This week in our “Meet the Director” series we are staying in Tennessee, but visiting with our Nashville Managing Director, Chris Peck. Chis has been a friend of CTS for many years, and has been in Nashville as Director since 2012.
As the father of an 8 and 6 year old, I enjoy spending most of my free time with my family. We are involved in soccer and swim so you can usually find me at the kids’ games on Saturdays, and sometimes shuttling them to and from practices during the week. When I do get some alone time, I enjoy watching Gator football and Duke Basketball during the seasons, or working on my pitiful golf game in the summer.
As relatively new “Nashvillians”, my wife and I also really enjoy exploring the growing number of restaurants and other cultural attractions. We have grown to love the area in a short period of time because there is so much to do, and so many great people in Middle Tennessee.
Why did you choose CTS?
It comes down to the people. I’m blessed to have had a number of very different professional experiences in both large and small companies, and in both strategic and operational roles. Over the course of my career, I’ve discovered that it is exceptionally important to both enjoy what you are doing, and who you are doing it with. At CTS, I get to work with people of the highest ethical and intellectual caliber, and build a business that serves to solve our client’s pressing needs. We also have a lot of fun along the way. It is a great combination that makes my job incredibly fulfilling.
Speaking of fun, what is your favorite Nashville Fun Team Event?
Each event is fun for different reasons, but if I had to pick favorites it would be our trip to Arrington Vineyards for a wine tasting and our paintballing outing. At Arrington you get to sample some local wines, enjoy barbeque cooked by one of your colleagues, and get to know your co-workers and their families a little better. During paintball you get to pepper those same coworkers with paintballs before they even know you are there. Like I said, they’re all fun, just for different reasons.
What is your professional goal for the Nashville office this year?
My professional goal is to continue our early success in Nashville by building a team that can reliably sell and deliver technology solutions that solve our client’s technology problems. In order to accomplish this, we will continue to focus on our core constituents; our clients, our consultants, and our community. First, turning clients into partners that spread the word about the reliable solutions that we provide, and the integrity with which we provide them is paramount to our success. After all, Nashville is still a small town in a lot of ways and your reputation will precede you, so it had better be good. Second, equipping our consultants to succeed for our clients is the foundation of our business. Therefore, we will continue to invest in developing our consultants through training, certification and diverse experiences; giving them the tools needed to exceed our clients’ expectations. Finally, we will give back to our community through volunteering in local organizations. The Nashville Technology Council, Habitat for Humanity and local STEM initiatives are just some of the avenues through which we connect with our community and help strengthen it for the future.
You can learn more about Chris’s background and his role on the Leadership Team here.