Robert A. (Bob) Nitrio is the CEO of Ranvest Associates, a business technology consulting firm that he founded in 1992 in Sacramento, Calif. The company provides strategic business consulting and technology solutions to the SMB market. By becoming intimately familiar with each client’s operations, Bob guides them through an analytical process designed to streamline and enhance their operations. Appropriate technology solutions are introduced to achieve increased efficiency, productivity, and profitability. The ultimate goal is to create an organizational culture focused on business continuity–keeping the client in business profitably every day until the company is ready to execute its exit strategy.
Ranvest has a vertical specialization in property management that is based upon Bob’s many years as a real estate broker and his early career in apartment development and operations. Subsequently, in 1978, he started a commercial and public works construction company, which led directly to his early adoption of computers. The success he had in applying computing to business operations resulted in a passion for solving business problems through the application of technology.
An informal conversation with one of his best friends, who was also a real estate broker and property manager, led to an engagement to computerize those operations. That friend started telling his associates how computers changed the way he did business and soon Bob had a computer consultancy established in the San Francisco area. From that single conversation a new business was created–Ranvest Associates.
Bob has continued his professional development by becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Small Business Specialist. Additionally, as part of his focus on business continuity, Bob has developed a specialization in enterprise content management and earned the designation of Enterprise Content Management Practitioner from AIIM–the Association for Information and Image Management. He also co-founded the Sacramento Small Business Server Technology Group in 2004 and has been its co-leader since its inception. In this role, Bob has sought to assist peer companies become more proficient in their practices and to create opportunities for firms in the greater Sacramento area to work collaboratively as partners.