John Aguilera is VP for business development at TruTechnology, which helps companies align their IT with their business goals, increase day-to-day efficiency and ensure they are protected against cybersecurity threats.
Tell me about TruTechnology
We're the IT team who take care of everything (also known as an IT managed service provider or MSP). We can be your full-time IT department, or we can collaborate with your existing team. We do everything from a 24/7 help desk to providing strategic advice as your chief information officer. We've got networking experts and auditors. We're thorough, we're dependable, and we're here to make business IT life more productive and secure.
We're proud to be a part of the Jacksonville community for over 20 years, and we're committed to helping businesses and nonprofits in the area succeed. We know that IT can be a challenge, but we're here as a reliable, trusted partner. We have a hometown team and feel. We're here to help your organization succeed and allow you to focus on what you do best.
What are some of the advantages for your customers?
Our IT services are designed to help businesses grow their revenue, productivity and efficiency. We do this by auditing and aligning your IT systems and by providing a fractional CIO relationship.
We also have a world-class help desk that can resolve any IT issues quickly. When prospective clients hear about the results that we've achieved for our existing customers, they're excited to partner with us.
There are many businesses that are accepting a level of IT that is just not good enough. They are settling for a five or six out of 10, when they could be getting a 10.
It sounds like it would be worth at least checking out.
There's no risk in letting us evaluate your IT infrastructure. We will do a consultation, which includes an IT engineering survey. This allows us to do a deep dive into how your company is currently leveraging technology. Once we have a complete understanding of your current IT landscape, we will compile our findings and propose what we believe could be better through strategy and partnership. We simply want to help you get the most out of your IT investment.
Are the services customized to the individual customer?
Yes, every customer is unique. We understand that no two businesses are alike, and that is why we customize our services to each individual client. We want to make sure that you get the exact support you need to succeed.
We will take the time to get to know your business, listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a plan that is right for you. We will provide support and guidance as you grow and evolve.
What are your responsibilities in the company?
I am the VP of business development. I meet with prospective clients and show them how our services can help them grow their businesses. I love building relationships with clients, and I'm always looking for new ways to help them succeed.
Tell me a little about your background.
I came to Jacksonville in 1991 after graduating from Boston University and flight school in Pensacola. I was stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville as a carrier-based helicopter pilot, and I quickly fell in love with the area. After eight years of active duty, I transitioned to a civilian career in sales starting at Johnson & Johnson companies, and I eventually started my own business.
That combination gave me experience in a variety of business models from government, large corporations, small businesses and business ownership.
I believe that TruTechnology has the right combination of size and expertise to make a real difference for our clients. We are small enough to know you, but we are large enough to transform your business! I believe that we can make a real difference in the lives of our clients and the community.
What do you like best about life on the First Coast?
I have lived in the Jacksonville/Northeast Florida area for 30 years, and I've seen many changes in that time. I recall the day when the NFL announced that we would be getting the Jaguars. I've seen the city grow and prosper, and I've seen the quality of life improve. It is a wonderful place to raise a family, and I am proud to call it home. The beaches are beautiful, the restaurants are amazing, and there is always something to do. I love living in Ponte Vedra Beach and visiting the historic districts of Avondale, San Marco and St. Augustine.
I'm grateful to live in a place with so much to offer. Our area is truly special, and I am excited to see what the future holds.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I'm always doing something active. I am an avid golfer; I enjoy running and hiking and love to spend time with my family and friends. My fiancé and I enjoy traveling, cooking, sampling wines together, working out and spoiling our dog. I have two boys and a stepdaughter-to-be that I am proud of, one in the Honors program at FSU, one in high school who runs cross country and one in the hospitality industry.
In addition to my civilian life, I am a commander in the Navy Reserves. So, I am busy, but I would not have it any other way. I have a very fulfilling life.