Craig Colley

Craig Colley

Strength Engineer

Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in a small East Texas town in a family of 5. I obtained an IT degree from Texas State Technical College - Waco and started my career in public education IT. I've always had an urge to explore what the world has to offer and chase new opportunities, which brought me to the DFW area. I've worked across many different industries, organizations, and with clients of all shapes and sizes imaginable. My favorite hobby is snow skiing and I go as often as possible. On my spare time, I enjoy all things video games as well as DIY projects and consider myself quite the interior designer.

How did you get involved in IT?

Since childhood, I've always had the urge to understand how everything around me works. This means I'm no stranger to taking things apart and putting them back together. This curiosity translated into technology as I got older and I found my way to make an impact in other people's daily lives and discovered my niche for understanding complex problems and systems.

Why did you choose to work at Velo?

I found myself looking for a way to stay sharp in the IT world at large after specializing in one technology, Active Directory, for almost 4 years in Microsoft's Customer Success business unit. Velo had been on my radar for a bit before I finally reached out. I had always been curious what the MSP world might be like so decided to leverage that as a way to stay versatile in my skill set and continue to develop. My past experience plays well into what Velo was seeking in a new engineer so it was a win-win!

What do you consider your greatest strength?

Versatility. All my life I've needed to adapt to different challenges and situations. This has proven to be a handy skill as I work in environments of varying complexities and technology stacks. I can recognize similarities in unalike scenarios and leverage my experience to help make sense and devise a solution.

Favorite quote?

"If you're lucky enough to find something that sets your heart on fire, then disregard what you think people think, get out of your head, get out of your way, and go create the life that you want because safety is an illusion, happiness is a choice, and everybody's gunna die, so go get em tiger."

-Cameron Rosin