A. Christopher Foti [Director of Operations]

Chris Foti

A. Chris Foti is a seasoned project manager and operations leader.  Chris is a native of Rochester, NY and joined Idea Connection Systems as Director of Operations to assist with managing company-wide projects and goals consisting of short-term and long-term initiatives. Chris is responsible for designing sustainable processes to ensure the attainment of strategic goals in the operational and financial realms. As Director of Operations, Chris oversees the implementation of delivery designs and product development.

Chris spent his early career years assisting small Rochester local businesses with improving how they operate internally and externally in order to achieve goals.   In 1999 Chris earned his B.A Degree from SUY New Paltz in Television and Radio Production and relocated to New York City where he transformed the inner operational flow of VMS.  During his tenure at VMS Chris interfaced with all departments and divisions of this coast to coast advertising and news tracking agency.  Chris oversaw the workflow and media transfers between 17 regional offices and supported over 20 national sales team members.  In addition to training new production and traffic employees working on national accounts, Chris streamlined procedural billing operations and successfully reduced billing errors by 90% resulting in the recapture of  million dollars in lost revenue and millions of dollars saved from having to issue refunds and credits.

In 2006 Chris returned to Rochester, NY and worked with an award winning digital design firm as senior project manager and client facing account management.  Leveraging his years and skills working for a national communications agency, Chris oversaw and managed  the requirements gathering, content coordination and creation of various projects including national and regional magazines, seasonal retail catalogs, eCommerce and informational websites, as well food packaging and corporate identity.

As Sr. Project Manager for Unite U Technologies in 2008, Chris worked closely with the Web Developers to create initial code base for new websites resulting in a  60%-70% reduction of implementation labor.  This reduction translated into greater cost savings on Unite U and client side operations.   Chris’ expertise and professionalism earned him greater responsibilities resulting in him leading the organization’s assignment of new projects and training new members of the Project Management team. Chris served in a critical position involving Beta Testing with clients, plus documentation and roll out of newly developed features that enhance Unite U Technologies’ core eCommerce platform.

Chris is Married and has two sons.  Chris is an active member of his faith and enjoys hiking and camping with his family.