Ted Trujillo is the Director of the Greater Albuquerque Metro Area SBDC. Ted is a certified business advisor and an SBA certified intermediate export counselor.
A native of Alameda, NM, Ted worked 28 years for AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He began his career in Phoenix and subsequently transferred to Miami, where he was promoted to director of AT&T Network Systems for Latin America. He successfully negotiated the first AT&T joint venture in Latin America, a $20 million cable manufacturing plant. Ted was part of a team that went from $0 to over $1 billion dollars in sales in six years. He finished his career at Atlanta, where he led a team of 90 engineers who designed cellular and landline networks for numerous multi-national customers throughout Latin America. He also established a Network Operations Center (NOC), which provided 24/7 technical support to clients in Latin America.
Ted holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Mexico and a MBA degree from Arizona State University. In addition, he has taken executive training courses at Northwestern University, Thunderbird International School of Management, Stanford University, and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Ted was also awarded a “Point of Light” award by President George H.W. Bush at a White House ceremony for his work with the Arizona State University Hispanic Mother/Daughter Program, whose goal is to increase high school graduation rates in inner city schools in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Ted was the NMSBDC State Star in 2010 and 2016. The Sandoval County SBDC was recognized as the SBDC Innovation and Excellence Award winner in 2013 and 2017 at the SBA Small Business Administration Small Business Week Awards, Best Economic Development Award winner in 2013 at the NM Rural Economic Forum, and 2014 and 2016 NMSBDC Center of the Year and 2015 Job Creator of the Year.