Meet our teammate, Todd! Todd has been with us for most of PT’s history. He began as a contractor seven years ago, and through much effort and growth, has recently transitioned into the Software Development Engineering Manager role! We are so, so thankful to have had him contribute for so long to PT’s mission and culture.
Tell us about yourself and what you do for ProviderTrust.
Hi! My Name is Todd Chrisman, and while I’ve worn many different hats at PT when it comes to software development, I am currently in the role of Software Development Engineering Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for me, but is also a very recent change, so I’m still learning what it means to be successful in this role.
How long have you worked at ProviderTrust?
October will actually be my 7 year anniversary with PT!
Tell us about your first role at ProviderTrust and how you transitioned into your new role.
I actually first started in a contractor role with PT, but even in those days I always felt like a valued and included member of the team. Since then I have transitioned from developer to team lead, handled some scrum master duties, and am now moving more into management with my role of SDE Manager. PT has been very gracious in helping me develop my career in the direction I’ve dreamed of.
What is your favorite memory at ProviderTrust?
My favorite memory is actually from my very first trip to Nashville almost 7 years ago. The team was very small at the time, and we all got together for a team building activity which I have since called the “compliment circle”. We spent an entire afternoon talking about what is working well and what we appreciate about every member of the team. Tears were shed, laughs were had, and even with me in a contractor role I could tell that PT was truly a company that puts its people first.
What is something you’re proud of?
Another one of my favorite memories with PT is when we went to Music City Indoor Karting for a team activity. Some pressure was being put on me to perform as I used to drive race cars in the past, so I really felt the need to show that I still had the skills! A certain partner at PT even went a day early to get some practice in hopes of improving their chances. I still prevailed, nearly setting a track record in the process, and that is probably my favorite trophy I have in my PT trophy case.
What is your favorite value at ProviderTrust and why?
“Be the Hustle You Desire” is probably my favorite company value, and mostly because of the company’s investment in “healthy hustle”. Be the hustle doesn’t mean working insane hours and burning out, it means doing the things you need to do to bring the best version of yourself every day. I think my role involves helping my team deliver value while avoiding unhealthy capacity commitments. I’m always pushing my team to take advantage of the unlimited PTO benefits we provide here at PT (and hey, we’re hiring!).
Looking back on the last year, what is something significant that has happened to you?
From having to postpone my wedding, to getting back into the game of golf, this last year+ of global pandemic life has really thrown many curve balls my way. That isn’t all negative though, it has allowed me to grow in many new ways as well, I shot a personal best in golf earlier this summer!
What projects are you excited about next?
While PT has many projects and efforts that are indeed exciting, I would have to say that the project I am most excited about is actually personal. My fiance and I are very seriously looking at homes as we plan where we want to spend our future together, which is as nerve wracking as it is exciting!
What does smarter and safer healthcare mean to you?
To me, at the core it means helping people. We aim to help our clients remain compliant in a smooth and effortless way, allowing them to focus more on other tasks at hand. The pandemic has shown us how truly important our healthcare system is, and being able to help improve their capabilities is always a humbling task.
Who in your life has inspired you lately?
I would say, my parents. This pandemic has really helped me slow down, and one nice benefit of that has been being able to spend more time with my parents. Their perspective, positivity, and willingness to lend a helping hand have been really appreciated and helps me remain positive in other aspects of life.