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Meet this month’s Employee Spotlight – Fred Howland, Olmec’s Client Advisor

What is your name and current position?

Fred Howland, Client Advisor

How long have you been employed at Olmec?

I’ve been with the company for a total of 3 years.

What office are you based out of?

I work out of the New Jersey office in Denville.

Why did you join Olmec?

Before Olmec, I started my career doing phone tech support for a warranty company. Ever since I was a little kid, I always loved working on computers. Family and friends growing up knew that I would always have a career in computers.

What is the most interesting or favorite part of your job?

I really like working with the clients, yes, all of them. I love the technology part, also making sure the clients have everything they need.

What are some cool projects you’ve seen our clients do with Olmec’s services/products?

I just recently helped a client move their system to Microsoft Azure, (Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform ranging from services, including computer, analytics, storage, and networking). It was a really cool project to work on.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Learning all the new technology out there and helping figure out the needs of clients.

When you think of Olmec’s culture, what 3 words come to mind?

Fun, collaborative, no one is afraid to reach out and talk or pick each other’s brain.

What are your hobbies outside of Olmec?

My number one hobby would be anything and everything car-related. I’m really into them. I also like drones and computer games. My number two hobby would be cooking. I like making things off the top of my head and creating new dishes.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

I have 2 dogs. One is a 5-year-old Labradoodle named Stanley. The other is a 7-year-old Golden Doodle named Bentley.

My We also have 5 chickens. My wife wanted the chickens.


Check back next month for our monthly “Olmec Employee Spotlight” series.

Sharon Arena

Sharon Arena is the Marketing Coordinator at Olmec Systems, LLC. Sharon studied Marketing Analytics and Data Research at Post University in Waterbury, CT. She has 15+ years of experience in direct marketing, sales and operations management.