Gar always knew he wanted to run his own business. As technologically savvy as he is today, he honed his customer-centric business philosophy in the restaurant industry. It was, understandably, an environment where near-constant human interaction cultivated a genuine ability to understand customer needs. And while owning a successful franchise was satisfying, it further provided Gar with an unexpected introduction to computer systems. He made a point to understand the many systems used at his restaurants and quickly recognized how other local small businesses could benefit from the right ITsolutions.25 + years ago, the lure of the dot-com boom enticed him to the technology sector.