Employee Spotlight: Jeff Boardman, VP Technology, Integration Team
Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.
Our featured Thrive employee is Jeff Boardman, Vice President of Technology, Integration at Thrive.
Jeff is responsible for integrating acquisitions onto the Thrive technology stack. Jeff is a lifelong technology guru. He has two decades of experience in information technology and service leadership, along with certifications in VMware, Microsoft and other technology platforms.
He lives in Palmetto, Florida, and enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing and checking out car shows.
Hi Jeff! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?
I started as a field engineer at Corporate IT Solutions (CITS) and worked my way up through the company over 15 years to become the CTO and Co-owner. I architected the private Cloud infrastructure at CITS, which allowed us to become a regional leader in the space. Thrive merged with CITS in 2016, and we were able to incorporate a lot of what I built into the Thrive product set. Once at Thrive, I managed the Cloud and senior engineering teams and most recently moved onto the Integration Team to help Thrive integrate newly acquired companies onto the Thrive platform.
Where did you go to school or get training?
I graduated high school during the dot-com boom and entered the workforce. I gained years of hands-on experience through various roles within our organization, ranging from engineering to management.
What do you most enjoy about working for Thrive?
In my current role on the Integration team, I have traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad and had the opportunity to meet new members of the Thrive team.
Any recent exciting projects at Thrive that you can tell us about?
Over the past year, I have worked to integrate six companies which has been a fantastic learning experience. All the roles I have had throughout my years at CITS and Thrive have helped give me a foundation for training new companies on the Thrive Platform. The fast dynamic environment is what I THRIVE in. I enjoy connecting with the people from the acquisitions and shepherding them into the Thrive family.
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