That’s me – Brad – and I currently reside in Mount Pleasant SC (just outside of Charleston). In July of 2014 my company and related brands were acquired – OrcsWeb, CloudServers.com, and Cytanium.
I founded OrcsWeb in June of 1996 and remained a majority shareholder through the acquisition. While we never took on outside money, there were a couple of friends and family who invested (gambled?) at the very start of the venture. We also set up an ESOP (which I think is a great idea) and allocated 20% of the company stock for the benefit of the employees.
Meanwhile, here’s some additional background. I’ve been happily married since 1994 (yes, 21 years as-of writing this today) with one child – a fabulous daughter – who attends, and swims for, the University of Georgia. I like running, boating/fishing, and traveling.
I’ve also previously been involved in starting up a non-profit swim team, a non-profit private school, and a financial coaching practice. As a mentor for the College of Charleston’s ICAT Entrepreneurship Program, I engage with various teams on a regular basis both during and post-program to help them work through startup challenges to build a viable venture. I’m also plugged-in to the local angel investing and startup scene with some investments through a startup fund in which I participate.
What am I doing now? I’m engaging with start-ups and small businesses to provide coaching, mentoring and input as needed to help them scale and achieve their goals. If you are interested in a potential coaching/mentoring relationship, feel free to contact me.