Artisan Spotlight: Chris Conroy, Senior Solutions Architect

The votes are in and the bobblehead has been completed. Nominated by their fellow Deacom artisans, September’s Artisan of the month is…

Chris Conroy, Senior Solutions Architect!

Since joining the team nearly 10 years ago, Chris has played a significant role in helping Deacom get to where we are today. Each day he continues to make an impact on not only the business and our customers as well.

Here is just a sample of what some of Chris’s coworkers had to say:

  • Even though Chris is on the phone all day, he still manages to find time to help anyone who asks.
  • He is one of the key Deacom people to go to if you have any questions about how something works. Chris almost always knows or will work with you to find a solution.
  • If a project is going sideways, Chris will figure out how to get it moving forward again.
  • A long-time unsung hero at Deacom!

Artisan Chris Conroy (close)So who is Chris? Check out his Artisan of the Month Q&A to see why his is such a big part of the company:

Describe your role at Deacom?

CC: I am a Senior Solutions Architect. I am responsible for solving the more complicated implementation issues, as well as mentoring our product specialists as they drive implementations.

When and how did you come to work at Deacom?

CC: I started at Deacom in June of 2007. I was originally hired as a software developer to help with the .NET conversion. 3 weeks into working at Deacom, our Support technician left the company. The next morning our CEO, Jay Deakins, asked if I would be the “temporary” Support person. I haven’t written a single line of code since. Probably the best thing that ever happened to Deacom. (I wasn’t the best coder)

What do you enjoy most about working at Deacom?

CC: Too many to list them all. I love my job. I try to learn at least one new thing a day. I also enjoy establishing relationships with my coworkers, as well as customers. I really like the annual Deacom User Conference, where we get to meet and interact with our customers for a week. Plus, where else can you get a bobblehead of yourself?

What has been your favorite project at Deacom so far? Why?

CC: Having completed over 30 implementation projects at Deacom, it’s impossible to pick just one. I learn a lot from each project and that is what I enjoy.

What excites you most about the technology industry?

CC: Making peoples jobs easier. The technology that DEACOM uses in our ERP application is cutting edge. With both iOS and Android applications available, we are putting decision making information right in your hands. I love the “wow” factor that we get when a customer realizes how much simpler things are in DEACOM.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

CC: Living in Colorado, the answer is easy: Anything outside. I especially like to ski and play golf. This past year, I was able to ski one day and play golf the next day. This year I hope to be able to both on the same day.

What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?

CC: This may be too heavy for this blog, but I was adopted at birth and have never met my birth parents. With DNA testing where it is, I plan to find out more about who I am.

Chris is coming up on his 10-year anniversary with Deacom. He is our go-to guy for challenging implementations because he has literally seen it all. Chris was instrumental in Deacom’s ability to open our first satellite office, and although we miss his enthusiasm and storytelling abilities at HQ, we are happy he’s holding down the fort in Denver. If you ever get the opportunity to meet Chris, be sure to ask him the story behind the hot dog his bobble head is holding!”  

– Carol Martin, Deacom’s Director of Human Resources