30 Years of Technology Service Email Darren Wallace

About VTS

Vanguard Technical Solutions, LLC is a Long Island-based technology company dedicated to providing business solutions using the latest technology to advance and enhance businesses bottom line profits by creating comprehensive, robust desktop and web-based application solutions, which result in an improves overall efficiency and effectiveness of daily business operations.  Based in Elmont, Long Island since 2013, VTS has provided software custom desktop, web-based application development services, and website design and support within the Greater New York area and for clients across the United States.

Darren Wallace has a solid business background spanning 30 years in technology positions.  Having started his career after attending the New York Institute of Technology.  He began working as a Computer Trainer for GLTN Computer Consultants, Inc. on Long Island in the mid-1980s.  He quickly moved up to the position of Training Manager where he developed the company’s Consulting Division creating various Microsoft Access-based applications for companies.  During his tenure with the company, he attained many certifications and taught various Microsoft Certified Courses in Windows, Visual Basic and VB.net and ASP.net technologies as well as SQL Server database design, implementation, and administration.

The company was eventually sold to Mentortech, Inc, and Darren was offered the position of Training Manager over the newly combined Training Departments.  His responsibilities included overseeing Technical and Application training for organizations like the United Nations, Pfizer, North Shore University Hosptial and many others..  After a few years, Darren accepted a position at New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Commack, Long Island as the Director of Training.  There he managed and oversaw a staff over 40+ technical Trainers and trained a plethora of employees and executives in the latest Programming, Application and Web-Based programs.  After working with the world’s leading Training company of the time, he decided to focus his career aspirations on systems design, development, implementation and database administration.

Darren accepted a position with Viacom, Inc., one of the world’s leading telecommunications businesses, as a Technical Manager of the Financial Application Development team, where he developed and supported various Visual Basic/ SQL Server and Sybase database and web applications.  He and his team developed and supported systems for the combined subsidiary businesses of Viacom, BET, and Showtime during his employment with this company.

After the tragedy of 9-11, Darren left Viacom to accept a position with Merrill Lynch, Inc., as an Assistant Vice President in charge of system design and development.  He enjoyed 10 years of employment there and during that time,  was promoted several times, finally becoming the Senior Vice President of Application Development overseeing software development for the entire United States.  He and his team developed and supported well over 100 business applications which streamlined various business processes, mitigated financial risks/exposure and improved efficiency, accuracy and enhance overall business operations.

Immediately after the financial collapse of the housing market, which resulted in the purchase of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, there was a downsizing of Darren’s team ultimately leaving him with increased responsibilities. Because of his personal and professional creed of being solution driven and goal oriented, he was offered a promotion to Senior Vice President of Global Markets and Research Technology responsible for the system integrations and data migration for the now Bank of America-Merrill Lynch organization worldwide.

In 2013, Darren decided to pursue his lifelong ambition to establish his own technology company and provide leading-edge software development and support for various businesses, with the same dedication and professionalism he has afforded many fortune 500 companies throughout his career.  As President of Vanguard Technical Solutions, LLC, Darren continues to provide outstanding technical support services for all types of businesses throughout the U.S.  His business specializes desktop and web application design as well as training and improvement of business processes.  He also serves on the Chair of Technology for several local organizations such as the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC), The Merchant Association of Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens (MARLS).  In December 2017, he was awarded the Businessperson of the Year award by the Nassau Council Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Queens, New York, Darren is currently a resident of Elmont, Long Island where he bought a home in October 2011 and lives happily with his wife Tisha S. Hart-Wallace whom he married in July 2015.