Moyer to remain in Nashville as a national tech influencer
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2021 – The Greater Nashville Technology Council announced today that CEO Brian Moyer is stepping down next year and that the council has retained executive search firm Grant Partners to recruit the organization’s next CEO.
“When Brian took the helm, the tech council was poised for growth, but none of us could have imagined the progress our tech community has made over the last several years. Through Brian’s leadership and the efforts of a fully committed board and staff, Middle Tennessee’s tech ecosystem is thriving. From the start, Brian collaborated with regional development organizations to establish a unified goal of doubling our tech workforce by 2025 – and tech council metrics show that we are ahead of pace to meet that objective! Membership is at its highest ever. Our events, such as the Analytics Summit, are sought out by attendees internationally. Tech Hill Commons is a central hub for technology organizations, and our tech talent recruitment campaign, TechIntoNashville, is making waves across the country, transforming Nashville into a go-to place for top tech talent. This is the work of Brian Moyer and his staff at the NTC,” said Chris Bayham, COO of XSOLIS and chair of the technology council board.
“But the work is not yet done. Nashville is entering a new phase as a true tech nucleus and we look forward to working with the new CEO to continue seizing opportunities to grow our tech sector. Because Brian has provided the board with many months’ notice of his departure, he will have plenty of time to identify and work with the new CEO to assure a smooth transition,” Bayham added.
During the five years of Moyer’s tenure as CEO, the Greater Nashville Technology Council has:
- Seen a 51% growth in the Middle Tennessee tech workforce, giving this region the fastest growing tech workforce in the nation and the attainable promise to double the size of the tech workforce by 2025
- Seen a wave of new tech and tech-enabled companies relocate or expand to Middle Tennessee
- Grown membership by 51%.
- Grown the NTC staff by 50%.
- Secured grant commitments of close to $3 million for workforce development and tech education.
In many ways, these results are the fruit of programs launched during Moyer’s tenure, including:
- Establishing Tech Hill Commons as the home of Nashville’s tech community
- ELITE (Emerging Leaders In Technology), which trains new technology leaders
- TCLC (Technology Community Leaders Council), which supports the 90+ independent tech groups, such as meetups, in the region
- TechIntoNashville, a national campaign to highlight Nashville’s tech sector and recruit experienced tech talent
- A focus on diversity and inclusion
- ApprentiTN and GoTECH, which provide training for underserved members of our population to move into the tech workforce
“During my first meeting with the NTC board of directors in 2016, we agreed that the size of our tech workforce should be the primary metric to measure our success. Five years later, we have seen a 51% growth in our tech workforce, ranking us the fastest growing in the nation,” Moyer said. “During this time, we have focused on creating a collaborative, diverse and inclusive tech community. I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished, but this success doesn’t happen overnight. It is the result of the efforts of many dedicated leaders who came before me, along with an incredibly gifted team and board of directors.”
“I consider myself an entrepreneur at heart and the time is right to look for my next challenge. The tech council is well positioned for our next leader to take what we have built to the next level, and I look forward to seeing the council continue to play an essential role in Nashville’s and Middle Tennessee’s emergence as a major tech center,” he added.
About Greater Nashville Technology Council
The Greater Nashville Technology Council is the catalyst for creating America’s premier collaborative and inclusive tech community. We are the leading voice and advocate for Middle Tennessee’s $8 billion technology ecosystem – and the 70,000 technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers our region’s economy. Our mission is to lead greater Nashville into the world that is becoming. For more information, please visit www.technologycouncil.com.