Chris Day, From Independent IT Consultant to Cool Boss

Chris Day is the founder and CEO of Fully Managed, a technology management services company based in Western Canada. Launched in 2002, Fully Managed began as a one-man operation in a home office and grew into an award-winning managed services provider with 40 employees and 2 offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. The company helps businesses and non-profits succeed by managing their technology systems. Clients include Angel Restoration, Waiward Steel, Cambie Surgery Centre, Brockton Preparatory School, Smoking Gun Interactive, Titanium Corporation, and more.

Fully Managed believes that technology should be a competitive advantage to organizations and should increase their bottom line. Fully Managed exists to create peace of mind for its clients by delivering superior management and consulting services, embracing technology challenges, and positioning its clients for sustainable success.

Day, who started out as an independent IT consultant, launched Fully Managed to bring enterprise-grade technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in Vancouver. “I wanted to make a difference and do things differently than how they were traditionally done in my industry,” he says. “I wanted to show organizations that intelligently investing in technology was going to enable their businesses to grow and succeed.”

As CEO, Day oversees the company’s overall culture, vision, sustainability, and strategy. Under his leadership, Fully Managed has been recognized as an outstanding place to work, winning honors such as “Best Employer” at the Small Business BC Awards and “Best Overall Workplace Under 100 Employees in Alberta.”

In 2013, Day was named one of Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40.” That same year, he founded his second company, IT Glue. A branding and technology expert, he regularly speaks on behalf of Microsoft and other strategic partners at technology conferences across North America. Day attributes his stick-to-it attitude and strong work ethic to his parents, who are both doctors. His other interests include golf and CrossFit.

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