C-Forward Announces Returning Leader

7-12-16Mike Grout
C-Forward, an Information Technology (IT) Services firm headquartered in Covington, KY is announcing the return of a key manager.

Mike Grout, who was with C-Forward for nearly 10 years and left the company in late 2015, has returned to his previous role as Technical Services Manager.

Said C-Forward President Brent Cooper, “I’m thrilled to see Mike back in his office! Having his expertise and experience on board makes us a much stronger organization. For nearly 10 years he showed our employees, our customers, and our community that he is passionate about building great teams, solving problems, and learning about the newest technologies. His return will help C-Forward’s clients be more efficient, productive, and ultimately successful. Getting Mike back is a big deal.”

An NKU graduate (Class of 2006) and a Leadership Northern Kentucky Graduate (Class of 2013), Mike will lead C-Forward’s technical service team with the goal of providing extraordinary customer service. He will be coordinating and managing technical projects for non-profit, government and for-profit clients. As part of C-Forward’s leadership team, he will also be assisting in several aspects of the company’s daily operations.

“Like many C-Forward employees, Mike has served the community in a number of ways. He served on the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, the Leadership Northern Kentucky Advisory Council, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, just to name a few. His dedication to our community is impressive and is a wonderful example for other millennials within our organization.” Cooper said.

Said Grout, “After almost 10 years, I left to get perspective on my career and professional goals. After a short time away, I confirmed that C-Forward’s mission and vision is exactly in alignment with my personal beliefs and goals. I believe that to be successful, you have to be passionate about your work. For me, trying to make our business, our employees and our clients a little better is what gets me out of bed each morning. Leading a team towards our goal of helping businesses successfully leverage technology is exciting to me. I love what we do and am very happy to be back!”

Mike lives in Edgewood, KY with his wife Lisa and their dog Scooter.