Centarus

About us

We manage your technology systems so you don’t have to!

Our Expertise

We manage your technology & cybersecurity so you don’t have to. We follow EOS in order to optimize our service delivery and act as your full-service IT management, security, & strategy partner. Even if you don’t know what area of expertise your business needs, you can just drop us a line about who you are and what you want to achieve.

We’ll not only fill in the blanks but provide you with a workable and affordable plan of action. We are a Managed IT & Cybersecurity firm, which means we look after you technology, applications, systems, and all peripherals for your business. Our expertise is focused but wide-ranging.
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WHAT WE OFFER YOUR BUSINESS
Aside from all the technical wizardry and IT geekiness, what we promise is a real-life understanding of business needs. We’re here to make your life and business easier, not more complicated! To be a smoother operator you do need the right systems and support in place though.

Minimizing downtime and potential lost revenue means Centarus’ support solutions are engineered toward being a productive and profitable choice. If you want efficient, effective IT solutions that fit the framework of your enterprise, with round-the-clock technical support then you need our technology services.

Meet the Team!

Professional, proactive, and problem-solving driven IT support! Here at Centarus, our technology, engineer, and strategy consultant teams are qualified and experienced, with real industry knowledge. Don’t just take our word for it though. Together we’ve built a reputation as a Bay Area Microsoft partner who specializes in designing practical & secure IT support solutions for your environment.

Rather than existing in a specialized IT bubble, we communicate with our clients in positive way without blasting you with IT jargon. Rather than treating you like a number, we believe in a personalized approach. At Centarus, you will experience a dynamic, forward-thinking IT solution-based company.

STEPHEN BEDDOES
IT Guru & Account Manager
Born, raised and educated in Wales, Stephen has Centarus’ favorite accent. He moved to Boston while working in IT for Laura Ashley, later relocating to San Francisco to raise his two soccer-playing daughters. A perfect fit for Centarus’ IT team, Stephen “can’t amplify enough” how much he enjoys working with clients and making them happy. What makes him happy is volunteering for his daughters’ schools, as well as Welsh rugby and soccer — or as he calls it, football.
ANDREW MAURER
IT Guru & vCIO
Andrew enlisted in the Army after 9/11, earning Commendation Medals for Excellence overseeing network operations in a combat zone in Iraq and as a system/network administrator in South Korea. Armed with a degree in economics from Columbia University, a list of certifications and several years of civilian IT experience, Andrew joined Centarus as an IT Consultant. While he enjoys alleviating customers’ frustrations, he would really like to write a sci-fi script for TV.
SAVITA SAHI
General Manager
Centarus cofounder Savita Sahi is an entrepreneur at heart. She managed all aspects of her family’s San Francisco restaurant by the time she was 16 years old, then earned a degree in education and set about transforming local schools. As part of her work in education administration, she built a computer lab at the Megan Furth Academy, honing her penchant for technology management. Savita prides herself on helping clients’ business run more efficiently and giving them a first-class customer experience. In her spare time, she hikes with her kids, makes art and is studying to teach yoga.
MANUJ RATTAN
Centralized Services
Manuj sees life at Centarus as a roller-coaster ride — one he enjoys immensely and is more up than down. He revels in learning something new every day, whether about the technology, the client company or the person on the other end of the phone. Manuj has been in IT for more than five years, after earning degrees in computer programming and business administration, as well as working at several technology companies. In his free time, he researches old support tickets to figure out what he could have done better.
DALE ROBERTS
IT Guru & Founder
Dale discovered his penchant for technology while working on radars during his time in the US Navy. He built on that experience with stints at tech firms, both nationally and internationally, eventually founding Centarus to help small companies leverage technology to grow their businesses. It’s his intent to prove to clients that their technology is not all that scary — as long as you have the right tools and support. If he weren’t in tech, Dale is pretty sure he would be a professional star-gazer.
BRAXTON HERRING
IT Guru & Escalation
At age 7, Braxton started installing programs on an old XP computer. As his family got new computers, he would tear them town and rebuild them, until it grew into a career. Based in Arizona, Braxton enjoys learning new processes and working with new technologies. He provides remote tech support to Centarus clients, whom he finds particularly easy to work with. Outside of work, Braxton is passionate about music and gardening, and he loves cows and sheep.
JAN MCWILIAMS
Office Manager
Jan found the perfect place for her extreme perfectionist tendencies as the office manager and bookkeeper for Centarus. The company’s resident “non-techy,” she enjoys doing everything there is to do to keep things running smoothly for both clients and employees. In her spare time with family, she is in or around any water she can find.
JASON HILLER
IT Guru & Escalation
Jason’s life is all technology, all the time. It started in the 1980s when his parents brought home a Commodore 64, and he was hooked. Based in Surprise, Arizona (yes, that’s the name of the town), Jason loves that, in technology, everything has a logical, rational conclusion — anything can be done; you just have to figure out how. He enjoys empowering Centarus clients with technology to save their time and increase their productivity.
MANJEET SINGH
Centralized Services
With a bachelor’s degree in technology, Manjeet utilizes his skills in both electronics and communications to assist Centarus clients. He parlayed his work in customer support for companies such as Accenture into a career in IT and tech support, where his penchant for learning new technologies comes into play every day. A native of Punjab, India, Manjeet is a car-lover who also enjoys playing video games and music.
RYAN BARBA
IT Guru
Ryan is a San Francisco native whose uncle got him into fixing computers when he was growing up. When it came time to choose a career, Ryan realized he already had the skills and mindset to pursue IT. Known for his easy smile and laughter, he loves the problem-solving and “curve balls” in his day-to-day work for Centarus’ clients. When not at work, Ryan has an eclectic mix of hobbies, including showing cars he’s fixed up, “coral-reefing” with the saltwater coral-reef tank in his home, and spending time with his family, including his dog, a Malti-Shitz named Casper.
JOHN DIX
Centralized Services Manager
John Dix learned about computers from his father, who would bring them home and teach his son operating languages such as GW-BASIC and MS-DOS. But when it came time to choose a career, the native Texan became a professional dancer and choreographer — until a car accident left him with a back injury. He turned back to technology, earning a BS in IT, as well as an MBA. He enjoys the MSP environment at Centarus, where “every day is an adventure.” When he’s not working or dancing, John spends his time with his wife and five children.
MICK SPURLOCK
IT Guru
A Florida native, Mick began his road to a professional IT career in middle school, where he started learning about networking and troubleshooting. Following a stint as a member of the Geek Squad, he was looking for a smaller, more tightknit team, and he found Centarus fit the bill perfectly. Mick is enjoying working directly with Centarus’ clients to solve their problems, and in his spare time, he is into photography and gaming.
ANTHONY RAMOS
IT Guru & Account Manager
Church came calling while Anthony was working as a restaurant manager. His childhood church needed an IT manager, and Anthony decided to answer the call. It didn’t hurt that it also meant following in his father’s technology footsteps. Anthony loves the challenge of IT and revels in the vast amount of individual expertise at Centarus. When he’s not at work, Anthony is a motivational speaker, visiting college campuses to “spread love.”
MATT HITCHCOCK
IT Guru
Matt grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is now a resident of sunny Florida. His interest in computers as a kid grew over time into a passion and a career. He lucked into his first IT job while working at Best Buy — they were looking for personable workers to join their Geek Squad, and Matt fit the bill. His many years of customer-service experience combines with his technical knowledge to make him an ideal addition to Centarus’ help desk. When not at the help desk, Matt enjoys spending time with friends, watching ’80s movies and playing video games.
SAKIB WANI
IT Guru
Sakib first encountered computers when he was in the seventh grade. He quickly grew fond of programming and gaming, and he has spent his life since then learning to understand machines in great detial. Problem-solving comes naturally to him, and he enjoys troubleshooting problems with Centarus clients. In his spare time, Sakib enjoys playing soccer and cricket.
BLAKE FUTCH
IT Guru & Account Manager
Growing up in San Diego, Blake attended LAN parties with his friends. He built his first computer at age 13 and never looked back — IT was for him. He staffs Centarus’ help desk and assists clients with setting up and managing various systems. When he’s not working, Blake manages his five kids’ busy schedules and helps tend to the animals on the farm on which he and his wife are currently living.
BRANDON HULSEY-CEDENO
Service Delivery & Dispatch
Bay Area–native Brandon started building computers at the age of 12. So began his path to a career in IT, which includes a stint handling tech support for Tesla. He is happy to be working as a dispatcher for Centarus, where he is often the first point of contact for clients experiencing computer issues. A self-described "big geek," Brandon likes video games and movies, as well as the occasional hike for vitamin D.
RICHARD NICHOLS
IT Guru
Injuries kept Richard from becoming the professional football player he'd planned to be, but the Arizona native found a passion for IT while in the U.S. Army. His favorite part about staffing Centarus' help desk is that there is always an answer to every problem. When not solving client issues, he plays and coaches various sports and spends time with his family.
JOSHUA PIERCE
IT Guru
A native Californian, Joshua loved playing video games so much when he was growing up that he would dress up as Mario for fun. He built his first gaming computer when he was 18. It wouldn't run and he had to figure out why — that's when he became hooked on IT. Now, his favorite thing is to fix things that other people can't fix. Outside of work, he has a passion for "mind-bending" movies, trying new food and, of course, playing video games.
AMANDA SHOCKLEY
IT Guru & Helpdesk Lead
Amanda graduated from high school in Texas at what she calls "the dawn of the tech age," but she remembers being around computers for her whole life — all the way back to an IBM with its giant floppy drive. Her father calls her a "technomancer," and she sees IT as a foreign language she understood from birth. As a help desk technician for Centarus, she loves "helping people without making them feel stupid." When she isn't working, Amanda is an avid gamer; she spends time with her two dogs and four cats and thinks about resuscitating her podcast on streaming media.

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