Chad Cardenas is the President and Chief Innovation Officer of Trace3, the premier provider of IT solutions and consultation services. As President of Trace3, Cardenas serves as the executive sponsor of select strategic partner relationships and major clients, and is responsible as the voice of Trace3 from a marketing, branding and PR perspective.
As the Chief Innovation Officer of Trace3, Cardenas is responsible for developing the vision and delivering on the value delivered to the Trace3 ecosystem through its Innovation Programs, Research efforts, CIO Executive Services including Venture Capital Briefings, and Emerging Technology Partnerships.
During his tenure at Trace3, Cardenas has also been instrumental in building and leading the sales organization as an individual contributor and sales leader in the formative years of Trace3’s major markets. Prior to joining Trace3 in 2002, Cardenas spent six years at NetApp, where he served in various sales and channel leadership roles.
Cardenas graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is active in charitable work in Southern California with Project Hope Alliance and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.