Rick Suarez leads MasTec Network Solutions, a worldwide telecom industry leader, as Group President. He is responsible for the financial well-being of the company, business growth, and bottom line performance. Rick has the overall responsibility for planning and implementing the strategic direction of MasTec Network Solutions.
Rick attended Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also a University of Miami alumnus where he earned his Master’s in Business Administration as well as his Master’s in Industrial Engineering.
Rick began his career in telecommunications with Southern Bell in Florida in 1988. He held various positions including Outside Plant Engineer, Planner, Construction Manager, Digital Loop Carrier Manager, Director of Engineering and Construction and General Manager. As Vice President of Construction and Engineering at AT&T, Southeast, Rick was responsible for the planning, design and construction of wireline and wireless communication, data and video network for the AT&T Southeast Region.
Rick worked as an engineer for many years before choosing to move into construction management, overseeing thousands of technicians. “I wanted to work with the people who were building what I designed,” he said, foregoing a progression into the corporate workforce. Rick joined MasTec Network Solutions in 2011 and has continued to build upon his reputation as a compassionate leader, always ensuring the best for employees and customers by instilling an employee covenant built on mutual respect and trust. Personally experiencing every facet of the telecom industry helped him develop into a leader known for his deep appreciation of MasTec’s employees and the challenging work they perform every day.