Our Team

Christopher Schalleur

Christopher Schalleur

Founder and CEO

Chris Schalleur founded Christo IT Consulting in 1999 with the goal of providing the type of professional IT support larger companies enjoy to small businesses in the Philadelphia region. Applying his experience working in marketing and sales,as well as IT and engineering at firms such as Honeywell, Primavera, and Microtrac, Chris quickly built a reputation for superior IT services for small business.Chris has been a leader in the Philadelphia region for small business IT services.With encouragement from Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation and Microsoft, Chris started the Small Business Server (SBS) Philly User Group in 2006. The group is comprised of IT professionals in the Philadelphia region who serve small businesses. They are dedicated to improving best practices, learning about new technologies, and increasing customer awareness in the region.Chris is a graduate of Villanova University. He has been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 1998.


Christopher Connolly

Christopher Connolly

Partner

Chris Connolly joined Christo Consulting in 2000 and became a partner in 2006.Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer engineering, both from Villanova University. He has worked with Villanova University in several capacities, including University IT Director of World Wide Web Services, Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Computing Sciences, Director of Law School IT Services, and Consultant to the Athletics Department.While at Villanova, Chris published “From Static Web Site to Portal” in Educause Quarterly, which described his work creating a Web portal for the university. He holds a U.S. Patent for Software Agent for Facilitating Electronic Commerce Transactions through Display of Targeted Promotions.


Marty Schiavone

Marty Schiavone

IT Technical Support and Customer Service

Marty Schiavone holds a bachelor’s degree in information sciences and technology from Penn State University. Marty has been providing IT technical support and customer service since 2001. Prior to joining Christo IT in 2006, he worked for Iron Mountain and FastNet.Marty has been Microsoft Certified Engineer since 2007.


Daniel Fitzpatrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Computer Engineer

As a Microsoft Certified Professional, Dan joined Christo IT in 2009 with 10 plus years of experience as a Computer Engineer. Most recently his work with Your Computer Coach, LLC was focused on providing both residential and business customers with a high level of IT support. Prior to Your Computer Coach, Dan earned over four years of experience as a Network Administrator / CNC Machine Operator providing support for Pocopson Industries.


Jeff Hirschfield

Jeff Hirschfield

IT Support

Jeff has been in the IT field for over 15 years, and has perfected his trade during that time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Strayer University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Jeff has also obtained various Microsoft certifications, including the MCSE: Messaging and MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certifications. He also has vast experience with Dell servers, desktops, and laptops due to his years of service with the Dell Enterprise Service Force (Dell ESF). Jeff’s knowledge and experience is a key cog in the Christo IT engine.


Harris Lambeth

Harris Lambeth

Network Analyst

Harris has been working in the Information Technology field for over 15 years. During this time, he has managed a variety of networks and information technology systems, ranging from small office to International businesses.His previous position as Senior Network Analyst for Martech Medical Products required him to refine his troubleshooting abilities extensively. He brings with him from his previous roles his expertise in Automation Services, Server Management, Large Scale Networking and SharePoint Administration.Harris graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has completed numerous CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco related training courses over the course of his career. He has also conducted several training seminars, as well as produced several client-friendly training videos to assist with the migration to new technologies.His dedication and focus on client satisfaction make him a valuable addition to the Christo IT Services team.


Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

IT Support

Greg Anderson brings to Christo IT over 15 years of experience in Information Technology. He started out building storage devices, servers, and workstations. Greg has spent all 15 years supporting “everything technology” for customers around the region; from homes, to small businesses, to corporations. Prior to Christo IT, Greg had spent the past 6 years leading support for a company’s infrastructure over the tri-state area.


Tom Buckley

Tom Buckley

Technical Support

Tom earned his Associates degree in 2000 from Allentown Business School. That same year, he started working for the largest public school district in Monroe County, Pocono Mountain School District. The school district encompassed 14 schools with over 3000 computers. Part of his duties there were the installation and upkeep of all student, teacher, and administrative computers. During his tenure there, Tom enrolled in post-graduate classes at New Horizons Learning Center, thereby augmenting his A+ and Net+ certifications by earning his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. Tom’s certifications, as well as his 8 years of experience with the Pocono Mountain School District prepared him well for his next position at another Managed Services Provider in Northeast PA. To date, Tom has over 13 years of experience in the field; and continues to provide a wide variety of technical support to varied types of clients throughout Northeast and Southeast Pennsylvania.


Benjamin Hecht

Benjamin Hecht

B2B Consultant

Benjamin Hecht brings a unique background of Outside B2B consulting experience to Christo IT Services. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing & Management from Penn State University in 2010, Ben focused his career path on gaining experience from diverse industries as a Marketing Strategist and Technology consultant. Ben’s background as a Marketer has lead him from executing extensive advertising campaigns in Broadcast Media, to providing Communications, Security, Data, Infrastructure and Audio Visual upgrades to companies all over Pennsylvania. The levels of customer service and technical experience which Ben brings to the table will make a great addition to the Christo IT Services family.


Star Urmson

Star Urmson

Office Administrator

Star Urmson graduated from Temple University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has 15 years office administrative experience in various fields such as Law, Engineering and Healthcare. She is responsible for day to day office management, procurement and a cheerful smile. Her hobbies include reading, knitting and homemade soap making!


Eric Johnstin

Eric Johnstin

System Administrator

Eric Johnstin holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Technology from Kaplan University, an Associates Degree in Communications from Temple University, and a Network Administration Diploma from CHI Institute. Eric has over 15 years of Manage Service experience supporting the Medical Industry, Educational Institutes and Small to Medium businesses. Completing variety of IT projects, he was able to gain expertise in multiple areas, which broadened his skill set. In Eric’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as traveling.