Personal Tech Guidance to Help Your Business
Nextrio is a privately-held technology solutions provider headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. The company was founded in 2002 to provide professional IT network services by friendly, approachable people with highly technical knowledge. But our business has never been *only* about the technology. From day one, it’s been about relationships. From our original three founders to the more than 40 professionals contributing daily to our success, a shared respect for our diversity and an unwavering sense of accountability unites us. With this simple creed, Nextrio has been fortunate to attract some of the industry’s best and brightest minds to work with more than 1,500 clients throughout the Southwest.Learn More About What Makes Us Different
Cristie StreetCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cristie co-founded Nextrio. As managing partner and CEO, she is responsible for daily operations, sales, marketing and strategic planning. In 2010, Cristie was named Small Business Leader of the Year by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Prior to starting Nextrio, she helped drive RightFax (now OpenText) product management as the company grew from $6 million to over $75 million in sales and became the number one network fax server product in the world.
Cristie earned a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.Close
Bill StreetCo-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Bill is a Nextrio co-founder. He drives the strategic direction of customer technology and leads the on-site technical support teams for our customers. Bill is lauded for his problem-solving skills and innovations, awarded a U.S. patent for his work in communication and technology.
He previously spent eight years on the RightFax Executive Management Team as the head of Technical Support. Bill attended the University of Arizona and holds advanced certifications in Microsoft, VMware and other cutting edge technologies.Close
Oscar FowlerCo-Founder and Chief Architect
Oscar, a founding consultant, applies his programming and development expertise to technical infrastructure and product direction. Oscar leads Nextrio’s IT Audit group, where he and a team of engineers create technology blueprints and road maps for clients that align with and support their business objectives.
As an expert in software development, Oscar was instrumental in the creation and design of dozens of retail and custom software applications, including the world’s leading network fax server software, RightFax. Oscar received a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Arizona and is a self-taught programmer. He also holds several advanced certifications in Microsoft, VMware, Cisco and other key technologies.Close
Eric BehlingChief Financial Officer
As the CFO for Nextrio, Eric’s expertise in management, financial analysis and planning offers a considerable contribution to the organization’s strategy and success. Prior to joining Nextrio in 2008, he served as a manager at Moss Adams LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, risk management and control solutions practices.
Eric earned a BSBA in finance from the University of Arizona, in addition to a Master of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He also holds a CPA license.Close
Cathryn MurrowOperations Manager
Cathryn is responsible for human resources, AR/AP and purchasing. As a member of the management team, Cathryn offers critical insight on the development and success of Nextrio’s key asset, human capital.
Prior to joining Nextrio in 2004, she spent five years as the administrative and office manager at RightFax/Captaris. Cathryn earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.Close
Randy is responsible for the delivery of finance services, such as payroll, treasury, accounting, reporting, budgeting, and risk management.
He has extensive accounting and administration experience in various sectors of technology and holds a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix.Close
Jennie SmithDirector of Operations
Jennie works collaboratively with Nextrio CEO, Cristie Street, and the rest of the leadership team to plan, measure and execute on our corporate vision and realize our community and financial goals. In addition, Jennie leads our product delivery efforts, supporting our talented team of engineers, and account and project managers, as they research, test, and develop solutions to best meet the technology needs of our clients.
Jennie has over fifteen years of experience in technical project management, business process analysis, and sales oversight. Prior to joining Nextrio, Jennie worked at Madden Media in operational and project management roles. She is a Tucson native who earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology and French from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.Close
Michelle SingerDirector of Account Management
Michelle leads the account management team at Nextrio and is responsible for the business development strategy for the organization.
Prior to joining the Nextrio family, Michelle worked for 17 years in school administration. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine-Twin Cities. Michelle also holds advanced licensure in Educational Administration-Special Education from St. Mary’s University, where she was also an adjunct professor for seven years. She recently became a certified life and career coach.Close
Kristen KnocheMarketing Manager
Kristen is responsible for the marketing efforts at Nextrio. She develops unique marketing initiatives to help educate members of the community on the role technology plays in business. In addition to this, she is a part of many special projects, helping to achieve business goals.
Kristen’s career journey began at Nextrio after graduating from the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona with a BSBA in Marketing. She serves on the board for the Tucson Young Professionals and is actively engaged with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Red Shoe Society and Tucson Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch.Close
Patrick McLaughlinDirector of IT Service Delivery
Patrick directs the execution of delivery for all Nextrio IT services. He leads the engineering, consulting, and product teams by providing operational guidance and delivering the highest quality outcomes to our customers.
Patrick brings 24 years of consultative and innovative IT executive leadership to the team. His vast experience in healthcare, government, retail, and telecommunications sectors is a strategic advantage for Nextrio. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Patrick is a big sports fan and has been to numerous championship games, including the Super Bowl (XXX, XXXVII, XL), Game 7 of the World Series (2001), the Stanley Cup Finals (1992), and a College Football National Championship Game (1998). He has plans to make it to the NBA Finals and a NCAA Basketball Final Four game someday.Close
Carrie HamiltonEngineering Manager
Carrie leads the team of engineers that provides day-to-day IT managed services to Nextrio’s customers. She’s responsible for the talented and dedicated dispatch, product delivery and engineering staff who work daily to help customers with their technology needs.
Throughout her career at Nextrio, Carrie’s held numerous positions in project management, customer service and account management. Prior to joining Nextrio, Carrie ran her own business and held key customer facing roles in both professional services, retail, direct sales and manufacturing organizations after attending the University of Arizona.Close
Steve ThompsonEngineering Manager
Steve heads up the project and consulting engineering team at Nextrio. He’s responsible for developing processes and best practices, professional development and training, and providing oversight to the team of engineers that provides IT projects and consulting services to customers.
Steve’s done it all at Nextrio, and his extensive background as an IT consultant is a tremendous asset to the team. Prior to his current role, his experience included support engineer, advanced consulting projects, IT audit and assessment projects, new product development, daily traffic management, and technical team leader. Steve graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing.Close
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