About Us

Modern IT services that eliminate IT headaches
for local businesses.

Award-Winning IT Company in Texas and Oklahoma

IT Superhero for Local Businesses

Centre Technologies is an award-winning IT services provider committed to helping businesses accomplish more. Small businesses choose Centre because we provide an experience your entire organization will enjoy, making you out to be the superhero we know you are. Our team of experts are always ready to take those nitty-gritty tasks off your plate and go above and beyond guiding you through strategic IT initiatives.

We are the #1 IT services company for Texas and Oklahoma, proactively supporting businesses and the community that we share. 

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Our Mission
Every day

Help businesses create value through innovative technology services that make a sustainable difference in the communities in which we share.

Our Vision
for the Future

Transform businesses by forming lasting relationships with our employees, customers and partners that enable organizations to exceed their goals through the use of technology.

Committed to Your Success

 

I started Centre because I believe technology can solve business challenges. Our DNA centers around building strong relationships with our employees, customers and partners. I am committed to the success of our customers.

Chris Pace
Founder and CEO

Achieve Your Goals with a Resourceful IT Team that Has Your Back

We built an IT team of savvy leaders and passionate, customer-centric employees delighted to support you as an extension of your team. 

IT Innovation

Enterprise Experience

People, process and technology that scales cybersecurity and operations

Personalized IT Support

Personalized Service

We get to know your business and people for a true partnership experience

Local IT Professionals

Local
Touch

In-person collaboration and support delivered with genuine hospitality and professionalism

Unmatched IT Expertise with a Passion for Solving Problems Faster

265
Businesses Supported
with managed, cloud and cybersecurity services
53,496
Problems Solved
supporting customers and troubleshooting IT issues
13
Minutes
average time to respond to IT support requests
96%
Customer Satisfaction
for Centre IT support services and cloud solutions

Tech Partnerships + Certifications

Executive Leadership

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Chris Pace

CEO

Understanding and resolving challenges businesses face with speed, security, and innovation. 

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Craig Cheatham

CIO

Ensuring elevated service delivery that enables business growth and agility.

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Todd Swaney

COO

Driving business transformation and operational efficiency.

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Anthony Leatherwood

CISO

Advising on best practices to reduce risk from evolving cybersecurity threats.

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Todd Smith

CTO

Vetting and tracking effectiveness of tech stack solutions and the IT services that support them.

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Shelly Blest

CFO

Protecting current and future partnerships with financial expertise.

Strategic Partners

Our strategic partnership with Main Street Capital expands our team of experienced business leaders that work on projects supporting our mission to create value for our customers through innovative technology.

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Damian Burke

Main St. Capital
Former VP Corporate Development, Kraton Corporation
Former SVP Development and Strategy, Oldcastle


Damian is a Managing Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, a leading Houston based Private Equity firm. Prior to joining Main Street, Damian served as Chief Financial Officer of Melior Innovations, Inc., focused on commercializing new technologies in the semiconductor, coatings and oil field service sectors. Earlier on, he was VP Corporate Development for Kraton Corporation, where he created and built out the corporate development group. Prior to Kraton, Damian served as an SVP Development and Strategy with Oldcastle, Inc. Damian began his career as an engineer with ExxonMobil Corporation. Damian holds an M. Eng. in Chemical Engineering from University College, London and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Parent

VP Main St. Capital
Former Mergers & Acquisitions Associate, Merrill Lynch
Former VP Corporate Finance, KPMG

Michael has served as a Vice President since 2020 and has been with Main Street in previous roles since 2019. Prior to Main Street, Michael was an Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Mergers and Acquisitions group, where he advised on transactions across various industries. Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Michael was a Vice President at KPMG Corporate Finance in the Infrastructure Advisory group and an Analyst at Deloitte Consulting. Michael received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Praveen Asthana

Independent Board Member
Former SVP, Oracle
Former CMO, Forcepoint

Praveen is a hands-on executive leader with successful GM and P&L experience in start-up, mid-size, and global multi-billion-dollar businesses. His domain expertise is in cybersecurity, SaaS, IaaS, and storage. With a successful track record across product marketing, demand generation, and product management, he excels in bringing all aspects of marketing together.  

He was most recently Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy at Forcepoint, a cybersecurity company. Previously, he served as Senior VP in the Cloud Business Group at Oracle.  

Additionally, Praveen has served as VP/GM in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell, leading marketing and strategy for the $14 billion enterprise solutions group. Earlier, he was VP of Product Management for Storage and Networking at Dell, responsible for the entire storage and networking portfolio (over 18 product lines) 

Chris Pace

Founder and CEO
Centre Technologies

Early in his career, Chris gained experience with technology companies focused on the ideology of being a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and Managed Service Provider (MSP). Where one company lacked strategic partnerships, the other lacked experienced consultants. Chris believed expertise and partnerships were critical for relieving everyday business challenges and fueling long-term growthHe coined his business model as Value-Added Partner (VAP), positioning his company as a trusted business partner, not just a reseller. This value included strategic business planning, tailored solutions, consistent delivery, and dedicated support after implementation.  

Upon founding Centre Technologies, Chris sought to change how prospective customers invest in technology. Instead of simply purchasing a new IT product, he encouraged businesses to implement a layered and sustainable solution designed to exceed their business goals.  

Centre Technologies FAQs

As both a Texas managed service provider (MSP) and value-added reseller (VAR) located in Texas, Centre can provide you with the remote cloud and IT services you require as well as in-person hardware and software setup. We come to you!

What makes Centre Technologies different from Texas IT companies?

There are a lot of things that set Centre apart from the competition. 

For starters, at Centre, we are a managed service provider (MSP), cloud solution provider (CSP), and managed security service provider (MSSP) – all in one company. Typically, companies may offer one of these services, but you will rarely find all three from one company. We are the IT department for your business and an extension of your IT staff.

  • Enterprise-Grade Solutions
    People, processes and technology that scale operations and productivity.
  • Personalized Service
    Team of IT experts that know specific customer business needs and people.
  • Local Touch
    On-site collaboration and support for aligning and adopting technology solutions.

What accreditations and certifications does Centre Technologies have?

As a top Texas MSP and technology support company, Centre has a multitude of awards, accreditations, and certifications. View a few here.