Atlanta Business Radio

Special Edition: Atlanta Tech Village

July 1, 2013 5:55 pm

Karen Houghton/Atlanta Tech Village 

The Atlanta Tech Village, established in 2012, is a community of innovation powered by a 103,000 square foot building located in Buckhead. The ATV is designed to service technology and technology-related companies that have a unique set of needs in their quest to change the world. Physical space should provide much more than just a desk and a place to hang your hat — it should bring the community together, promote serendipitous interactions, and be a powerful tool for recruiting the best talent.

Their mission is to support and inspire entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. Together, they will fuel Atlanta’s rise to a top five tech startup center in the U.S.

Craig Hyde/Rigor 

Craig Hyde is responsible for product management, marketing, sales, and operations with Rigor. Craig was previously a Solution Consultant for Compuware/Gomez where he designed and implemented application performance solutions for the Fortune 100. Before that, he provided the Fortune 1000 and government agencies with systems to test and manage their networks as Regional Sales Manager for Network Orange. Craig is active in the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech and can be found on the pitch with Atlanta Old White Rugby Football Club.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Craig earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kevin Sandlin/deductmor, LLC 

Kevin Sandlin with deductmor, LLC has been in the Atlanta high-tech market for 20 years through 7 startups, 2 acquisitions, one IPO and 3 failures. He lives in Roswell with his wife and 2 kids, and loves to play golf.

Sandra Anderson and Melissa Davis/elev8 Hire Solutions 

Sandra Anderson was recruited to work for one of the top IT staffing and consulting firms in Atlanta. At MDI Group, she found her true passion-connecting top talent to the workplace. At MDI, she placed over 200 IT candidates in contract, permanent placement and project solutions initiatives.

Sandra believes the common thread for profitable, successful companies is hiring great employees and putting people first. Sandra created alliances and teamed up with some of the most respected, high producing recruiters to form elev8 Hire Solutions.

Melissa Davis began her thriving career at one of the industry’s premier Information Technology staffing and services providers, landing a promotion within her first year on staff at Matrix. Additionally, she earned the Employee of the Year in Operations award during her first year on the job. She was recruited to join Visionaire Partners where she achieved Top Performer distinction for the next four consecutive years. Melissa has placed approximately 240 candidates throughout her five-year career.

In summer of 2012, Melissa joined forces with Sandra Anderson, to build out elev8 Hire Solutions. Melissa brings her leadership and strength as a Top Recruiter to source developers, quality assurance, information systems, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, and Engineers.




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