A father, and a loyal friend to many. I am richly blessed, and try to live a life that appreciates that fact.
The potential technology holds in impacting the world both in business as well as personal lives impassions me; I have made a career of making a difference.
I’m lover of music; the soundtrack of my life covers every genre except Mariachi, though I’m slowly warming to it.
Wanderlust has a strong hold on me, tempered somewhat by agoraphobia.
My personality type is INTJ-A, “Architect”. Sorry.
NASCAR and Poker are my favorite sports. Though I’ve only played one, I’m confident I’ve made the right decision.
Starbucks is my home away from home, and I have the FourSquare Mayorships to prove it.
Some of my favorite places have either a menu or a stove. Call me a Foodie or Gourmand. Just don’t call me late for dinner.
Words, whether they be the creatively written prose or organized tiles of a Scrabble game, make me happy.
I aspire to be an accelerant, a catalyst that, when given the right resources, gives strength to the weak, makes good things great, and transforms great things into the unbelievably fantastic.
15 Countries Visited
4 Articles Published
20.000 Cups Of Coffee
6 Awards Won
Daisy Cup Cakes
I found these cute little daisy candies and had to make lemon cupcakes with a buttercream frosting to put them to good use.
Sep 2014 – Current
Senior Partner Account Manager
Jun 2013 – Aug 2014
VP Application Development
Project Leadership Associates
Jan 2012 – Jun 2013
Senior Consultant, Cloud & Security Solutions
Terramark, a Verizon Company
Jan 2010 – Current
Owner and Senior Consultant
Jun 2001 – Nov 2009
Director, US Enterprise Sales
Jan 1999 – Jun 2001
Practice Manager, Microsoft Solutions
Certified Associate in Project Management
Project Management Institute
Studies towards B.S., Finance
Studies towards B.S., Computer Science
Social Media Marketing
Microsoft’s Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago
I’ve worked with Chris for a long time at Microsoft, and always felt that he was a very creative and results-oriented person. I think his background, competencies, and experiences at Microsoft would make him a very valuable person to partner with. I worked with him both while he was in a sales district, as well as when he was running the programs around Office 2010, Online Services, and adesktop deployment initiative. He brought a lot of energy and thought to everything he did for us in the district. I think he would bring the same qualities to the table of any organization with a vision.
Vice President, Global Markets, Software Industry at CenturyLink
I worked with Christopher in multiple capacities – including as a solution specialist supporting the management of a global customer and as a US platform adoption director. I worked with Christopher in the first role and he worked for me in the second. In both scenarios Christopher demonstrated a top notch results-oriented work ethic, strong levels of intellectual horsepower and a deep understanding of how technology can solve business problems. Christopher combines technical acumen with business acumen and a knack for working well with teams.
Business Development Manager at Integrity Data
Chris is a rare individual; he is a leader, coach, strong-minded, rational, definite, creative, methodical, delightful and more than anything else – fanatical about technology. I had an opportunity to work with Chris for too short a time. During our work together, I witnessed several of Chris’ great qualities to make me endorse him as a colleague to anyone.
Marketer – Chris can develop a marketing initiative as well as anyone. He can blend his experience, relationships and a clear view of the desired result to set a course toward a successful outcome.
Sales Executive – with great knowledge, insight and awareness Chris is able to respond to any client’s needs. He works hard to partner with every client to help them thrive.
Manager – Chris’ calm, resolute and precise direction in all situations make working with him and for him a pleasure.
I highly recommend Chris and look forward to working with him in the future.
based in Chicago, USA
Tel : +630 303 9308
cmrgeek [at] gmail.com