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Centre Technologies is a full-service IT consulting and managed services provider headquartered in Texas, with a focus on mid-sized businesses. As a trusted IT partner for well over a decade, Centre is recognized for its local experience and enterprise-grade cloud and cybersecurity solutions. Centre is committed to helping organizations harness the power of technology to maximize their operational efficiency and exceed their business goals. 

We Can Help Your Business

Modernize IT

Modernize

IT to enabled growth
Optimize Cost Consumption

Optimize

Cost consumption of technology

Safeguard Your Business

Safeguard

Reduce cybersecurity risks

Stabalize Business Operations

Stabilize

Keep operations going—Anytime. From anywhere. No matter what.

Our Mission
Everyday

To help organizations of all sizes create value through innovative technology solutions that make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.

Our Vision
for the Future

To transform businesses by forming lasting relationships with our employees, customers and partners that enable organizations to exceed their goals through 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

Unsurpassed IT Expertise and Partnerships

10935
Hours supporting and troubleshooting cloud technologies
13
Minutes average time to respond to customer and cloud support tickets
96%
Customer Satisfaction Rating (%) for Centre services and solutions

Specializing in Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Organizations partner with Centre to harness the benefits of cloud services and minimize the cost. Centre’s cloud services deliver comprehensive planning and dedicated support so customers can choose, navigate, and secure their cloud journey with confidence. With a focus on personalized solutions, Centre’s certified experts help customers achieve their business goals through public cloud services, private hosting options, or a combination of both.

Cloud Networking

Cloud Connectivity

Reliable access to ever-evolving software, services, workloads and platforms.
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Datacenter Security Policies

On-Prem to Datacenter Security Policies

Adopt precautions and practices to avoid unauthorized access and manipulation of datacenter resources.
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Cloud Detection and Response CDR

Threat Detection and Remediation

24x7 cloud monitoring across your entire cloud ecosystem, including hosted virtual machines, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud.
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Provisioning

Software and Workload Provisioning

Enable a responsive infrastructure that adjusts and aligns to changing business needs.
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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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Gene Jones

CFO

Protecting current and future partnerships with financial expertise.

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Darryl Drenon

VP of Sales

Helping our customers harness technology to exceed their business goals.

Strategic Partners

Our strategic partnership with Main Street Capital strengthens our enterprise-grade solutions, increases services scalability, and expands our team of proven business leaders.

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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.