Managed IT and cybersecurity service provider recruits experienced people-first leader to drive the next phase of the company
Convergence Networks announced today that Chris Remy has joined the company as its CEO. Chris succeeds Mat Lafrance who will continue as a board member and focus on employee development and engagement.
Chris joins Convergence Networks with over 25 years of technology management experience. Most recently, he was CEO of Mobile Technologies (MTI) where he led an organization that provided 24/7 technical support to some of the largest retailers and OEMs across North America.
In announcing Chris’s appointment, Mat Lafrance remarked, “I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Chris to the Convergence Networks family. As we have grown, we wanted to find the right leader to meet both our current and future needs. We were very rigorous in our search, and I am confident Chris is the right person to lead the company.”
Mike Maddox will continue to run day to day operations in his role as company President. Maddox commented, “I am very excited to be working with Chris, a proven technology leader. His dedication to our core values will allow us to grow the company while maintaining our focus on taking care of our people and our clients.”
“When looking for Convergence Networks’ next CEO, we knew there were big shoes to fill,” said David Del Papa, a member of the company’s board of directors and a General Partner at Riverside Partners. “The bar was extremely high, and we were focused on finding a leader who has relevant experience and the right focus on the clients, employees, and local communities that the company serves. We found that person in Chris Remy.”
“I am excited to join Convergence Networks,” Chris said. “I thank Mat, Mike, Eric, and all the Convergence Networks team for the excellent foundation that they’ve established. I look forward to working with them on our continued innovation and growth in the managed IT and cybersecurity market.”
Prior to MTI, Chris was Chief Corporate Development Officer at Merix Corporation where he streamlined company-wide processes and integrated multiple acquisitions. Before that, he was an executive at Accenture assisting clients to achieve their strategic goals by leveraging technology and people.
Chris received a Bachelor’s in Economics from Willamette University.
About Convergence Networks
For over 20 years Convergence Networks has been leading by example in IT and cybersecurity, empowering your people to leverage technology securely. Whether you are looking to co-manage, outsource your technology services, or deploy a robust cybersecurity program, Convergence will meet your business needs and be your guide as new industry requirements and demands happen.