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Patrick Spaude Connects Business and Technology Strategy as vCIO


New Ulm, MN 5/31/2017 – The job title of vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer) might be relatively new, but the practice of connecting technology with business strategy is anything but novel to Patrick Spaude, vCIO at Thriveon. With degrees in Information and Technology, Computer Programming, Business Management, and Marketing, and certification as a Professional Project Manager (PMP), Patrick is well qualified to consult with businesses about developing and implementing IT strategy.

In his 20+ year career, Patrick has overseen the management of many complex IT entities for different sized companies. He has been involved with competitive intelligence and technology forecasting in the medical industry, competitive analysis in the computer hardware industry, and consulting for many Fortune 100 companies, guiding them through the creation of disaster recovery strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and supply chain management.

“I like to analytically pick things apart and understand how they should fit together,” said Patrick. “This is really at the core of understanding business issues and formulating forward thinking technology solutions.”

The vCIO role is key to client success at Thriveon. The vCIO collaborates on an ongoing basis with clients to listen and understand business needs in order to create and implement IT strategy that makes it possible for companies to use technology as a competitive advantage, and to realize a higher revenue to employee ratio.

“Pat has an impressive background but what really stands out is his desire to help people solve problems,” said Steve Bloedow, vCIO and President at Thriveon. “In the short time that Pat has been with us, he is already developing a reputation among our clients for providing keen insight and innovative ideas that are helping them enable their business strategies with technology.”

To learn how your company can empower business success with technology, contact us at 855-767-2571 or info@thriveon.net to schedule a meeting.

About Thriveon
Our clients come to us because they want better IT results that will grow business value. We provide them with an entire IT department for a fixed monthly fee, and a proven path to business success through our proprietary Information Technology Strategy (ITS)™ model. Our approach allows us to create and implement IT strategy according to each client’s unique business needs for best return on IT investment today and in the future for companies with 20 – 500 computers. Founded in 2002 and family owned, Thriveon’s mission is to be the most helpful information and technology firm with a focus on empowering people to create business.


Lori Creighton, Marketing Manager
Email: info@thriveon.net
Phone: 855-767-2571

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