Our Team

Ron DeAngelis

Owner, Principal

Mr. DeAngelis is a seasoned Information Technology executive that has been working with startup companies for over 20 years. Ron graduated from San Jose State University with a BS degree in Business Administration/Finance and Communications. He founded and has led Jump Start Technology, an IT consulting firm headquartered in Mountain View, CA, for more than 15 years. Jump Start has set up and managed the IT infrastructure for over 100 startup companies during this time. Ron’s prior experience includes managing IT at C-Cube Microsystems (as it grew from 150 to 1200 employees with offices worldwide in less than 3 years), Novell, and Franklin-Templeton. Ron and his wife, Sonya live in Los Altos with their three children. Ron is also heavily involved in the community and holds leadership positions in both Boy Scouts and a youth soccer organization. He loves to travel, hike and spend time with his family.

Bill Ashman

Network Engineer

Bill Ashman specializes in a wide range of client services, offering experience in everything form systems engineering to IT consulting, management and technical operations. Bill attended the University of Hawaii and the College of San Mateo, holds certifications in Computer Programming & Operations (CSM 1982) and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with more than 30 years of IT industry experience. He also holds numerous course achievements for computer systems, networking, applications and appliances. When he’s not busy providing our clients with top-notch IT support, Bill enjoys cooking.

Cyrus Lendvay

Network Engineer

As our Network Engineer, Cyrus Lendvay specializes in server configuration and management, project management, VMware solutions, Microsoft Exchange, network design and security. Cyrus attends technical training annually and has had extensive training with VMware Vsphere and Motorola Disaster Recovery. He holds certification as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and is a licensed private pilot. With nearly two decades of experience working with world leaders in IT, including Hitachi Data Systems and Motorola, Cyrus is the IT professional our clients trust for expert solutions and support. In his time away from the office, Cyrus enjoys flying and going overboard for Halloween each year.

Sonya DeAngelis


As Jump Start’s Controller, Sonya DeAngelis is responsible for handling our company finances and business reporting duties. With an economics degree from U.C. Davis and experience that includes working for Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds, as well as serving as a Business Analyst for Sybase, Sonya is a true financial expert. In her time away from the office, Sonya enjoys playing tennis in several leagues, hiking, backpacking and traveling. She hopes to someday visit Africa and see a major Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Kyle Barnette

Technical Service Coordinator

When you need any kind of support from Jump Start Technology, Kyle is likely to be the first person you get in touch with. As our Technical Service Coordinator, he constantly monitors service requests from our clients and dispatches engineers to address them. Kyle is also in charge of quotes and invoices, purchasing and keeping track of inventory. A professional athlete in the past, Kyle has previously worked as Youth Instructor at The Bay Area After School All-Stars, mentoring over 100 middle school students as well as taking care of NGO management aspects. In his spare time, Kyle is passionate about sports, health and fitness. When he’s not working out, you can find him reading, watching movies or traveling.

Arnold Carino

IT Support

Arnold Carino graduated with Honors from the College of Business with a concentration in Management Information Systems, San Jose State University. He formerly worked at Rocketship Education, supporting the computer infrastructure during their startup phase before joining Jump Start. Arnold is from Lemoore, California and spends his free time playing paintball and hanging out with his dog Bruno.

Philip Tran

Field Tech

Philip Tran graduated from the College of Business with a concentration in Management Information Systems, San Jose State University. During his undergrad career, Philip worked as intern handling various IT issues at a local fast growing organization. He joined the Jumpstart team in May 2014. Outside of work, Philip enjoys watching sports, fishing, camping, and snowboarding.

Nicholas Gooding

Field Tech

I have been working in the IT field for the past 10 years primarily in the areas of desktop support and basic network support. I graduated in 2004 with a BSc. In Computing with a Software System Emphasis and I am A+ Certified. I have mainly focused on break fix and optimization of laptop and desktop systems and associated peripherals. I am the new guy at Jump Start Technology and I am looking forward to working with everyone here. I enjoy a variety of sports and activities in my free time including volleyball, football (soccer) and table tennis.

Sam Beltran

Network Engineer

Sam has over 15 years’ experience in the field of Technology, he currently holds a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from Ashley University and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Sam is knowledgeable in Networking, Systems Administration and Security. His industry portfolio consist of Technical Consulting Agency, Healthcare Agency and Software Development Company. He enjoys playing golf when he can and he's also an expert in puddle jumping.