Richard Minervino, Sr.

Marine Veteran and CEO of The Minervino Companies

Richard (“Dick”) Minervino, Sr. joined C2C’s advisory board in 2013.

Starting out over five decades ago in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Minervino had his start at Southern New England Telephone at the top of a manhole @ .85 per hour. He quickly moved through the ranks and became the top salesman. With a burning desire to become an entrepreneur, he borrowed $3,500 from the Telephone Credit Union and founded the first communications consulting practice in the world. He was the first ever in the industry. He traveled all over the world as a Telecommunications Consultant, servicing clients on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Mr. Minervino was then recruited by the world famous management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to establish a communications consulting practice.

He was the first in other areas of business as well. He developed a microwave system across the Island of Puerto Rico circumventing the Puerto Rican Telephone Company before deregulation for Commonwealth Oil, Mitsubishi and Union Carbide. His client list reads like a who’s who of American business: IBM, Dean Witter, Duracell, A.T. Cross, Perrier Group, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton and others.

He is an innovator, developer and owner of numerous copyrights and patents. He invented and developed call accounting and personally sold it to dozens of insurance companies starting with Phoenix Mutual, Aetna, Conn. Mutual and dozens of others. Also Wall Street firms, major ad agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, J. Walter Thompson and others. Oil companies, Fortune 50, 100, 500 and 1000 firms including 86 IBM locations.

He served as a consultant to Leon Hess, Chairman of Amerada Hess, and designed the security facilities and communications facilities for all locations, including the refinery in St. Croix the Virgin Islands. He was also a Consultant to Harold Geneen, the Chairman of IT&T, for IT&T facilities in the Virgin Islands and Central America.

He developed billing and operating support systems for the wireless and long distance resale industries serving NexTel, Citizens Utilities, AT&T, Bell South and hundreds of others. He developed a university student billing system for Harvard University and 51 other colleges and universities.

Mr. Minervino is founder, owner, and CEO of all of the Minervino Companies. His companies have evolved over the years, offering a variety of services as detailed on this Web site. However, his philosophy has always remained the same, “You can’t go wrong doing the right thing.”