Pam Vildostegui

Matt has always been an asset in this office.   He has helped Investigations to improve record keeping  by implementing the Investigative Division Portal, and is constantly bringing to us new ideas for the portal.   His excitement over implementing new ideas is refreshing and admirable.  He is one in a million. 

Pam Vildosetgui 
Administrative Assistant Investigations Division
Office of the State Attorney 
16th Judicial Circuit, Florida



Joseph Spataro

On a serious note about Matt, I am glad to have him back.  I particularly like what he is doing with the public use computer in our office that is set up for easy scanning and sending of documents, and all the help he has provided getting us internet access in the courtroom.  I also like that the IT Department seems to have a plan of attack on how to improve the SAO’s IT abilities and seems to be constantly implementing new ideas and improving old ones.  Dennis, I’d also like to note that I don’t want my e-mail to take away from Lucy, who did a commendable job handling the full load before Matt came aboard, and continues to assist with IT issues whenever I ask.

Joseph Spataro
Assistant State Attorney
16th Judicial Circuit, Florida



Donald Barrett

I wanted to take a moment to recognize and compliment the contribution that Matt Gardi has made to the office since he began.  First and foremost, I have been impressed with his work ethic.  Every single time I have contacted Matt to address an IT concern, whether during or after hours, he has been responsive, timely, extremely competent, and more importantly, he addresses even the “dumbest” of questions with a positive attitude.  Secondly, I believe Matt has shown a great deal of initiative.  Rather than doing things the way “they have always been done,” he looks for new and better ways to do things.  From implementing calendar and contacts on Google Apps (to move away from the server), to using flash drives for paperless discovery, to creating (upgrading) the SAO intranet (which I think will prove very useful), to creating user profiles to allow employees to access “their” computer from any computer, Matt has obviously made a significant contribution in a relatively short amount of time.  In my opinion, Matt is a valuable asset to the SAO, and I am glad to have him working for our IT department.   

Donald Barrett 
Chief Assistant State Attorney
16th Judicial Circuit, Florida



Paunece R.R. Hodgerson

Yes...Matt is da bomb...he sat through my entire trial last friday because he had a wussy prosecutor who was too scared of that high-fangled tech-naw-ledgy.  He made the video presentation go so smoothly despite him losing feeling in his legs after sitting folded leg in a ball below the television in front of the jury for 40 minutes.  And wouldn't even let me reward him with a root beer barrell at the parrot after he assisted us in obtaining a guilty verdict!

 
Thank you Matt!

Paunece R.R. Hodgerson
Assistant State Attorney 
16th Judicial Circuit, Florida

Dinora M. Pita

Our Experience with you was one of the best decisions made for this company.  You provided excellent service by quickly solving and repairing our computer problems.  Trust was an issue in our decision, and you exceeded our expectations.  We would highly recommend your services to any and all of our contacts, and we look forward to your service in the future.

Sincerely,

Dinora M. Pita
Office Manager
Assistant Secretary
Riviera Enterprises, Inc.


Hani Demetrious

I first met Matt Gardi when I started employment at the State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney.  He immediately introduced himself and sat down and gave me instruction on using the technology and resources available to me in my position.  This impressed me greatly, as he was one of the few people to have ever assisted in such a manner, and it helped me immensely.

 I then had the opportunity to again work with Matt at the Public Defender’s Office.  Here, along with his role as IT support, he has gone the extra mile to assist us in presenting evidence in court.  At one point he even acted as a witness to introduce a three dimensional event recreation he developed.  His performance as a technical witness was impeccable, and was a major reason why we won a victory in that case.  This was well beyond his job role, greatly appreciate, and mostly done on his own impetus out of a desire to help us perform our jobs better.

 It has always been a pleasure to work with Matt, and any organization would be greatly enhanced by his efforts.

Regards,

Hani Demetrious
Assistant Public Defender
16th Judicial Circuit - Florida


 

Jim Brault

When my POS system was in dire need of replacement, we turned to Matt Gardi to evaluate the most effective POS solution for our growing convenience store.  His ideas were well thought out, and saved me time and money.  His insightful assistance helped me get the most out of the new system.

Jim Brault
The Dam Store
Milton, VT


 

Karole Rispoli

Matt Gardi was able to develop a system to share, secure, and backup my critical data.  I had neither the time, or knowledge to do what he did in a matter of hours....and best of all, because I travel a lot, I can now access and edit all my documents from any computer in the world!  Matt is the very best, I would highly recommend him to anyone with a computer.

Karole Rispoli  
Owner 
Roma's Mom's Key Lime Pie 
Key West, FL


 

William Kuypers

January 16, 2008

To whom it may concern;

I have worked with Matt Gardi at the Public Defender’s Office since 2005.  During that time, he has worked as our only computer support for our office and our remote offices up the Keys as well.

He is dependable, and has an excellent work ethic.  He has gone the extra mile for myself and other attorneys, and is always quick to address our concerns.  He is always the first in the office, making sure that everything is working well before anyone else arrives.

Regardless of the complexities of the situation, he always seems to find a solution and solve the problem.  I believe he has an incredible amount of patience and dedication when working with the fifty users in our four offices. In the nine years that I have worked for the Public Defender, Matt has been far and away the best IT specialist we have had.

I feel more than comfortable recommending him for any position he is seeking.

Sincerely,

William Kuypers
Assistant Public Defender
16th Judicial Circuit - Florida

 


Pamala Catala

I have had the pleasure to work along side Matt Gardi at the Public Defender’s Office in Key West for well over two years now.  During that time he has been an incredible resource and contributed greatly towards the productivity of our office.

Aside from his proficiency with his technical duties, he has always been available to assist wherever needed.  He is always the first to jump in and help anyone for any reason, whether it pertains to his job description or not.

In his role as our office IT guy, he has been nothing short of amazing.  When we were met with the hurdle of relocating our main offices across town in Key West, he and I worked almost around the clock throughout one weekend to coordinate the event so that staff left one office on a Friday, and came into a new office on a Monday without missing a beat.  This included moving all the computer equipment, his server room, and coordinating with service providers to change our circuits to the new location.  Even though he was challenged with all the aspects of his job, and setting up the new network, he was never too busy to help me with mine, whether it was moving furniture, or organizing supplies and personal belongings.  He made this tremendous task much easier by having forethought to issues that would arise, and going well out of his way to assist others.

That is just the way he operates, plain and simple.  He’s a team player who knows were all in it together.   I’ve worked with a lot of people over the years, he is one of the best.

Pamala Catala
Physical Specialist
Office of the Public Defender
801 Eisenhower Drive
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-3568


 

Michelle Perez

To whom it may concern;

 As a former Assistant Public Defender, it has been my pleasure to have worked with Matt Gardi at the Public Defender’s Office in Key West, Florida for the past two years.  In his role as our sole IT staff, Matt has always been quick to respond to the computer needs of our office staff.  Challenged with all aspects of our office computer support, Matt has impressed me as someone who seems to enjoy resolving user issues, while balancing the demands of his job, with the needs of our staff.

Matt’s dedication and commitment to go beyond the call of duty, his in depth knowledge of technical issues, his perseverance, and his ability to explain and assist in layman’s terms are attributes that are rarely seen among today’s technology staff.  I firmly believe that most of the staff at the Public Defender’s Office would echo similar praise for his abilities and job performance.

I would highly recommend Matt for any position for which he is seeking, and know that anyone who chooses to employ him will be highly satisfied with his job performance.

Sincerely,

Michelle M. Perez 
1709 George Street 
Key west, Florida 33040


 

Dan Sabino

To Whom It May Concern:

Matt Gardi proved to be a great asset to the Office of the State Attorney.  His broad knowledge of computing and networking enabled him to perform a wide range of tasks.  He demonstrated great patience in dealing with a wide range of users, from novice to expert.  He has a positive attitude and is a team player when it comes to performing work that is beyond normal work duties and requirements.

I recommend Matt Gardi for any position in the Information Technology area.

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Sabino
Former CIO
Office of the State Attorney
16
th Judicial Circuit
Dan.Sabino@KeysEnergy.com
(305) 295-1050


 

Judy Patrick

To Whom It May Concern; 
I had the unique privilege of supervising Matt Gardi in his role as a member of our Child & Youth Services (CYS) Management System (CYMS) deployment team throughout Army installations in Europe during 2002 and into 2003. CYMS is used to process all transactions in support of registration, daily operations and reporting requirements in Army CYS programs.  This project was exceptionally challenging and encompassed a wide variety of tasks. Our team was responsible for the deployment of a software system, including the hardware and peripherals, that assisted the CYS staff in operating their facilities across Army posts throughout Europe. Duties ranged from briefing all involved from the commander down to the front desk clerk on the deployment process, scheduling training, conducting hardware installation and set-up, training, data management, and follow up support of staff and equipment. The team was responsible for conducting the briefings, deployments, training and support, all while traveling throughout the region the majority of the time.

Matt was involved in all aspects of these deployments and his efforts were invaluable. His knowledge and ability to lead and work with the CYS staff were exceptional, and his dedication went far beyond the bounds of employment. I could rely on him to be a self-starter, and accomplish the objectives that we determined to be vital to the success of the mission at hand. He met challenges as opportunities, and fluidly developed methods to accomplish what at times seemed impossible. Also, the CYS staff were overwhelmingly pleased with the CYMS deployments and never hesitated to call on Matt for help.  Matt went above and beyond to ensure all CYS programs were supported and provided follow-up guidance to fully implement CYMS. 

His technical expertise was a tremendous resource. What he didn't know immediately, he was quick to admit, but just as quick to research and gain the appropriate knowledge. Regardless of the situation, I could always count on him to be the glue that put the pieces together. I can easily say that our mission would not have been nearly as successful without the efforts and talents of Matt Gardi.

I highly recommend Matt for whatever position he may be seeking, and would be happy to share with anyone more information about his abilities.

Sincerely, 
Judi Patrick 
Judi A. Patrick
Installation Management Agency - Southeast Region Office
Child & Youth Services Program Specialist & Inspection Chief
CMR 480, Box 458
APO AE 09128
(49) 07031-65-8314 (home)
judipatrick03@yahoo.com


 

Travis Barber

I recently had the pleasure of working with Matt Gardi, in Customer Support, here at Vermont Systems.  Vermont Systems develops, markets, and installs our recreational software products.  Matt quickly became proficient with our software and developed a very friendly, yet professional relationship with the customers he serviced. Matt volunteered for many “less desirable assignments” and finished these projects in an efficient and timely manner. Matt’s product, hardware, and operating system knowledge proved to be very valuable to our organization. Matt demonstrated outstanding qualities as an employee while serving our company and customers.  Matt was certainly an asset to our company and would benefit any organization he joined.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please give me a call at 877-883-8757 x3019 or at home at 802-899-6840.  My email address is Travisb@vermontsystems.com.

 Sincerely,

 Travis Barber
Vermont Systems Customer Support Manager

 


Carlton France

I would be very happy to recommend you to anyone who is interested in your professional skills as a computer specialist and especially any software produced by Vermont Systems Inc.

I want to thank you for your excellent training and support that you provided during our CYMS implementation here at Menwith Hill earlier this year. I appreciated your patience and commitment to our staff to be available to answer any questions and concerns that our CYS personnel had during this training.

I want to personally thank you for the help and support that you provide to me on the many occasions that I have phoned up your office in Germany. You have always answered all questions with solutions to our problems and issues as they arrive. I really appreciate the fact that you can provide an immediate resolution to our problems and we can continue to work in CYMS without a long waiting period.

 If I can be of any help with other reference materials, please let me know.

 Thank you,

Carlton France
MWR Information Services Officer
RAF Menwith Hill Station
England, UK

Phone: 0044 1423 777 816  DSN 262-7816
Email: 
frances@menwith.army.mil

 


Rick Glenn

Mr. Matt Gardi, as a member of the CFSC European Support Team, has been instrumental in training the employees of this activity in the GolfTrac point-of-sales system.  Within a one week on-site visit he completely installed and trained all employees on a complex computer based POS system.  His ability to communicate highly technical information to untrained users was paramount in the overall success of allowing this activity to come on-line in a timely manner.  His friendly demeanor and ability to keep personnel on task are invaluable training qualities few people possess.  His demonstrated technical expertise is unsurpassed.  Mr. Gardi, without a doubt, is the finest trainer of highly technical systems and information I have ever had the privilege to work with.  Any company desiring an employee with total commitment to excellence would be well served by hiring Mr. Gardi.

Rick Glenn
richard.glenn@104asg.mwr.army.mil
Manager  Rolling Hills Golf Course  Baumholder, Germany


 

Tim Volk

To whom it may concern:

I have know Matt Gardi since the summer of 2000, when he worked as an employee of VSI in Vicenza.  While Matt was employed here, he displayed a strong work ethic and had extensive knowledge of the computer field.

Matt left Vicenza and became of member of CFSC in Heidelberg in May of 2001.  Since RecTrac is a large component of the accounting systems in MWR Vicenza,  I have frequent contact with Matt in his role as a member of the Customer Support Team.  Matt's knowledge of the RecTrac program is extensive.  He is always courteous and professional and solves any issues in a timely manner.

Please take this as my highest recommendation for anyone considering Matt Gardi for employment.  He won't let you down.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at this email address timothy.volk@setaf.army.mil

Tim Volk
22nd ASG, DCA, MIS
Chief, Management Information Systems
22nd ASG