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Background : Meet Rudy Russo

The purpose of this page is to describe my Background. Currently I am a N.J State Licensed Insurance Producer for Insurance products mentioned on other pages. Most of my career I worked for a Large NJ Health Insurance Company for many years. I was primarily in the Computer/ IT Field there. More of that will be describe shortly. This page will be evolving with  updates.( As will the other pages). A major focus of my career was devoted to providing Computer Services to Internal and External Customers as Head of Computer Operations managing large Staffs of both Union and Non Union workers. Having been involved in and responsible for  Systems conversions, I gained a wealth of knowledge about the Insurance business. Customer Service was my major objective. Headed numerous projects like relocating Data Centers, migrating the workload etc. Major Budget responsibilities all facets of Computer Operations and Telecommunication/Networking. 
For the majority of my 40 +  year career at BCBS of NJ ( Horizion BcBS NJ), I was in charge of their Data Processing Operations. I started by being selected from the Staff to be the First Computer Operator based upon a Testing process of Eligible Workers. From there I was basically the first Evening and Night Shift Manager. Throughout my Career I was largely responsible for developing the growing Operations including staffing and hardware.This led to having Department Head Responsibilities. Also I had the responsibility for the Operation of our Telecommunication Network which serviced all Hospital Providers in the State along with many other types of Facilities. The picture of me ( when I was Younger) from the Newspaper Ad was part of a Promotion that ran for approx 3 weeks. I was featured in one. It was at a time when we moved our Offices including our Data Center from from 500 Broad St. to 33 Washington St. in Newark. The two computers were installed new and both were large water cooled Main Frames. We had a successful migration that was both" Seamless and Transparent" to our Customers.I had the "Hands On" Operational  Responsibility  to assure that it was completed and up and running with no Problems.There were many other related projects including the establishment of a second Data Center in Florham Park N.J. to better service many Branches of Staff we had relocated to that Area. The recent picture was taken last year when I had finished completing the State Exams for Life, Accident and Health, Property and Casualty Licenses.  During this recent period I have successfully completed all testing for Large Insurance Companies ( such as Prudential etc.) Also I have been tested and Certified as an Agent to market Products for a Number of Companies including United Healthcare/AARP.

 I have taken and continue to take Courses in Quickbooks, Intermediate and Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel. Those courses are a continuation of a Insurance Professional Program I started with and through Computer Insights Learning Center of Eatontown,N.J.     


I hope this gives some Insight into who I am. My Background has always been strong for Customer Service. This was a 24/ 7 Responsibility for me and my Staff.