I have been at the City of Alpharetta for just over 2 years, previously I lived in South Florida for 13 years doing economic development. I grew up in Virginia, attended college at Liberty University, majored in Advertising, Marketing and Graphic Design. MBA from Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.
J has been making websites and software for the web since 1998, and has been credited with creating several software features web designers and developers take for granted today. He’s passionate about efficient, usable, aesthetically pleasing design, and founded Nine Labs, an experience and usability consultancy, where he works with companies far and wide to improve their products and services. He’s also the President of the Atlanta Web Design Group and the creator of the Web Afternoon event series.
Prior to joining Pipefish, Drew Morris has been a consultant to private businesses since he was 15 years old. It was at 15 that he was approached to build a website for a local business in his hometown of Auburn, AL- launching his career. Over the past decade, he dedicated his career to programming in serverside software languages and building complex websites. Through the years, he has built an extensive clientele that continues to return for his reliability and job well done.
With over a decade of experience under his belt, Drew realizes the potential that web-based marketing and applications can have on a new business as well as the possibilities they have on growing existing businesses. Thus fueling his passion to develop amazing applications.
Brian Cochran is CEO and Founding Partner of Atlanta CS. In that role he is responsible for making sure Atlanta CS continues to help organizations remove the technology constraints from their business. During his 15-year career, Brian has worked with Fortune 100 companies and startups alike in industries ranging from healthcare and financial services to social media. He specializes in Big Data technologies, Internet Of Things solutions, cloud adoption, enterprise integration, strategy, and technology assessments.
Brian has led numerous large-scale efforts to construct mission critical applications starting with proof-of-concept all the way through enterprise rollout, training, and operational support.
Through his own entrepreneurial ventures, and with Atlanta CS, Brian has also worked with numerous startups, and has extensive experience in helping startup founders smoothly go from idea to MVP and beyond.
Prior to Atlanta CS, Brian served as Lead Architect of Online Insight. In this role he led development of advanced analytics and e-commerce automation products targeted at the financial services and health insurance industries.
Mr. Cochran holds a BS in Computer Science with Highest Honors from Georgia Tech and is a private pilot.