Strategic Operations Manager
Chris is a Strategic Operations Manager at ABS who joined the team in 2012. He is a 1989 graduate of Virginia Tech earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management.
Chris has been in the IT industry for over 25 years specializing in long term solutions with scalable capabilities tailored to clients needs. With so much time in the industry, it is an understatement to say Chris is qualified to talk technology, boasting more certifications than an elementary school graduation. He is knowledgeable in Cisco holding certificates in CSE, Advanced Routing and Switching and WAAS. As a Certified Sales Representative with Barracuda he holds an array of certificates covering the product line. In addition (but not limiting) he holds: EMC Sales Foundations, EMC Proven Professional Sales Accreditation NAS Specialist and VMWare VSP 4.
His talent in sales and service to his customers earned him membership in the Xerox President Club six of the 12 years he was employed there.
In his time away from the IT industry, Chris enjoys sailing, fishing, hunting, kayaking and snow skiing. Good with his hands, he enjoys restoring boats and built his first gun, a 1905 Sportorized Mauser. His real love is spending time with his wife and their two children.
Describe yourself in three words.
Driven, Calculating, Lucky/Blessed
Mac or PC?
On Saturday where can we find you?
Out with one of my children at a sports activity or on the boat fishing.
Most recent traveling experience.
Orlando for daughters National Irish Dancing Competition. Yes, River Dance stuff.
Rib Roast, I make one every year for Christmas. Alton Brown’s DRY roast recipe, it has never failed me, perfect every time.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. — Henry David Thoreau
For a classic, Old Man and the Sea
Favorite musical artist(s)?
I enjoy all types of music, no real favorites; I tie music to times in my life so songs correlate into memories. I digress, Jimmy Buffet, happy?
Can you sing?
What do you like most about working at ABS?
The culture – Play Hard, Work Harder.