Our Management Team
We provide a distinguished team of talented engineers and skilled business people, to make your business great.
Mr. Nivera has over 29 years of information systems experience with an emphasis on applied business systems. During his 10 years at Apple Computer, Mr. Nivera was involved in numerous business areas including distribution, service manufacturing, and logistics. Also, Mr. Nivera was deeply involved in the implementation of many of Apple’s advanced systems leading to the eventual management of the Data Center at Apple’s Campbell Service Operations facility. At Cadence Design Systems, he was responsible for the consolidation of operational systems immediately following the Cadence & Valid Logic merger. Mr. Nivera was also instrumental in the launch of the QuickSilver Group, a consulting startup specializing in the installation and deployment of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems where he recruited and trained the first technical resources and established several of the operational processes & methodologies. Mr. Nivera founded Cogent Solutions in 1996. The company specializes in implementing information technology solutions for small to medium sized enterprises with a focus infrastructure, application deployment and support. Mr. Nivera holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University East Bay (formerly Hayward) and an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Nivera is passionate about having technology be an enabling tool for businesses to do what they do best.
Mr. Scherm has spent over 30 years working in technology. He has extensive experience in Systems Engineering and Product Management. Mr. Scherm also has led teams in managed Systems Engineering, Customer Service, Professional Services organizations and Manufacturing Operations. Mr. Scherm has worked for some of the top technology companies in the bay such Oracle, Sun, VERITAS. He also has worked with start-ups such as Documentum, Plumtree Software and OpenVision Technologies.
Mr. Scherm has a BA in Computer Science and Math from Hunter College. He has lived in the Bay Area for 20 years with his wife and two children.
Mr. Nguyen has over 10 years in experience in marketing strategy, product development, sales operations, growth, youth and emerging markets creating over a billion dollars in revenue. At AT&T Mr. Nguyen led strategic sales and marketing groups in the ideation, development, partnership and product launch of the AT&T Yahoo! FreedomLink Wi-Fi Services and Wireless Mobility Markets Internationally. At FedEx Mr. Nguyen led the strategic product development and marketing strategy of RFID, Geo-Fencing and GPRS Tracking Solutions focused on providing customers with true visibility and data logic for optimized logistical operation. Mr. Nguyen holds a B.B.A. in Marketing and International business from the University of Cincinnati.
Mr. Nguyen is passionate about empowering business to ignite imagination and creativity into their business models for the growth of their business.
Ms. Quema has over 15 years experience in creating teams, empowering and supporting people. Her experiences are inside of international staffing, recruiting and human resources for technology and staffing companies in the Bay area. She has executed and designed operational strategies and procedures in off-shore staffing. She has managed and led groups for Medliant and International Consulting Resources Group. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Assumption College.
Ms. Quema also has extensive experience in the operations and management of international travel.
Ms. Quema’s passion is supporting and serving people. She is committed to leaving people with the experience of being served and honored.
Mr. Vu has over 15 years experience in System Integration, Telecommunication System Test, Network & Security Management, Interfaces & Peripheral Devices Test, Wireless Security and Storage devices, SAN, RAID Systems. He has led key strategic teams at Tandem Computers, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Vu holds a bachelors of science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Oregon State University.
Ms. Tobias has enjoyed an extremely diverse career in High Tech. Starting as an electrical engineer working on analog and digital systems, she’s worked with industrial applications as diverse as Gas Flow Control for semiconductor furnaces to high power AC and DC motors operating at 480 V. (three phase) and in excess of 2000 A for industrial metal forging.
Working at companies like Epson America, Borland (Ashton Tate), NEC, Verity, Interwoven, and Broadcom (Silicon Spice) she migrated to working with software and computer systems and has over 20 years of experience in high level technical support, SQA, Systems/Network Administrations, and dedicated application development. Currently her focus is on IT.
Ms. Tobias’ other interests include digital artistry, photography, amateur scientific research, futurist/extropian, writing and is a student of breakthrough education and learning.
You won’t find a better team of IT Professional at any price. We make business flow like water.