President / Senior Network Engineer
Tim Torian is the owner and president of Torian Group Inc. He was recognized as Entrepreneur of the year for 2008 by the Tulare County EDC. He is a Cisco CCNA and CCAI, and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has a BS Degree in Computer Science, and has been working with computers since 1973 (over 45 years). He is a consultant on technology for the Central California Small Business Development Center. He is has taught at College of Sequoias and Cal Poly Extension, and is President of the local Network Admistrators User’s group. Tim provides network and design services to clients, and manages the company.
Operations Manager / Senior Network Engineer
Bill is our senior network engineer and operations manager. He assists clients with their Servers and advanced Networking needs. He previously worked as the sole network administrator for the City of Merced, managing over 20 servers and 350 computers, including City Hall, Police, Fire, Public Works, Airport, and Waste Water Treatment facilities. He designed and implemented their city-wide wireless network. He is an experienced manager, and has managed multi-million dollar projects from conception thru implementation. He is Microsoft Certified.
Senior Network Engineer
Jose Lucatero provides desktop & network support onsite. He has a degree in Information Systems from Fresno State, and had been working as a network and help desk tech at Financial Credit Network, where he managed over a 100 users and server 2000 & 2003. He is A+ and Network+ Certified.
Eric Rodriguez is a Network Engineer. He provides desktop and network support in-house and onsite. He also provides pricing and purchasing options for client’s specific IT needs. He studied computer information systems at College of the Sequoias and has been CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified.
Erick Sierra is the Purchasing Manager who also provides Support to our clients. He assists our clients with parts, estimates, website adjustments, website updates, PC troubleshooting, computer setups, and peripheral installations. He is a Valedictorian graduate from Tulare Union High School and obtained a certificate in Computer Programming and Information Systems from College of the Sequoias.
Erick began his internship at Torian Group and has been a member of the team since 2016.
Help Desk Technician
Jose Almaraz provides support to our clients – he is the first person you will be talking to. He is a College of the Sequoias graduate with a degree in business administration and has obtained his A+ and Network+ and Security+ Certifications. He is a student at Western Governors University, working on his Bachelor’s degree in information technology. Jose has worked at Torian Group since 2018.
John oversees our accounting and financial reporting. He has a BA Degree in Economics from California State University, Chico, and is a CPA. Before coming to Tulare County in 2014, he held Controller and financial management positions in several high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay area. Previously, he was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he served as Manager of the El Salvador office during his last three years.
John Heinke has been a member of the team since 2016.