Employee Spotlight: Patrick Ramsdell, vCISO and Cybersecurity Consultant
Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.
Our featured Thrive Employee is Patrick Ramsdell, vCISO and Cybersecurity Consultant at Thrive.
Patrick is primarily focused on acting as a trusted advisor to help his clients navigate the complexities of cybersecurity, compliance, technology and how they all fit together.
Patrick lives in Peabody, Massachusetts, which is about 20 minutes north of Boston (when there’s no traffic). He loves to travel and spend time with his family, including his two small boys who keep him very busy in Maine, Vermont and Costa Rica.
Hi Patrick! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?
I worked at Tier1Net for almost exactly seven years before we were acquired by Thrive. I started on the helpdesk, got my chops as the onsite engineer for several years, and then started on strategic reviews of our clients’ networks and infrastructures. I’ve recently moved to Thrive’s vCISO team, where I have the opportunity to help our client’s meet their cybersecurity and compliance goals.
Where did you go to school or get training?
I actually didn’t go to school for IT. However, I worked on my high school’s ‘te