Tommy Russo is the Chief Technology Officer for Akridge. As such, he is responsible for Akridge’s IT department, including all procurement negotiations for electronic equipment, telecommunications equipment, and computer hardware and software.
He implemented and manages Akridge’s website. Tommy manages and regularly upgrades the company’s systems and servers, and provides for 100 percent redundancy of all corporate files at an off-site location.
He develops training programs and continuing education for computer literacy, file management, and electronic communication for Akridge’s office staff and building personnel.
Since joining Akridge in 1997, Tommy has provided innovative services to internal and external Clients. Most notably, he installed the first complete neutral-host, in-building wireless system in a multi-Client building nationwide (The Homer Building in Washington, DC).
Tommy is responsible for creative technology services, including the design of a wireless web-based camera that can be linked to project websites for construction monitoring, allowing investors and project managers to observe their asset while under construction. This innovation has proven integral to preventing unnecessary construction expenses, as it provides verification of on-site progress and circumstances. Tommy also assists with Akridge’s green efforts, promoting energy-efficiency across the firm’s portfolio.
Tommy has broad professional experience in residential and commercial development and construction. His professional designations include Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA).
Tommy is a trustee and board member of several industry organizations, including the In-Building Wireless Alliance, Youth Leaders International, and the Covenant House Washington, DC.