INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAREER PATH
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Industry News and Updates
Jacksonville tech company shifts focus to expand nationally
March 26, 2020 (Courtesy: Jacksonville Business Journal) OnDefend Managing Partner Chris Freedman has switched his focus to working with large private labels to expand nationally. Previously, Freedman had tried to cater the company's cybersecurity services to small and medium sized business, which he called "low hanging fruit," however, Freedman said that those companies simply aren't in the market for cybersecurity software. OnDefend offers risk assessments, as well as consult...
Why a major downtown employer is partnering with FSCJ on IT training program
March 19, 2020 (Courtesy: Jacksonville Business Journal) Citizens Property Insurance, which employs 800 people in downtown Jacksonville, has seen the writing on the wall when it comes to tech talent on the First Coast. "It's becoming more challenging for us to be able to fill some of the critical positions we have here, especially now that we have a strong economy and low unemployment rates here in Florida," said Citizens Human Resources Director of Learning and Development Pal...
Meet Brian Allen, IT Industry Manager
Brian Allen was born and raised in Jacksonville, and graduated from UNF, initially with a BA in Education and later with a Master of Business Administration.
Brian began his career as a teacher and athletic coach in Duval County Public Schools and eventually found his way in to the Mortgage Industry, working both as a Mortgage Broker and then as a Mortgage Loan Officer for both BBVA Compass and TD Bank. He has a total of 13 years of mortgage banking experience in both mortgage origination and mortgage servicing. During the most recent recession, Brian’s employer closed operations and he found employment with Fidelity National Information Services as a Quality Assurance Analyst, testing multiple enterprise applications.
Brian currently serves as both the Finance and Information Technology Sector Managers for CareerSource NEFL.
Contact Brian to find out how your company can benefit from partnership with CareerSource Northeast Florida. firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in an IT career and need more information? Contact Brian at email@example.com.