Paul Christy currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for SBA. He joined SBA in 2008 as Chief Technology Officer, directing the infrastructure and operations of SBA’s 100+ locations throughout the U.S. As CTO, Mr. Christy led SBA’s technical staff in the provision and management of multiple data centers, core financial systems that support SBA’s extensive loan portfolio, and both custom and COTS applications for the agency’s business units.
Prior to joining SBA in 2008, Mr. Christy served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that role he managed the computing infrastructure for the agency’s commercial officers located at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, and implemented integrated systems for financial management, messaging, and client relationship management. Mr. Christy also led the implementation of the National Trade Data Bank, which integrated federal information and databases for export promotion and was one of the first government-wide databases provided to the public via the internet.
In addition to his leadership role at SBA, Mr. Christy participates in Federal CIO Council events as well as IRMCO and ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference. He has served for over 30 years in federal government positions in economic analysis and IT management, and is a certified project management professional.