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Chris Cunnington

IT Director
IT

How would you describe your role, purpose or the outcomes you drive?

My role at Salo is to enable the value we deliver through our connections by ensuring technology and business process are in sync and consistently delivered.

 

How has your previous work experience prepared you for your role with Salo?

My combination of process improvement experience and IT management allows me to address opportunities with an engineering approach to problem solving.

 

How do you achieve business outcomes?

I try to keep in mind the problem we’re trying to solve or the business value we’re trying to deliver and ensure that the tasks we’re performing are aligned with those goals.  This approach keeps people in sync and limits unnecessary/inefficient work, and allows us to celebrate small wins along the journey.

 

What impact did your upbringing have on the way you approach your work and life?

My family instilled a “stick-to-itiveness” that has impacted the way I approach work projects and daily tasks alike.  I’m competitive and don’t like to be beaten by anything I start working on.

 

How would your friends describe you?

Very loyal to my close friendships.  Quiet, but with a dry sense of humor.  Unashamed heavy metal music fan.

 

List three interesting things about you, but only one of them needs be true.

I was a ski bum in Vail, CO. I have Ryan Gosling’s cell phone number. I moonlighted as a lumberjack in college.

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Salo?

The positive energy, the music, the disco balls, the daylight in the office.  For me, it’s a great physical environment in which to work.