Bobby Doss’s IT career began on the road, literally, as a police officer protecting the streets of Houston. In taking on the task of managing patrol car laptops, he quickly learned and implemented a successful Citrix solution—an experience that led to a career change when he joined Vector ESP (now MTM Technologies) as a systems consultant focused on Citrix. Nearly five years with Vector afforded Bobby a wide variety of client engagements, and he eventually became Regional Director for the company’s Houston, Dallas and Austin offices.
Bobby joined Microsoft in 2004 to work with mid-size commercial customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. His roles on the team varied from Information Worker Solution Specialist and Partner Account Manager to Strategic Engagement Manager. Promoted to Sales Manager in 2008, he led a team of 13 direct reports (the company’s largest U.S. mid-size business unit) through tough economic times to achieve outstanding results while increasing both employee and customer satisfaction.
In late 2009, Bobby accepted an invitation to help establish Sparkhound’s presence in the Houston market. As a partner and Vice President of Sales, he oversees the management of client strategies, business goals and education, while challenging his team to better anticipate and meet their customers’ needs.
Complementing his long tenure in sales, Bobby holds a number of Citrix and Microsoft certifications, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He enjoys sports, both as a participant—golf and table tennis—and as a spectator at daughter Emily’s softball games and son Blake’s soccer and baseball contests.