John Cole of CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill has achieved a longtime dream: owning his own business. While growing up in a small town in central Wisconsin, Cole focused more on hunting and fishing than his career path. After entertaining the thought of becoming a pilot in the military, but chafing at the idea of the two-year waiting list, he served in the Army as a military policeman. After his discharge from the Army, Cole went into telecommunications, working as an installer and later making his way to management. There, he discovered his aspiration of one day owning his own business.

With a nagging desire to still explore the skies, Cole earned his commercial pilot’s license, eventually becoming a flight instructor on the weekends. His desire to give back to the community prompted him to join the Civil Air Patrol, as well. Throughout all of his unique experiences, Cole still maintained his dream of becoming a business owner.

While searching for an opportunity that fit their goals, Cole and his wife, Ravonda, found CMIT Solutions. They were especially fond of the franchise’s history, as well as the fact that the company’s president and CEO, Jeff Connally, supports veterans looking to build their dream.

Cole prides himself on running a veteran-owned business. With a broad knowledge of the industry, he knows how to break down complexities into easy-to-understand concepts in order to meet client expectations. Cole boasts 35 years of experience in telecommunications, working together to help his clients achieve success.

CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill provides a proactive approach to technology, focusing on cybersecurity and the protection of client data. When the husband-and-wife team started CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill, the national support was a big factor in their decision. During Hurricane Florence, which struck North and South Carolina in September, the couple witnessed the power of CMIT’s national support, with more than 800 technicians across the franchise system ready to offer support if needed. While following his own dream of business ownership, Cole found a perfect fit with CMIT Solutions.

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