Financial and Retirement Advice,
One Family to Another
Because retirement readiness is much more complex than simply building a nest egg, even those with sizeable assets can find their retirement confidence shaken. This is why a retirement-focused specialist is an important partner in both preparing for and planning through the retirement years.
“People want to have confidence in their retirement plan and ensure they will not run out of money,” explains Gary W. Reed, owner of Reed Financial Group. …Read More
Independent Financial Advisors
With a Unique Perspective
They say the couple that plays together, stays together. But Phil and Jennifer Calandra are proof the old saying applies to couples who work together as well. As a husband-and-wife team heading up a successful financial advisory firm, they bring a unique perspective to the financial strategy table. “When we’re advising married couples, as a married couple ourselves, we’re able to see the pitfalls and issues from both sides and then are able to bring comprehensive and objective solutions to the problems,” says Phil. …Read More
GRMI Fuels the Engine of Fortune 1000
Industry Pioneer Naheed Syed Meets Rapidly Evolving Client Needs
Naheed Syed built a career re-imagining the relationship between information technology and business management. As a veteran IT solutions leader in the banking, airline and telecommunications industries, she has managed major change in complex industries.
“I started in the banking industry in IT infrastructure, security and systems automation. After nine years in banking, I moved into the airline industry, and then into telecommunications, as wireless technology was becoming more prevalent,” says Syed, founder and CEO of Global Resource Management Inc. (GRMI). …Read More
Leading and Empowering
With a name like Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC®), it comes as no surprise when Roz Lewis, CEO and president, articulates the GWBC’s vision for women-owned businesses with a single word: empower.
Established in 2000, the GWBC has been helping women business enterprises (WBEs) achieve success in the marketplace for 14 years. “We certify women-owned businesses, readying them to do business in public and private sectors throughout Georgia and the Carolinas,” says Lewis. …Read More
Customized CRM Solutions Increase Revenues, Improve Efficiencies
Configero — A Trusted
Salesforce.com Consulting Partner
By helping companies harness the power of Salesforce customer relationship management technology, Atlanta, Ga.-based Configero has solidified its standing among the nation’s leading providers of CRM applications and consulting services. In less than five years, Configero CEO & founder Jody Hamlett leveraged his extensive knowledge of Salesforce’s groundbreaking cloud-based solutions to drive the development of a series of highly customizable …Read More
Fed Up With the Status Quo?
Customer Software Developer Has the Fix
In 1999, in his dorm room at Georgia Tech, computer engineering major Nikolas Downey was itching to do something big. He understood how to program Internet software better than most, knew a handful of clients willing to pay, and had meticulous standards he was determined to meet. With passion and promise, he founded his own custom software development firm, Nead Werx, Inc.
Word of mouth was the engine that drove Nead Werx in its earliest days, just as it does today. Downey was the firm’s sole proprietor and employee until …Read More
Aligning Your Technology to Achieve Your Business Goals
Local or Cloud-based. Microsoft or Apple. Office or Salesforce.
“It doesn’t matter what technology a company uses,” says Darrell Rodgers, president of Emerald Data Networks, Inc. “I’m vendor agnostic. The important thing is that a company’s technology achieves its business objectives.”
The Atlanta-based IT firm works with businesses of a variety of types and sizes, on both an ongoing and project basis, setting up data networks, implementing communication solutions, installing security and audiovisual systems. …Read More
Security, Mobile Solutions Unmatched
in the Marketplace
Bluefin Payment Systems has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by focusing on changing as rapidly as technology does.
Bluefin provides secure, integrated payment solutions for independent software vendors (ISVs) and SaaS providers. Since a strategy pivot in 2011, it has been ranked sixth (2012) and 501st (2013) on Inc.’s list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies, showing revenue of about $67 million in 2013—up from six-figure earnings in 2007.
John M. Perry, CEO, says he knew the business model needed to …Read More
Fiercely Independent, Deeply Committed, Junko Horvath, CFP® Sets New
Standards in Wealth Management
Since Junko Horvath, CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) entered the investment management and financial planning industry 16 years ago, she has been redefining what it means to provide the highest caliber of comprehensive services to institutional and high-net-worth investors. Service driven, not product driven, Horvath views her role as supporting and protecting clients’ best interests with dedication and integrity. …Read More
Integrated Tax Planning and
It was the fall of 2012, and affluent taxpayers across the U.S. were anxiously watching Washington. Among their chief concerns: capital gains, estate and gift taxes, and income tax hikes.
“Many of our clients feared Congress would raise these taxes before the end of the year as part of the effort to reduce the federal budget deficit,” recalls David Harrison Miller, CFP®, founder and CEO of Independent Wealth Advisors Group, Inc. …Read More