How I can help you

As an engineer and sales executive, I have a variety and skills that can add value to your business.  Specifically, my skill set includes sales and sales management/leadership, IT strategy, marketing strategy, building lasting client relationships, and effective communications.

For over 30 years, I worked at IBM in a variety of sales positions and sales management, rising to an executive level.  My clients included the US Federal Government, many large worldwide corporations, Industrial Sector accounts, as well as all clients in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.  I began my career in Research & Development at Texaco Inc and spent five years in that role.  I have served on the Board of Directors of Maryland’s Tech Council and am a Certified Master Naturalist in Maryland. In this role, I am an advocate for environmental issues and am a volunteer in Montgomery County’s Nature Centers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


BS Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College

Chris  Laidlaw

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video