Charlie Rockinger started working in IT in 1980. He quickly adapted his skills to “micro-computer” (PC) technology from the moment it hit the market. Through employment experience and consulting engagements over the next decade, Charlie established his expertise as a professional business technology integrator. From 1985 to 1991, he led a complete overhaul of a mini-computer-based information system for the International Arabian Horse Association, delivering in its place a state of the art Sun Microsystems SPARC data center serving Microsoft and custom Oracle applications to desktop PCs across the enterprise using Novell Netware.
In 1993, Charlie founded Simplified Computer Solutions, Inc. For over 20 years, Simplified IT has been providing business IT support services to high-tech startups, non-profits, and, manufacturers, including Vapor Technologies, South Metro Denver Realtors Association, Tensitron and scores of other Colorado businesses in a variety of industries.
As a leading IT services and support innovator, Charlie thrives on bringing the best solutions technology has to offer to help businesses grow, compete, profit and succeed in our ever changing economy.
Sara Rockinger joined Charlie at Simplified Computer Solutions, Inc. soon after business was underway. (No man is an island.) She studied International Relations at The College of Wooster in Ohio and art at Colorado State University, receiving her MFA in 2008. Sara has years of experience in sales, customer service, and bookkeeping and enjoys supporting the Simplified team in providing the best IT solutions available to our clients.
Senior IT Consultant
Jonathan Barnett began his career in IT in 1995 when he launched his own IT business, providing support for Boulder businesses for 3 years. One of his clients required an external evaluation of their network, calling in Simplified Computer Solutions. Hitting it off from the start, Charlie and Jonathan have been working together ever since.
For over 17 years, Jonathan’s focus has been small business IT, primarily businesses with Microsoft-based networks. He clearly understands the unique needs of this market, having watched it transform from the time when networks were first beginning to be leveraged. This experience has made him very adept at understanding each business he works with, allowing him to quickly evaluate how they can most effectively leverage and evolve their systems to be more efficient, reliable, and productive. Jonathan’s vast experience, knowledge and friendly nature make him a vital member of the team.
Bryan Cregger hails from Wyoming. His long term goal was to go to college which he accomplished with help from a stint in the military. Bryan graduated from the University of Wyoming in May of 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and 4 years of experience in IT troubleshooting and repairing computers. Bryan joined the Simplified IT team in October of 2013 where he specializes in network infrastructure, IT maintenance, and putting smiles on client faces with prompt service and timely resolutions. He’s really good at his job!
Anthony Shane joined the Simplified IT team in December 2014 with 12 years of experience in the information technology industry and over 17 years of customer service experience. Anthony has worked as an IT consultant / Systems Administrator since 2002 after leaving Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) where he was a Technical Support Manager and Trainer. He spent two years in the military where he became proficient with computer hardware, Windows operating systems, and networking concepts.
His areas of expertise include IT project management, Windows Server administration, and Virtualization. In addition, Anthony is an expert in customer service, backup / restore concepts, and training. Anthony Shane possesses Comptia A+, Network+ certifications, and currently working towards higher level Microsoft certifications. We are glad to have him join the team!