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.

Tony Huarte

IT Guru & VOIP

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.

Andrew Maurer

IT Guru & vCIO

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.

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!”

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.

Mario Mora

IT Guru

Hobby: Gaming & Skating

Growing up in Costa Rica and the U.S., Mario has known he wanted to work with computers ever since Windows 98. As an IT consultant for Centarus, his favorite thing is “feeling clients smile over the phone, so you know you’re doing what needs to be done for them. That is great satisfaction.” In his spare time, Mario is a gamer and skateboarder.

Yashwant Thakur

IT Guru

Hobby: Mountain Climbing

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.

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.

Dale Roberts

IT Guru & 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.

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.

Ashim Chawla

IT Guru

Hobby: Playing Snooker

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.”

John Warno

Sales & Systems Engineer

Hobby: Sailing

A California native with a degree from the Academy of Art University, John brings a broad skill set to Centarus. As a sales and systems engineer, he specializes in compliance and security issues, offering clients more than 15 years of experience in customer facing roles and information technology — seven of which were spent working with all aspects of MSPs. When not working with the good people of Centarus, John enjoys sailing.

Geoffrey Correa

IT Guru

Hobby: Exploring new places

Raised in the Virginia countryside, Geoffrey is a recent transplant to the Bay Area. As a kid, he learned how to fix his own computer, then started fixing those of friends and family. It turned into a side job while he was in school, eventually spurring him to switch from majoring in business to IT in college. As a field technician for Centarus, he “is not afraid of a challenge” and always finds a way to solve clients’ issues. In his spare time, he likes to catch movies and study up on IT.

Mariana Castillo

IT Guru & Dispatch

Hobby: Gardening & Cooking

A native of Costa Rica, Mariana always thought she’d wind up working in psychology, going as far as earning a university degree in the subject. But an early employer had a different idea, training her in IT support. Along the way, she found she really liked it. She’d enjoyed psychology because she was able to help people, and she discovered that in IT, she can do the same thing. Now with more than 13 years of experience in IT support and customer service, Mariana puts her skills to work as a self-proclaimed “IT fairy,” working closely with clients to solve all their problems. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her little dog, Pippa.

Luis Salazar

IT Guru

Hobby: Reading

A fluent Spanish speaker originally from Costa Rica, Luis has studied music since the age of 10 and hopes to start a jazz band. At Centarus, he is an IT consultant and considers himself a generalist, providing clients with information about anything they need — “I need to be an ocean of knowledge,” he says. When not working or playing the drums, Luis’ life revolves around his two-year-old son.

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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