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Decorating Den Interiors’ Technology Director Wins International Award

CJ Wood accepting the Champion Spicie Award from Jessica Nolan, Marketing Communications Specialist

CJ Wood accepting the Champion Spicie Award from Jessica Nolan, Marketing Communications Specialist

Decorating Den Interiors’ information technology director Charles (C.J.) Wood received one of this year’s top awards from global software developer Spiceworks (www.spiceworks.com). Wood was presented the company’s Champion Award at its annual SpiceWorld IT Conference held recently in Austin, Texas.

Wood was cited for “a unique mix of commitment, creativity and charisma, in relentlessly promoting Spiceworks’ can-do spirit to fellow IT pros everywhere – all the while keeping his own company’s network running like a true champ. C.J. has been a constant presence both in and out of the community. He has participated in panel discussions and live streams, contributes to our blog, and refers IT pros to our community. CJ has gone above and beyond to help champion the Spiceworks mission.”

Spiceworks, established in 2006, provides tech service providers with software, tools, and an online network for support, which serves more than six million users.

Wood has been the IT director at Decorating Den Interiors for seven years. He oversees the company’s corporate website and local websites for some 300 franchises in the U.S. and Canada. He led the company’s pioneering use of technology for a web-based system for lead nurturing, client relationship, financial management, automated email marketing, and advertising creation.

“My participation in the Spiceworks community has enabled me to work smarter by learning new techniques and best practices used by IT professionals across the globe,” says Wood. “It keeps me on the cutting edge of the ever evolving world of technology by discussing and planning how we want to implement new technology in our networks every single day. I’m blessed and honored to receive this award from a community filled with so many talented individuals.”

“C.J. has played a significant role in implementing new technology that gives our design professionals a competitive edge in their business management,” said Jim Bugg, Jr, president and chief executive officer of Decorating Den Interiors, North America’s largest in-home decorating service.