Our Team

Jim Farnes
Chief Executive Officer

In 1987, he moved to Florida to work for CPT of South Florida, a company specializing in proprietary Word Processing machines for attorneys and Desktop Publishing computers for Print Shops. Word Processing was quickly being replaced with PC XT computers. Print shops just ate up the new Macintosh SE computers. Jim took over the Desktop Publishing division between 1988 and 1990.

January 1, 1991 Jim opened Farnes Computer Systems (FCS), a division of Successful Money Strategies. 96% of the business was Macintosh. There were very few Apple onsite repair / installers back then. Apple certified technician’s only knew hardware. FCS took the time to learn graphic application compatibility with the hardware on both Mac and PC platforms. Print Shops and Advertising firms dropped their current PC IT companies and hired FCS as a one stop shop.

Jim took a chance and hired his 1st employee in 1995. Today, FCS is one of the few companies that can merge both Apple and PC server platforms.

Bruce Hoekenga
Chief Financial Officer & General Manager

Bruce was born in Muskegon MI and moved to CT as a young boy.

He attended Sacred Heart University and moved to Florida in 1981 when he set up his first business with wife, Karen. Operated Expert Appliance Repair Inc. through the early 2000’s with two locations in Aventura and North Miami Beach. In May of 2002, he opened a new business in Major Appliance in Home Service, performing in-warranty and out of warranty service for all the most popular major appliance manufactures. Here at FCS, he is available to help with all customer service related issues.

Fabricio Thiebaut
Chief Information Officer

In 1997, Fabricio began his journey in the IT/computer world working on a Radio Shack TRS-80.  His passion in computers grew. With a strong background in networking he continued his journey by attending Broward College where he received his Cisco Network Technician Certification.  Soon after he receive his Cisco Certified Network Associate Degree (CCNA).   Fabricio knowledge of routers, switches and hardware Firewall security appliances has made him a value asset to the Farnes Computer Systems team.

Piero Zamperin
VP of Operations

After Piero got his first 486, 33Mhz Desktop computer, he realized how passionate he was about computers.   By age 13, he started building his own computers. The journey and focus to success the IT world began.  In 2010, he started his own IT Company, focusing on laptop motherboard replacement, bare metal restores and general maintenance. In 2012 he worked for Chima Brazilian Steakhouse as a lead technician, providing full help desk support as well as technology consulting and new platforms implementation.   Piero joined the FCS team Jan 2015.  His knowledge of  servers, firewalls, Macs and networking has made him a valuable asset.