Meet the Team

Chris Tagarelis

Chris Tagarelis

Account Executive

978.944.1848
chris.tagarelis@interimphysicians.com

Where were you born and raised?
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire and raised in Tewksbury, Massachusetts (True New Englander)

What is a day at work like for you?
Showering is one of the most important steps in the morning aside from coffee, then checking emails for any escalations from the previous day/overnight, then I jump right into calling starting with pipeline opportunities first, then to cold calling. Lunches are typically brief (and leftovers from dinner) before getting back to the phones!

What do you like most about your job?
Chasing down opportunities, something about the thrill of talking with new people and figuring out their situation is incredibly satisfying when that information was previously unknown.

Do have pets? If so, tell us about them:
My parents have a small Havanese Multi-poo named Emma, who is turning 8 in a few months!

Who is your favorite author, and why?
Neil deGrasse Tyson (though not the best role model) has always been able to make the subject matter of astrophysics understandable to someone without a PHD and the subject matter is riveting.

What is your favorite type of food, and why?
Greek food, simply because I’m Greek and nothing beats homemade Mediterranean entrees or desserts (sorry Italy)

What is your funniest pet peeve?
Chewing food with your mouth open, literally drives me crazy!

What is your favorite website, and why?
Reddit, its like Instagram/Facebook but for nerds

Where is your favorite vacation destination, and why?
St. Lucia, went there on my honeymoon and ever second of it was literally like I was in a movie, from the people to scenery to activities it was incredibly fun (but expensive)

What is your favorite sports team?
New England Patriots (True New Englander even without Tommy Terrific)

What is your favorite type of music, and why?
That’s a tossup and rather odd, since I have been in love with Country recently but also have obsessions with Rap, Metal, 90’s Alternative and EDM (I’m unique).

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Video games, closet nerd

What’s your favorite quote, and who said it?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Who do you most admire, and why?
My grandfather for his ability to handle stress, stay calm and make rational decisions in my incredibly irrational family; he was also a retired Fire Fighter for the town of Newton, WWII veteran (artillery) and still kept his full head of hair through his passing (at 92).

How would you spend an ideal evening?
Dinner with my wife before friends come over for game nights (UNO, Monopoly, Indie Card Games)