Please join Tucson Young Professionals and United Way Young Leaders Society members and listen to Cristie Street, managing partner at Nextrio
Cristie Street co-founded Nextrio, LLC, in 2002. As managing partner, she is responsible for daily operations, sales, marketing and strategic planning. Street has 20 years of leadership experience building global brands and guiding product development in technology companies. An accomplished writer, product manager and marketer, her vision and expertise in business performance has driven enterprise growth with companies in the telecom, software development and IT services industries.
In 2010 Street was named Small Business Leader of the Year by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She was selected as a 2007 Tucson Business Edge “40 Under 40”. Street also accepted, on behalf of Nextrio, the 2007 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award for Business Growth and the Arizona Small Business Association’s “2007 Arizona Company to Watch”. Nextrio was also awarded the “2005 Building a Better Business Recognition Award” for outstanding culture and people by the Arizona Small Business Association. Most recently, Nextrio was named a finalist for the Better Business Bureau’s 2013 “Good Neighbor” Award honoring the company’s commitment to community service. Street regularly conducts educational IT forums with professional groups statewide. She is a member of several business groups including the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Arizona Small Business Association, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women at the Top, Local First AZ, and the Tucson Advertising Federation. An active community advocate and volunteer, Street serves on the Arizona Public Media Community Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of the Carondelet Foundation, the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and Social Venture Partners, and participates with Nextrio in many opportunities to give back to Tucson.
Street’s graduate work in technical communications at NC State was first put to use at Nortel, Inc. in 1994. After joining Tucson-based RightFax (now OpenText, Inc.) in 1995, she helped drive RightFax sales from $6 million to over $75 million and make it the number one network fax server product in the world. Street received her bachelor of arts from North Carolina State University and her Master’s in Business Administration from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona.
On a personal note: As the sole woman in a 5-way business partnership, Cristie has a unique perspective on the intersection of business and relationships. As the proud mom of 7-year-old Scarlett and 9-month old Liam, she understands the constant juggling of priorities facing many working mothers and has a personal stake in the future of Tucson’s education system. Though born in Phoenix, she was raised around the world and declares she developed her sense of humor while spending almost every summer of her childhood on the family farm in the bayous of Louisiana.
She admits her addiction to caffeine is her tragic flaw but occasionally makes up for it by running half marathons (nine completed and counting).
Nextrio, LLC, provides comprehensive Information Technology (IT) solutions for businesses. Founded in 2002, Nextrio employs 35 technology consultants and has worked with over 1,000 companies in Southern Arizona.http://www.nextrio.com.
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