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Christopher Ross

I am a Christian.

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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.

Fun Facts

15 Countries Visited

4 Articles Published

20.000 Cups Of Coffee

6 Awards Won

Portfolio

San Diego  Sunset

San Diego Sunset

Coffee Shop and Raindrops

Coffee Shop and Raindrops

A morning walk, I found him on the sidewalk and decided to position him here. The next day, he was gone.

Aladdin in the Wild

Chicago City Snow

Chicago City Snow

Chicago Streetview

Chicago Streetview

Standing Tall in the Prairie

Standing Tall in the Prairie

I've honed my recipe over the past few years and feel pretty confident that my pulled pork and slaw are hard to beat.

Pulled Pork Done Right

Flamingos - San Diego Zoo

Flamingos – San Diego Zoo

As I walked out the house one morning I noticed something blue out of the corner of my eye.

Tranquil Nesting

Daisy Cup Cakes

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.

Prague Castle  from St. Charles Bridge

Prague Castle from St. Charles Bridge

Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station

Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station

Streets of Old Town Prague

Streets of Old Town Prague

Prague Home Style

Prague Home Style

Bye Chicago

Bye Chicago

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds

Oswego Park

Oswego Park

Napa Valley

Napa Valley

Boston Cambridge Park

Boston Cambridge Park

Violet Butterfly

Violet Butterfly

Resume

WORK HISTORY

Sep 2014 – Current

Senior Partner Account Manager

Progress Software

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

Carina LLC

 

Jun 2001 – Nov 2009

Director, US Enterprise Sales

Microsoft Corporation

Jan 1999 – Jun 2001

Practice Manager, Microsoft Solutions

Sentinel Technologies

EDUCATION

2013

Certified Associate in Project Management

Project Management Institute

1998

Studies towards B.S., Finance

Depaul University

1990

Studies towards B.S., Computer Science

Indiana University

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Business Skills

Business Finance

Entrepreneurship

People Manager

Project Management

Product Management

Solution Selling

Channel Management

Social Media Marketing

Technical Skills

HTML5

CSS3

javascript

SQL

C#

WordPress

Design Skills

Fireworks

Photoshop

Illustrator

TESTIMONIALS

Adam Hecktman

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.

 

Bob Laskey

Bob Laskey

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.

Tim Strudeman

Tim Strudeman

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.

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based in Chicago, USA

Tel : +630 303 9308

cmrgeek [at] gmail.com

Freelance Available

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