For those of you who don’t (or do) know me, here is a brief professional bio:
I’m Anton Ruighaver, President and COO of AHR Consulting / TECHLINQ in Riverdale, NJ.
I began my technology “career” at the age of 15, when I authored, copyrighted, and sold my first software application to a software publisher. It was a program written for the Atari computer platform called “The Math Machine,” which was designed to make learning everything from basic math to algebraic equations fun. This passion for computers led to a progression through several technology positions in the banking industry and elsewhere, during which I earned a reputation as a highly effective problem-solver specializing in operations efficiency.
With the inception of AHR Consulting (TECHLINQ’s parent company) in July of 1989, I developed a unique (at the time), “service-centric” IT philosophy which focused on providing exceptional, proactive technology support, while assuming the role of “trusted business advisor” to the client. I strongly believe that this initial vision effectively set the stage for the company’s continued growth despite the economic “ups and downs” we’ve experienced in the technology market over the last 25+ years.
I maintain oversight of all of TECHLINQ’s day-to-day activities, while closely monitoring all proactive and project services for a client base of over 150 companies in Northern NJ. TECHLINQ’s clients are 90% referral-based, and represent an array of industries, including medical, finance, accounting, insurance, manufacturing, and government.