VANGUARD TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC
Innovative Customized Web and Desktop Solutions
Vanguard Technical Solutions, LLC is a business dedicated to providing solutions using the latest technology to advance and enhance a company’s bottom line profits by developing comprehensive Web and Desktop based robust technological solutions, which result in an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of daily business operations.
Darren A. Wallace, President & CEO has a solid business background spanning 30 years in various top tier technology positions. Having started his career after graduating from college. He began working as a Computer Instructor on Long Island in the mid 80’s. He quickly moved up to the position of Director of Training and Development where he spear headed the company’s Consulting Division creating various database solutions for business. During this time he attained his Microsoft Certified Trainer’s Certification (MCT), Windows Certification and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer Certification (MCSD), where he taught various Microsoft Certified Courses in Visual Basic and SQL Server development.
Darren earned the position of Training Manager with MentorTech, Inc. overseeing training for organizations like the United Nations, Pfizer and Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Olsten Corporation. Darren later accepted a position at New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Long Island as the Director of Training. He managed and trained a staff over 40 Technical Trainers. who conducted computer training in a plethora of Applications and Web based technologies. After working with the world’s leading Training company, Darren decided to focus his career aspirations on systems design, development, implementation and database administration.
Darren took 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 Vb.net/ SQL Server and Sybase applications for Viacom. He and his team developed and supported systems for the combined subsidiary businesses of Viacom, BET and Showtime during his employment with this company.
Darren left Viacom to accept a position with Merrill Lynch, Inc., as an Assistant Vice President of Business Integrations developing software solutions for various financial business units internal to the company. He worked at Merrill Lynch for 10 years and was promoted several times, finally becoming the Senior Vice President of Business Integrations. He and his team developed and supported well over 100 business applications where they streamlined various business processes, mitigated financial risks/exposure and improved efficiency, accuracy of the various businesses in Merrill Lynch.
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 application development for the integrating the various Merrill Lynch Systems with Bank of Americas worldwide.
After several years of service with the now newly combined Bank of America-Merrill Lynch organization, Darren decided to pursue his life long ambition to form his own technology company and provide leading edge development and support services to businesses, with the same dedication and professionalism he had afforded fortune 500 companies throughout his long career.
In addition to his responsibilities as head of Vanguard Technical Solutions, LLC, Darren was appointed the position of Chair of Technology for the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce in January 2016.