NEWS: JESUS OCHOA
College alum among
Under 40 Achievers
reprinted courtesy of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal,
special supplement honoring 40 successful business people,
all of them under age 40.
BY JEFF WEISS, SFVBJ Staff Writer
Jesus Ochoa first realized his passion for community
activism when he became involved with the local Kiwanis Club
as a student at Mission College.
Joining the Kiwanis became my driving force. It was
amazing to get to see accomplished professionals in their
fields, giving their time out to give back to the community.
They have been my inspiration and role models, Ochoa
The relationships that Ochoa built in the Kiwanis helped spark
Ochoas decision to run and win in the election to become
the student body president at Mission. Nearly two decades
later, Ochoas sense of community involvement has yet
After graduating from Mission, the Mexico-born Ochoa joined
the Navy as a way to better assimilate himself into American
I wanted to do my part for the country, Ochoa
said. I didnt even receive my citizenship until
two years after I left the Navy. When I was in the service,
I received several awards including the Navy Achievement Medal,
one of the highest peacetime awards that the Navy gives out.
After leaving the service he has thrown himself into community
service in the Valley, serving as the president of Holidays
in the Park, a charity organization that hands out toys to
disadvantaged families during the holiday season. Ochoa remains
an active member of the Kiwanis, as well as serving on the
governance council for the Metropolitan Transit Authority
in the Valley.
Professionally, Ochoa runs Teconectamos, a branch of San Fernando-based
IT support firm, Tekwerks. As the founder of this branch of
the company, Ochoa had the onerous task of organizing its
basic infrastructure, establishing a client base and ensuring
continued customer support.
As for the future, Ochoa plans to grow with the company and
help make it a force in the Valley.
I want to ensure that our companys name will be
recognized in the area. But I dont want people just
to know the name. I want them to know that we stand for quality.