Arde Farid is the Vice President and co-founder of ATI Solutions Inc. (ATI), a full service Information Technology solutions provider.
Arde is an immigrant who started his career with $44.00 in his pocket, when he landed at New York’s JFK airport in 1980. His broad knowledge in delivery of Information Technology services, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, enables him to provide high quality service to his clients in a very cost efficient manner.
Arde has been instrumental in managing the Information Technology affairs for ATI’s clients in one of the most highly regulated industries (Banking) in the country. He has been involved with over 100 community banks; 15 of them were from their inception. The combined asset size of the existing community banks under management is over 30 Billion dollars. He brings years of experience in Infrastructure as a Service and how data explosion can be better managed by hyper converged technology.
Before forming his own company, Arde held various key positions at Automation Research Systems (ARS) where he became Director of the Banking and Finance division. As the company reached to and graduated from its 8(a) status, Arde became a key member of transforming ARS to a true commercial entity.
Key to my success, says Arde:
“Surround myself with smart people”
“Care and be fair”
“Enjoy what you have and never take anything for granted”