Stoking Ownership

By Russ Levanway, President Stoking ownership For many years, our company has had a mantra: I’ve got this. We even had water bottles for everyone made with that statement in big, bold letters printed on them.  For us, this phrase conveys ownership and personal responsibility. For instance, let’s say a client calls the service desk in... Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Alissa

  Name Alissa What's your job title? Purchasing Agent Which location do you work out of? San Luis Obispo   Tell us a little about yourself! Hi I'm Alissa! I live in SLO with my fiance and 2 rescued cats- Saphire & Zara. I have an AA degree in Business Administration from Cuesta College and... Read more »

Client Spotlight- United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County

Name Michael Baker Position CEO Company Name United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Year Founded 1952 Industry Non Profit, Youth Development What does your company do/What service does your company offer? We offer before and after school programming for school-aged children in Santa Barbara County. What is your company’s mission? To enable... Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Greg B

  Name Greg B Job title Project Engineer Which location do you work out of? San Luis Obispo Tell us a little about yourself! I've grown up around computers starting with the apple ii series with the dual floppy drives. I met my wife when I was 9 and have been married for 10 years.... Read more »

Bringing the mission home

By Russ Levanway, President We recently held an annual planning meeting with the leadership team kicked things off by creating a new business plan for the year. Sound routine? It wasn’t. In light of our recent merger, we need the entire team, originating from both companies, to be on the same page. And the only way... Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Arun

Title VCIO/Account Manager Name Arun Working for CIO since: February 17th, 2015     About Arun: Where did you grow up? Fresno California Family Info? 2 Siblings: 1 brother and 1 sister. Parents live in Fresno Which location do you work at? San Luis Obispo When did you move to this location? July 2015 What... Read more »

Client Spotlight- Peters & Milam Insurance Services

Your name Dave Peters What is your position?  Partner Company Peters & Milam Insurance Services     Year Founded 2004 Industry Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance What does your company do/What service does your company offer? We primarily provide employee benefits programs to small and mid-sized business throughout California. We provide life, health... Read more »

Employee Spotlight- Derrick

Title Senior Systems Administrator Name Derrick Working for CIO since: I came on board when Innovative IT was acquired by TekTegrity     About Derrick: Where did you grow up? Chatsworth, CA Which location do you work at? Fresno When did you move to this location? 2006-2007 What do you like best about this location?... Read more »

What Kindergartners Teach Us About Office Politics

By Russ Levanway, President What keeps talented, smart individuals from working well together as a team? This is the question on the minds of our Culture Committee lately as we read The Culture Code, an excellent book by Daniel Coyle that claims to unlock the secrets of highly successful groups. In it, Coyle discusses the work... Read more »

Client Spotlight- Diani Companies

Name Jason Diani Position Vice President Administration Company Diani Companies   Year Founded: 1949 Industry?   Construction What does your company do/What service does your company offer? Diani Companies are a full service general contractor specializing in general building, construction management, design/build, and pre-engineered metal buildings, as well as environmental remediation and restoration.  We have... Read more »