LifeSpire welcomes VP of Information Technology

RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Robert Wilbanks to the newly created position of Vice President of Information Technology. In this role reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Wilbanks leads LifeSpire’s information technology efforts and is responsible for all aspects of information technology, project management, systems analysis, cyber-security and business management pertaining to LifeSpire and its affiliates. 

“We are pleased to welcome Robert to this position. We appreciate the depth of technical experience and IT vision he brings to the organization,” said Chris Markwith, LifeSpire’s Chief Financial Officer.

Wilbanks has more than 18 years of extensive working experience and is well versed in implementing innovative solutions to complex technical issues, Markwith said. His technical skills include business continuity, networking, and infrastructure design among others.

He holds certifications in CCNA +Security, CISSP, and MCSE Microsoft. Most recently, Wilbanks served as Information Technology Infrastructure Manager with Langley Federal Credit Union. He has also served in progressive leadership roles with Chesapeake Financial Shares in Virginia and Rancho Physical Therapy in California. 

Wilbanks lives in a 105-year-old general store that he restored with his wife, Heidi. Chickens, goats, alpaca and bees keep them busy.