Meet the team

Highly skilled and experienced team of Apple IT experts in New York City.

Justin Esgar

CEO/President

With a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and over 15 years of industry experience under his belt, Justin Esgar has combined his eclectic tech interests under the Virtua Consulting Group umbrella. Taking the lead is Virtua Computers, an Apple-certified consultancy he founded in 2008 that has grown into one of the top-ranked Apple consultants in New York City. Virtua specializes in helping small- and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations analyze, design, and install technology solutions. The software development group Virtua XYZ brings together Justin’s various programming projects, including the Your Computer Inventory service for Apple consultants. Finally, Justin organizes and cheerleads for the business-focused ACES Conference and associated online community.

Luke Andrews-Hakken

Director of IT Services

Experienced and versatile information technology professional and creative problem-solver. Luke has been providing direct, hands-on IT support for small- and medium-size companies in New York City for over 16 years. Cross-platform integrations and large-scale workflow modifications are a particular specialty, and something he’d be happy to talk with you about.

Lauren Antia

Operations Manager

Lauren Antia is an Administrative Specialist who has a knack for organization and a penchant for data entry. Prior to joining the Virtua team, she provided administrative support in a variety of capacities for the past 12 years in a plethora of different industries from Real Estate to conference management and now IT.

Alex Moncada

IT Consultant

While new to the Apple community, Alex’s background in computers is vast and experiential. – He loves to be in the fast pace environment both physically in NYC and virtually, solving IT issues for clients small and large. As well as taking pride in being as accessible and helpful as he can be, he finds just as much satisfaction in troubleshooting and finding solutions to your issues.

John Moder

Business Development Manager

Coming from a diverse background, John understands small business and the Apple Ecosystem.Most recently having grown a successful Apple consultancy by focusing on best practices and common-sense business practices, John and his team helped countless small business in Iowa reach their business goals.With a solid decade of Apple IT experience, and 2 more decades in direct leadership roles in various small businesses, John brings a unique perspective not found in many IT firms.While John understands the technical side, his main strength lays in developing strong partnerships with his clients and taking a holistic look at their business practices to find where technology can best help move the needles they need to move.

 

Samantha Robinson

IT Consultant

Samantha is a 24 year old Iowan born and raised. A previous technical specialist at Apple, she knows her way around their operating systems. Empathetic, thorough and determined were just a few of the words used to describe Samantha by her coworkers and managers. She lives with her boyfriend and 3 cats, Taco, George and Bub, in West Des Moines. In her free time she enjoys watching horror movies and doing her makeup. She is excited to be apart of the Women in IT movement and is ready to make her name known.

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