As Chief Operating Officer at ThingTech, Cres is focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth. Prior to ThingTech, Cres was Vice President at BIP Capital investing in startups within the B2B enterprise SaaS, IoT, FinTech, and Digital Media sectors. With over 20 years of experience in brand strategy, sales, operations, and product marketing, Cres has a deep passion for growing businesses, including his own. Co-founder of 4th Strand in 2010, Cres successfully built a boutique consulting company focused on consumer and manufactured product evaluation later voted a top place to work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2012. A Georgia native, Cres received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.