Derek Costa

Senior Director of Infrastructure

In his role as Sr. Director of IT Infrastructure, Derek is responsible for leading Cybersecurity, Networking and Telecommunications, Data center services, Help Desk, Application Support, and DEV / OPS. Derek is focused on ensuring that all Shields infrastructure is reliable, secure and supportive of the business growth plans that the organization has established. Prior to joining Shields, Derek spent 8 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, most recently as Chief information Officer responsible for the IT division. Derek earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a member of Ocean State PMI.