Behind the Screens- Meet Carlos

Meet Carlos Salazar, a dynamic member of the team based in our Fresno office. He hails from the vibrant city of Miami, FL, and embraces his rich heritage of Cuban and Mexican roots. Carlos finds his motivation in his two beautiful daughters and his amazing wife, who serve as constant reminders to stay focused on his goals.

Next to spending time with his family, Carlos’s loves are staying as physically active as possible and going on motorcycle rides. Carlos can talk about motorcycles endlessly. His passion for the subject is broad- he could fascinate you with interesting facts and insights about every make and model. His current obsession? The Aprilia RS 660.

Having been a valuable member of the CIO Solutions team for over a year now, Carlos continues to inspire with his commitment and infectious energy. Here’s what he has to say about his role as a Rapid Response Technician and Team Leader:

“As a remote network technician and leader, I have the privilege of not only learning from technology but learning from my peers and clients as well. It feels great to be able to assist clients from all over California and have the experience, tools, and support, to make sure that their issues are resolved in a timely manner. I love my position and the people I work with.”

Read on to learn more about Carlos!


Tell us a little about your certifications and professional background!

2023 has been an awesome year for me. I just earned my:

  • A.S in Computer Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity certification and Cyber Tech Specialist certification

All from Fresno City College. The discipline I learned throughout my Marine Corps and Coast Guard service has helped tremendously.


What would the title of your autobiography be?

Neutral to 6th in 4 Seconds 


What has been your proudest moment at CIO?

Seeing my peers from Geek Squad get hired on with me and become great techs. As well as becoming a team lead recently. 


What’s something most people don’t know about you?

If it was up to me, I’d adopt every dog I see on the street. I love puppies lol


How would your family or friends describe you in three words?

Smart, funny, strong


What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

“No matter how high you get on the totem pole, always remember how you got there and who helped you get there”


If you could go back to any moment in time, when would it be?

To the moment when I first met my wife.


Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room? Why?

Funniest. One can learn to be smart but one can’t learn how to brighten up a room. You either got it or you don’t. 


What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

“Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – David Goggins


If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?

Protein. It gets very expensive lol 


What do you pretend to hate but actually love?

Buffalo Wild Wings
Terrible for my diet but it makes me happy



Bonus: What 3 words would you use to describe CIO Solutions?

Positive, Innovative, Creative

We are proud of our team of skilled and friendly individuals. It’s a unique group of collaborators and innovators who share a common “can-do” mentality paired with a fondness for gifs and puns. 

Looking for opportunities to join our team? Visit our Careers page to see all open positions in our Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno offices!