New Team Member: Cherla Ramsey, Director of Business Development, Arizona
Managed Solution welcomed Cherla Ramsey as the Director of Business Development, Arizona on Monday, August 31. Cherla joins us with over twenty years of experience in telecommunications. She is also an active community volunteer and philanthropist, Co-Owner and Coach at the Gila Valley’s premier Crossfit Gym and a CrossFit games athlete, placing 3rd in the state of Arizona in the Masters division during the 2015 CrossFit Open.
Cherla’s career began after high school when she took a summer job in Yuma Arizona installing telephone lines for the winter visitors. She says all technicians should start in Yuma in June because that’s how you know if you can handle the heat of any job. This summer job turned into a 21 year career with the company, she loved learning all she could about telecommunications, from installation/maintenance technician, management, construction splicing/placing to Market Development, her career at the ‘phone company’ was well versed.
Cherla grew up in Colorado and calls herself the “telephone brat” instead of an army brat because she moved several times in her lifetime as her dad transferred and accepted new opportunities within the Mountain Bell / USWest / Qwest / CenturyLink company, finally landing in Arizona as her longest lived in address thus far.
Cher has never been “dog poor” and is currently entertained daily by Mack, her English Bulldog, otherwise known as Big Mack Ditty… and he has a cocker spaniel sidekick named Jitters, or J-dog for short. They allow the furr-less animals to share the couch with them and watch TV as long as they continue to get fed. This would include Cherla’s two sons, Rance (16) and Rayden (12), they are both football players and when practice and games are over they can be found on their dirt bikes and four-wheelers stirring up dust.
Mack (Big Mack Ditty) - Cherla's English Bulldog
At 5am every week day you can find Cherla in her CrossFit gym, (Gila Valley CrossFit) coaching the day breakers, teaching a college CrossFit class, and grabbing her own workout so she can keep up with those darn 20 somethings. She placed 3rd in the state of Arizona in the Masters division during the 2015 CrossFit Open and hopes to place even higher next year. She is active in her community and puts on a triathlon that brings in an audience of nearly 200 people annually. All of the money raised by that venture goes back in a way to build on the health and fitness of her community, via community college scholarships, or money for the local school’s weight room upgrades etc. Cherla also enjoys riding Harley’s, quads, and RZR’s, and of course watching her amazing boys play football.
A fun fact about Cherla… she went to college on a scholarship for her Violin, she also plays the piano and wishes she could play her guitar and banjo well some day too. She decorates cakes as a hobby and likes to see what daily adventures she can get herself into. She is excited to represent Managed Solution in the Arizona market and says she feels fortunate to be a part of this amazing group of people.
Please join us in welcoming Cherla Ramsey to the Managed Solution team!
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Announcing A New Certification Program With Incentives - Managed Solution's Home Run Derby!
Managed Solution's corporate culture believes in striving to be the best technology based company by investing in their top assets; their people. The company culture operates like a baseball team, leadership acting as coaches for a team of players that contribute to make customers happy.
In May Managed Solution introduced a new program, Home Run Derby. This program provides fun incentives for their engineers to fulfill Microsoft certifications by using a customized incentive path with a baseball theme in mind. The program is structured to give individuals a customized plan that specially aligns with their daily technical skills, as well as a plan for teams to earn points and money for successfully passing Microsoft certification exams. Managed Solution announces when an engineer hits a homerun and moves up in stats. Their Home Run Derby internal SharePoint site updates this information so engineers and other employees could see weekly highlights and congratulate one another on their progress.
Since the program launched only a few weeks ago, six successful exam certifications have been completed and seven are scheduled for this month. Certifications help engineers grow professionally and as well as help Managed Solution grow as a company.
About Managed Solution:
Managed Solution is the premier provider of outsourced IT support and managed services for small to large size businesses. Founded in 2002, the company quickly grew into a market leader and is recognized as one of the fastest growing IT Companies in Southern California. Managed Solution continues to deliver award-winning services paired with leading business technologies to assist clients in running their business efficiently.