Peter Schmalzle

Peter is the founder and co-owner of SmallSystems. His dogged determination and refusal to be deterred means he never leaves our clients without some solution to a problem they may be facing. He is a fierce advocate, always looking out for the best interest of those we work with.
In addition, Peter is an animal lover, plant fanatic, and all around nature enthusiast.

Stephen Spiers

Steve began working with Peter in 2001 and then became a co-owner of SmallSystems in 2008. He earned his initial IT chops working for Eastman Kodak in San Francisco. Moving to San Diego he worked in management with the Convention Center, The Old Globe and the San Diego Opera

Douglas Carter

SmallSystems was very fortunate to have Doug join the team in 2014. He has been involved in IT support, in some aspect, for the past 20 years. His skills in MAC OS and iOS has helped expand SmallSystems ability to serve our clients. Doug’s southern roots also brings a much needed calm and humor to the office.


The heart and soul of SmallSystems, Abbey keeps us all in check. She will be sure to greet you when you come by. Abbey loves chasing lizards and taking naps.

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