Ralf D’Angelo has been in the telecom industry since the 1980s but moved to Telecom Staffing when he joined the Verigent team in 2014. With a degree from East Carolina in Industrial Technology with a concentration in electronics (not to mention a Master’s from Johns Hopkins!), Ralf made a great career for himself in phone systems, supply houses, and even distribution. “I love what I’m doing,” says Ralf. “Even though it is still Telecom it’s a lot different than what I did earlier in my career.”
As a Senior Regional Account Manager in Verigent’s Mid-Atlantic region, Ralf works with clients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. His day-to-day is spent meeting with customers to get an understanding of their current staffing needs, then communicating those needs with Verigent’s recruiters. “I like being in sales because I get to meet and build relationships with some great people,” explains Ralf. “And, the great thing about staffing is that over time you get to build those really strong relationships. It’s not like I’m working with a customer, it is more like working with a good friend.”
Being such a seasoned telecom veteran, Ralf’s known many of his customers for years and even decades. “I’ve known a lot of these clients for a while, so we connect on a personal level. They also know we understand their pain-points,” he says. “It really comes down to a personal relationship. They like working with Verigent because we understand their needs so they know they can count on us.” And, if they do have an issue they know that we will respond quickly and positively. Many of Ralf’s clients also say they appreciate Verigent’s ability to help them staff international projects, such as those in Japan or even Australia.
Most of Ralf’s clients focus on low-voltage cabling, security, DAS and AV, although he also has a wide variety of clients that require IT expertise as well. Outside of work, Ralf plays competitive tennis and visits auctions. He and his wife of 20 years, Erica, also spend a lot of time with their twin boys. “They’re seniors in high school so we’re always at basketball games and things on the weekends,” he says. We can’t think of a better outlet.