Mr. Rinehart is a 100% Service-Connected, Disabled Veteran who served in U.S. Army Aviation for 5 years at various stations around the world. He took his computer, electronics and electrical experience from his service and got right to work in the fledgling IT world, right at the beginning of the Dot Com Era. His focus moved through telecommunications, enterprise data center networks, virtualization, converged and hyper converged infrastructure (CI/HCI), and professional services deployments and services solutioning.
His support experience is in B2B tier1/2 and NOC engineering in telecommunications datacenter equipment and long-distance lines, as well as network infrastructure operations in a PaaS provider in the financial industry. Mr. Rinehart oversaw the engineering, deployment, monitoring and upgrading of complex, multimode frame relay and MPLS private IP networks, additionally maintaining the vendor, service provider and B2B end user relationships.
As web 2.0 matured, Mr. Rinehart was successful in professional services for CI/HCI product deployments, support, and upgrades at an extremely recognized international technology vendor, who he still maintains a partnership with today. In this role, he was a part of, and often led, onsite deployments and upgrades of >100 vendor products in some of the most prestigious datacenters (and customers) in the world, including many Federal Government agencies.
When the IT industry began pruning employees en mass during the COVID lockdowns, Mr. Rinehart received a layoff and began planning for what would become Rinocom Consultants. He, and his fellow subject matter experts (many of whom are military veterans as well), decided the groundwork of the types of products and services they could deliver. After founding the corporation, relationships with many relevant technology product vendors and distributors were established. In addition to making the corporation procurement ready through SAM.gov registration, the company successfully became VetBiz certified as a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB) with the Department of Veteran Affairs.