President, RedNight Consulting, Inc.
Topic: “Cloud Computing Basics for Business Owners”
Audience: Small business owners
Territory: California – Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties
Chris Ploessel wouldn’t call himself a visionary, but as a decades-long tech expert, he saw the future of cloud computing coming decades before the rest of us did. And now that the future is here, he is helping small and mid-sized businesses across the country get all the benefits of cloud computing that big corporations have enjoyed for years.
As president of RedNight Consulting, Inc., Chris guides the migration of a business’ IT operations from their own servers into cloud applications like Amazon Workspaces, Microsoft and Google, eliminating their need to continuously maintain and upgrade their software and hardware while having complete mobile access to their data.
Before starting RedNight Consulting in 2015, Chris was the Director of Technology for NewDay USA, a Maryland-based provider of VA and FHA mortgage loans for homeowners.
Previously he was the Director of Sales Engineering for Zumasys, an Irvine, CA cloud migration company, where he trained and managed all new sales reps. As a result of his work, the company’s sales team experienced explosive growth, leading it to being rated one of INC. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies five years in a row.
Prior to that position, Chris was Chief Information Officer for Millennia Mortgage, a California-based retail and wholesale mortgage banker that specialized in second trust deed mortgages. In this position, he created from scratch one of the industry’s first automated systems that cut underwriting times from two-to-three days down to 90 seconds.
In addition to holding a Certificate in Technical Management from UC Irvine, Chris is a Certified Mortgage Technologist, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, an Amazon Workspaces Certified Solutions Architect and a LogicMonitor Certified Professional.
Chris earned an MBA from Chapman University in Orange, CA and a B.S. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.