Eric Grattan


Eric Grattan, Network Engineer

Eric was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to northern Virginia at the age of two. He graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in 1987, and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Eric graduated in December 1991.

Eric’s professional career began in Harrisonburg at a small advertising agency where he provided IT support and also met his future wife Lisa. Lisa was accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design’s graduate program in Graphic Design so Eric and Lisa moved to Rhode Island in 1993. Lisa graduated in 1995, and during this time Eric was working at a large insurance agency providing IT desktop support. Following Lisa’s graduation, Lisa and Eric moved to New Mexico where Eric quickly found a position at a small IT service provider in Albuquerque.

Lisa and Eric moved to Colorado in 1997 after Lisa was offered a position in Denver. Eric’s IT career in Colorado has included work at several different companies in a variety of industries including insurance risk management, kidney dialysis, two oil and gas companies, and a worldwide media company based in Switzerland. These positions have allowed Eric to gain enterprise level IT experience in different on-premise and data center hosted IT environments.

Although Eric has enjoyed the challenges of these various positions, he decided to make a move away from the corporate office world. Eric accepted the offer to join Rapid Networks in May 2017. 

When Eric is not working on computers, he enjoys spending his time on a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding, hiking, camping, white-water rafting, and scuba diving.
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