From the mail room to the corner office, Eric Egolf named in prestigious Tri-County list of young innovators.

November 8, 2012 – Santa Barbara – Eric Egolf, President of Santa Barbara based CIO Solutions, was honored to be included in the Pacific Coast Business Time’s annual list of 40 under 40. This prestigious list includes the who’s who of young innovators, entrepreneurs and other individuals who have contributed to companies within the Tri-County area.

The article stated that Mr. Egolf quickly climbed the corporate ladder at CIO, starting as a shipping and receiving clerk in 2004 and being named President in early 2012. Mentor and current CEO of CIO Solutions, John Petote, saw potential in Mr. Egolf from day one, “He has always been a very driven individual; always thinking, always one step ahead.”

Mr. Egolf is now acting President of a 30+ employee company and he only sees the possibility for more growth, “We have been able to create the operational foundations within our company to be able to grow quickly and efficiently, without ever sacrificing our current level of customer service or customer satisfaction.”

The 40 under 40 accomplishment comes shortly after CIO Solutions was named in INC 5000’s list of fastest growing companies in the US. What started as a one room office in Isla Vista over 25 years ago has now become one of the largest and most successful IT companies in the Tri-County Area. While the success can be attributed to many factors, accolades have to be given to the founder, John Petote for creating the dream and now to Eric Egolf for making CIO bigger and brighter than anyone ever imagined.

CIO Solutions has been providing IT management and design services to the Tri-County Area since 1986. CIO specializes in helping businesses focus on their core business by designing and managing their IT department. In addition to managing IT networks, CIO also provides consultation on Private Cloud Services, Enterprise Storage, Virtualization, VoIP Phone Systems and other solutions. More information can be found at or by calling their office 805-692-6700.

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