Meet Our Team

Founder
Arash Shokouh
Arash Shokouh
Founder

Arash has been working in the Computer Technology field for over 15 years. His experience spans several startup companies building smart camera systems, iPhone apps, websites and Managed IT Support. For a brief period Arash worked at IBM on some of the worlds fastest computer processors. He holds several patents on computer architecture. Outside of his work life, Arash has been a small business development commissioner for the City of San Jose and volunteers regularly as a lecturer at San Jose State University. Arash has his Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University.

Senior IT Engineer
Joel Weintraub
Joel Weintraub
Senior IT Engineer

Joel has been building and fixing PCs since he was 13 years old, knowledge that was vital in helping him start his own computer repair and IT help service a few years ago. He holds two associate degrees: an Associate in Arts in Human Development Studies, as well as an Associate in Arts in Business Administration. Joel is currently attending San Jose State University where he is working towards graduating with a Bachelors in Management Information Systems.

IT Service Technician
Jon Wong
Jon Wong
IT Service Technician

Jon has had a passion for computers since age 6 - one which hasn't diminished in the least since then, with well over five years of computer repair experience. When peeled away from a computer, he enjoys working with other forms of technology as well, especially with cars and motorcycles.  Jon has IT certifications in A+, Network+ and the Microsoft Technical Associate.

Operations
Farial Moradnouri
Farial Moradnouri
Operations
Software Development
Patricio Rojas Ortiz
Patricio Rojas Ortiz
Software Development

I am a software engineer with 15+ years of experience on both client and server side web development. Advanced skills in PHP, MySQL, Framework YII, Linux, vagrant, HTML/CSS with GulpJS and project control management (with Oracle Primavera P6 Software). I have completed an Informatics Engineer's degree in Business Process Management from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile

Social Media Manager
Marie Curley
Marie Curley
Social Media Manager

Marie is a UK based freelance writer with ten years experience in Information technology and holds a BA Hons in International Business Studies. With a passion for writing articles on current IT trends and business developments, she also manages life being a full time mother to two beautiful toddlers.

Accounting and Finance
Farima Nouri
Farima Nouri
Accounting and Finance

Farima Moradnouri obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She started her career in Deloitte’s Los Angeles Audit practice specializing in the Manufacturing, Technology, and Entertainment industries.  Currently, she is the Accounting Manager at eHarmony, Inc., where her primary responsibilities include management and leadership focused around the Company’s Revenue Recognition policies and procedures. Farima is a Certified Public Accountant practicing with an active License in California.

Marketing
Ben Ricketts
Ben Ricketts
Marketing

Ben has been a freelance writer for some time now and has written about a wide variety of subjects such as internet marketing, graphic design and finance. He prides himself on a writing style which delivers easily digestible content and, as a child of the 80s, he's finely tuned into the fast moving nature of IT in the 21st century. With all these skills in his arsenal he hopes to bring a unique voice to Ophtek's team.

Network Infrastructure
Bob Shavalian
Bob Shavalian
Network Infrastructure

Bob Shavalian has been a general contractor serving the Bay Area for the last 20 years.  Bob's focus on network cabling, wiring, commercial electrical and project planning are invaluable assets to the Ophtek team.  Bob's site can be found here.