Mike Grout Promoted To Vice President Technical Services


Mike GroutC-Forward, an Information Technology (IT) Services firm headquartered in Covington, KY is announcing a new Vice President of Technical Services.

Mike Grout, who is now in his 11th year with C-Forward, is being promoted to that position.

Said C-Forward President Brent Cooper, “Mike’s dedication to improving and growing the organization has been critical to our success.  He leads technical services not only in Northern Kentucky, but in the Lexington/Central Region as well.  He has become a key resource for our staff and our clients.

As a Technical Services Manager, Mike hired and developed many of C-Forward’s service team members.  An NKU graduate (Class of 2006) and a Leadership Northern Kentucky Graduate (Class of 2013), he has been leading the service team and is essential in the company’s internal operations.

As Vice President, Mike will continue leading the team towards more operational efficiencies and improved service delivery. Continuing as part of C-Forward’s leadership team, he will provide his expertise in sustaining C-Forward’s growth and providing future direction.

“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, “It’s an honor to be promoted to Vice President at C-Forward.  I am extraordinarily passionate about our mission and vision and I love the team that we’ve built. For me, trying to make our business, our employees, and our clients a little better is what gets me out of bed each morning. I always strive for continuous improvement in everything I do and I enjoy trying to instill that drive in others.”

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