About us

Our People

Professional, proactive, and problem-solving driven! 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 achieved Certified Microsoft Partner status which is reserved for IT companies demonstrating excellence in implementing Microsoft technologies.

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.

Keith Caples

IT Guru

An East Coast transplant to San Francisco, Keith is responsible for Centarus’ larger clients and projects. He grew up immersed in all things mechanical, which eventually gave way to computers and video-game design. He quickly discovered, however, he enjoys clients more than coding, so he began doing IT support for organizations including the US House of Representatives and the US Department of Justice, before homing in MSP services. When not working, he enjoys acroyoga, which he describes as a combination of yoga and cheerleading.

Tony Huarte

IT Guru

Hobby: Travel

A Bay Area native, Tony spent a good deal of his childhood in the Basque region of Spain. He earned his IT stripes at companies in Europe and the United States before joining Centarus in 2016. While his passion is trouble-shooting tech issues, he has represented Team USA at the Basque pelota (handball) world championships for more than 10 years.

Rishi Chaudhary

IT Guru

Hobby: Movies

As a support engineer at Microsoft, Rishi worked on issues that were considered “hardcore technical.” It was ideal for a self-described geek, and he has used his deep technical prowess to solve many of Centarus’ most complicated cases during the past seven years. When not delving into the recesses of computer escalations, he enjoys watching movies in English and Hindi, or employing his motto: “If you have nothing else to do, have a party!”

Dale Roberts

IT Guru and Founder

Hobby: Playing Guitar

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.

Andrew Maurer

IT Guru & Operations

Hobby: Science Fiction

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

Hobby: Painting

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

IT Guru & Service Delivery

Hobby: Family & Career

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.

Jan Mcwiliams

Office Manager

Hobby: Reading

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.

Vincent Thakur

IT Guru

While playing electronic games as a child, Vincent always concentrated more on how the games were running than on the actual playing. Paying close attention to background and process led him to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer application. Following work for several different MSPs, he joined Centarus, focusing mostly on backups and maintenance of services. When he is not serving as a member of clients’ remote IT team, he may be found meditating or doing yoga.

Shishir Chandrawat

IT Guru

Hobby: Working on cars

Cutting his teeth at Microsoft and IBM, Shishir left the big guys behind to provide high-touch support to smaller guys — and gals. He holds numerous certifications, an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. While working with computers satisfies his very active curiosity and highly developed sense of logic, he would much rather be working on cars.

Ashim Chawla

IT Guru

Ashim decided he needed a more “reachable” career than basketball — not to mention he didn’t have the necessary height. A hard worker and keen learner, he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology before turning to IT. He particularly enjoys troubleshooting client’s issues and learning new technologies. As part of the Centarus team, he believes in continually “updating ourselves, so we do not get outdated.”

Manish Mahajan

IT Guru

Hobby: New baby

With a lifelong fascination with technology, a degree in computer science and experience working for Dell, Manish loves putting his knowledge to work finding solutions for Centarus customers. He believes he was born a cricket fan and even played at the interstate level while in school. Nowadays, he and his wife are eagerly awaiting their first child. “It’s what I’ve been waiting for,” he says.

Our Expertise

We manage your technology systems so you don't have to! Every member of the Centarus IT service and support teams have specializations, forming a full-service IT management and strategy company. 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 an MSP-Plus (Managed Service Provider-Plus) company, as well, which means we look after network-based services, applications and, equipment for your business. Our expertise is focused but wide-ranging.

What We Offer You

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.

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