ABOUT US

A QUARTER CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

Since 1993, Cooperative Systems has assisted small and medium businesses across New England to achieve their goals with the use of technology through their NOAH services.

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MISSION STATEMENT

As a strategic IT partner to our clients, our mission is to assist them in achieving their business goals through exceptional customer service and support, tailored and cost-effective solutions, and a consultative approach to their unique business needs.

OUR CORE VALUES

Personable and Approachable

Accountable

Adaptable

Dedicated to Success

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Our NOAH managed technology services proactively monitor and maintain clients’ environments 24x7x365, and we provide clients with one number to call for all IT related problems and questions. NOAH solutions from Cooperative Systems are tailored to each client’s current needs and adapt as needs change. With a special focus on cybersecurity and a strong network of partners, clients can rely on Cooperative Systems to stay vigilant and keep their organization ahead of the threats landscape.

MEET OUR TEAM

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We’re continually on the look-out for qualified, energetic, dedicated people to join our award-winning team. Think you’d be a good fit? Check out our career opportunities page!

COOPERATIVE SYSTEMS HISTORY

An entrepreneurial spirit with a business education and an IT background

Bob DeLisa has always held an entrepreneurial spirit. He came from a family of self-starters and chose to study entrepreneurship in college. He began a career after school, during the “PC and Internet Revolution”, as a systems administrator for several large companies where he gained expertise in the IT field. He transitioned into a senior engineering role at a small IT consulting firm, but still held onto the dream of starting his own business.

Filling an untapped niche with blended best-in-class solutions

At the time, in the early ‘90s, the company Bob worked for started to transition into a national firm through acquisition. Bob realized that this was his opportunity to break away and pursue his entrepreneurial goal. Through his IT and business experience, he recognized a gap in the market for a provider with an unbiased view of technology vendors. He reached out to partners that could help him offer dynamic, comprehensive services that could be tailored to each unique business. This was the beginning of Cooperative Systems.

25 years of growth, innovation, and leadership

Since its conception, Cooperative Systems has grown organically as a trusted technology consultant and business partner. It has matured over time, building its customer base and enhancing its quality, its breadth of offerings, and its team’s depth and expertise along the way. Bob grew his leadership team with the addition of Scott Spatz, President of Cooperative Systems, in 2001 and Steve Martocchio, VP of Operations, in 2006. This really propelled the company’s productivity and growth to where it is today. The company has grown its service radius on this path as well, which led to the opening of a service office in the Greater Boston Area.

NOAH HISTORY

Originated with traditional break-fix methodology

Cooperative Systems’ approach to IT used to be reactive. Before 2006, the company operated as a break-fix provider like most other IT companies at that time. Operating under this model meant that customers would call when something wasn’t working and a technician would be sent out at that point to fix things. The Cooperative Systems leadership team realized that there was a great opportunity in the market for much better service. They wanted to become the trusted technology advisor for businesses and knew their forward thinking expertise would provide tremendous value to clients. Uniquely preventative network and hardware maintenance, faster response, and up-to-the-minute asset inventory could all be offered under this revised model alongside that partnership they’d bring. Adopting this revised model would no doubt allow them to better focus on those long-term relationships with clients to garner more satisfaction from Cooperative Systems’ services than ever before.

Transition from reactive to preventative

By 2006, the leadership team was sitting down to map out this new service delivery model. It was during that time that Network Observation and Health (NOAH) was born. NOAH flipped the break-fix model on its head by focusing on proactive system monitoring and maintenance. There could be that focus they had wanted to achieve on preventing problems from occurring, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency for their clients.

Since then, Cooperative Systems has continually developed the NOAH suite of services, including but not limited to:

Ticketing and a customer portal
Comprehensive cloud solutions
VoIP and unified communications
Advanced security by way of encryption, SIEM, multi-factor authentication, and data loss prevention
Security awareness training
Disaster recovery services including redundant internet and backup
Customer-specific automation
Technology business reviews
E-signature and other authentication services
… and beyond!

Proactive monitoring and maintenance prevails

Today, Cooperative Systems’ NOAH platform monitors and maintains the environment of thousands of users with its next-generation multi-layered blend of solutions and services.

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Bob DeLisa

Founder & CEO

Bob is a Hartford native. He’s the Founder and CEO of Cooperative Systems. He holds a degree from Babson College where he majored in finance and entrepreneurship. He has always been interested in teaching others how to use technology. Programs in the 1980s for teaching college level curriculum were scarce or non-existent, so he decided to go into the business world and apply and develop his IT knowledge. He did so at companies such as Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance, United Technologies/Otis Elevator, and GE Capital before finally venturing off on his own to create the NOAH Managed Services model.

As principal consultant, Bob has been an advisor to numerous banks, credit unions, hospitals, schools, municipalities, and private enterprises in the areas of security, IT infrastructure, and network systems. Bob is recognized for increasing businesses’ efficiencies and productivity with the intelligent use of technology.

In his free time, Bob enjoys being with family and friends. He leads an active lifestyle enjoying the outdoors, the seashore, tennis and golf. During baseball season he is all about the Red Sox and he will be donning his colors around the office…Go Sox!

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Scott Spatz

President

Scott grew up in Tolland, CT, and resides in the neighboring town of Bolton. He started getting involved with computer networks in college while working part-time for a local IT consultant to provide support and advisory services to small businesses. In the midst of developing his skill sets and forming relationships, Scott was introduced to Bob DeLisa, for whom he began to work after graduating from Bryant College.

Scott has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He enjoys the challenge of staying on top of the variety of technologies available, exploring what their purpose is and determining where they fit. He most enjoys evaluating those technologies on behalf of clients and implementing solutions that benefit clients’ businesses to help them grow and be profitable.

Scott is our lead consultant and advisor for our automotive industry clients. He grew up around an auto dealer business and is a real “car guy”, passionate about the latest and greatest marvels of the auto world. At a time when computers were just starting to be implemented in dealerships, Scott developed a computer infrastructure for a large multi-location automotive dealership.

Scott enjoys spending free time with his wife and two boys, playing at the beach or around the yard. He squeezes time in for golfing, skiing, and (of course) the never-ending house projects.

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Steve Martocchio

Vice President Operations

Steve is a Connecticut native and lives in Newington. He joined the CoopSys team in 2006 and has been in IT for over 20 years. Steve is our primary consultant for the financial industry. He started working in banking as a part-time teller in junior high school. He would quickly advance to a Customer Service Representative in 1995 and found himself in charge of a teller system conversion. During the conversion, renovations of the office forced him to break down hardware and set it up again after renovations were completed. Shortly after the completion of the project, Steve moved into a Junior Tech position and a year later was promoted to a senior level position of Support Manager for American Savings. In 2001 Steve served as Systems Vice President for Bank North and he supported all the Connecticut locations.

Steve met Bob DeLisa through banking projects and in 2006 came on board with Cooperative Systems to manage operations. As a leader, Steve raises the bar and inspires his team to do the same. He leads by example, maintaining high moral character and integrity: Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.

On weekends you can find Steve entertaining family and friends around the pool, playing cards with the neighbors, enjoying a Jimmy Buffett concert, or getting the party started with his DJ biz he’s had for over 20 years.

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Alex Paniagua

Systems Engineer

Alex was born in El Salvador, Central America, and came to the US in 1990 during the Salvadorian civil war. He has been in information technology for almost 20 years and joined Cooperative Systems in 2005.

Prior to joining CoopSys, Alex worked as a tech specialist where he honed his valuable skills as a great listener. He learned how to communicate with users in an understandable, non-tech language and appreciates cooperation in the troubleshooting process.

Alex is adventurous by nature and enjoys taking on new challenges. He has the zeal and impetus required to serve others with excellence.

In his free time, Alex enjoys playing sports, especially soccer. His favorite color is orange, which is not surprising since he exudes such positive energy!

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Brandon Zavatsky

Systems Engineer

Brandon has lived in CT most his life after moving here from MD when he was just 4 years old. He has spent the majority of his IT career at TD Bank developing and growing in various technology-related roles. He quickly learned the ins and outs of their systems as a field service technician before he was promoted to Group Manager. As the company grew, so did he in his new role. Soon he became the US Infrastructure Lead, guiding teams through enterprise workspace upgrade projects. Later in his TD Bank employment he oversaw teams in both the US and Canada as Senior Manager.

When he joined CoopSys in 2018 he brought with him over 20 years of IT experience. Brandon truly believes it’s important to understand the entire environment, end-to-end, in order to properly support it while delivering the best possible user/customer experience possible. This approach to business technology matches Cooperative Systems’ overarching belief that the IT solutions of a business need to match the requirements and needs of the business in order for both the systems and the company to be successful.

Brandon is the director of the girls’ lacrosse program in his town where he coaches as well. He spends a lot of his spare time helping grow the sport. Playing lacrosse was a passion of his when he was younger, so the experience of paying it forward and watching today’s youth develop and grow is second to none for him. Brandon enjoys spending time with his daughter, being outdoors, and riding his motorcycle when time permits.

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Brian Zbriger

Service Desk Technician

Brian grew up in Trumbull, CT. He initially pursued a career as a sociology professor through studies at UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, and Binghamton University in upstate NY. Teaching and research brought him as far as Argentina, Malaysia, and Japan. In 2017, he decided he wanted to settle closer to home and began a new career in IT. He worked in desktop support at large enterprise clients in the Hartford area before joining Cooperative Systems in 2019.

Brian is driven in his work by insatiable curiosity. He is eager to learn everything he can about the tools and infrastructure that clients depend on. He is equally interested in understanding people and organizations, seeking insights into how clients work and how technology can help them meet their goals.

When Brian is not in the office, he enjoys spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, in the mountains or at the beach. He can often be found hiking on the New England Trail network with his wife. He enjoys reading, especially history, and loves visiting libraries and museums.

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Bruce Murphy

Systems Engineer

Bruce has been part of the Cooperative Systems team since 2005.

We can’t wait to tell you more about Bruce!

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Dan Roberts

Service Desk Technician

Dan grew up in Burlington, CT, and recently made his way across the river to Ellington. His experience with technology comes from personal interest in an ever-developing field of study and progress. Starting with a degree in psychology and a minor in security and intelligence studies, Dan made his way through by stagehand/set-building for his college theater (as well as acting), landscaping at a golf course, and working at an electronics retail store as an inventory specialist before eventually going to a financial advising firm as desktop support. It was here that Dan decided he’d found his ideal career path and hopes now to one day specialize in network security.
He has been a part of the CoopSys team since 2018.

Dan’s greatest strength is his ability to retain knowledge quickly; his near-to eidetic memory makes patterns and logic-paths click a bit easier for him, which helps significantly when working with technology. 

In his free time Dan can usually be found playing video games on either Playstation or PC, binge watching a show recommended by a friend, or watching online videos pertaining to furthering his knowledge in the realm of IT. Otherwise, Dan enjoys hiking, yardwork/landscaping, home improvement projects, and telling dad jokes like it’s his job. Speaking of which… Why does the computer not like it’s commute? Because it has a hard drive!

Dave Fluckiger

Account Manager

Dave is a Connecticut native who raised his children in Tolland but now resides in Woodstock, the “quiet corner” of the state. Dave has almost 20 years of account management experience, with a focus on IT for over 10 of those.

Dave’s start in account management was for a worldwide research company providing intellectual property research for innovation companies. This is where resolving customer needs became his passion. He moved into IT consulting where he immersed himself in technology. Building relationships and helping clients to solve complicated business issues by way of IT became fun! With a vast set of technology options available to organizations, Dave’s specialty is matching those to individual business needs while balancing cost. It is this balance that brought Dave to Cooperative Systems in 2017.

In his spare time, Dave and his wife enjoy the outdoors and many active pastimes. Wilderness canoe tripping, hiking, fly fishing, cycling, and working on many home projects are among these. Another big passion of his is motorcycle touring. Dave and his wife have been all over the Eastern US and parts of Canada, including Nova Scotia and Cape Bretton Island.

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David Krupienski

Service Desk Technician

Dave is awesome!
He has been a CoopSys team member since 2016.

We can’t wait to tell you more about him!

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Diane Smith

HR Manager

Diane grew up in East Hartford and currently resides in Manchester, CT. She holds a degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University, and has been in Accounting and Human Resource Management for over 15 years.

Diane began her career as a bookkeeper for the largest car dealer in New England. She left to join CoopSys in 2008, where she knew she could strike a better balance between work and family. Diane is truly a people person. She is supportive, empathetic, caring, and compassionate. She’s a real number cruncher, too, keeping CoopSys