Argent Associates is lead by an executive team that values our customers, our employees, our community, our environment and strive always to be a hi-trust member of society embracing diversity, integrity, quality, safety, sustainability, education and innovation in all that we do. Meet our executives:
Beatriz (Betty) Manetta is President and CEO of Argent Associates Inc. She is the chief visionary behind Argent’s emphasis on building a diverse technology-driven ecosystem to deliver smarter technology for business solutions across a broad range of industries and enterprises, while engaging a diverse population in bettering our communities and world. Argent maintains a national footprint and main offices in Plano, Texas and Union, NJ.
Betty emigrated from Argentina to Elizabeth, New Jersey, when she was a young girl. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Marketing from Rutgers University and a Master of International Studies from Seton Hall University. She was the recipient of the Beta Gamma Sigma Award from Seton Hall for her significant contributions to the strength and vitality of the economy combined with her business service achievement to humanity.
Betty spent over 20 years in Corporate America, primarily in the telecommunications industry, before leaving to launch Argent Associates Inc., in 1998. During her corporate career, she held national and international assignments in technical support, sales, human resources and quality management and control.
Named as one of the TOP STEM 100 Executives in the nation, Ms. Manetta believes true business success is interdependent upon the success of the community. She takes her commitment to continuous learning and social responsibility seriously. Ms. Manetta is a champion of ethnic minority, women and small business education and engagement. She served on President George W. Bush’s President’s Export Council, where she advised on international trade matters and their impact on small, women and minority businesses and chaired the sub-committee of Technology and Innovation. In 2019, she won prestigious Ford Motor Company Mujer Legendaria Award for Leadership. In addition, she was recognized by D CEO Magazine as one of the D CEO 500 Influential Leaders in North Texas.
Betty Manetta is committed to continuous learning and social responsibility. She is a champion and advocate of minorities, women and youth around STEM Initiatives. She serves on numerous boards at the local state and national level.
Ms. Manetta serves on several boards including D/FW MSDC, where she is the MBEIC Chair, Tech Titans, TIA, Seton Hall University Board of Regents, QuEST Forum, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Business Council Southwest. She has received numerous awards locally and nationally for her leadership and commitment to excellence.
Ramon (Ray) Moya is COO and Co Owner of Argent Associates, Inc. and CEO of ProArgent. Ray evolved Argent’s supply chain logistics capabilities into an IoT platforms providing enhance services such as Global GPS tracking, Supply chain visibility, cold chain tracking and forecast analytics. ProArgent Professional services. ProArgent is a home grown In-building Wireless Network Engineering and Installation team. With Moya’s direction, Argent has completed more than 400 projects for Telecom & 3rd Party Carriers, Public Safety, Government and Enterprise customers. Ray and team designed, created and brought to market, Edge Computing Air EdgeTM and Smart EdgesTM Smart Cities Kiosks in 2019.
Ray also is the architect behind the design of Quality Control subscription service U-Got-Q, a quality control portal to manage ISO 9000, ISO 14001, OSHA 18001, ISO 27001 and R2 compliance within each departments business process. Q has allowed each department head to manage quality in real-time. Q has evolved into a SaaS business platform achieving 99.5% defect free services to Argent customers. (www.ugotq.com)
Recently Ray ventured into Cycling by creating GoRolz – a patented cycle training add-on to elite cycling rollers. Ray kept falling of the roller, so he came up with an idea to keep the rear wheel steady while allowing him to balance the bike while riding. (www.gorolz.com).
Ray has extensive business and network engineering experience, inclusive of LAN/WAN and Optical Networks. Yet his success is the ability to surround himself with smart and energetic team members, that can take an idea and make it reality.
Ray was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City. He has a Master’s in Science degree in Technology from Polytechnic University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch College, CUNY. Ray is a 5th Degree Black Belt Karate instructor, specializing kick boxing and weapons). He is also a Mentor at CUNY Baruch College and supporter of its SEEK program.
Joyce Hart joined Argent Associates in 2001 and is responsible for the daily operations of the business including accounts receivable, customer service, project management and human resources.
Prior to joining Argent Associates, Joyce worked at Lucent Technologies as AT&T’s Customer Business Unit Process Development Manager managing AT&T/Lucent Strategic Partnership Council, customer satisfaction survey coordination, annual program metrics and sales tools. AT AT&T Network Services, Joyce supported the Local Infrastructure and Access Management Unit where she was responsible for executive communications and coordination of staff meetings, employee dialogue sessions, vendor meetings and special events. Joyce also worked for Western Electric for ten years where she held various administrative positions in the Electronic Components, Operations Systems, Distribution and Repair Services and International and Strategic Business Development business units.
Jonathan Bober is the Vice President, Engineering for Argent Associates. His current focus is the growth of in-house engineering skills at the firm.
Jonathan has actively involved in designing, installing, and analyzing data from distributed antenna systems. In addition, he specializes in network design, systems integration, quality management systems, project development, In-building cellular systems (UMTS, LTE, GSM), MS and UNIX OS, Active Directory, Photoshop, MatLab, Citrix XenCenter, Actix, iBwave, Windcatcher, JDSU E6474A, Cisco IOS
He is responsible for the engineering, installation and management of Argent’s national IT infrastructure (across 5 states). He oversees the IT and R&D in the deployment of technical projects and the development of new platforms; new platforms include APU telematics, non-fossil fuel energy systems and supply chain applications. He has also overseen all IT infrastructures including FTP servers, EDI servers, ADS, Virtual Servers, Firewalls, Virus Protection, Intrusion detection, Surveillance Systems, Switch VLANs, etc. He is responsible for ISO/TL9000 conformance, overseeing quality processes and audits, as well as, represent Argent during Certification Audits.
He provides technical support and resources for the Sales team and customers.
Jonathan has a B.A. degree in Biology and Physics from Rutgers University.
Brian Carroll is responsible for Business Development and sales at Argent Associates. He is an experienced sales executive with a demonstrated track record in the technology financial services industry. His prior experience includes sales Sales, Sales Management, Strategic Partnerships, Negotiation and Pricing Strategy for EDS, CIT, Vantage Financial, Crestmark Bank and Ascentium Captial.
Brian is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geology from Washington and Lee University.
Nirali Patel directs software and systems integration support for Argent Associates. She works with the proprietary Smart EdgesTM Smart Cities Kiosks in setting up the platform and applications along with other software platforms and devices utilized by Argent Associates in delivering smart technologies to its clients.
Nirali is a graduate Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat – India with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. She also received a Masters in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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