March’s featured IEM alumnus is Brian Cauble, former Manager of Software Development for Bayside Business Solutions, Inc. Brian’s responsibilities included: managing a team of six developers, project management/technical team lead on several projects, and lead developer. Prior to joining Bayside, Brian was a Vice President of Software Development/Senior Software Engineer with Metsys Solutions, Inc. In total Bryan has over eight years of total software development, full lifecycle experience.
Brian received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UAB back in 2000. Several years later he was looking for a master’s degree program that wasn’t pure business or engineering and that’s when he stumbled upon the IEM program’s website. Shortly after an info session, Brian entered the IEM program in the fall of 2006 and then graduated in 2008.
Brian found the IEM program to "challenge what he thought his limits were." In addition it made him “challenge his assumptions” and “come up with new ways of thinking.” His favorite class in the program was the Technical Entrepreneurship class, as Brian sees himself starting his own venture some day.
Brian, along with Johna Ledlow, is co-founder of the Birmingham Entrepreneurship Incubator (BEI). BEI’s focus is on providing an environment to foster the creation of companies in the state of Alabama. The group had its first meeting back in December and will meet quarterly from here out. Brian says that he started the group as a way to keep from "going back to the cube."
Brian lives with his wife Amy, of seven years, in Trussville. He is a passionate Auburn fan and also enjoys basketball, considering himself a sports nut. Other hobbies include photography, health, and fitness. Brian enjoys reading non-fiction topics that interest him and help him grow.
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