Frank Paredes joined Father Joe’s Villages in July 2016 after a successful career in public education. Frank Paredes is Director of Information Technology and is a member of the Senior Leadership for Father Joe’s Villages. He has overall responsibility in aligning the departments technical strategy with the organizations strategic plan and overall mission. As a key member of the Father Joes Leadership team, Frank works collaboratively with each division of the organization to develop a strategic and tactical plan that will support, innovate, and more importantly standardize the organizations technology endeavors.
Frank Paredes continues to successfully develop a vision for a modern infrastructure, moving the company to leading-edge technologies but also focusing on reducing expense for a higher return on investment. The Information Technology team is the key in making that vision possible. By working as a “team”, his team continues to deliver cost effective business solutions to the organization.
Frank is an award-winning, 31-year technology veteran with his experience focused on Information Technology and Business Management in public education. Frank championed state of the art technology and robust infrastructure to support students and staff for the San Ysidro School District. Paredes has vast experience in infrastructure design, information systems planning, support and systems integration, vendor and systems evaluation, and long term technology planning. He was responsible for providing leadership and innovation in both business and education technology during his tenure. In addition to his technology experience, Frank brings a wealth of experience in securing funding for technology, from 1998 to 2016, he secured over 15 million dollars in federal funding for telecommunications, internet access, and internal connections for the school district.
Frank’s leadership and creative approach to Information Technology has been recognized as a top innovator in technology in San Diego. In 2012, 2013, and 2014 Frank was nominated for the San Diego Magazine’s – Top Tech Exec Awards. In 2015 Frank Paredes was an Honoree and received the Top Tech Exec Award for his outstanding leadership and efforts in innovation in the area of technology/education. In 2017, Frank was again nominated in to the Top Tech Exec Awards in the category of non-profit. Frank was recognized as a leader and innovator in his field for Father Joes Villages.
Frank is a natural leader who continues to inspire innovation and creativity bringing a skill set which will make significant impact to Father Joe’s Villages business endeavors.