Owner & CEO
Lauren Groff is dedicated to helping businesses get the technology they need to achieve their business goals. After working as a Computer and Network Administrator for over five years and being downsized twice, he decided to give it a go on his own. He was a one-man band, fixing computers in his living room when he started Groff NetWorks in 2005. Today, Groff NetWorks is one of the leading providers of Managed Services and Computer Support in New York’s Capital Region, serving businesses throughout Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Latham, Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park.
Lauren’s company is centered on his philosophy of personalized service. Groff NetWorks prides itself on delivering honest, reliable, high-quality service and values their partnerships with clients. When you call Groff NetWorks for help, you get a personable and professional IT expert to answer all of your questions, not an automated 1-800 number. Lauren fully considers each client’s bottom line, budget, and expectations while strengthening their infrastructure to boost their productivity and profitability. Groff’s technology solutions are always customized to meet their clients’ needs. This philosophy has helped Lauren to emerge into new markets and build business relationships at an exponential rate.
Lauren graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion. He also proudly holds the prestigious Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America. As an active member of and former ambassador for the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, he graduated from the chamber’s SmartUp business program and The Leadership Institute. He later appeared as a guest on Chamber Chat on NewsTalk1300. He is a winner of Master Schnizzer 2013 (TruMethods), and Marketing Genius of the month (TMT); was a finalist in the Better Your Best contest (TMT) and was recognized by The Albany Business Review as a 40 under 40 winner.
Lauren is an enthusiastic and active member of his community. Lauren served as an adjunct instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Latham, and he currently sits on the technical advisory board at Mildred Elley School of Business and Technology in Albany. He is the former President of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, which he helped launch and still participates as a board member. He also is the current Chair of the Leadership Institute as a member of board of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lauren has been featured in local newspapers, magazines and news channels. He is a volunteer for Joseph’s House Inn From The Cold and March Of Dimes and an active member at Terra Nova Church.
In his spare time, Lauren spends time with his five children and wife, Erika. As well as volunteering as part of the Cub Scouts Committee Chair. A fun fact about Lauren is that he loves to go skiing.