Chris joined JMARK in January of 2008 when JMARK acquired NetWorks and NetManage in Springfield, MO. Over the years, Chris has held the majority of the positions in the service department. He started as a service technician and bounced around in most of JMARK’s technical roles before finding his true passion in leadership. The biggest lesson he learned from filling these different roles is communication. Whether it be good or bad, it is essential to communicate along the way. Through dedication, perseverance, and a lot of hands-on learning, he worked his way up and is now in the position to lead JMARK as the President.
As Chris puts it, he has been a lifelong “technologist”. Chris has worked in the technology industry since he was 16, and he has a passion for staying up to date with tech. Working in JMARK’s environment that is constantly leveraging the latest and greatest technologies allows him to fulfill this passion in a way that benefits clients. Chris pursues JMARK’s core value of excellence by spending at least an hour a day reading or learning about leadership and how he can improve his skills to benefit his teams and JMARK’s clients. He loves reading technical manuals and even built an engine for his car based on one of them!
Chris’ favorite thing about JMARK is the people and clients he gets to serve daily. He enjoys the JMARK office because of the positive interactions with his team and the act of problem solving a wide range of situations for clients. He gets motivated and energized by finding efficient and innovative solutions that increase revenue, decrease costs, and reduce risks for our clients.