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Off the Cuff With Byram Healthcare Centers Inc.'s CIO

Richard M. Entrup

AGE: 41

TITLE: CIO

COMPANY: Byram Healthcare Centers Inc.

ANNUAL REVENUE: More than $120 million

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Home health care products/distribution

TIME IN JOB: 2.5 years at Byram and 20 years in IT

WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: A passion for technology

BEST CIO DECISION EVER MADE: Business intelligence software

BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: Novell-to-Windows conversion in 1997 and standardizing on Linux in 2003

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Never be complacent.

FROM WHOM: A former manager and Fortune 500 CIO 

BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: Set your goals, develop a plan, move toward them and stay the course.

TO WHOM: Subordinates looking to get ahead or promoted

WORST JOB EVER HAD: A supermarket clerk (in high school)

IF YOU WEREN'T A CIO, YOU WOULD BE: A psychologist or a photographer

BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Loyalty and a sense of humor

WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Loyalty

FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Fine wine

GOLF HANDICAP: Embarrassing in most circles, but shrinking every year with lessons

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." -- John Lennon

Anne McCrory is editorial director of CIO Decisions and the CIO Decisions conference. Write to her at amccrory@ciodecisions.com.

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