Chris joined the firm in 2006 as a systems admin and client IT consultant. In his current role as Chief Technology Officer, he draws upon his technical and business experience to provide IT value for Howard, LLP and its clients, with emphasis on Cybersecurity & Compliance, Cloud Migration, and IT Project Management.
A highly accomplished IT professional, Chris has earned multiple industry designations, including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and several Microsoft specific designations (MCSE, MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, Certified Microsoft Small-Business Specialist, and Certified Cloud Services Provider). In May 2020, he received his CCRMP (Certified Cloud Risk Management Professional) certification, focusing on the NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP.
Chris holds an MBA with a concentration in Information Systems Management & Security from Keller Graduate School of Management and an MS in Cybersecurity (Cloud Security Risk Management) from Baker College. He also serves on the Collin College Cybersecurity Advisory Board.