At Evans & Chambers, we believe it’s important to know and share your personal “why”. For our first “know your why” spotlight, we spoke with Pat Ryan, a seasoned systems engineer with a passion for solving tough problems for several of our customers. Pat shared what he finds personally fulfilling about his work at Evans & Chambers, and why he’s doing it.
What is your role at Evans & Chambers?
My position is cloud practice lead. In my customer-facing role, I work with national security customers in migrating mission applications in the cloud. The customer’s objectives are typically to dramatically reduce cost and increase mission effectiveness within a highly secure environment. As practice lead, I advise executive management, support sales teams, promote cloud excellence both internally and externally to the company, and mentor the younger staff toward objectives such as professional certifications.
What is your personal WHY?
I’m most effective when I can work within a small, talented team on a challenging objective. I thrive on solving tough challenges with elegant solutions. EC has been great at hiring smart, talented people and getting them on contract to work on difficult problems in the public sector. The hours and budget for training gives me time to keep my skills up-to-date.
What do you do in your free time?
Pat Ryan is a DC-area native and lives in Rockville. In his free time, he plays guitar in a cover band, rides his bike, and spends time with his wife and two children. He is also very attached to his cat, Tim, who he rescued from a shelter last spring. This past October he participated in a 310 mile bike ride for Operation Second Chance, a charity for veterans.