Bayside specializes in finding new ways to use technology to help its clients’ businesses run smoothly and more efficiently. The company uses a proprietary evaluation system to analyze how each business operates, its future needs and how to obtain the most benefit from their technology systems. This includes helping prioritize their infrastructure needs and perform cost-effective upgrades.
The company’s clients include law and accounting firms, real estate investment trusts, real estate developers, non-profit organizations, technology and medical device companies and start-ups. Bayside has been a leader in moving its clients to the Cloud, which reduces hardware, software and maintenance costs, while also reducing risk from critical system failures, power outages or other local disasters.
Being part of advancing technology is a natural with Chris. He had his first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, when in junior high school. In high school, he had a part-time job at a local computer and parts retailer. He would ride his bike from Pacific Beach to Kearny Mesa for the job. In that era, no computer stores were organized to provide support outside the store. When he got his driver’s license, he began helping new computer owners set up their printers and modems. After two years at San Diego State University and a year at UCSD, he saw the consulting business take off. He left academia, hired his first employee and began growing Bayside.
Chris is a San Diego native. He enjoys motorcycle-based travel throughout the western United States and the care, feeding and exercising of three dogs (a standard poodle and two working cattle dogs, Australian Red Heelers) at his home in Rancho Penasquitos. His favorite causes are Healing Waters, which provides and installs clean water systems in third world countries, and the San Diego Humane Society.
Philosophically, he believes he understands what it means to own and run a business, which enables Chris and his teams at Bayside to connect with businesses of any size, empathize and explore how to solve current and future issues in a practical way.