The Biztek Team
- Derek Anderson, “The Wise Owl”
With businesses becoming more and more dependent on technology, any amount of downtime can cost businesses thousands of dollars. Derek’s clients trust him to provide reliable IT solutions with responsive services. His goal is to become a trusted advisor, partner and vCIO for his clients and is dedicated to protecting his client’s systems through a purposeful and research-backed plan. He creates an action plan around what his client’s needs are, and then he researches what is the best way to improve the features that are lagging. He never takes an idea at face value because he understands that every change to IT could impact efficiency and the bottom line. Once Derek gets the best solution in place, he works with his clients to continually monitor and manage their IT environment.
Derek started working in the IT field at the age of 17. He grew up working for his parents CPA firm in Riverside, CA, starting with data entry, bookkeeping and payroll services. He then found his passion for technology and became the first IT manager for his parent’s firm. While obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Information Technology at Cal State San Bernardino, Derek also received technical training and IT certifications. Derek began Biztek Solutions, Inc. in the summer of 2006 and has grown the company from a one man show to the team it is today.
In his free time, Derek enjoys spending time with friends and family. He is recently engaged and looks forward to starting a family with his fiance. He has a passion for hockey and has played recreationally his entire adult life. Derek also enjoys traveling and has a desire to see as many different places as he can in his lifetime.
- Lenard Verde, “The Scholar”
Here’s Lenard. Or is it Len, Leo, Lenny, or Leonardo? He answers to all. Learning is his passion. This passion drives him to a relentless pursuit of excellence. This is why Lenard’s clients have come to expect service of the highest quality at all times. In order to continue to meet these expectations, Lenard implements systematic procedures and systems that are results-driven. He is a detail-oriented and proactive partner his clients count on to always envision ways to improve and upgrade IT systems to accommodate the ever-changing IT landscape.
Lenard started working in the IT field in 1991 as a computer technician for a local computer reseller. His responsibility was to build and test computers sold to customers. He eventually became a field technician troubleshooting computer systems and networks. What started out as a part-time job in high school became his profession. This led him to obtain a degree in Information Management at Cal State San Bernardino as well as industry trainings and certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, Dell SonicWALL, and Aruba Networks. In 1999, Lenard left his employment to start Infotech Computer Services. In 2015, he merged his company with Biztek Solutions, Inc.
When he’s not working, Lenard enjoys spending time with family and friends doing various activities such as watching hockey, hiking, working out, finding new restaurants, and going to movies/theater. He also enjoys traveling to different stadiums to watch sporting events and explore the concrete jungles of the United States.
- Cayla Chastain, “The Editor-In-Chief”
Cayla joined the Biztek team in January 2018 as our service coordinator. Before joining the Biztek team she worked in the security industry for over 4 years. Cayla has an Associates Degree in Communication and is currently working on earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State San Bernardino. Cayla’s goal is to provide excellent customer service to our Biztek customers, while building long term professional relationships.
In her free time, Cayla enjoys spending time with her close friends and family members. One of her passions is volunteering, in her free time, at local non-profit dog rescues, and city animal shelters, in hopes to help as many animals as possible. Cayla also enjoys traveling the world and making life long memories with her family.
- Jesse Elias, “The Avant-garde”
Project Manager & System Administrator
Jesse is our lead systems administrator and project manager. Jesse develops cutting edge ideas to keep updated in the fast changing IT industry. He takes cues from respected but progressive industry leaders who are on the forefront, figuring out new ways to take client’s systems to the next level using cutting edge technology, forward-thinking and creativity. Using prestige to his advantage, Jesse knows how to raise standards. He constantly seeks out new ways to add value to our clients by increasing efficiency, streamlining processes and saving money.
Jesse is a certified System Engineer. He focuses to provide reliable and zero downtime for Biztek Solutions managed clients. To achieve this, the team work closely with our client’s core infrastructure to provide optimal solutions. Technology is never ending, Jesse is empowered to be innovative. He has over 5 years experience in the IT field and graduated from UEI College.
In his spare time, Jesse enjoys raising his three boys and enjoying family time together. He enjoys coaching his son’s soccer team.
- Byron Castillo, “The Maestro”
Byron joined the Biztek technical force in October 2017 as a systems network engineer. His main goal is to provide trust and confidence to our clients that every Biztek technical solution is guaranteed to work for their business environment.
Byron’s story started back in 2001 when Azusa Computers allowed him to pursue his American Dream; he began working with i486’s computer systems to be discarded for parts and refurbished for big corporations. Bryon gained the skills to troubleshoot and repair computers, and later joined the corporate environment to support large numbers of end users, including corporate executives, for all of their IT support needs. He now has the experience of over 15+ years working in the technical support field and has not looked back. He graduated in 2011 with Computer Systems Information from Chaffey College, is a Cisco Certified Network Associate and Microsoft Comp TIA Certified.
Family oriented, he loves to be a role model for his three boys, influencing good family values. Bryon loves nature and enjoys taking family trips camping and fishing. One of the goals in life is to visit as many US National Parks as possible.
- Zack Hogeboom, “The Diplomat”
After serving in the United States Marine Corp, Zack decided to go back to school at UEI College in Riverside, CA for computer systems technician in 2017. After he finished his classes, he joined Biztek as an intern and due to his excellent work ethics and commitment to solving problems, he was offered full time employment at Biztek. With his willingness to get things done and strong will, Zack makes an excellent fit amongst the Biztek team as a help desk technician, for which he is A+ and Datto certified.
Zack enjoys long walks on the beach, video games and trying new kinds of food. Bowling too, let’s not forget bowling!
Biztek 11 Point Culture
Integrity – DWYSYWD: We will always do what we say we will do. In order to build trust within the organization and especially with customers, we will always be honest and truthful in our actions and words.
Communication – We will openly communicate with others, being sure to listen intently to understand their point of view and concerns. We will help our customers understand their systems, in terms of functions, capacity and efficiency, and how their systems impact their business.
Collaboration – We will work together, as a team, to serve the best interests of our clients. We will also collaborate with our customers in helping them understand and utilize their technology to the best of its ability so that they can maximize their ROI.
Ownership – We will take ownership and be accountable for our actions. If we make a mistake, we will own up to the mistake and take the necessary actions to remedy the problem. We will also act in way that shows a level of ownership in each of our clients’ organizations.
Detail – We pay attention to the details of our customers’ complex systems so that they do not have to worry about them.
Systems – We understand the value systems have in a business. We will always seek the best systems to provide solutions for our customers and suggest system improvements when necessary.
Consistency – We will be consistent with our words and actions so our customers will always know what to expect from doing business with us.
Reliability – We understand the value of technology in a business and the impact these systems can have if not functioning properly. We strive to provide the best services and solutions for our customers that will provide the reliability they expect from their systems and service provider.
Innovation – We create new and better ways of accomplishing goals through continuing research and education, peer-to-peer development, wisdom and creativity. We will be open to new ideas and think outside the box to help find the best solutions possible for our customers.
Gratitude – We are thankful to do business with our customers and to be able to help their businesses succeed with good technology.
Fun – We seek to have fun on the job in our interactions with customers and each other. While the nature of our business can be serious, we will keep a positive attitude and always look for the positive in every situation.