Behind the Screens- Meet Adam Fernandes

Meet Adam, a versatile member of the CIO Solutions team! For the past 2 years, Adam has used his wealth of expertise to ensure smooth hardware deployments for our clients. As a Deployment Technician, he visits our clients’ offices and interacts with people at all levels of the organization to assist with any issues or questions they may face during these deployments. Adam’s commitment to helping our clients means he is always ready to go the extra mile to make a positive impact on their businesses and set them up for success.

Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, Adam holds an Associate’s degree in ‘Information Technology and Network Systems’ from Laurus College, and he landed his first IT job while still in school.

His creative passions extend well beyond the technical realm. Adam is also a screenwriter with over 70 screenplays to his name. He also worked as a chef for 15 years, plays guitar, and is an avid photographer (or as he puts it, “takes way too many photos”).

Read on to learn more about Adam!


What has been your proudest moment at CIO?

Professionally, being asked to be on the DOT (Deployments Team) on my first week.

Company-wise, winning both prizes in my first CIOBrew-Off with Tech-Tonic.


If you could go back to any moment in time, when would it be?

Prohibition-era New York. Sights, sounds, smells, and speakeasies.


Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room? Why?

Funniest, because laughter brings people together.


What’s the weirdest fact you know?

The ‘Pizza Planet’ truck from Toy Story has appeared in every single Pixar film.


What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

‘All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.’ – Thomas Edward Lawrence, aka ‘Lawrence of Arabia’


If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Fly a plane.


What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done?

Hopefully, visiting a country or a place I’ve never been to before.


What do you pretend to hate but actually love?

I don’t ‘pretend’ to hate things, but there are several rom-coms I love that might be surprising.


What could you give a 30-minute presentation on without any advance preparation?



If your life were a movie, who would play you?

John Cusack, my doppelganger.



Bonus: What 3 words would you use to describe CIO Solutions?

Empowering, Camaraderie, Hilarious


We are proud of our team of skilled and friendly individuals. It’s a unique group of collaborators and innovators who share a common “can-do” mentality paired with a fondness for gifs and puns. 

Looking for opportunities to join our team? Visit our Careers page to see all open positions in our Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno offices!