Ron Schwarzmer is our first provider spotlight of 2014. Click on his name to view his profile.
Ron has a 100% positive performance rating and well over 800 completed jobs with Field Nation. His services cover anything from New York City to central New Jersey to Massachusetts. Ron is based in Albany, New York. He also gives back to the Field Nation community by responding with reviews and active participation in the forums. We had a chance to catch up over the phone a little while ago.
“I perform almost anything IT related” said Schwarzmer, “from basic cutovers to advanced networking.” We asked Ron about how he taps into industry trends. “The trends are constantly unpredictable,” he said. “But when it rains, it pours!” Ron points to his numerous and diverse client companies as one of his success secrets. Working with many different organizations through Field Nation helps him create relationships built on trust and the quality of his work.
Schwarzmer stated that he appreciates how Field Nation listens to the voice of the providers and actively engages with them for feedback and ideas.
When asked about competition with other providers in the area, Ron focuses on the cooperation rather than the competition saying, “There are techs in the area who are technically ‘competition’ but we are cooperating as well by coming together on Field Nation. We refer jobs and opportunities to each other when we’re full.” Ron points out that the Field Nation community groups are another great feature he likes, “It’s nice that we can make a connection with others who are local.” he says.
Ron uses the Field Nation mobile site from his phone and tablet since he’s often on-site or on the go.
He keeps a keen focus on his work-life balance and is actively involved with his family, Scouting and his congregation. We asked him for his top three pieces of advice for newer users of the Field Nation platform.
Here is what he shared:
- Document everything
- Don’t over schedule yourself
- There is seldom a stupid question, so if you’re unsure, ask!