Ted Trujillo is the Sandoval County Small Business Development Center Director, serving the NMSBDC for 9 years. Ted is a certified business advisor and also is an SBA certified intermediate export counselor.
A native of Alameda, New Mexico, Mr. Trujillo spent 28 years with AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Trujillo 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. Mr. Trujillo was part of a team that went from $0 to over $1 billion dollars in sales in 6 years. Mr. Trujillo 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 and he established a Network Operations Center (NOC) which provided 24/7 technical support to clients in Latin America.
Mr. Trujillo holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Mexico and a MBA degree from Arizona State University. In addition, Mr. Trujillo has taken executive training courses at Northwestern University, Thunderbird International School of Management, Stanford University, and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Mr. Trujillo was also awarded a “Point of Light” award by President George H.W. Bush for his work with the Arizona State University Hispanic Mother/Daughter Program whose goal was to increase high school graduation rates in inner city schools in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Ted was also the NMSBDC State Star in 2010. The Sandoval County SBDC was recognized as the SBDC Innovation and Excellence Award winner in 2013 at the SBA Small Business Administration Awards, Best Economic Development Award winner in 2013 at the NM Rural Economic Forum and 2014 NMSBDC Center of the Year.