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Chad Root

Vice President of Managed Services

My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.—Richard Branson

Chad is the Vice President of the Managed Services Department at Ready Computing, overseeing both private and public sectors. He manages the day-to-day technical operations of Ready’s ongoing support program. He has over 27 years of experience across a broad-range of industries and extensive expertise in aligning global business strategies with technology trends. He possesses a strong emphasis in leading development, implementation, and ongoing execution for both domestic and international organizations—ensuring adherence to industry best practices, processes, and compliance. Chad is adept at analyzing market conditions and facilitating techniques that yield improved effectiveness of company processes and also in his team. This, ultimately, aids Ready Computing in increasing its overall profitability. Lastly, he is skilled in the establishment and facilitation of scalable executive management teams that are focused on the utilization and implementation of agile development methodologies and standards.
Chad possesses an entrepreneur’s mindset that is meshed with a positive and motivating team management style. He has a proven ability to oversee and maintain operating budgets, projects, and diverse teams. With 15 years of experience in delivering IT Services, he has been instrumental in the development and procurement of current and future support programs that Ready Computing offers to its clients. His team relies on him for his sound guidance and ability to help generate team cohesion and morale. Most recently, in 2018, Chad was honored with a nomination for the Top Tech Execs Award in San Diego County.


Partner, DGF Motorsports Inc. (June 2010–Present)

CTO, The Chip Merchant (December 2016–April 2018)

Global CIO/CTO, FTS Managed Services, LLC (December 2016–April 2018)

Senior Managed Services Specialist, Haladon Technologies, Inc. (November 2010–December 2016)

Systems Engineer, MT Business Technologies (October 2007–November 2010)


Coleman University

Ready Computing Leadership

Executive Team

Michael LaRocca
Michael LaRocca Founder and CEO
James Gallagher
James Gallagher Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy Derby
Jeremy Derby Chief Services Officer
Chad Root
Chad Root Vice President of Managed Services
Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson Vice President of Product Development
Trudy Wade
Trudy Wade Vice President of Finance and Administration

Management Team

Laurie Blount
Laurie Blount Director of Implementation—Federal
Mario Carranza
Mario Carranza Director of Finance
Steve Orman
Steve Orman Director of Implementation—International Sector
Jim Powers
Jim Powers Director of Implementation—State and Commercial
Olivia Reyes
Olivia Reyes Director of Human Resources
Anthony Simonetta
Anthony Simonetta Director of Compliance and Risk Management
Matthew Simpson
Matthew Simpson Director of Solution Architecture
Kate Skrocki
Kate Skrocki Director of Software Development
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor Director of Product Strategy

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