Core10 is proud to provide our team members the opportunity to live and work in the place they call home. For many, that home is West Virginia. From the start, Core10 chose to seek talent in West Virginia because we knew it thrives there. What we recognize for certain is that the people of West Virginia are just as resilient, powerful, and capable as anywhere else.
This month, we are delighted to feature West Virginia native and Core10 Implementation Services Lead Associate, Brandon Cordle. Brandon finds West Virginia, particularly, Huntington, a “unique place to live and grow”. We are thrilled that Brandon has the opportunity to grow and work alongside our team while simultaneously thriving in the mountain state.
“Brandon Cordle has grown tremendously both professionally and personally in his time at Core10. He is a valued team member that continues to step up time and time again.”
Anthony Alexander, Implementation Manager
Take some time to learn about Brandon, his diverse background, and why he says Huntington is a place “anyone can call home.”
How long have you been with Core10?
I have been with Core10 since July 2020.
How did you hear about Core10?
I heard about Core10 through Amy Simpson who is our Senior Manager of Organizational Development.
Why did you choose to work at Core10?
I chose to work at Core10 because it was an early-stage, rapidly growing start-up, and the job itself seemed like it would challenge me in ways that I knew would help me grow as a professional. I thought Core10 would help me gain lifelong skills that would make me more well-rounded, ultimately allowing me to be a more valuable resource for Core10 and my team.
What did you do before joining the team?
Before joining Core10, I worked for Microsoft as a Customer Success Manager where I spent most of my time working with Corporate and Enterprise level customers helping them adopt new software such as Microsoft Teams, as well as the various components of Microsoft Azure. Before that, I worked as a Creative Director/Lead Designer at Infinity Marketing Solutions. I also worked for Glenn’s Sporting Goods, Marshall University Athletics as a Graphic Designer, and did freelance work with a multitude of businesses in the Huntington-Charleston WV area.
Where did you go to school?
I went to college at Marshall University and graduated in May 2018.
What did you study?
While at Marshall I majored in Graphic Design & Digital Media (Art), with a minor in Marketing. I also took passion courses such as Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, Conspiracies in US History, Drug Wars, Good Films, Media Design, Music in Society & Environmental Interpretation.
What got you interested in a career in software development?
Through being a designer, I was always in front of a computer and have always been a rapid adopter of new technology. I remember as a kid sitting in front of my dad’s old computer in the late 90s playing with Microsoft Paint and just exploring what a computer was and how it worked. Naturally, those life experiences led me to have the knowledge coming out of college to be able to step into a career centered around new and emerging software solutions.
What is your favorite project you have worked on at Core10?
I have only worked on one project for Core10 and that’s DealCloud, which has been a blessing for me. I have learned so much about the private capital markets industry and how the different types of firms operate and ultimately how money gets moved around, how businesses get funded, how acquisitions are made, and so much more.
Tell us about your life outside of Core10… Family life? Pets? Hobbies?
All my family is in or around the Huntington, WV area so naturally, that’s where I have planted my roots. I live with my girlfriend who is from Romania, she moved here to go to school at Marshall which is how we met. She now works as a Software Engineer 2, and we have a dog named Toto who only understands Romanian! Some of my hobbies are playing video games and watching sports, I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and San Antonio Spurs fan. I also love to travel and see new things and places. I also like to get out and enjoy the wonderful parks and trails that West Virginia and surrounding areas have to offer, I will never pass up a chance to get out on the lake on a beautiful summer day!
What is something other people find most surprising to learn about you?
I would say typically people are surprised to hear my educational background versus what I do for a living now.
What is your favorite thing about Huntington?
My favorite thing about Huntington is that it’s a unique place to live and grow. What do I mean by that? Well, most people look at West Virginia as being underdeveloped, unprogressive, and unwelcoming and there’s a bit of truth to that in some regard. However, in Huntington, you will find one of the most unique communities in the US in my opinion. There are people here from all walks of life, some move from the big cities, and some people like me are born and raised here, but no matter who you are or where you come from, Huntington is a place you can call home. One defining trait of Huntington is that it constantly reinvents itself with new businesses, new leadership, and new people. When you come here you will most likely be greeted with a casual smile and a sense of southern hospitality. Not to mention, Huntington has a space for everyone, no matter what religion you believe in, or what sexuality or gender you identify with, you can find many places that will welcome your business and will treat you with the utmost respect.
Why did you choose to stay there?
I chose to stay here because I haven’t been given a reason to leave. I grew up here, I want to see Huntington and the surrounding area be great! My family and my friends are here. I have found plentiful work opportunities here like Core10, N3, and every other business I have had the pleasure of working with. Not to mention, with Core10’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in mind of 1,000 families thriving in the place they call home by 2030 I have even more reason to stay.