Joseph Peña – Director, Information Technology

Mr. Peña has over 14 years of experience managing Information Technology for small businesses to large enterprise organizations. His experience spans desktop and server support, network administration, cloud SaaS support and management experience in various markets. Prior to joining Blue River Partners, Mr. Peña spent over four years with Precision Document Solutions, a privately held print management company. He most recently served as IT Manager responsible for all aspect of technology including strategy, planning, direction and coordination of all technology activities, procurement, R&D, vendor management, budget and reconciliation and ensuring SLA’s were met in accordance with all agreements. Mr. Peña interacted daily with clients, vendors, PDS executives and reported directly to the President.

Prior to joining PDS, Mr. Peña spent nearly four years at Technology Service Professionals working at their largest client (at that time), Texas Instruments. Mr. Peña excelled quickly and often at Texas Instruments working deskside support, then was handpicked as a sole, dedicated IT resource for a highly technical engineering group within TI. As that project was nearing completion a position opened at TI’s worldwide data center and due to Mr. Pena’s proven ability to handle multiple projects, solve problems without direction, and take on additional responsibility he was awarded the opportunity to join that team.

Mr. Peña went to technical school in San Diego, CA at the Computer Education Institute with a focus on Microsoft technologies. Before school he served in the United States Marine Corp. He attended MOS school for finance at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina before going off to tours in Okinawa, Japan and Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

Mr. Peña has held the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and MCDBA (Database Administrator) designation since 2003 and the CompTIA Server+ certification since 2010. Mr. Peña resides in Sachse, Texas, with his wife Jessica and their 4 children. Their kid’s sports obligations, which he is very involved in, take up much of his free time and he enjoys it very much.