Employee Spotlight: Chris Moore, VP of Solutions Architecture
Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.
Our featured Thrive employee is Chris Moore, VP of Solutions Architecture.
Chris works with the sales team and prospective customers to determine how Thrive can bring our managed services to fill gaps or solve challenges technically or within their business. This support can span from traditional IT to Cybersecurity or Disaster Recovery. In addition to bringing new logos and customers to Thrive, he manages a growing team of five staff members.
He spent 20 years living in Boston, but now calls Sarasota, Florida, home. In his spare time, you’ll find him on the water, enjoying boating, fishing and the beach life.
Hi Chris! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?
I’ve actually worked for Thrive twice. Fun fact – I was employee number 36 when I was at Thrive. From 2004 to 2008, I started with Thrive as a field engineer and moved up to managing other engineers and then running the consulting practice. I left after Staples acquired Thrive and held a number of IT operations leadership positions at a few different companies. Then, seven years ago, CEO Rob Stephenson wooed me back to Thrive. I jumped at the chance to return to this great company which has grown tremendously from when I was here before.
Where did you go to school or get training?
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