Cochran Executive Search Sponsors Columbus Web Group Event

We were happy and proud to be a sponsor of Columbus Web Group's event last Thursday, Founders' Story: The Untold Version. The evening featured great speakers, inspiring stories and a chance to mix it up with a good group of people. Check out CWG and get involved. #cbustech

 I had the opportunity to address the audience letting them know how much I appreciate what Columbus Web Group does for our community.

I had the opportunity to address the audience letting them know how much I appreciate what Columbus Web Group does for our community.

Shopify Meetup Last Night

 

I was at the Shopify Meetup last night at Mikey's Late Night Slice on Fourth in Columbus. Shawn Khemsurov, Co-Founder at Electric Eye kicked off the night's program and the speakers featured my friend Chase Clymer, Co-Founder at Electric Eye, along with Zach Traxler of Traxler Custom Printing and Dionte Johnson of Sole Classics.

Here's what the group is all about...We are the official Shopify Meetup in Columbus, Ohio. This group is open for everyone looking to learn more about the Shopify platform. These could be current site owners, or people looking to create an online store or just learn more about the power of the best ecommerce CMS out there. This group is hosted by Shopify experts based right here in Columbus, OH.

Chase told the crowd that last night's audience was four times larger than the first Meetup they had...this was the second. Get to the third one coming up!

 

 Last night's speakers on stage. L to R: Dionte, Zach, Chase

Last night's speakers on stage. L to R: Dionte, Zach, Chase

Brainstorm Media's 20th Anniversary Open House

Congratulations to Brainstorm Media who celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an open house at their studios last night! They have a team of great people producing outstanding work. Thanks to the Brainstorm team for such a nice evening!

  Kim Savon  (center),  Bret Icenhower, President at Brainstorm Media  and I celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Once the three of us took a look at this pic, it was pointed out that there are two professional photographers behind us. They had gone officially on a holiday break.

Kim Savon (center), Bret Icenhower, President at Brainstorm Media and I celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Once the three of us took a look at this pic, it was pointed out that there are two professional photographers behind us. They had gone officially on a holiday break.

Summerfield Advertising Holiday Happy Hour!

Summerfield Advertising celebrated their Holiday Happy Hour last night where they brewed their own beer! A tasty brown lager and a flavorful stout stood out. Thanks to Andrew Summerfield, President & Creative Director and the creative team at Summerfield for hosting! They're located in the heart of the Short North in Columbus and have been doing great work for a variety clients for over 13 years! 

 Celebrating with Vince Campise (center) and Andrew Summerfield at last night's event.

Celebrating with Vince Campise (center) and Andrew Summerfield at last night's event.

Innovate New Albany Annual Holiday Open House

It was a full house at last night's annual holiday open house at Innovate New Albany. Entrepreneurs and people who are working on developing their ideas, making up the majority of attendees, are a great group of people to be around because of their energy, enthusiasm and curiosity. Thanks to Neil Collins and the Innovate New Albany team as well as the sponsors who made it a great night!

  Mark Armbrust  and I at last night's Innovate New Albany event.

Mark Armbrust and I at last night's Innovate New Albany event.

Thanks For Your Gift...Your Time - December Newsletter

My December Newsletter is out now! I'm grateful to everyone over this past year who have given me their time which I consider a gift. Whether you've been a client, candidate or one of the many good people I've met at events, through social media or any other type of interaction...thank you! I think there are good stories about people in this month's newsletter. Please give it a read and enjoy!

 Doug Joseph takes the Proust Pop Quiz in this month's newsletter.

Doug Joseph takes the Proust Pop Quiz in this month's newsletter.

GETDOT Christmas Extravaganza for Franklin County Children's Services

GETDOT held their Christmas Extravaganza for Franklin County Children's Services at Juniper Rooftop last night. The toy donation area was bursting with gifts and the place was packed with the GETDOT crowd who are all about helping others - especially children's charities. Check it out and get involved by attending their monthly events. 

 Dave Sliwinski and I at last night's GETDOT event at Juniper Rooftop.

Dave Sliwinski and I at last night's GETDOT event at Juniper Rooftop.

SAA - Creating the Future

I spent time this morning with Matt Flick of SAA (School of Advertising Art) getting a tour of their incredible college's expansion and talking about the growth of their space and of the quality of the work that the students and alumni are producing. SAA does an outstanding job of working with their students and businesses to create an strong employment match between the two. I'm looking forward to supporting the school, students and alumni in any way I can!

 Matt Flick and I checking out the SAA expansion. 

Matt Flick and I checking out the SAA expansion.