Chad Root

Chief Information Security Officer

“Work Hard. Be Humble, and I think that will serve you well in life. Even though you may be in charge, it is never about you and you cannot forget that.” —Adm. Bill McRaven USN Retired

Chad Root is an accomplished and forward-thinking Ready Executive with a proven track record of driving technological innovation, operationalizing solutions and strategic growth. With over two decades of experience in the tech industry, he has established himself as a visionary leader, consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

By utilizing all his core competencies, trusted leadership style, and positive attitude, he manages his time between overseeing Ready’s Managed Services portfolio for both private and public sectors and being the watchful eye of maintaining privacy and security across the organization. This requires ensuring the adherence to stringent regulatory compliances, all while providing Ready’s clients with a highly rated sustainment operations experience using Ready’s Wellbase Products and Services.

In addition to his technological prowess, Chad is a proponent of fostering diverse and inclusive work environments. He understands the importance of collaboration and believes in empowering teams to excel through a culture of creativity and openness. His commitment to mentorship and talent development has led to the growth and success of many professionals under his guidance.


CTO, The Chip Merchant (Dec 2016 – Apr 2018) 

Global CIO/CTO, FTS Managed Services LLC (Dec 2016 – Apr 2018)

Senior Managed Services Specialist, Haladon Technologies Inc (Nov 2010 – Dec 2016)

Systems Engineer, MT Business Technologies (Oct 2007 – Nov 2010)


Associates of Science, Computers, Applications, and Networks (CAN) – Coleman University