Behind the Screens- Meet Diego Montero

Meet Diego Montero, the Backups Team Lead at CIO Solutions. His decade-long journey began at TekTegrity before the company merged with CIO Solutions.  Today, Diego plays an important role in safeguarding our clients’ data. His specialization in the tools and technologies we use ensures the highest quality of service for our clients. He and his team are dedicated to ensuring that our clients have reliable backups and prompt support when they need it.

Beyond his tech wizardry, Diego is a devoted family man and an active member of his community. He lives in Alajuela, Costa Rica with his wife and their two little boys and enjoys spending time with them and playing soccer on the weekends. Along with this, he is passionate about teaching at a local soccer school for children aged 5 to 14. As part of the coaching team, he loves sharing his knowledge and believes in the positive impact of sports in keeping children out of trouble and on the right path. In the rest of his free time, he enjoys visiting the beautiful beaches, rivers, and volcanoes of Costa Rica with his family.

Read on to learn more about Diego!


What would the title of your autobiography be? 

Dedication & Life


What has been your proudest moment at CIO?

Being able to teach others what I know. That fills me with pride. 


What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Haha I can’t think of anything! I am very transparent.


How would your family or friends describe you in three words?



Who is your hero? Why?

Jesus, He taught us how to live even though we sometimes forget Him. 


What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

May nothing rob you of happiness, even we are temporary. Be happy every day of your life. 


What was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?

Maintenance in a hotel


Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room? Why?

Smartest. Being smart allows you to have interesting topics to cover, meet new people and in the end, maybe become funny, why not lol.


What’s the weirdest fact you know?

The eyes get more exercise than the legs
The muscles of our eyes move much more than you can imagine… Approximately 100,000 times a day.


What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

With God nothing is impossible, we can achieve anything. 


If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?



What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done?

Visit the United States. I have never left Costa Rica. 


What do you pretend to hate but actually love?

El pinto (rice and beans)


What’s your favorite TV show? Why?

I try not to watch a lot of TV, but I love Friends. I find it very funny.


What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? How was it?

Garlicky grasshoppers. Quite delicious. 


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?



What could you give a 30-minute presentation on without any advance preparation?



Bonus: What 3 words would you use to describe CIO Solutions?

Excellence, Commitment, Family


We are proud of our team of skilled and friendly individuals. It’s a unique group of collaborators and innovators who share a common “can-do” mentality paired with a fondness for gifs and puns. 

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