Employee Spotlight: Tom Grisell

Employee Spotlight: Tom Grisell

By hiring people who represent our core values, we develop a culture of caring, committed people with a common mission—we develop an amazing team. And we want to share this amazing team with you! Follow along and get to know us a little bit better and find out what makes Apex, Apex.

By hiring people who represent our core values, we develop a culture of caring, committed people with a common mission—we develop an amazing team. And we want to share this amazing team with you! Follow along and get to know us a little bit better and find out what makes Apex, Apex.

Let me introduce you to Tom Grisell, vCIO.

“Tom has been working at Apex for over 10 years now and has mastered the art of client and customer service! Tom is thoughtful kind and shows an amazing amount of empathy for his coworkers and for the clients that he serves. Tom also understands the value of technology solutions and sees how they can improve and transform the lives and jobs of our clients. Thank you, Tom for making our lives a little bit better every day!” – David Bliss, Chief Information Officer

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Name: Tom Grisell

What’s your role: vCIO

How long have you been a part of the Apex Technology Management team? 13 Years

What made you want to join Apex:
Was looking for new opportunity after being laid off from prior position.

What is the most interesting or favorite part of you job?
Every day is different. New challenges and opportunities for creative solutions. I have amazing co-workers and clients that I get to interact with every day.

What are some cool projects you’ve seen our clients do with Apex’s services/products?
I’m a little biased and think all of our services and projects are cool. With Covid, we’ve done many projects to transform client environments to help them be more flexible. One needed telehealth services immediately after the shutdown and we helped facilitate that within a few days. More recently we had a client with several buildings that could not share data between them as they weren’t physically connected. We facilitated getting some wireless radios setup on 20ft towers to network the buildings together. They now can share data across all buildings on their property.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Knowing that we make a difference in people’s lives.

When you think of our culture, what 3 words come to mind:
Teamwork, customer obsession.

What are some of your hobbies outside of Apex?
Spending time with friends and family. Kayaking, camping, target shooting, playing guitar (badly), trying new restaurants, and home improvement projects with my wife.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself:
I speak fluent Pig Latin.