Derek Costa

VP of Infrastructure

In his role as VP of 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.