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Specialized Engineers In Enterprise-Class Wireless

Although our wireless experience began in ‘92, for the last 15 years RF-Works has amassed invaluable experience in Radio Frequency knowledge and it’s application into wireless networks. Each customer has a bespoke set of business and therefore wireless requirements. We focus on advancing the design, implementation and management of wireless technology delivered by some of the best engineers in the industry.

Because of our experience and vast competence in this field, customers and partners give us credit for “wireless done right”. We apply wireless mastery and deliver the right balance of capacity, coverage, performance, availability and security to create or remediate until you economically meet your goals.

Meet Our Team

We are RF-WORKS, we are the engineers and consultants who like the big, early, first and best requirements. Our passion is your solution.

Jim Portaro
Jim PortaroPrincipal and Founder
Jim Portaro is Principal and Founder of RF-Works, Inc. and a seasoned business services leader and entrepreneur with a successful track record of building tech-enabled service businesses as differentiated segment leaders.
Mark Audia
Mark AudiaChief Operating Officer
Mark Audia is Chief Operating Officer of RF-Works. Mark has extensive experience in field operations, quality process, customer reporting, and resource forecasting.
Kathy O’Keeffe
Kathy O’KeeffeChief Financial Officer
Kathy O’Keeffe is responsible for the financial functions of the organization and works to accelerate revenue growth, increase profitability and cash flow while meeting the company’s financial obligations.
Cris Varvas
Cris VarvasChief Technology Officer & VP of Engineering
Cris Varvas is Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for RF-Works. His professional experience focuses on networks, integration and applications.
Mindy Altiero
Mindy AltieroExecutive Vice President of Sales
Mindy Altiero is Executive Vice President of Sales and joined RF-Works in 2013. She has progressed from a regional role to running the sales team in 2016. Mindy has been certified for her sales expertise from Cisco.
Jim Holt
Jim HoltExecutive Vice President
Jim Holt is Executive Vice President for RF-Works, a wireless leader in enterprise networks. Prior to RF-Works, Jim was a sales executive at IBM, Telxon and Aironet which became Gartner’s first recognized wireless network leader.

Explore Our Recent Work

Each customer has unique goals, we work through the associated wireless trade-offs — to create a WiFi Network that meets or exceeds their goals.

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Our Customers Say

“We use or have used RF Works on every new construction project that is in progress right now. They know how UCSF does business, does NOT need any hand holding or explaining IT standards or teaching them about wireless engineering, Jim just takes care of it and it works beautifully.”
ROBERT SZOKE • IT PROJECT MANAGER, UCSF Medical Center
“From connectivity, coverage and performance issues with the need to be sensitive to budget, we hired RF-Works to assess, design and rebuild our wireless network. Now we have an easily manageable high speed, coverage everywhere – wireless network; it works so well, we were able to discontinue TV cable services to the residence rooms, resulting in a major cost savings.”
JOHN MILLER • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NETWORK SERVICES AND TELECOM, Muskingum University

“RF-Works is well beyond technically competent in cutting edge, state-of-the-art wireless solutions. They are are deeply customer focused, dedicated, responsive, and wonderfully easy to do business with.”

ANDY HIGGINS • AJHIGGINS LLC, Business Transformation for Public Sector Organizations

“Rock solid wireless performance has become an expectation in health care especially when it comes to clinical communication tools.  The RF-Works team has been an important part of our success in projects requiring highly reliable wireless services. … RF-Works was there every step of the way to ensure our wireless infrastructure met and exceeded requirements for resiliency and performance.  Their leadership and team of engineers provide solutions to our requirements consistently without fail.”

PETER MALLOY • IS DIRECTOR, Exeter Hospital

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