Chris offers clients unique insights gained from an extensive IT background that includes systems administration, development, and solutions architecture for numerous lower middle-market companies throughout the United States. With more than 15 years of experience, Chris has led and assisted hundreds of custom software development projects and advised numerous organizations on development workflow processes.
Prior to founding First Cloud Consulting, Chris was VP of Web Technology and Principal Architect at Sandow Media LLC, where he led a comprehensive migration from local data centers into Amazon Cloud and oversaw all development of web-based applications. He was also a Production Development and Support Team Leader for Reed Business Information US (RBI-US). In this capacity, Chris was responsible for the development and migration of all RBI-US media publications from a retired legacy Content Management System (CMS) to a modern proprietary CMS application — in twelve months.
Chris is a US Navy veteran and received an Honorable discharge in 2005 having spent most of his time onboard an Aegis class guided missile cruiser, USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Chris was an IT-2, Radio Communications Watch Supervisor, and received a Navy Achievement Medal in 2004.
Chris is a private pilot, a hobby that emphasizes his ability to apply good decision making in high stress mission critical situations.
Chris is an AWS consulting Partner, previous AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and Web Technology Consultant.