Christopher Opat

Senior VP, Cloud Technology
Chris Opat Thought Leader
“If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert” - David Ben-Gurion

What motivates you at work?
Answering the call, rising to challenges, delivering world-class service and cultivating enduring customer relationships.

What is your role at CompuCom?
I lead our Cloud Technology Services business unit, which covers service delivery capabilities across multiple technology infrastructure towers, as well as private, hybrid, and public cloud. I’m proud to be part of our worldwide team of associates.

What are some key achievements at CompuCom? 
Our CTS team has done a remarkable job of adding products and services to our offerings designed to serve customers at any point along the journey to the cloud. No matter what delivery model our customers are using, we’re set up to provide service for it.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I worked at Bear Stearns for a very long time, and lived through the world-changing events of March 14, 2008. It was a front-row seat to a once-in-a-lifetime show, and not one I’d recommend anyone have to live through!

What are your interests?
I’m a passionate collector of wine (blame my wife, she started me down this path!), with a particular affinity for Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Piedmontese wines. I’m also a lifelong musician, and enjoy playing guitar and piano. A few years ago, I acquired a 1929 Mason & Hamlin piano, which I am madly in love with. My daughter is an accomplished violinist, and my son is coming into his own on the piano.

Why did you choose to work at CompuCom?
CompuCom is uniquely positioned in the marketplace to provide unparalleled omnichannel support to our clients. It’s a rewarding experience to be part of a company that can provide such depth of service to our clients. I’m also honored to work with so many passionate associates, who are the engine that drives our success.

Share a little about your background.
Although I currently live in Texas, I’m natively from New Jersey, and spent many years working in financial services in New York City. I will always be a Jets fan, no matter where I live. Prior to CompuCom, I was responsible for operations at CyrusOne, a leading provider of hyperscale data center colocation.

What is your favorite place in the world?
My wife and I are Francophiles at heart, and love spending time in France, specifically Dijon. It’s a very happy place for our family.

 

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