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From Our CEO: How celito Started

By August 6, 2017 No Comments

We are proud that we are Raleigh-born and Raleigh-grown. celito has been serving Raleigh businesses for over 18 years with Internet, VoIP, Consulting and Co-Location services. How exactly was celito started? We’re glad that you asked.

celito CEO Sharat Nagaraj shares his story of celito’s start and early days:

“I graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. After co-oping at Cisco, I decided to start my own company in 1999 working out of my apartment. Today we have over 20 employees and serve businesses all over the country.  As we grow, we maintain our Core Values, one of which is Thorough Commitment to Client”.

His advice for anyone starting a business: “Make sure you have good people around you for inspiration, teamwork, and expertise. Don’t try to do it all yourself”.

Why “celito”? What fun is a name that gives everything away? We are a unique organization and wanted a unique name. The inspiration came from the name of one of Sharat’s friends, Marcelo, and his nickname Marcelito.

Community Involvement

At celito, we believe in looking out for others and giving back to the community. You may have noticed that many of the charities we support focus on children, the military, and the arts. In addition to meeting basic needs, we believe in supporting programs that enrich the community and bring joy to children. We are especially proud of our Miracle League of the Triangle team, The Biscuits. With #celitogivesback, we’ve collected donations for  The Raleigh Rescue Mission, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and The Children’s Home Society.

If you’re looking for business-grade Internet service from a local company that truly cares about your business, contact celito to learn more about how we can help move your business forward.

Have any great advice for startup companies? Post on our celito.net Facebook page!