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Brad Zepecki is the Founder and CEO of Octavian Technology Group, a Milwaukee based technology consulting firm that provides strength to its clients with fractional CIO and AI Datascience expertise. He’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Management Information Systems and Marketing degree. Brad began his career as a software engineer and later pivoted into consulting because he was attracted to the variety of projects and companies that he would be able to impact.
In 2010, Brad became the Milwaukee Market President for SafeNet Consulting, which he talks about as both an exciting and scary time, as the economy was slowly grinding its way out of the great recession. Over the next 8 years, he was able to build a company and a team that was recognized multiple times as a Best Place to Work as well as a Fastest Growing Company. In 2018, Brad became SafeNet’s CEO, overseeing both the Milwaukee Market and the company’s headquarters in Minneapolis.
Mike and Brad cover a ton of great stuff in this episode, including how he was impacted by Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” approach to business, how being genuine has always been important to him, the defining moment that caused him to make an unanticipated career move and his passion for “Code the Way”, a non-profit partnership he leads that teaches high school kids to code while also providing a technology solution to a worthy community non-profit.
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