Chris Avery
Altig Director of Technology

After spending the first year of his life in Heidelberg, Germany, Chris’ family returned home to Montana where he grew up outside of Helena. This rural upbringing and work in construction pushed Chris to Montana State University where he studied to be an Architect. Computers and automated design quickly consumed Chris’ interest while in school. With the skills he acquired in college, Chris was pushed to Redmond, Washington where he joined many different teams at Microsoft as a consultant. This work gave Chris an insider’s perspective on the latest and greatest technology. Soon after, Chris was personally recruited by Rick Altig to run the I.T. department at Altig.

Chris’ first project at Altig was consolidating and organizing financial data. He was able to build hourly reports that disseminated knowledge that previously took months to consolidate by hand. With his first project at Altig, Chris was taking steps to react in real time with the field. His subsequent projects all carry out this mission of quicker response to the needs of Altig’s agents. His development of PlanetAltig.com and all of its web tools continue to revolutionize the way that Altig does business.

At the 2011 ABC / SWAT Convention in Las Vegas, Chris was promoted to Director of Technology.