“I’m impressed daily by the hard work our team does on behalf of our clients. It’s not a vendor and customer relationship, we see it as a partnership where we integrate ourselves as closely as we can into their organization.”
In less than a decade, Luis Alvarez has grown the Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) from a small two-person consultancy to the premier information technology (IT) solutions provider on the California Central Coast, delivering IT services to more than 200 companies throughout the state. A visionary who never shies away from exploring exciting new technologies that might give his clients a competitive advantage, Luis specializes in working with executives and managers of small- and mid-sized businesses, sharing his expertise by advising them on trends, analyzing their systems for improved performance and planning how IT can help achieve their business goals.
Luis is considered an expert in business process flow and the integration of IT for maximum profitability. He lead the industry towards a managed services model, an operational strategy that allows ATG to offer continuous monitoring and management of client IT infrastructure at an affordable price point. Luis designed the iTeam service delivery system based on this managed services model.
Luis has lived and worked in the Monterey Bay area since 1986, after 21 years of combined active and reserve duty with the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he served in various command positions including the Air Force Information Warfare Center/Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFIWC/AFCERT) and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Luis has been received numerous accolades and awards, most notably landing on the MSPMentor 250 list every year since its inception as well as leading the company to an appearance on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list in 2011. He also recognized as a community leader, serving on the board of numerous non-profits, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Rotary Club of Salinas and the Monterey Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Degrees and Certifications:
- MBA, University of Phoenix
- UCLA Anderson School of Management, Management Development for Entrepreneurs
- Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional in Windows 7
- Microsoft Certified Network Product Specialist
- Microsoft Certified Product Specialists
- Master Certified Novell Engineer
- CompTIA A+
- CompTA Project+
- Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator