Pedro "Pete" Babiak
Mr. Babiak was the owner of Lighthouse Computer Group, LLC and 4FlexSites.com. He has extensive experience in the technology consulting industry, having started with Arthur Anderson & Co. as a consultant and worked with large companies (Dial Corp, Quaker Oats, Ghirardelli, Golden Grain, Red Lion Inns, Doubletree Hotels to name a few).
He has worked extensively on small business technology solutions especially for lawyers, accountants, and medical offices using Microsoft and Dell products.
Mr. Babiak is a two-time past president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County, as well as the two-time past president of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association. He has also served on the following boards:
Lighthouse Computer Group was named Small Business of the Year for the Hispanic Chamber and recipient of Telemundo's Hispanic Business Salute award. Mr. Babiak was also named by the East Bay Business Times as one of their "40 Under 40" professionals. But he's not quite 40 any longer.
Mr. Valera was the General Manager of Five Star Cleaners for 19 years. His strong business acumen led to his becoming CEO of London Jack’s Fine Cleaners, a position he held for 11 years. In these leadership roles, he contributed to the growth of both businesses as well as the enhancement of their technological processes. His aptitude for developing small companies into successful enterprises is apparent in each endeavor he’s made.
In addition to his high work ethic, Mr. Valera loves giving back to his community. A San Francisco native, he actively volunteers to feed the homeless at Bay Area shelters and has coached youth sports for over 25 years.
Mr. Valera’s extensive experience includes:
Mr. Valera brings a perspective unique among IT professionals - to see all of a customer’s needs, understand their budgets, and develop long term partnerships with them.