Sr. Network Engineer - MCSE
Sanehpal started SmarterSolutions in 1993 while attending San Diego State University. Years later, it has blossomed into a successful network and software solutions provider in southern California. Over the years he has gained his Microsoft Certified System Engineer certification, and many other certifications. He helped DataTrust migrate from a Serial RS-232 network to a TCP/IP base infrastructure for their customized property management software. Sanehpal also worked for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, where he was a Workstation Support Specialist and responsible for the development of their web site that was featured in a major pharmaceutical magazine. He has managed, migrated and implemented many network solutions for many companies in southern California. He has designed VPN and WAN solutions for clients and has designed firewall security systems. As principal and a Network Specialist for SmarterSolutions, Sanehpal is responsible for ensuring smooth operations through the company. Sanehpal is knowledgeable of entrepreneurial business opportunities and the profit possibilities. He advises the professional community about Network solutions that save them money, and have the future growth in mind. This ensures his clients have the time and tools to effectively develop their business.
Sr. Software Engineer
Rob started out in the Network/Desktop support area in 1994 for a Pharmaceutical company. He then went on to write custom applications for Biotech and Environmental companies, specializing in web based applications that were cross platform compatible. He then joined with Sanehpal Sira in 1997 to form the Smartersolutions partnership. An application he wrote for Idun Pharmaceuticals won the Windows World Open in 1999.
Extending his web based application knowledge further, he worked for a small consulting firm which did 95% of the work for First American Financial's web applications. After that he worked at AltaVista for 3 years, mostly focused on the E-commerce property, shopping.com. He spent a year in London, England, working on the International aspect of AltaVista, launching 20+ new sites in as many languages, including double-byte.
Mark has been in the graphic design industry since 1985 where he witnessed the birth of desktop publishing. He acquired a knack for computer illustration, which he has developed into a specialty. For the last 5 years, his focus has been Internet design, both as a consultant and as an Art Director at Shopping.com and AltaVista Company. His passion is to create quality design to help his clients achieve a higher level of success. Samples of his work may be viewed at www.diverstudio.com. Mark 's work has won numerous awards such as the Palm Springs ADDY and the American Graphic Design Award.
In his free time, Mark likes to spend time with his family, play the trombone, cartoon, work on his '68 Cougar, and keep score for his son's Little League games.
Arashpal Sira (Sanehpal's younger brother) is a Network Engineer at our Los Angeles office. He has been in the IT business for 14 years. He has extensive knowledge in designing, implementing, and supporting large corporate data centers. His main area of work for the past five years has been in the hospitality business. Mostly deploying and setting up hotel data centers. He has personally setup Hotels such as the Umstead in Raleigh, North Carolina, The Grand Del Mar in San Diego California, and Encantado Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico to name a few. He has expert knowledge in setting up all aspects of hotel property management systems as well as the Windows Domain environment including Exchange. Arashpal is currently a Microsoft Certified Professional and is working on his MCSE and CCNA.