Partner & Managing Director
About David Garrick
A telecommunications executive for more than 30 years, David brings a wealth of experience to the UPSTACK advisory team. Most recently, David and Frank Ferdowsian, another UPSTACK advisor, served at the helm of idea! Communications Group Inc., a firm they co-founded in 2002.
idea! Communications Group Inc. leverages decades of experience to deliver voice, data, compute, mobility, security, and IT services to meet the complex technology needs of medium and large enterprises worldwide.
idea!’s vendor-neutral approach enables it to provide unbiased recommendations for solutions, price, strategy, and service to match clients’ defined buying criteria.
Long before they were partners, David and Frank worked together selling major accounts at Qwest (now Lumen). In the aftermath of Qwest’s in-region spinoff to Touch America, the pair found themselves without jobs. The situation was a blessing in disguise for the two sales pros, and they discussed starting a company together. After validating the concept, they decided to team up to form idea! Communications Group, a customer-focused IT firm specializing in solving business technology problems.
David and Frank have worked with many clients on these successful IT projects:
- A Hospitality Resort tapped them for a PBX upgrade, Call Center, Managed Wireless, Internet connectivity, Corporate WAN and Data Center relocation.
- An Aggregate Supplier needed IT services including Corporate WAN, Internet connectivity, Managed Compute deployment, Managed DR and Data Center consolidation.
- A North American Farm Supply company looked to David and Frank to procure and complete a 500+ location Internet Connectivity project.
- A Global Engineering firm has relied on David and Frank for years to manage Global WAN connectivity, Data Center services, Managed SharePoint, and Compute services for their 300+ locations.
- A Cable Service Provider saved over $1.2 million on their global life cycle mobility management by using the services from David and Frank.
Recognition & Certification
- Top 10 List for MicroCorp