We first interviewed Brad Nellis when he took over as director of NEOSA in late 2005. He has been very busy, and successful, since then in growing NEOSA to about 900 members and putting on dozens of tech events throughout the year.
One of the most exciting events is the annual NEOSA Best of Tech Awards. The 2010 Best of Tech Awards was held May 19, 2010 at Corporate College East.
NEOSA director Brad Nellis
A packed room watched talented students accept their CoolTech Challenge Scholarship award.
Brad Nellis is the first to admit he has some big shoes to fill. Brad is the Director of NEOSA, taking over (officially on 12-1-2005) from NEOSA founder Jim Cookinham who remains with the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
But Brad has his own vision for NEOSA and the future of IT businesses in the region.
In this interview, Brad talks about how NEOSA has and has not changed, some thought on regionalism and entrepreneurs, the relationship between COSE and NEOSA and finally shocks the Geek with an admission.