Chris Simchick has over 30 years of experience in the IT consulting industry and is a co-founder of SDLC Partners and CyLumena. He is responsible for business strategy and operations, vision and direction of the firm, building the leadership team, and developing strategies for employee development. Chris is an active member in the business community, participating with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and serving on the Business Climate and Tax Committee. Since 2009, he has been an active board member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, which is the largest council of its kind in the U.S. He serves on their executive, public policy and finance committees. Chris has visited lawmakers in congress and the presidential staff at the White House, speaking on the importance of a robust technology community and championing for issues related to immigration reform, taxation, and the creation of incentives to support a strong innovation and start-up technology community in the Pittsburgh region and throughout the U.S.
Chris is an experienced leader with a significant portion of his career focused on building and scaling businesses, sales strategy, and operational execution in the highly competitive consulting services sector. He has gained an exceptional understanding of the challenges and constraints faced by clients and brings a breadth of industry experience, enabling him to provide informed and hard-won guidance and advisory services to other leaders building and executing sales and operational strategies.