Mr. Rearick began his career as a Network Administrator at The Credit Store, a credit card company based in Sioux Falls, SD. At The Credit Store, Mr. Rearick was responsible for all server and network design, build and management of The Credit Store local area network (LAN). This network utilized Bay Networks routers/switches and Microsoft Windows operating systems for servers and desktops.
In 1996, Mr. Rearick accepted a Systems Engineering position at DataNet, a value added reseller (VAR) for small to medium businesses located in southeast South Dakota, Northeast Iowa and Southwest Minnesota. Responsibilities at DataNet included providing design, installation, configuration and maintenance services for clients supporting a variety of vendor equipment platforms including Cisco, Bay/Nortel Networks, Microsoft, Novell, Hewlett- Packard, Compaq and IBM.
In 1997, DataNet was acquired by Dakota Telecom Group (DTG), an Independent Local Exchange Carrier offering voice, data and video service to residential and business subscribers in South Dakota. At DTG, Mr. Rearick was responsible for implementing upgrades and changes to DTG’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) network. The changes and upgrades helped to move the ISP division from a minor piece of the DTG’s network to a reliable, scalable and redundant network which DTG could use to build the future of the company. DTG’s ISP services included Cable Modem, DSL, Dial-up Internet, web hosting and email services to more than 30,000 subscribers in South Dakota.
In 1998, DTG was acquired by McLeodUSA, a nationwide communications carrier offering voice, data and video services to residential and business subscribers. At McLeodUSA, Mr. Rearick moved into a lead Engineering position in the South Dakota Network Operations Center (NOC). As part of this position, Mr. Rearick was responsible for designing and building a state of the art NOC with Colocation facilities for customers. The NOC monitored and maintained the South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa ISP networks providing Tier 3 support for residential and business customers.
In 2000, Mr. Rearick left McLeodUSA for a Sales Engineering position at InfoLibria, a content distribution equipment startup located in Waltham, MA. This new position, located in Seattle, WA, provided support for the Western Region and Asia-Pacific sales teams. As a Sales Engineer for InfoLibria, Mr. Rearick assisted the Account Managers and Customers in the technical aspects of understanding how the content distribution systems operate and fit into their network.
In 2003, Mr. Rearick joined Martin Group (now CHR Solutions). Since joining Martin Group, Mr. Rearick has performed research, design, implementation and troubleshooting of next generation telecommunications and data networks, including Carrier Ethernet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Dense & Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM/DWDM), Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET, Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL & VDSL2), Passive and Active Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), IP LAN/WAN networks, Broadband Internet, Protocol Termination and ISP equipment. Mr. Rearick is the primary point person for IP, Data, and ISP Networks.
In 2007, Martin Group launched their Trusted Third Party Services for CALEA. Mr. Rearick was instrumental in the development of this service and continues to manage the Trusted Third Party service offering including the team who maintains the devices and servers related to this service.
In 2008, Martin Group opened an office in Nashville, TN. With the opening of this office, Mr. Rearick moved to Nashville to manage this office and develop additional business in the eastern region.
In 2011, Mr. Rearick was promoted to Vice President of Systems Integration. This position was responsible for managing the Systems Integration and In-Home Wiring groups as well as supporting the Marketing and Sales team in developing new business for Systems Integration.
In 2012, Mr. Rearick left CHR Solutions to be part of a new adventure at FARR Technologies. Joining a team of incredibly experienced people to help build a new company focused on Clients and assisting them in building Tomorrows Networks Today.