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Rob Schenk

I have been working with computers since I was young – my first computer was an Apple Macintosh Plus back in the day. I attended UC Berkeley where I graduated with a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. There, I worked for the Instructional Technology Program department, which researched digitizing classroom instruction as well as how best to get more women into the Technology sector.

My first job out of college was at the start of the Dot Com boom; I was a network engineer and tech writer doing product performance testing and writing 200+ magazine review articles for Ziff Davis technology publications like PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, and eWeek and others. You might say I kind of “fell into the IT industry.”

Taking that broad, cross-platform experience, I founded LanXpert in 1996 (later rebranded as Intivix). Intivix specializes in cloud services, strategy, security and IT support services for businesses who understand the advantages that smartly applied technology can play in the marketplace. We empower our clients with the right technology for their business needs, enabling them to be more competitive, more efficient, and ultimately more profitable.

I am a born and raised native of San Francisco (yes, quite rare), and currently live in the East Bay. I am an active member of the East Bay ICT, a non-profit organization that brings business leaders, schools, and other industries together to brainstorm ways to prepare students to enter the technology industry workforce.

I spend much of my free time with my family and son, who plays baseball, shows a deep interest in science, and has a lot of energy. I also enjoy travel, especially to countries such as Japan, many in Europe and those near the Amazon in South America. I am also an active martial artist studying Aikido, a discipline that I’ve studied for over 18 years. I now teach at a dojo in the city where I enjoy watching my students learn & grow. I also practice yoga and meditation.