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Setting the Record Straight on the CATS Name

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “What does CATS stand for?”  We don’t mind when we are asked this question because it allows us the opportunity to express the strong link CATS has between family and technology.  Many of our clients assume CATS is linked to an actual kitty cat. Of course CATS Technology loves animals of all kinds; however, CATS Technology has both a professional and personal dual meaning.

Darrin Gonchar, the President of CATS Technology Solutions Group, has a love for two things; Information Technology and his family.  When it came time to choose a proper name to represent his company, choosing CATS was a no-brainer.

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The words Computer Assisted Technology Solutions (CATS) suggests a great job of explaining exactly what CATS Technology offers.  Yes, it’s not very specific, but that’s why it has worked for us.  As our clients know, we are a one-stop managed service provider for any and all IT needs.  We pride ourselves in being the sole contact our clients require in order to resolve all of their problems or concerns that stretch across the entire IT spectrum.  No matter what the issue is, one of our 20 highly trained and knowledgeable IT technicians will be able to assist you until everything is resolved.

As mentioned earlier, CATS also has a personal meaning behind it that represents the Gonchar Family.  Darrin and his wife, Kelly, have four daughters: Caitlin, Amanda, Taylor and Samantha.  Throughout the next month, we will be introducing each daughter across our social media accounts.  It will be very similar to our “Meet the CATS” campaign, with each post including a picture and short biography/fun facts.

The “Meet the CATS” campaign gave us the opportunity to reveal interesting information about each employee at CATS.  While we are planning to take the same approach, we are really looking forward to going into detail about the inspiration behind each letter.

So, are you ready to be introduced to the inspiration behind the CATS name?

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This Just In – CATS Ranked 267 Worldwide on MSPmentor 501 List!

Here we are again; another year, another MSPmentor 501 list!

Year after year, CATS Technology Solutions Group continues to move up in the rankings of the MSPmentor 501 List.  With a large jump last year from 387 to 278, this year the trend continues and CATS Technology is now ranked 267 in the entire world!

MSPmentor is the industry standard for all Managed IT Service Providers.  The MSPmentor 501 List is a worldwide company ranking of MSP’s based on the Services, Security, Reliability and Customer Service each of the companies provide.  CATS works very hard to provide these services for our customers the best way we can.

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We consider being ranked on the MSPmentor 501 List year after year an honor and accomplishment, but to move up 120 spots in 2 years is a true testament to the hard work that CATS Technology puts in each and every day.  Aside from the MSPmentor 501 List, CATS Technology has also been mentioned in CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising IT Service Companies,” as well as Silicone Review’s “10 Fastest Growing IT Services.”

As we continue to take big leaps and move up on this list, as well as others, we don’t plan on slowing down any time soon.  We strive to be the best we can be for our clients and credit our incredible customer service skills as a big portion to our success.  Our IT Consultants are constantly learning new skills and tools to apply to each client, and making sure their specific needs are met.  The values CATS Technology practices as a company is a reflection upon our continued growth.  We look forward to these lists each year as another resource to track our progress, while continuing to work hard and be the best IT provider we can be.

Although we have extremely knowledgeable and driven employees at CATS Technology that contribute to our everyday prosperity, it’s important for us to point out that we would not be where we are today without our clients.  We would like to thank you all for your constant trust in us to manage any and all of your IT needs, and for helping us reach another big accomplishment.  Our success is your success.


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Meet Eric Emerson!

Eric Emerson PicEric is a Senior Consultant at CATS Technology Solutions Group.  He is from Freehold, NJ, where he began his work for a small firm.  During this time, he obtained his MCSE 2003 certification and continued to work there and service small businesses for another 5 years.

In high school, Eric started a computer science club that shadowed the school’s onsite systadmin in his day to day.  He has been hooked to IT ever since.

In his spare time, Eric likes to collect rare and vintage video games.  He hopes to continue taking on challenging projects, while also spending more time on the business consulting aspect of the job.  He would love to manage a small team of people with a focus on a more personal touch.  One of Eric’s goals is to obtain the latest Exchange and Windows Server certifications for 2016.

Fun Facts about Eric:

  • I was born in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • I have crooked pinkies that makes it extremely annoying to hold devices.
  • I wanted to be a veterinarian until I realized it was mostly just putting down animals.

Meet Sergiy Zvyagintsev!

Sergiy PicSergiy is a Senior Consultant at CATS Technology Solutions Group.  He grew up in the Bronx, NY, and has received many certifications in the IT field throughout the years that has benefited him in his career.  Although there is not a particular moment that Sergiy realized he wanted to get involved with IT, it is something that he has always had a strong interest in.

In his free time, Sergiy loves to read books.  He also enjoys eating his favorite candy, chocolate.  Sergiy hopes to be living in California on top of a nice mountain with an ocean view in the future.

Fun Facts about Sergiy:

  • Once Stephanie and Darrin retire I will be the oldest employee in the company.
  • Actually Sharon and Julie would have to be retired at that point as well.

Meet Nehemiah Bowdre!

Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 10.08.52 AMNehemiah (Trey) is a Consultant at CATS Technology Solutions Group.
He grew up in New Jersey, and attended school in Virginia where he received his education.

There isn’t a specific moment that Trey sparked an interest in the IT field, but he does credit high school as the time frame that he knew he wanted to start it as his career.

In his free time, Trey enjoys everything sports, including watching them and participating in them.  In the future, he plans to excel even further in his career.