Get to Know Chris
Please share a brief overview of your management background:
I spent 20 years in the electronic security business with my last position being the Vice President of Commercial Sales for Protection One/ADT. I’ve been in the HVAC business 11 years as a General Manager and most recently a Regional Director for Service Experts largest region covering Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Why did you choose Service Champions?
To be part of something where my input and ideas were valued, and I could make a difference as the company continues to grow.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
TEvery day getting to work with the most talented people in the HVAC business, no one invests more in their employee’s training and development than Service Champions and knowing that I get to work along and influence the best in the business is incredible.
How have your past experiences shaped you?
I’ve seen how companies should and should NOT be run and I’ve owned my own businesses which gives you a different perspective and appreciation for what it takes to be successful. The financial bottom-line is always important but if you only focus on numbers and not the people, you’ll never reach your full potential as an organization.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone, what would it be?
Focus on yourself and do the best job you can do everyday and don’t worry about distractors or negative influencers around you. There is a lot of negativity in the world, be the positive influence that changes others perception and be a great teammate.
What is your favorite and least favorite saying?
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win”. – My favorite movie quote is “If you ain’t first you are last.”
“Hope for the best but prepare for the worst”. (Least favorite because hope is never a strategy)
Where were you born?
I was born in New York.
What is one food dish you would not want to live without? Why?
When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy doing (hobbies)?
Spending time with my family, nothing makes me happier than having both of my daughters together.
My biggest passions outside of my family is sports with Alabama college football and New York Jets pro football being my top two.