David Gracey, Network 1 Consulting (Family Business Radio, Episode 46)
David Gracey, Founder and President of Network 1 Consulting, was Anthony Chen’s guest on this episode of Family Business Radio. David described his journey from founding his company to celebrating 25 years in business this year. He also shared his thoughts on cybersecurity and how it’s changed, how his firm has crafted its culture and people, the common issues they see from their clients, some crucial tips on IT security, why outsourcing is sensible, and much more.
Anthony concluded with a challenge to listeners to consider what retirement means to them, not others.
Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. For more than two decades, they have built Network 1 to be your partner and a home for IT that simply works.
Their clients know they can depend on Network 1 to provide the technology know-how they need to run their businesses efficiently and effectively. Since they never have to worry whether they have the best systems in place for their specific needs, they can focus on the tasks that bring the most value to their clients, employees and stakeholders.
Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, Network 1 will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.
Their team of knowledgeable professionals will quickly become a valuable part of your business, taking care of your needs now and as they evolve. With particular expertise in the legal, medical, construction and financial sectors, they come to the table with a deep knowledge about your industry, security and networking needs so the solutions we recommend are scalable, on target and easy to execute.
No matter what challenges or obstacles arise, your Network 1 team will be with you—to provide knowledgeable, dependable service and support that you can count on, today and well into the future.
There would be no Network 1 without the vision and commitment of David. Since its founding in 1998, David has grown Network 1 into a top-notch IT services company dedicated to delivering the best solutions for Atlanta’s small and mid-size businesses. His responsibilities include creating the vision and strategy for its growth and establishing the culture of Network 1.
David loves educating the business community on the benefits of implementing the best technology solutions for businesses and is a regular speaker for professional organizations, business associations and private companies. He has written articles for, or been quoted in, Atlanta Hospital News and Healthcare Report, International Legal Technology Association Communications Technologies Digital White Paper, Physicians Practice, American Bar Association GPSolo eReport, Georgia Medical Group Management Association, and The Wall Street Journal.
A Georgia Tech graduate with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, David is originally from Clarksville, TN, but has called Atlanta home since 1985. He is a member of Vistage International, an active leader at Trinity Presbyterian Church and a member of the Capital City Club. When not at work, you’ll find him in a fitness class, peddling his bike, sweating out the toxins in a hot yoga class, spraying golf balls around the course, trying out new cocktail recipes, drinking the world’s best coffee, and spending time with friends, his three kids, and his lab(ish) rescue, Juniper.
Anthony Chen, Host of Family Business Radio
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Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long-term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.