As the owner and founder of Revotech Networks, John Yensen spearheads the company’s vision to bring all-inclusive managed services with world class information technology expertise to small and medium sized organizations in British Columbia. He is an IT industry veteran, with many years in management positions, as well as hands-on experience working in the field.
Since John was old enough to sit up, he was surrounded by technology. From watching his father assemble Sage Computers back in the 80s to playing video games on his father’s Commodore Amiga A1000 computer he always had a passion for technology. John got his first job in tech at the age of 13 as a graphic designer and later moved into web design. He went on to study information technology and computer networking at John’s Hopkins University. JHU offered John a job when he graduated, and an opportunity to work side by side with some of the top engineers at John’s Hopkins. Moving from academia into the construction and development sector, John headed up the Managed Services program at an ERP construction software provider and went on to work as IT Director for one of the largest home builders on the east coast before starting his first consulting company.
John relocated to Vancouver in 2008 and started Revotech Networks to provide outstanding customer service and support to companies in the greater Vancouver area, having grown tired of working with service providers and vendors who did not value customer service and relationships. He is constantly working to improve Revotech’s client experience and deliver on a long-held promise to be part of every client’s success. John currently holds certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Datto and other industry leaders and is proud to run a business that he would like to be a customer of himself.
John has many passions beyond technology, including music, aviation, and food. If he is not out flying or building FPV drones, he is likely playing piano or having a BBQ cook-off with Chris.
Chris O’Hearn joined Revotech Networks in 2014 after many years of experience working in the IT field. His passion for technology started at a young age with building hobby gaming computers in his home. His career in IT Services started at the age of fifteen, where he worked as a service technician at an engineering firm in Mobile, Alabama. He briefly transitioned into Home Theater and Automation before his interest returned to IT Services. He started his own IT Services company in 2009 which he operated in Mobile until his move to Vancouver in 2012. Chris then worked at a local Managed Services Provider for a year where he had exposure to the SMB space in the Greater Vancouver Area. He had a chance meeting with John at a poker game, after which the two partnered at Revotech and Chris never looked back.
Now, as co-owner, Chris manages and evaluates technologies to ensure that Revotech’s resources and processes adhere to the latest industry best practices. His love of computers and electronics helps to keep him focused on researching new IT trends and tools to improve client success and profitability. This passion also helps to drive the vision for how technology is used at Revotech. Chris also manages IT budgets and creates timelines for the development and deployment of Revotech’s operations. His proactive approach to IT services has provided Revotech’s clients with a competitive edge in their respective fields.
Outside of work, Chris’ passions include craft beer, exploring the Vancouver food scene, and getting outside in the BC wilderness. On weekends, he battles with John for the title of Best Grillmaster in the Greater Vancouver area.