Keith Richey is SunRiver IT Partner’s Chief Executive Officer, bringing our company 30+ years of experience and a wealth of professional knowledge. As the CEO, Keith’s focus is on the company’s strategy and vision along with building the culture and values of the company. He is also committed to building and leading the senior executive team at SunRiver IT Partners. Keith majored in economics at Middle Tennessee State University and has worked with world-renowned companies throughout his career. Keith was a manager for Walmart Corporation where his store was the number one store in sales per square foot in the chain. He was recruited by Stanford Information Corporation where he assisted in the plans and implementation of the first computer super stores. He later became regional manager of The Hardware and Software Shoppes. He also founded Computer Depot and Itom, his own IT outsourced company, before joining the team at SunRiver IT Partners.
Chris Briggs is SunRiver IT Partner’s Chief Technology Officer and has been with Sunriver since its inception. Chris brings over 20 years of hands-on technical experience, certifications in MCP, A+, Network + and multiple vendor-specific certifications. As the lead tech and CTO, Chris is responsible for the IT projects, server installs, developing security practices, and network design.
Chris has a 19-year-old daughter who specializing in animations currently in college and in his spare time he enjoys playing games with his daughter, working on classic cars, and scuba diving.
Travas Dew moved to Tennessee from Utah where he spent half a decade in Management of the front office and was the only Sales Lead Generator for the only 5 Star 4 Diamond Resort in the Wasatch Mountains.
As the Sales Lead Generator he brought major corporate accounts such as 1-800-Contacts, Nuance (the creator of Dragon Naturally Speaking), BYU University, Weber State University, etc. Although this was an enriching experience, he moved to Tennessee in 2010, to pursue his passion for music. Mr. Dew has been the opening act for major artists such as Patty Loveless, Eddie Money, and David Allen Coe. He also hosted Western movies on PBS and was invited to do shows on Channel 4 in Knoxville. It was at this time that an accident caused the loss/amputation of Travas’ left eye, however, he didn’t let that stop him from starting over and finding a new life and career path.
He was hired at the oldest and largest Historic Publishing House in Tennessee as a Customer Care/Client Solutions Representative. Within 3 months the Publishing House discovered his sales skills and promoted him to Resource Consultant for a brand new department. Travas was in the top one-half of one percent of employees selected for this role and received the Presidential Sales Award. At this time he was traveling all over the United States setting up and tearing down stores for conferences while generating sales at times over $90,000.00 in a week. Even though he was having great success, he felt something was missing so he started the search for a new career and discovered Information Technology. He met Alan Reeves in 2014 and accompanied the SunRiver IT Partners team to a conference that September. Mr. Reeves realized, with proper training Mr. Dew could be a huge asset to their company and hired him to assist in client solutions, and with his skills in hospitality and customer service it was a no-brainier to make Mr. Dew one of the Client Relations Directors for SunRiver IT Partners.