and is responsible for the financial, legal and human resource functions of the company. Prior to joining Taos in 1997, Mary held several financial management positions in the banking industry – most recently as a vice president and Chief Accounting Officer of Silicon Valley Bank. Prior to her career in banking, Mary was a CPA with Deloitte.  She earned a BS in accounting from San Jose State University.

Dan Roncadin

Dan Roncadin

Chief Consultant

Dan has led strategic programs for many of Taos’ top clients including Facebook, Intuit, Seagate, and Juniper Networks since joining in 2010. He has an extensive background in both technology infrastructure and application development, having worked for large international financial institutions such as Barclays and CIBC. Dan has a degree from the University of Toronto, and also holds multiple patents for his work in developing optimized remote graphical interface technologies.

Patty Shrum

Patty Shrum

VP of Support Services

Patty is the architect of Taos Managed Services offering, focusing on building a team that provides clients with highest level of service.  Patty works one-on-one with clients to develop customized solutions that will fit their business’s unique needs, along with overseeing day-to-day operations of the Taos Technical end-user service desk in Boise, Idaho.  A Taoser since 2009, Patty was with Albertson’s for 22 years, where she advanced to director of IT technical services and received the company’s CTO Award for Excellence in Execution. Previously, Patty managed IT client services and L2 operations for BMHC.

Trish Palumbo

Trish Palumbo

VP of Talent Management

Trish serves as Taos’ VP of Talent Management, designing and leading the strategy for attracting, hiring, retaining, and developing top technical talent.  Trish’s passion for cultivating technical talent has led her to collaborate with outside organizations such as St. Mary’s College, University of San Francisco, Year Up and Girl Scouts of Northern California to design and deliver pertinent technical classes and programs for in-demand technical skills. She originally joined Taos during the height of the dotcom days and has since worked in a variety of roles that have consistently focused on aligning people, strategies and programs to business objectives. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 1998, Trish worked in Social Services and held administrative roles in New York City.  She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Wendi Lete

Wendi Lete

VP of Infrastructure Services

Wendi leads Taos’ Managed Infrastructure Services offering out of Boise, Idaho, working with a team of highly-skilled technical resources to provide clients with a high-quality infrastructure support service.  Wendi is accountable for the services provided by the 24×7 Infrastructure Operations Center, the Managed Services Engineering team and the internal IT organization at Taos.  Wendi joined Taos in 2011 working with the Project Management Office, the Customer Success Management organization and more recently leading the Operations Center and Engineering teams as the Director of Infrastructure Services.  Prior to her roles at Taos, Wendi worked as the Director of Infrastructure at BMHC and worked for Albertsons for 16 years where she left as the Director of Information Security.  Wendi holds a Master of Information Systems from Boise State University.