Testimonials

Rob Calvert and Second Son Consulting are simply the best. Believe it or not, my professional relationship with Rob is one of the longest at my fifteen-year-old company—he’s that good! We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and he’s kept up and scaled with us. How can I count the ways: Mac and PC fluent. Hardware and software knowledgeable. Knows systems architecture and wiring. Translates tech into English. Knows exactly how much—and how little—execs want to hear. Mindful of budgets, but also cautious of potential disasters. Strategic and tactical. Keeps up on the industry and on his certifications, but still readily available. I’ll admit it: I’m not always easy, so there aren’t that many people I could recommend this highly, but Rob is one of them. Call me. I’ll talk your ear off.

Jen Bilik
Head Honcho
Knock Knock
www.knockknockstuff.com


 

Second Son Consulting is educated, trustworthy, and always a step ahead. Without their expertise and willingness to jump in with both feet, we would not be where we are today. They have created, and help us maintain, a secure system that allows us to operate without missing a beat. No matter what we throw at them, or when, I know I can count on Second Son to see it through.”

Kelli Brown-Doré
Administrative Director
First Steps for Kids
www.firststepsforkids.com


 

Working with Second Son has been a true partnership.  They took the time to understand our business and its unique challenges.  When things were tough as growth spiked, they were there every step of the way – enabling us to focus on our business instead of worrying about technology.  Rob’s team and their deep bench of skills have been able to handle everything from software and hardware upgrades, to network reliability and simplification.  They have handled ordering logistics, configured systems, boarded new employees, and managed our software and hardware inventories.  Rob’s commitment to improving his organization, and supporting KYTHERA’s business have created a relationship of mutual trust and loyalty.  We couldn’t have imagined accomplishing all this with a different Support provider!

Pete Abbey
Assoc. Director, Business Technology
KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals
www.kytherabiopharma.com


 

I can honestly say in 18 years I have never worked with anyone or any company so diligent and knowledgeable. In my past experiences I have always had to do a lot of hand holding but with you guys I just keeping asking myself if there is something I can do to help!

David DiGiacomo
Enterprise Network Engineer,
 Network Integration
Allergan
www.alergan.com


 

SWA has been with Second Son for over 7 years and they have been an amazing partner as SWA has expanded from 2 people to our current staff of 20. They give great advice, alternatives to consider, and map out the pros and cons so that we’ve been able to make informed decisions. Rob and his team know how to speak to us in lay terms, not confusing “tech” talk, they’re responsive to our needs, and they were essential in our office move, designing our network and coordinating with all of the trades involved.

Betty Meadows
Office Manager
Starworks Artists
www.starworksartists.com


 

Having Second Son on our side has certainly given us some peace of mind and has freed me up to focus on the Architecture part of the business. They also have proven that, in an emergency, their team is willing to do what it takes to keep our growing firm up and running. This is exactly the way we run our own business. You have no idea how hard it is for us to find a vendor that is able to keep up with us.

Filiberto Gomez
Assoc. AIA
Studio Director
valerio
www.valerioinc.com


 

Rob has always shown an ability to think flexibly to solve IT problems. While my needs were never straight-forward the solutions that Rob implemented always were.

Tom Stratton
Manager
The Icon
www.iconla.com


 

I strongly recommend Rob Calvert…He is an exceptional consultant and teacher, with a broad understanding of networking, storage, and many high-end applications.

Jerry Robinson
CFO/CTO
Dakim, Inc.
www.dakim.com


 

Second Son are second to none! We’ve worked and continue to work with Rob and his fine team and they are outstanding. They have deep technical understanding and manage complex and blended environments with nary a hitch. More importantly, their attitude towards customer support is like ours…a top priority. I can’t remember a week going by where I wasn’t endorsing Second Son to someone. We send our most valued customers to Rob and his crew knowing full well that they’ll be in excellent hands.

David Knight
President
Angel City Data
www.angelcitydata.com


 

Rob Calvert breaks the stereotypes of smug, smarter than you IT guys. I have never met an IT person so willing to help you to understand what is going on and in language that doesn’t make you feel so inept. He is very dependable, a great problem solver and a really nice person. He is also great at identifying employees that hold those same character traits. If he is with another client or at a conference, working with others on his team is equally a breath of fresh air. Hiring him will probably be the best decision you will ever make for your business. I hope I get the chance to work with him again.

Kristen Decker
Office Manager


 

Working in the field of HIV prevention, we often need innovative digital solutions. Second Son has been helping make our work possible for the last five years. They’re fast, incredibly reliable, and great problem solvers. Each of the Second Son team members is an expert at making information easy to understand and appropriate for our needs. They provide compassionate and friendly support that gives us outstanding results every time.

Pato Hebert
Associate Director of Education
AIDS Project Los Angeles
www.apla.org


 

The Second Son team provides efficient, cost-effective service for our network. They are always there to keep us up and running. We can’t afford downtime.

John Haskell / Dr. Revenue®
President Dr. Revenue Marketing Clinic
www.drrevenue.com


 

The Scott Group provides innovative research, ideation and strategic marketing solutions for our Fortune 500 clients, but as a small firm, we have neither the resources to afford a full-time Information Technology staff nor the bandwidth or expertise to do it ourselves.  That’s where Second Son steps in — they are always there for us and have never let us down.  Whether the need is guiding us to identify new technology solutions or trouble-shooting existing ones, Second Son is – well – second to none.  Our business depends on technology (and what business doesn’t these days) and Second Son enables us to focus on the core skills clients value most while Rob and his guys focus on supporting our technology.  We would be lost without them…they are like a technology ‘angel’ when the need requires them.

Cliff Scott
The Scott Group


 

It has always been a challenge for me to find IT specialists that are knowledgeable and easy to work with all in one, and you and all of the employees we have worked with at Second Son have been spectacular. Thanks so much!

Seadra Chagolla
Office Manager
The Growing Place, Ocean Park
www.growingplace.com


 

Second Son has become a vital part of our team. It’s as if they are our strong, quiet business partner in the background proactively looking out for the well-being and safety of every technical aspect of our operation while reliably addressing any IT concerns that arise along the way in our day-to-day operations. Communication with Second Son is easy, consistent, thorough, and prompt. We are in the business of managing other businesses, so with everyone now completely dependent upon technology, I can operate with confidence that my own team and my clients have a fantastic IT team in our corner.

Adam Hutson
Principal
The Hutson Company
hutsoncompany.com