We’re proud to announce that our very own Chief Technology Officer, Trey McMeans, was recently named a “Rising Star of Tech and Innovation” by the Birmingham Business Journal. The BBJ points out that the awardees are individuals who are expected to “lead the charge…in taking Birmingham’s innovation economy to the next level.”
Prior to joining Directorpoint, McMeans was the CEO and founder of a SaaS company called GreekStudy. The GPS-enabled, academic hours-tracking application acquired over 1,000 clients across the country and experienced exceptional success under his leadership and guidance. In 2016, McMeans sold the company in order to focus on full-time CTO leadership at Directorpoint.
During his first two years with Directorpoint, McMeans had guided the company through several impactful, product enhancements. He also oversaw the software expansions to both Australia and Canada. In addition to his time spent leading technological innovation at Directorpoint, McMeans is an active volunteer with FIRST Robotics, a program based in Huntsville, AL, and is actively working to bring FIRST events for young people to the Birmingham area.
BBJ: What role do you play in the world of innovation and technology?
McMeans: Creating effective, simple to use products that allows the end user to accomplish their task faster.
Where do you hope to be in five years?
I plan to still be in Birmingham leading Directorpoint on the technology side. We have some big plans for the future, and I cannot wait to see how much the company continues to grow and expand.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned from your greatest mentor?
Listening to all opinions and strategies is key. Allow every member of your team to provide input—no matter how far off it may seem—and use those ideas to create the best solution to your problem.
What’s the most important factor for you when it comes to having a satisfying career?
I enjoy roles in which I face new challenges and am constantly working to problem solve.