Formerly an award-winning financial planner managing over $40 million in assets, Bryan is the founder of Juvo Technologies, LLC. Bryan proudly claims that Juvo is a telecom company that eventually built its own management software, as opposed to being a software company that eventually stumbled into telecom. His passion for details combined with a laser like focus on client satisfaction have both been keys to Juvo’s continued growth.
In 2016, Bryan spearheaded the efforts that led to Juvo’s acquisition of Vendorin. Having worked very closely with members of the Vendorin sales force for over a year as a referral partner, Bryan saw the value in the Vendorin value proposition, and knew that it was a perfect complement to many of the services that Juvo was providing existing clients.
Prior to the acquisition of Vendorin, Bryan served on CompTIA’s Telecom Advisory Council, and at one point, served as the Vice Chairman. Bryan’s work with the council centered around the notion that IT and Telecom are “converging,” meaning organizations have to understand and integrate functions across the entire enterprise. This reality is something Bryan has helped Juvo customers take advantage of for several years now: “convergence is really just a fancy way of saying that all the stuff you use to communicate is merging, or coming together. While this implies great promise, it also represents a real challenge for most organizations. We love helping clients respond to these challenges.”
An avid tennis player, Bryan can often be found trying to channel his inner Roger Federer on courts throughout the area. He and his wife Kristen have four young children and the entire crew enjoys supporting the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss.
Following a six year career as a Marine Corps infantry officer, John assumed a variety of roles in a variety of industries. Whether working for a Fortune 500, or a small start-up, John has always maintained a customer focused mindset while also striving to build strong leadership qualities throughout the organization.
John originally came to Juvo as a contract consultant, honing in on best practices as they pertained to personnel hiring, retention, and training, along with accounting and work flow process design. John joined the Juvo team full time in 2009 and was made a partner in December of 2012. With the acquisition of Vendorin, John has been primarily focused on integrating the two companies in ways that maximize efficiencies across the entire organization.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University, and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation which is focused on the role of humility within organizational leadership.
John is a lifelong fan of the LSU Tigers and recently ended his formal protest of LSU football that stemmed from his frustration with the team under the leadership Les Miles. With LSU’s releasing Miles, John is looking forward to great things in 2017. Besides LSU athletics, John enjoys spending time with his five kids and wife Jennifer.
Chris started his career in Information Technology as a developer working on low level systems and devices using C and C++. With the newly emerging “Web” and it’s endless possibilities of the mid-late 90’s, he settled in as an ATL developer writing web components using Visual C++. He then migrated to developing larger systems, including graphical work and software to estimate large commercial construction projects. Additionally, his background includes designing and developing systems for finance, logistics, banking, and hospitality. His specialties include performance tuning for large databases, IT Governance, and Risk Management. He has also served as the Director of IT, SOX Auditor, and interim CIO for a number of clients.
Immediately prior to joining Juvo, this “recovering IT director” worked for Vaco, LLC, an accounting and IT consulting firm that was named by Inc. Magazine as the 33rd fastest growing company in the US in 2007. Chris’ experience with Vaco included helping open their Mid-South office in Memphis where he managed a contract staff of technical consultants placed on engagements for a number of clients in the Memphis area. In this role, Chris served as the functional manager, psychologist, and liaison to management for his consultants while helping clients resource contract, special projects, and direct hire solutions.
Having joined Juvo full time in 2011, Chris was made a partner in December of 2013. His role as CIO/CISO gives him the ability to manage Juvo’s internal systems, while also allowing him to bring creative solutions to Juvo prospects and clients. With Juvo’s acquisition of Vendorin, Chris has been primarily focused on integrating existing technologies being used by both companies, while also leading the development efforts on new platforms that will allow even more clients to take advantage of the Juvo-Vendorin solution.
Chris is also an AMGA Certified Climbing Instructor. When he’s not at work geeking out on new compliance related regulations, you can usually find him scrambling up a remote rock somewhere in the world. When not defying gravity, Chris enjoys running, hiking, biking and anything else that lets him enjoy the outdoors with his three children, Austin, Charlie, and Anna Katherine.
Prior to joining Vendorin, Robert was the Director of Global Payments at peerTransfer and Implementation Manager for Western Union Global Business Payments.
While at peerTransfer Mr. Johnson was responsible for expanding peerTransfer’s global collection network by establishing and managing ongoing relationships with card brands, financial institutions, payment service providers, and alternative payment networks. Prior to joining peerTransfer Mr. Johnson held numerous management roles with Trancentrix, Ruesch International, Travelex Global Business Payments and Western Union Global Business Payments.