Cyrus Hurley is a knowledgeable professional with over twenty years of experience within the IT field. Currently, Cyrus is the Chief Information Office and co-founder of the technology services firm HitsTech, as well as the Director of Information Technology for the county of Ashe, North Carolina. In both of his working capacities, Cyrus directs the architecture and implementation of cloud and hybrid cloud managed services for local and county government, military, public, and private sectors.
Cyrus’s love for technology began in his teens, when he sat down before his first computer. His passion for the field only grew during his high school and college years; upon his graduation, Cyrus decided to apply the skills he had learned to his professional life. In 1999, Cyrus Hurley became a Network Engineer for the US Army Reserve 108th Division. Over the following five years, Cyrus worked to implement NAS servers throughout the Southeast region of the United States - an area which covered four states and the territory of Puerto Rico.
During his time in the Reserves, Cyrus Hurley additionally pursued his IT interests in a municipal context. In the early 2000s, Cyrus began working in Ashe, North Carolina, as the county’s Director of Information Technology. In this role, Cyrus was able to continue solving the technical puzzles he loved while gaining further hands-on experience as an operations manager, technology consultant, and sales representative. Today, Cyrus maintains his role as director within the IT department and is responsible for the management and maintenance of over 200 physical machines and 20 servers.
Shortly after concluding his service with the Army, Cyrus Hurley partnered with fellow IT specialist Sarah Loftin, and founded the technology services firm, HitsTech, where he currently serves as President and CIO. Though the firm initially set out to service the healthcare industry, it has since expanded to aid a diverse market and serves a variety of clients, from medium and large businesses to local government and educational establishments. In his dual roles at the firm, Cyrus Hurley merges his technical savvy and multi-industry experience in order to oversee and implement enterprise-level solutions to client problems. Over the years, he has partnered with a number of significant IT hardware and software vendors, including Microsoft, Dell, Citrix, Symantec, VMware, and Cisco.
Cyrus Hurley has developed a business philosophy informed by the dynamic, ever-shifting IT landscape. He rejects standardized fixes, and instead holds to the belief that every problem should be treated as unique, and ultimately deserves an informed, thoughtful, and tailored solution.
Cyrus balances his loaded professional schedule with his personal life as a family man, explorer, and community leader. An avid skier, Cyrus Hurley seizes every opportunity to take on international slopes. Currently, he has traveled to ski locations across the United States and Canada, as well as to well-known slopes in parts of Europe, South America, and Asia. He intends to ski even farther across the world in upcoming years.