Chris Behnken

Vice President of Software Development and Chief Technical Officer
What do you love about being part of the Element 74 team?

I like the way things work. To me, a problem with a tractor or car is no different than a problem with a website. I like figuring out what the problem is and coming up with the most efficient way to solve it. There’s no problem that can’t be solved with perseverance.

What’s the best part of your role at Element 74?

My title is Vice President, but I have a lot of different “roles.” I like the ability to actually still work on programming and solutions. I like seeing what a client needs and then getting it done for them. I get a lot of joy out of teaching, like at the technical training sessions we do every week. I enjoy growing people to who they can become. I want everyone here to have better lives–not just at Element 74 but better overall.

Favorite project you’ve been a part of so far?

Too many to choose from. But I really enjoy the technical training sessions that happen every Friday. Also, my first summer at the company, I spent all summer making the CMS we used better. I figured out what we needed and what the clients needed and I built solutions to those needs, and it has just continued to be a project I love working on and improving.

Sum up our E74 culture in one word.

Family