Meet the Team Behind TruAdvantage

Thank God it's Monday!

That's the kind of culture we have and strive to strengthen at TruAdvantage. We look forward to our Mondays and coming to work. One thing we make sure is part of the fabric of our company is having fun. Our team is a group of go-getters, jokesters, and IT lovers. We have great passion about technology and healthcare - but more importantly about helping our clients. Our management hand-picks our team members through a meticulous process. We strive to build a team that lives and breathes our core values daily: inspiring and empowering each other and our clients.

Kayvan Yazdi
CEO, Co-Founder

My Vision:

The principal mission of TruAdvantage? That’s clear: “Many small to medium sized organizations are in dire need of IT experts who understand the business aspect as well and can impact the bottom line. Such organizations not only need solvers but also optimizers for the long term. They need IT experts as a strategic resource not just a tool.  We bridge that gap.” As the co- founder and Chief Technology Officer of TruAdvantage, Kayvan is primarily responsible for the strategic relationships and technology vision of TruAdvantage.

Favorite Books:

Think and Grow Rich, Power of Now , Untethered Soul, The 5Am club

Favorite Quote:

"The man in the arena by Theodore Roosevelt: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;"

Favorite Teams:

Golden State Warriors, 49ers, Manchester United, Esteghlal FC

Favorite Hobbies:

Playing & Watching Soccer, Bodybuilding, Reading books on spirituality and metaphysics

Favorite Food:

Sushi, Persian Cuisine

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

  • Fun culture
  • Fun and humble team
  • Always growing and improving
  • Making our clients happy

Iman Oskoorouchi
President, Co-Founder

My Vision:

What makes TruAdvantage services unique in the Bay Area? Iman answers, “First it’s that personal touch we bring into IT for our clients from Medical firms to Legal firms and so on. Second is our expert knowledge for each specific industry. For example, medical practice personnel and doctors need help transitioning into the paperless and digital healthcare environment before they can be successful in it. TruAdvantage provides the much needed understanding first, and makes the transition simpler and smoother.”

Favorite Books:

The Untethered Soul, The 5AM Club, Stolen Focus, Angels & Deamons

Favorite Quote:

"From minds, thoughts are born which erodes humanity. If achieving love is your goal, become a lover not a thinker!" -Sa'di

Favorite Teams:

Persepolis, FC Barcelona, Golden State Warriors

Favorite Hobbies:

Backcountry Skiing, Rumi, Philosophy

Favorite restaurant:

Crepevine

Favorite Food:

Thai Green Curry

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

Continuously learning from everyone on the team, and coconut waters!

Karen Francisco
Service Coordinator

Favorite Books:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki, The Secret - Rhonda Bhyrne

Favorite Quote:

"It always seems impossible until it's done." (Nelson Mandela)

Favorite Teams:

Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Hobbies:

Reading Books, Singing, Playing the Piano, Fitness Boxing

Jennifer Anne Manlutac
Finance Administrator

Favorite Books:

Keeping Customers Happy, Men are from Mars Women are from Venus, Angels

Favorite Quote:

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart

Favorite Hobbies:

hiking, playing with dogs, watching kdrama

Favorite Food:

Caesar salad

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

Being part of this family is such a great experience. I am totally blessed. I am amazed on how each team member lives the core values which include Have a “Can-Do Attitude”, Always Be Learning and Growth Oriented, Deliver Beyond Expectation, Communicate Confidently Yet Humbly, Be Honest and Trustworthy, Be Creative. Use Imagination and Have Work/Life Balance. I'm learning a lot and I look forward to serving our clients more in the coming years.

Andrew Barger
Service Manager

Favorite Books:

The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Quote:

"Words are the means to meaning, and for those who listen, the enunciation of truth" - Alan Moore

Favorite Teams:

Baltimore Ravens

Favorite Hobbies:

Travel, cooking, music, reading, video games

Favorite restaurant:

Miss Shirley's

Matt Richter
Sr. IT Support Specialist

Divya Sood
Marketing Administrator

Favorite Books:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry-Neil deGrasse Tyson

Favorite Quote:

“The only thing necessary for the perpetuation of evil is for good people to do nothing.”-Edmund Burke

Favorite Hobbies:

Going to the movies, exploring new cities, going to the beach, playing video games, learning about physics and astronomy, trying new food/restaurants

Favorite restaurant:

Cali Spartan Mexican Restaurant in San Jose, CA

Favorite Food:

Mexican and my mom's Indian food

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

Flexibility, autonomy, long term education, transparency, team building activities

Race Castro
Executive Assistant

Favorite Books:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians series!

Favorite Quote:

"The longest journey starts with a single step. When you have a dream or an ambition and it’s so far away, and it’s so high up, it can be overwhelming. But when you look at it one step at a time, one day you’ll look up at your feet and you’ll be in your destination" - Catriona Gray

Favorite Teams:

Vakifbank Women's Volleyball Team

Favorite Hobbies:

Singing in the shower, working out and play volleyball

Favorite restaurant:

Yabu

Favorite Food:

Tuna Sashimi

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

It's very easy to work at TruAdvantage because of the people you get to work with. They make everything easier and better.

Felix Ng
Solution Architect

Favorite Books:

The Power of Habit, The Phoenix Project, Laptops for Dummies

Favorite Quote:

Ride pony; but search for horse

Favorite Hobbies:

Climbing

Favorite Food:

New foods!

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

I am constantly challenged to learn and grow

Erik Gallagher
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

Favorite Teams:

Raiders, A's

Favorite Hobbies:

Gaming and esports

Favorite restaurant:

Paxti's Pizza

Favorite Food:

Pizza!

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

I learn something new every day I work here.

Alex “Yuki” Nguyen
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

Kitchen Confidential

Favorite Quote:

"It isn't all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning." - Gene Roddenberry

Favorite Teams:

San Francisco Shock

Favorite Hobbies:

Learning songs on piano, PC gaming

Favorite restaurant:

Sweet Mango, Koi Palace

Favorite Food:

Dim Sum

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

Flexibility, Company Culture, Room to grow

Joe Nguyen
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

Factfulness, Modern Romance, Not Nice

Favorite Quote:

"Try and fail, don't fail to try" (John Quincy Adams) "For every minute you remain angry, you give up 60 seconds of peace of mind" (Ralph Waldo Emerson) "A man is but the product of his thoughts" (Gandhi)

Favorite Teams:

Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, SJ Sharks, SF 49ers

Favorite Hobbies:

Bowling, Games, Movies, Music

Ruzzel Cruz
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

The Hunt for Red October

Favorite Quote:

"Knowledge speaks, Wisdom listens." (Jimi Hendrix)

Favorite Hobbies:

Traveling, PC gaming, hiking, watching documentaries & sightseeing

Favorite Food:

Steak

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

A lot of things to learn and a healthy environment.

DJay Gurung
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

To Kill a Mockingbird, Ben Hur

Favorite Teams:

Manchester United

Favorite Hobbies:

Listening to music, Learning new things, working out

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

Everyday brings new challenges; the people are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable

Mark Yumul
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Quote:

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Favorite Teams:

Lakers

Favorite Hobbies:

Online Gaming

Favorite Food:

Korean BBQ, Seafood

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

The work environment and bosses are the best! The encouragement and openess they show us.

Alex Surber
IT Support Specialist

Favorite Books:

East of Eden, Candide

Favorite Quote:

"It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious" - Bill Hicks

Favorite Teams:

Golden State Warriors

Favorite Hobbies:

Photography, Backpacking

Favorite restaurant:

Selam Ethiopian Food

Favorite Food:

Mexican, Indian, Ethiopian

What are your favorite things about working at TruAdvantage:

The money! Just kidding. It's the variety of IT solutions we provide.

Jennifer Gonzalez
Business Development

Favorite Books:

The World is flat

Favorite Quote:

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein)

Favorite Teams:

SF 49ers, Chicago Bulls

Favorite Hobbies:

Yoga, Hiking, Spending time with family

Navid Sahba
IT Support Specialist

Amit Gupta
Web Developer

Favorite Books:

Getting Things Done, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Favorite Quote:

“If you want to test a man’s character, give him power” (Abraham Lincoln)

Favorite Hobbies:

Reading books, Website and eCommerce development

Cheryl Montesclaros
Account Manager

Favorite Books:

Think and Grow Rich, The Art of Seduction, Tuesdays with Morrie

Favorite Quote:

“In Life As In Dance: Grace Glides On Blistered Feet”

Favorite Teams:

Cleveland Cavaliers, Jabbawockeez

Favorite Hobbies:

Dancing, Karaoke, Reading, Watching The Walking Dead

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