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Microsoft Office Support, Network Expertise, Quicken, Quickbooks

Los Angeles, California, United States
January 16, 2018

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Richard S. Lipsky

310-***-**** (C)

LinkedIn Professional Profile

Currently, I am the IT Cloud, CRM and Admin manager for Aldea Capital, a private equity firm in Los Angeles

I have worked at, or owned and operated several different businesses in my working

life. In my early years, I traded commodities at the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago,

I was a stock broker with the firm Sincere and Company, and I owned and operated 2 bicycle stores in Chicago and Highland Park Illinois in the 1970’s.

I have been involved with computers, Microsoft Software, the internet networking,

and backup solutions for the past 20 years. I have run my own consulting firm,

Computer Consulting Services in South Africa from 1992 till 2013. My client list was

varied and included Real Estate Firms, Film Companies, Charitable Organizations, a

branch of the South African Parliament, and small companies as well as individuals

with computer problems.


1. Microsoft PC and Laptop setup and support

2. Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, & Outlook


4. Quicken and Quickbooks Accounting systems,

5. Network setup, wired Lan and Wifi

6. Backup Solutions-Disaster planning

7. Smart phone support and business integration

8. Social Networking experience, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,


10. Experience in setting up and managing a business from scratch


Computer Consulting Services June 1991 to December 2012

Owner and operator

Cape Town South Africa & California, US

Setup my company in Cape Town, secured monthly maintenance and support

contracts and started to provide a very personalized IT support business. My forte is

trouble shooting computer problems, and the implementation of backup solutions.

This time was a period of virus attacks and I started an advertising and mail campaign

to remove viruses from infected computers which was very successful. In April 2013

I moved back to Los Angeles, which brings us up to date


Securing and supporting client accounts on a monthly retainer basis.

Handling all the buying, costing and tracking of hardware for resale.

Providing current technology solutions, helping clients keep up to

date with ever changing technology.

Handling quotations, billing, statements, and all accounting services

for my company.

Personally handling client IT problems, and supervising large

network installations in conjunction with other support technicians

and specialists.

Setting up backup systems for clients and maintaining off-site


Maintaining client retainer support.

Setting up networks and computers for large companies after a move.

Integration of mobile technology into the clients’ computer systems, including social media.

Among others, my longest standing and faithful clients include:

Madame Zingara Group June 2007 – January 2013

Served as IT administrator / support for the MZ Group

Cape Town South Africa

FFC (Fiscal & Financial Commission)- Cape Town June 2010 to June 2012

IT Administrator for the CT office

MAD (Make a Difference Foundation) June 2008 to Dec 2013

IT Administrator

Cape Town

Italtile USA Jan 1985 – 1991

Owner / operator

Los Angeles California

After a trip to South Africa, I became interested in the Tile and Marble installation

business and opened Italtile USA (inspired by Italtile South Africa) with the help of

my father-in-law. In a short period of time, I managed to secure some high profile tile

and marble installation in and around Beverly Hills. With the help of 15 installers and

my sales ability, we were doing well. Unfortunately in 1991 I was diagnosed with

throat cancer and was no longer able to work in a construction environment. So after

a successful operation, I decided to go back to South Africa to recuperate. It was

during the next few years that I established my Computer Consulting business.

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