COMPANY: Byram Healthcare Centers Inc.
ANNUAL REVENUE: More than $120 million
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Home health care products/distribution
TIME IN JOB: 2.5 years at Byram and 20 years in IT
WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: A passion for technology
BEST CIO DECISION EVER MADE: Business intelligence software
BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: Novell-to-Windows conversion in 1997 and standardizing on Linux in 2003
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Never be complacent.
FROM WHOM: A former manager and Fortune 500 CIO
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Set your goals, develop a plan, move toward them and stay the course.
TO WHOM: Subordinates looking to get ahead or promoted
WORST JOB EVER HAD: A supermarket clerk (in high school)
IF YOU WEREN'T A CIO, YOU WOULD BE: A psychologist or a photographer
BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Loyalty and a sense of humor
WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Loyalty
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Fine wine
GOLF HANDICAP: Embarrassing in most circles, but shrinking every year with lessons
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." -- John Lennon
Anne McCrory is editorial director of CIO Decisions and the CIO Decisions conference. Write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was first published in February 2006