Behind the Screens- Meet Tach

Meet Tach! Tach has been a Rapid Response Technician on team CIO for about a year and a half. As an RRT member, he answers the call for help when our clients hit a snag in their work day. This typically means taking phone calls to resolve issues, but in his role, it could also include performing server maintenance and even going onsite to one of our clients. 

In his spare time, he enjoys going to metal shows, fishing, art, and working on his Miata. He has no pets right now, but as soon as his landlord allows it he plans to add a cat to the mix!

Read on to learn more about Tach!


What would the title of your autobiography be?

The Autobiography of Tach Martinez


What has been your proudest moment at CIO?

I wouldn’t say there is just one moment that is proudest but the current, I am proud of the growth as a technician and a person I have had at CIO.


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

I am a trained artist. Before working at CIO I would regularly sell commissioned artwork. 


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

Determined, stubborn, goal-driven


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

The best advice I’ve ever heard was while working at CIO, I was told “It’s better to be nice, not right,” the ability to step back during a conversation and think “Would I rather have an argument to prove I’m right, or just accept differing opinions and move on?” Helps to avoid strain on friendships and relationships.


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

I’ve had no unusual or interesting jobs, so the most usual uninteresting job I’ve had was working at McDonald’s.


If you could go back to any moment in time, when would it be?

Maybe go back to the 90s, I could see all my favorite bands without emptying my wallet for tickets.


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

I wish both were an option, but I think I would prefer being the Smartest.


What’s the weirdest fact you know?

The grass in Shrek 1 isn’t grass, it’s hair. The animators at the time couldn’t figure out how to make grass.


What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

I won’t believe there are no fish in this lake until you catch the last one.


If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  

If I could learn one thing, it would be the guitar. How cool would it be to shred like Dave Mustaine, Van Halen, or Slash? Always been a pipe dream of mine but I’ve never had the commitment to actually learn.


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

The obvious answer is money, but maybe an unlimited supply of chicken parmesan would be nice.


What’s your favorite TV show? 

My favorite TV Show would probably be “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” It’s a show I always end up coming back to and re-watching.


What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

As a kid, I always heard that ants are good for you because they had protein, so I ate an ant and it bit me.


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

Time manipulation. It would be so practical. Late for work? Freeze time. Missed a deadline? Rewind. Stuck in traffic? Fast forward. Kind of like that Adam Sandler movie Click


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

I could rant for hours about Metal Subgenres, it’d have to be that or NA and NB Miatas.


If your life were a movie, who would play you?

Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, we look nothing alike but I think it would be pretty cool to have him do tech support in a feature-length film.



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

Determined, Rewarding, Collaborative


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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