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Founder & CEO
Dennis discovered his passion for technology at the age of 15. Diving head first into technology, Dennis grew his knowledge of hardware and networking eventually inspiring the startup of his first sole proprietorship at 22 years old. This business venture led to the startup of DigiComm Technology in January of 1996. After a few years of operating under that name while the business grew and evolved, Dennis decided to change the name to something more personal to him, and that name is Arakÿta.
The goal? Provide a holistic, and seamless solution to clients so they do not have to worry about the work Arakÿta handles. As a result, these businesses can now focus on what it is they do best. To effectively lead a team like this, requires Dennis to look at operations from the 30,000-foot view yet also understand the one-foot view. Between Dennis’ knowledge and leadership competencies, as well as his incredibly talented teammates, Arakÿta is able to deliver its clients a superior business experience and solution.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Making the cross-country trek to California as a kid and camping with family along the way. What do you consider your hobbies to be?
Golfing, reading, and riding my motorcycle! Which business related book would you recommend aspiring business professionals read?
Start with Why by Simon Sinek. It makes you think about why you do what you do.
Senior Systems Engineer
Andy is the proverbial face of Arakÿta in the sense that he spends most of his time working onsite with clients directly. While onsite, Andy handles any maintenance or issues that occur, conducts training, and provides instructions related to equipment and applications. Although Andy has a surfeit of technological knowledge, his expertise is in desktop operating systems.
Equally important to his technological knowledge is Andy’s effective management of client relationships. This ability has allowed Andy to identify additional continuous development processes and changes that can be made in order to improve overall the effectiveness and efficiency of client organizations. He is then able to connect the clients with the necessary internal staff to make this vision a reality!
Where do you consider the most interesting place you have traveled to?
Europe because I was able to see ancient places that I have only previously read about. What is your favorite movie?
My favorite series is The Dark Knight, but my favorite movie is Inception.
Senior System Engineer
Most of history's influential innovators were also considered some of the greatest dreamers and tinkerers of their time, driven by an endless curiosity to know how things work and what could be. Similar to these innovators, a younger Jacob discovered a passion for technology that left him dreaming about where his boundaries were and what he could create within those boundaries. In Arakÿta's Interruptive Process Therapy™ (IPT), Jacob is the Senior Systems Engineer responsible for mixing and matching hardware, software, and other technological components within a system that yields seamless solutions for clients. In order for the IPT to work correctly over the long-term Jacob must also have the technological know-how to make adjustments on the fly while simultaneously seeking ways to make marginal improvements through collaboration with clients and colleagues. With a diverse set of certifications, ranging from basic PC repair and troubleshooting to advanced networking, Jacob is eager to help clients succeed technologically by finding new, meaningful ways to apply everyday technology.
What is your favorite part of the Arakÿta culture?
I enjoy the family atmosphere and how it provides our team the opportunity to uniquely collaborate to find a solution that goes above and beyond expectations. When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always envisioned myself being an architect. The detail that goes into each design can be captivating. What do you consider your hobbies to be?
I have always found joy in working on cars and watching large horsepower builds, but I can also appreciate a quality video game.
Dennis Schroder Founder & CEO
Andy Ciesler Co-Director of Technology & Senior Systems Engineer
Jacob Preston Co-Director of Technology & Senior System Engineer