About CNIC


CNIC, Inc. is a technology network specialist serving the needs of educational institutions, corporations, local and state government throughout the Carolina’s since 2004. CNIC is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and manages all sales and field operations from this location.

Today, CNIC serves the needs of our customers by designing and installing some of the technology industry’s leading solutions, using a total cost of ownership philosophy. By providing 21st Century products and services, CNIC is committed to keeping pace with the ever-progressing technology demands of our clients.

CNIC provides both wired and wireless networking, video-streaming and conferencing solutions and supports a variety of products such as SAFARI Montage, Polycom, Cisco, Aruba Networks, Aerohive and more.

Known for our turn-key approach, we serve the needs of educational institutions, local and state governments, and corporate enterprises throughout the Carolinas.

We provide today’s cutting edge technology along with a technical team consisting of engineers, sales representatives and installers who are industry certified and have years of experience. Our certified staff and turn-key service gives CNIC the necessary tools in creating the best solutions to fit your needs. CNIC’s all-inclusive approach towards technology and technical support makes us the best choice for your technology solutions.


Our Leadership Team

Patricia A. Hicks:
President & General Manager with over 30 years management experience.

Charles E. Hicks:
Leads the company’s business development initiatives. With a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois, an MBA from Wake Forest University and a structured cabling design license (RCCD), he has 40 years of experience planning, designing and installing projects.

Estimating Engineer and Purchaser
Gary D. Snyder, Jr.:
Gary has an AAS in Accounting from Central Piedmont Community College.  He also is a BICSI RCDD, BICSI ITS Installer 2, and a BICSI Member that has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications field as well as 25 years of experience in construction.

Inside Support
Rebecca Young:
With over 6 years of being in the Technology and cabling Industry, Rebecca is the our main point when it comes to sales. She is our direct contact for sales and dispatches duties and technicians to ongoing projects.

Project Managers
Jerrod L. Snyder:
Jerrod is a BICSI Registered Cable Technician and ITS Installer 2, holds a BOE EC low voltage license. He is one of our chief Project manager with years of experience in construction and installation. Jerrod has been with CNIC for over 14 years.

Shahram S. Najafian:
Shahram is a BICSI ITS Installer 2 and is NC-ASLB Licensed with over 12 years of experience in infrastructure cabling and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science.

Technical Engineers & Support
Houshang F. Ardekani:
Safari Montage Engineer, Aruba Certified Mobility Professional, Auba Network Sales Specialist, Sony Security Systems Certified Professional, Certified Valcom Multipath Intercom/Paging Technician, Bogen ACE, A+, Certified OnSSI Ocularis DS Technician, Exacq Certified Technician, BICSI ITS Level 2 Installer, Polycom VSG Infrastructure Certified Technician.

Sales Reps
James  B. Pitts:
Responsible for Sales and Marketing  initiatives throughout North Carolina, with particular focus on the Central & Eastern portions of the state. In addition to a B.S. in Business Administration from Winthrop University, James holds Sales Certifications with Aruba Networks, Polycom. James also plans and coordinates CNIC’s participation in marketing events throughout the Carolinas.

Renaldo Pierre:
One of the newest additions to the CNIC sales team. A certified, Safari Montage, Aruba and Polycom Engineer. Renaldo’s primarily focuses his sales efforts towards the central region of North Carolina and Eastern South Carolina. In addition to sales, Renaldo is CNIC’s web-master.

Beverly Bell:
Clemson University graduate with a BS Degree in Administrative Management. Worked in sales out of the Greenville, SC branch for the IBM Corporation for 23 years. Sales experience included the textile and manufacturing industry and for 15 years was dedicated to the Higher Education and K-12 markets in SC and Western NC. Also served as part of a team which managed IBM’s largest Point of Sale Re-marketer globally. Prior to coming to CNIC, worked in sales with Merck Pharmaceuticals.