Director of Operations
James Walker is a more than the director of operations at Stringfellow Technology Group, he’s a director of success. Award winner in business ethics. Expert level in multiple IT disciplines. Passion for colleagues and clients. James has spent most of his life and all of his 25-year career in technology as a servant to the success of those around him.
His passion for IT started in high school. He would frequently leave class or spend afternoons after school at the hospital across the street – helping his mom’s department with PC problems internal IT couldn’t solve. 5 years later, Inspired by Bill Gates’ prophecy “a computer on every desk and in every home”, James stood up in the middle of class at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and took the first IT job he could find. He became the lead engineer and manager for the company. Eventually, he bought the customer list and started Preferred Computers, Inc.
James owned the managed service provider for 20 years and can relate with business owners because he has “walked the walk.” James also held roles as a virtual CIO and director of managed networks and Integrated solutions. He relates to high performing teams because he’s led them. James maintains recent expert level certifications in multiple technologies. He knows the answers to sophisticated technology challenges because he stays in front of the important technical trends.
James uses his faith to stay grounded. He stays fit by cycling and regular “Richard Simmons” style walks on the backroads of Franklin, TN. His downtime is spent in the outdoors snow skiing, hiking, and traveling with his son and daughter.