Chris Dewitt—Driving Technology Solutions Nationwide

Chris Dewitt—Driving Technology Solutions Nationwide
November 10, 2021 Pearl Technology
Chris Dewitt—Driving Technology Solutions Nationwide

Chris Dewitt—Driving Technology Solutions Nationwide

As the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Pearl Technology, Chris Dewitt is responsible for leading the company’s growth and revenue, along with managing partner relationships. He also spearheads marketing and branding to assure the company becomes a nationally recognized leader in technology.

How He Serves

Though Chris has only been with the team since 2020, he’s a powerhouse. Under his leadership, Pearl Technology is already positioned for national growth.

“When I first came to Pearl Technology,” Chris explained, “it was perceived as a small- to medium-sized, local IT company. Now, we are becoming a more nationally branded technology company every day. We operate as a nimble, startup company, but—as one of the Pearl Companies—we have the history and backing of a nearly 70-year-old business with very strong roots. And, though Pearl Technology has been in business over 35 years, it’s like we’re new in some respects. Since I joined the team, we have expanded our core specialties and added customers in four more states.”

And Chris has experience to continue driving the changes that will push Pearl Technology to the national forefront.

“I have worked globally for the past 15 years, helping to set up offices and drive businesses in over 10 countries, including India, China, Mexico, Germany, Romania, France, and the Netherlands,” he said. “I’m bringing my sales management experience and the things I’ve learned over the years to help drive the company’s culture toward success. I love working hands-on with the team and bringing in past relationships whenever possible.”

Chris loves the ever-changing opportunities and problem-solving aspects of the business. “Our people are doing so many things in many different areas of technology, so every hour can be different. It’s all about driving customer solutions. We help keep businesses running by offering technology solutions to their problems.”

What Motivates Him

Drawn by the culture and drive for growth throughout Pearl Companies, Chris joined Pearl Technology because he was excited about the company’s future and the changes he could achieve. “It’s my goal to utilize my past experiences to make Pearl Technology a nationally known leader in the technology space.”

Chris is also attracted to the variety at Pearl Technology. “I like the fact that every day is different and brings new challenges. And I am not only in front of every facet of Pearl Tech, but I am also interfacing with new and existing customers, along with our partners, all the time. Since I’ve been with the company, I have seen a lot of changes. We changed our branding and the way we market, we updated our website, and the sales and marketing team has grown from 3 to 10 people. Everything is new and fresh.”

Technology is ever-changing. And Pearl Technology is changing along with it. Through recent acquisitions, Pearl Technology is now providing two new offerings and strengthened an existing one. “We are seeing our cybersecurity and audiovisual solutions rapidly grow with our existing and new customers, as well as expanding to markets across the United States,” Chris said. “And, with both these specialties, our customers don’t have to be located nearby. They can be anywhere in the U.S. and still benefit from what we offer.”

What Sustains Him

Chris is based in metro Detroit, Michigan, but spends a lot of his time working out of the headquarters in Peoria Heights or traveling to spend time with customers and his team.

Chris and his wife, Laura, live in the Detroit metropolitan area. Chris keeps busy with two adult stepchildren who are in college and a 12-year-old daughter.

Born and raised in Central Illinois, Chris is no stranger to the area. He attended Pekin High School and received a scholarship to play football at Quincy University. Chris is still very active at the university and sits on several committees and boards. In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling and playing golf.

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