Feb. 11, 2013
John Fread Co-Founded Logical Advantage in 2003 with CTO, Dan Thyer
-- One of the most common challenges any software development firm faces, is lack of qualified talent. In an interview with the Charlotte Business Journal last week, Logical Advantages’ own, John Fread, gives insight into Charlotte’s ability to provide recourses for the growing demand. “The future, the high-tech economy, is in developing and recruiting these types of companies and workers. If Charlotte can view this as an opportunity and do things to grow and attract, then we can get a step ahead.”
Fread has been a strong arm in the Charlotte IT industry for over 20 years. As COO and Co-Founder of Logical Advantage, dubbed 23 in the Book of Lists for Largest Area Technology Consulting Firms, he has gained vital insight into the past, present, and future of the Charlotte IT industry. In addition to heavy involvement in local organizations that promote current IT professionals, Fread has been a driving force in bringing the revolutionary technology resource, IT-oLogy, to an expanding Charlotte market.
IT-oLogy is a non profit collaboration of businesses, academic institutions and organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession. Much like his passion for the industry, this effort is one that Fread holds near and dear, and has personally invested time and resources into its inevitable success.
This on-going commitment is not something that will happen over night, or even over a decade, but, with the advancement of every aspect of our daily lives, this is an issue that can be no longer overlooked. With companies like Logical Advantage taking strides to improve the quality of our IT workforce, it will, in the long run, improve the quality of our nations ability to self sustain an unyielding demand.