Marty Rocha has been in the IT industry for over 20 years, starting as a Help Desk technician for the students and faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From there he formed the foundation of his network and computer administration skills while serving as an intern of MIS for the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
After school, his official career in IT began at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he managed the migration of paper-based trading reports to an all new, on-line reporting system that saved the CME an estimated $120,000 per year in paper costs. He then moved into system architecture and was part of a multi-million dollar project to implement the Globex 2 online trading system, the first in the United States. After working at the CME, Marty entered the world of consulting at a VAR selling and supporting Sun Microsystems based networks for dcVast, located in Downers Grove, Illinois. There he designed systems and was a Y2K project manager for a variety of clients throughout the Chicagoland area including huge multinational fortune 500 companies such as Zurich Insurance Group, ABN Amro, and AC Neilson, and several small dot-com startups. In 2001 he joined Citadel Investment Group, where he redesigned their global disaster recovery plan and data backup systems, while managing help desk operations.
Wanting to move back into consulting, Marty joined Technologic Networks in 2007 and starting working with several dynamic small businesses throughout the Chicagoland area, including Vosges Haut-Chocolate, Victory Records, Whimsy Trucking and several capital investment firms. In 2008, he started building Nitram Technologies in his free time designing services based on what he knew clients wanted and needed. In early 2010, Marty decided to take Nitram Technologies on Full-Time, leaving his post at Technologic Networks.