Chris Garvey

Chief Operating Officer

I am passionate about helping clients innovate faster and realize maximum value from the cloud.

I have spent the last 20+ years driving transformation on behalf of clients and companies internally by embracing change and applying new technology to accelerate business growth.

As the COO for 2nd Watch, I am responsible for all delivery and strategy across our cloud native consulting and managed services offerings. Additionally, I am focused on continuing to invest in our culture and daily business rhythm.

Prior to joining 2nd Watch, I was Managing Director for Digital Transformation at Luxoft, a global provider of consulting services. While there, I built our practice focused on Big Data, AI, Cloud and DevOps, which is a great fit for where we are going at 2nd Watch. Before Luxoft, I was at Expedia where we significantly scaled the analytics platform and instituted a product-driven mindset with our data engineering teams. Our infrastructure was largely on-premise at the time and just starting the journey toward the cloud, so I have lived through the challenges that many organizations are facing first-hand. Before Expedia, I spent time at eBay and ran the platform-as-a-service analytical offering, customer care application team, and outbound marketing and application suite that supported the 150 top US retail businesses from end-to-end in the Enterprise unit.

Before launching into professional life, I grew up on the East Coast and studied Computer Science at James Madison University – Go Dukes! When I am not working I can be found outside hiking, backpacking, skiing, and sailing with my family in the Pacific Northwest.