Goleta Magazine 2022-2023 - 18

BUSINESS FEATURE
High Quality Hardware
from a Homegrown Business
Top left: Sachi
Thompson, General
Manager, Global
Hardware Division
photographed in the
Goleta warehouse.
Top right: A close up
of a server built for
a customer. Bottom
left: Curvature optics
inventory. Opposite:
The Curvature team
photographed in their
Goleta warehouse.
THERE
I S SOMETHING to
be said about the culture of a business
with homegrown roots. At
Curvature, you can feel the camaraderie,
drive, and energy among
the team as you walk through its
warehouse,
located off Hollister
and Coromar in Goleta. The company
exudes hard work and grit,
and still reflects the humble origins
of the business established in 1986 in
Chuck Sheldon's garage.
Network Hardware Resale, now
Curvature, was born when Sheldon
saw an unmet need and built an
innovative business model selling
and reselling network hardware.
Thirty-six years later, Curvature,
now a Park Place Technologies
company,
is
still
forwardthinking
and evolving to meet
the industry's ever-changing
demands, providing support
for critical infrastructure investments
as a global brand.
While Curvature buys, refurbishes,
tests, and ships information
technology
assets,
its most important role is the
client relationship. Customers trust
Curvature to listen and make appropriate
recommendations
based
on their unique needs while being
mindful of security and future infrastructure
innovation. They are obviously
doing it well, with $40 million in
global inventory, support in 20 different
languages, and a client base
that includes 450 Fortune 500 companies.
Sachi
Thompson, General Manager,
Global Hardware Division,
leads
the Goleta-based operations with
80 local employees. Curvature is
such a special place, she said she
sometimes feels guilty calling her
job " work " because of the personal
fulfillment she receives from it. She
said, " Our team of global employees
are the best talent in our space,
and I feel lucky every day to work
alongside them. Curvature is about
achieving excellence every day,
every deal, every time. "
Teambuilding is a large part of that
culture. Curvature has always had
deep roots in the community and
many of its staff members are natives
of the central coast. Thompson
said many of her employees have
attended UCSB, Westmont, or
Santa Barbara City College programs,
where their skills have been
valuable on the job. She has also
found the commitment and drive her
employees have and their love of
community has allowed her to keep
talent and develop them into very
skilled talent for the company.
" We value the role we play in providing
jobs to members of our community
and providing a career they
are proud of, " Thompson said. " We
are intentional about creating an
incredible environment and a strong
team culture to help them succeed. "
What started as a family business
remains a family-like business today
for those working in the Goleta
facility. " We've watched each other
grow up and grow into what we are
today, " Thompson said. " It's gratifying
to be doing the work we do and
enjoy the people we do it with. It's a
rare find. "
For more information, visit curvature.com
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