Archive for June, 2014

Company hires for sales jobs in Atlanta

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

CNA, a commercial insurance writer, has hired someone for sales jobs in Atlanta.

The company hired Oliver Travieso to the position of Small Business Sales Manager for the Southeast Zone.

Travieso will have primary responsibility for managing the company’s small business book in Alabama, Georgia, and North & South Carolina. CNA promotes Oliver Travieso to the position of Small Business Sales Manager for the Southeast Zone.

CNA is the country’s eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.

“Oliver possesses a great balance of drive, analytical skills and a keen understanding of the small business agency arena, which will serve as a solid foundation for his new leadership role in small business,” said Rob Huber, Southeastern Zone Officer.

CNA’s Southeastern Zone comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and includes offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Maitland, Nashville and New Orleans.

Company hires for executive jobs in Atlanta

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A company has merged with another company and hired for executive jobs in Atlanta.

Advanced Estimating Systems, a leader in computer-assisted estimating for the construction industry, was purchased by KT Capital, a leading Private Equity firm based in Atlanta.

The purchase was concluded on January 31st, 2014 with Peter Kacer and Jim Tapp from KT Capital assuming leadership of the new company’s Board of Directors.

The company will operate as The Estimating Edge and will feature new branding and a new website launching today (www.edgeestimating.com)/ Leading this change is the company’s new president, Brian Fugere. The chief operating officer at RemitDATA, Inc., Fugere is a software industry veteran with deep roots in marketing, product management, and sales. “I’m excited about the opportunity at The Estimating Edge,” said Fugere, “The legacy commitment to supporting our customers is something we’ll continue to preserve while driving new features and functionality into our software. Ultimately, our job is to make our customer’s jobs easier and that’s our singular focus”.

“The EDGE is the leading construction estimating software package for several trades – including roofing, drywall and fireproofing, having been in the business for over 25 years. We intend to further develop these products going forward, and to continue the successes realized by the former owners,” said Peter Kacer, a managing director with KT Capital.

The company is releasing the latest version of its flagship product, The EDGE 10.7.6, to its customers. According to Fugere, “This version of The EDGE represents a significant step forward in providing our customers with a more efficient and complete estimating package. Future versions will be even more impressive.” Current customers will be contacted by the company to schedule their upgrade.

Community will foster more startup jobs in Atlanta

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The creation of a new community will focus on those with startup jobs in Atlanta.

A new startup resources in Atlanta has launched called Start-Opia.

Start-Opia curates a community of startups, capitalists, experts and influencers from Atlanta and the greater Southeast region with the purpose of sharing ideas and further fostering a technology prowess that follows the path set by the country’s entrepreneurial engine, Silicon Valley.

Developed and managed by Trevelino/Keller in partnership with startup, investment, institutional and service communities, Start-Opia today features a company- and content-rich portal, blog, news feed, tv library and radio channel.

“Start-Opia is not our answer to Silicon Valley’s success. Instead, it’s a digital platform to corral our rapidly expanding, but historically fragmented community. It fosters cohesion and features innovation within the region’s startup world,” notes Dean Trevelino, co-founder of Start-Opia and Trevelino/Keller.

Adds Co-founder Genna Keller, “In the same way that Atlanta has ‘acquired’ a growing portion of California’s film and entertainment business, we have transferred this trend to the technology spectrum. The Southeast is the new epicenter for emerging B2B and B2C companies.”

Start-Opia functions as an information ecosystem, housing a media portal comprised of digital, radio and multimedia clips as well as a database for capitalists, entrepreneurs and influencers located within the Southeast. Through Start-Opia’s directories, startups can identify potential sources of capital, engage influencers and advisers who specialize in growth assistance during various stages of business development and remain apprised of the top community networking events.