In late 2016, EXP Technical Inc. launched a new Business Solutions team led by Pat Cooke. An entrepreneur and veteran of the Seattle IT consulting world, Pat has more than 25 years of IT leadership experience and was selected as Chief Information Officer of the Year in 2012 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. We are honored and thrilled that Pat has chosen to join EXP and lead this new team.
We added this service line because we saw a need in our industry for high-level IT guidance — without the high cost of hiring a CIO. Most organizations with fewer than 500 employees do not have a full-time CIO. It’s typically an executive position existing only at larger corporations. While most small to medium-sized companies have a competent technical staff to meet basic support and day-to-day needs, what’s often missing is strategic advice for the long term. And that’s where our Business Solutions service provides lasting value. By partnering with you as your virtual CIO, we provide strategic counsel to help your business grow at a sustainable pace.
The concept of a virtual CIO, or vCIO, is gaining prominence across the industry. However, few consultants offering vCIO services have actually occupied executive IT positions as Pat has. Prior to joining EXP, he was CIO at CellNetix Pathology, a national healthcare organization based in Seattle. He also founded his own IT consulting company in 1992, so Pat has the industry experience and business acumen to provide your company with significant competitive advantages.
Historically, EXP has focused on infrastructure and support for small to medium-sized businesses. Our new Business Solutions team complements this focus by providing services in compliance, software application development, and systems integration as well as strategic CIO level guidance and complex project management. Pat and his team can help your business grow with confidence. Learn more about the services our Business Solutions team provides and how we can help. Better yet, contact us to discuss your specific business needs. We look forward to growing with you.