Chris Doig - CEO
Chris graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a bachelor of electrical engineering degree. While at university, he founded Cirrus Technology to supply information technology products to the corporate market. The focus at Cirrus was helping companies buy the best IT products for their particular needs. Cirrus also developed custom software for the South African 7-Eleven franchise holder and other corporate clients.
In the mid-nineties, Chris immigrated to the United States and worked at several companies in technical and IT management roles: Seagate, Biogen, Netflix, Boeing, Bechtel SAIC, Discovery Communications and several startups. At all of these companies he repeatedly saw software being purchased with an immature selection process. Invariably this software would take longer to implement than planned and cost more than budgeted. To make matters worse, the software seldom met expectations.
Having struggled with software selection himself, Chris founded Wayferry to help organizations acquire enterprise software. He is also the author of Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection: Stop buying square pegs for round holes. While ERP accounts for much of Wayferry's work, other types of software selection projects include CRM, HRIS, help desk, call center software, clinical trials management systems and so on. For Chris, the ultimate satisfaction is when clients report meeting or even exceeding expectations with their new software.
Garrett Colbert - VP of Client Engagement
Garrett is a sales and business development leader with over 35 years’ experience in multiple industries and has a strong focus on revenue growth, productivity and profitability. He has a professional enthusiasm that generates an attitude of growth as well as a dedication to high performance and goal attainment. He embraces a philosophy of continued learning and development with regard to business and in the personal arena. His collaborative work style provides for the best possible outcomes.
Garrett believes that the key to business success is through relationships. With this philosophy and focus, Garrett has become a consummate builder of successful business and personal partnerships.
He is a graduate of Towson University in Health Sciences, where he taught for three years. Garrett and his wife Judy live in Carlsbad, California. Their daughter, Cassandra, has recently left the corporate world to pursue her PhD. in Clinical Psychology. After growing up on the East coast and spending 25 years in the Midwest, Judy and Garrett are delighted to be living in San Diego.
Kathy Uher - Consultant
Kathy has garnered extensive experience in corporate America in both IT and the business side of sales and operations. While working in IT Management at Motorola, she achieved "impossible" mainframe conversion goals that earned her the “Leadership of Change” award. She directed the development of in-house billing and management IT applications and later was in charge of replacing those systems with off-the-shelf software through extensive evaluations and research. She oversaw the selection and implementation of new ERP systems in the Communications and Parts Sector.
Later, moving over to Strategic Services at Motorola Solutions, Kathy developed a sales and technical services strategy to win RFP business opportunities, which earned over $100M in annual revenues. She also developed standard proposal documentation that was adopted across Motorola for RFP responses.
Kathy graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Industrial Engineering and followed this with an M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.