Chris Flores
Chief Information Officer


Most memorable experience:

Do I have to pick just one? One of my most memorable experiences was my 15th wedding anniversary trip to St. Thomas island in the US Virgin Islands. The weather was perfect, the beaches were whiter than I have ever experienced before and the water was absolutely clear – I could see to the bottom. We had a great time scuba diving, sun bathing, horseback riding, etc.

Favorite movie or TV show:

Game of Thrones

Favorite book:

I do not have a favorite book per say, rather, a favorite series of books. I really enjoy the Scott Harvath series from the author Brad Thor.

Most interesting place visited:

Belfast, Ireland. Beautiful country, thriving & historical city, friendly people and great tech scene. It helps that Game of Thrones is partially filmed there as well.

Most people don't know:

Most strangers do not know that I am an avid English Football (soccer) fan. I follow Arsenal FC from north London very closely. Most people that get to know me figure that out very quickly.  Most people also do not know that I have a small farm at home; literally. My family and I have horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, turtles, ferrets, etc.

Bio:

Christopher (Chris) Flores has served as Chief Information Officer since May 2017.  He is an 18 year veteran of the telecommunications industry with extensive experience in large scale network design/engineering, new product development, network planning and cloud services. Chris currently leads the Network Operations, Network Engineering and Software Development/IT Operations (DevOps) teams which are responsible for designing & operating the networks and/or systems utilized to provide Elauwit Networks services. 

Prior to joining Elauwit Networks, Chris held engineering leadership positions at multiple managed services providers including EarthLink, Allied Telecom, Cbeyond Communications, Cypress Communications and T-Systems (to name a few).  

Chris graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a specific concentration in RF communications & telecommunications. Moreover, Chris has actively participated in numerous telecommunications industry organizations throughout his career including the IETF, NANOG and MEF (to name a few).

Chris is married with three children and enjoys outdoor activities, home improvement and rooting for his favorite professional sports teams including Arsenal FC and the Atlanta Braves.