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Thrive Spotlight: Mark Kerchoff, Cloud Architect, Platform

Thrive Spotlight: Mark Kerchoff, Cloud Architect, Platform

Welcome back to another installment of our “Thrive Spotlight” blog series.

Our featured employee is Mark Kerchoff, a Cloud Architect, Platform. In his role, Mark helps design systems for Thrive clients and implements and troubleshoots the more complex environments.

Mark lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, and is primarily based out of the Greenwich office but occasionally frequents the NYC office. Mark’s downtime perfectly blends beats, sports and tasty treats. He is passionate about live music, and you’ll usually find him at rock & roll or jam band shows. Outside the music scene, Mark is the go-to soccer and tennis dad, cheering on his three sports-loving sons. He also enjoys all things culinary – cooking and eating delicious meals.

Hi Mark! Can you tell us about your background and how you came to Thrive?

My career started in April 2000 at a small Managed Service Provider (MSP) catering to hedge funds. Subsequently, I transitioned to working directly with hedge funds before finding my way to Amaranth Group. Following the closure of Amaranth Group, the IT team evolved into Edge Technology, where I’ve been an integral part of the team for an impressive 16 years. In the most recent chapter, Edge Technology has seamlessly integrated into the Thrive family, marking a year of exciting collaboration under the Thrive umbrella.

Where did you go to school or get training?

I earned my education at Northeastern University in Boston; a foundation complemented over the years by various certifications from Microsoft and VMWare. This continuous commitment to learning has been instrumental in shaping my expertise.

What do you most enjoy about working for Thrive?

Though relatively new to the Thrive family, I’m genuinely impressed by the people. The collaborative spirit and enthusiasm among team members create an environment where everyone is not just willing but eager to come together, ensuring that tasks are done efficiently and effectively.

Are there any recent exciting projects at Thrive you can tell us about?

A project that holds significant promise and excitement is related to the Edge Technology acquisition. We are actively involved in streamlining and consolidating data centers, a venture that aligns with Thrive’s commitment to innovation and excellence. It’s an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the company in a dynamic and evolving tech landscape.


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