Our History

Founded by John Petote, and helmed by our current CEO, Eric Egolf, CIO Solutions has been providing the Central Coast of California with business technology consulting and network management services since 1986. Over the years, CIO Solutions has cultivated the services we provide today, with emphasis on premium all-inclusive network management and support, private cloud computing, virtualization solutions, and enterprise storage design.

With an exceptional system of service offerings and support, CIO Solutions has been the go-to IT management company in the Santa Barbara region for the last 30+ years.

In early 2018, CIO Solutions acquired IT management company, TekTegrity (with an established reputation in San Luis Obispo and Fresno regions). With the combination of these two powerhouse companies, we were able to take our solutions to the next level and more than doubled our geographic reach through the central coast and central valley of California. With an increased technical bench, wide breadth of knowledge, diverse geographic experience, and consistent values, CIO Solutions offers the redundancy and specialization of a large organization, while maintaining the values and familiarity of a local company.

Our Purpose

Our mission is simple:

Productivity, enhanced

lives enriched.

Through innovative and strategic technological solutions, a personable and reliable support team, and a mindset of collaboration and growth, CIO provides outstanding IT services and enables businesses to access effective and innovative technology.

Brand Promises

First Contact Resolution 

We designed our support team to emphasize resolving your issue on the first call

Complex Problem Solving

We encourage creative problem solving and are constantly developing our technical talent

Operational Efficiency 

We continually research and implement ways to support our clients faster and more consistently


Over the years CIO Solutions has been awarded numerous industry accolades including being named to the Managed Service Provider 500 list by CRN, was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America (2012 & 2014), and appears in the Fresno Business Journal’s Book of Lists year after year.

Technology Partners

For the past 30+ years, we have been fine-tuning and cultivating our service offerings to provide clients the best IT solutions available.

We have built strong partnerships with some of the most recognized leaders in their industry that are experts in their domain, both locally and globally. We incorporate the strengths of our partners into our own best-practices, enabling us to resolve a wider range of challenges and connect you to a broad range of solutions.

On a local level, we recognize that IT solutions are connected to many other components of a business’s productivity.

If there is a service you need that CIO Solutions doesn’t directly provide (for example, web design or fiber optic internet) we have a network of experts to which we can refer you. We recognize that true business productivity is enabled not just by one factor, but by a host of elements and we’re proud to provide our clients with these connections.

We follow four simple rules to guide us when developing partnerships:

    1. Does the company fit into our culture and embrace values similar to ours?
    2. Is the company established and successful in their industry with a proven reputation?
    3. Does the company have, or invest in, solid technology?
    4. Is the company fiscally responsible and reliable so that its longevity is assured?

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Case Studies

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