About Us

Our mission at Carney’s is to serve our clients by efficiently linking the right technology solutions to their individual business needs. By proactively introducing new products and services to our clients, we ultimately help them be successful, too.

Our Philosophy: Great Service

We believe that in order to operate a great company, we must be sure to have the right teams in the right places. Everyone in our company, from customer service staff and network technicians through to management, shares the same core value: to provide quality, timely service to our clients. Great service and quality products are the basis of our mutual success. Our goal is to work closely with you to transform your network into an efficient tool that maximizes your business potential. It’s that simple.

We’re not just “vendors.” Not by a long shot. When you work with Carney’s, our team of experienced professionals becomes your trusted IT advisors and partners. From community banks and law firms to retailers and real estate companies, our clients can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their Carney’s engineers and consultants are totally committed to keeping their IT systems operating at peak performance, always with a keen eye on controlling costs.

Giving Back

We realize that it’s only through the success of our clients that we, too, remain strong. Our business isn’t therefore just about expanding our client base. It’s about obtaining customers who become our friends, our neighbors, and our community partners. In order for us to find true success we must reach out to those who support us. And we do. Learn more

From Typewriters to High-Tech

Bob Carney started our company in 1977. He was joined the following year by his son-in-law and current President, Rick Kreiser. Learn more


Our Management Team

Rick Kreiser, President

Rick has been with Carney’s since its inception in 1978. He’s responsible for leading our team of professionals, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and fostering solid vendor relationships. But what he REALLY likes doing is working with clients to develop solutions that help them realize the benefits of the right technology.

Rick is also privileged to serve as Carney’s “face” in the Kern County business community, actively participating on several regional boards of directors (KEDC, Bakersfield College Foundation, Bakersfield West Rotary), as well as with our key vendor partners. A product of local schools, Rick’s background in retail management and advertising/promotion has benefited the company in many ways over the past three decades.

  • Chris Kreiser, Vice President

    Over his 17-year career with Carney’s, Chris has ‘played’ virtually every role in the company – allowing him to know Carney’s inside and out. His primary responsibilities are managing projects for our largest clients, directing our technical resources, and making sure everything comes together on time – and on budget.

    Chris is a 2002 graduate of Cal State University, Bakersfield, with a concentration in business management. But it’s his ‘real world’ knowledge and effective communications skills that allow Chris to successfully complete complex projects with outstanding results.

  • Jeff Kreiser, Director of Client Services

    The newest member of the Carney’s executive team is Jeff Kreiser, appointed Director of Client Services in 2006. Like Chris, Jeff rose through the ranks while gaining a thorough understanding of the Carney’s mission and helping to develop more effective processes to better serve our clients.

    Jeff is chiefly responsible for management of our staff of technical professionals, as well as participating at a national level with the Xerox Service Partner VAR Council. Jeff is a 2011 graduate of CSUB with a degree in business.

  • Bob Parker, Chief Financial Officer

    Bob brings over 25 years of financial management experience and expertise to Carney’s, with more than five of those years in a Reseller/Service environment. As Chief Financial Officer Bob directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning, interfacing with the financial community, financial analysis, and monitoring of financial performance.

    Prior to joining Carney’s, Bob held various top positions with other firms including President of Stockdale Leasing Corporation, Controller and Business Manager for ATCO Property Management, and Tax and IT Manager for RC Kuhn and Company (CPA’s), all in Bakersfield, California. Bob holds MBA and MACCT degrees from the University of Southern California and a BA degree from Whittier College.

  • Karen Lopez, Controller

    Karen is responsible for all of the company’s internal and external reporting as well as ensuring that these documents comply with CPA’s guidelines. She also handles the majority of Carney’s HR functions.

    Prior to joining Carney’s, Karen held similar positions as Financial Manager/Controller for Black’s Construction. Karen has a solid track record in business management and organizational leadership with expertise in accounting and financial analysis.