On this edition of DeKalb Business Today, host Matt Holmes looks at the role technology plays in our corporate culture. Keith Drew of Morse Communications and Joshua Gerber from Digital Agent join the show to discuss how their companies are helping businesses large and small to stay up to speed in an ever changing technological world. Plus, Decatur attorney Douglas Park stops by to explain his work in small business and trademark law and Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum of Creative Research Solutions discusses how she’s helping companies to re-examine their futures.
Keith Drew/Director of Sales, Morse Communications
As a leader in Unified Communications (UC), Keith Drew has evaluated thousands of businesses, their communications needs, and designed UC solutions to improve their organizations as they seek to meet their goals and objectives in an ever-changing business environment; transforming businesses within the global/internet-connected economy. This process is the concept of Transforming Businesses through Process Innovation–blending people and technology; making companies more effective, more efficient, and thereby more profitable. After having worked with four manufacturers in the telecom industry, Keith now brings this expertise to Atlanta as Director of Sales for Morse Communications, so together they can help your business find the same transformation through improved communications.
Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum/Vice President, Creative Research Solutions
Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum is Vice President of Creative Research Solutions, LLC, a research and evaluation firm located in DeKalb County. Creative Research Solutions was founded in 2009 by Dr. Brooks-Tatum and Dr. Travis Tatum. Their firm’s results-driven approach measures and documents their clients’ impact, maximizes clients’ resources and enables them to tap into new sectors.
In 2014, Creative Research Solutions received the Shining Star Award from the National Association of Women-Owned Small Businesses (NAWOSB). Creative Research Solutions is the 2015 Business of the Year, Community Workforce Award Recipient from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Brooks-Tatum was a recent Scholar-in-Residence at Agnes Scott College (2012-2014), a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Emory University in 2014, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Brazil in 2013. She is also Founder and Chair of the National Annual Black Women’s Life Balance and Wellness Conference, convening its 5th conference this September.
Douglas Park/President, Douglas Park Law
Doug Park focuses his practice on providing transactional legal services to small businesses in the Atlanta metropolitan area. His services include entity formation, corporate governance, trademarks, mergers and acquisitions and exempt securities offerings. He has practiced law for over a decade and has previously worked for the Atlanta office of an international law firm and as in-house counsel for a public company.
Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest School of Law and he also had a Master of Laws degree in Tax from the University of Alabama.
Joshua Gerber/Sr. Sales Executive, Digital Agent
Joshua Gerber is the Senior Sales Executive for Digital Agent, LLC. He’s been with the company for over six years and he’s responsible for closing and managing most of the firm’s largest accounts. Joshua is a Grant Park resident, graduate of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and an active member of Atlanta’s business community. Joshua is a sailor, home brewer and a motorcycle enthusiast. He and his wife are expecting their first child this December.