Lito Abiva

Director, Information Technology

Lito Abiva serves as the Director of Information Technology for SolomonEdwards. In this role, he is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of the IT infrastructure, development and enforcement of security policies, and strategic vendor partnerships. As an early adopter of cloud services and business continuity, Lito led the firm’s initiative to move all applications, infrastructure and voice/data to hosted services. In addition to building out a highly available, reliable, scalable and secure solution, this has allowed the IT team to focus more on business objectives, process improvement and cost containment. Lito is a seasoned professional who manages and helps develop a team of industry certified support professionals.

If you could do anything else as an occupation, what would it be?

Chef – I love to cook and create new dishes for friends and family. However, I am my biggest critic and always looking for perfection.

What do you do outside of work to relax and recharge?

I love spending time with my family “down the shore” in Ocean City, NJ. I love doing almost any outdoor activity.

What is your proudest personal or professional accomplishment?

On a personal side, besides raising my kids, completion of an 80-mile bike ride on my first MS City to Shore event. I had to dig deep to finish as I realized I should have trained more.

What is your favorite nonprofit to support?

National MS Society – I have raised over $12K riding the past 8 years.

If you could jump on a plane tomorrow and go anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why?

Hawaii – love the beaches, mountains and where else in the world would I see a million people who look like me!!

Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

Winners were always my inspiration. My biggest sports hero is Joe Montana.

What part of your work day do you most look forward to?

I look forward to new challenges.

Describe yourself in three words.

Loyal, dedicated & resourceful.