Meet the Audian Management Team
Brandon Bazemore | CEO
Brandon is a longtime Pacific Northwest native, growing up just outside of Seattle. While quickly becoming the "how can I make this work" person, his first major technology projects were in financial services where he deployed automated technology & process solutions for Accredited Home Loans that reduced the time to evaluate deals by over 75%. Leveraging this experience, he then developed a multi-tenanted pipeline solution that included 400+ salespeople closing more than $1.3 billion in financial products per year, resulting in several Inc. 500 and Puget Sound Business Journal awards for business growth.
Prior to founding Audian, Brandon was the IT Director for Fairplay, where he enabled the organizational infrastructure to scale from a single office to 25+ offices spread in over 5 states. By combining his knowledge and understanding of IT with a keen understanding of Sales, Marketing and core business growth drivers, Brandon is able to not just recommend products, but to leverage solutions to increase both productivity and bottom line numbers for clients.
Janae Smith | COO
Janae was born and raised in Oregon and moved to the Eastside 12 years ago. She brings more than 10 years of experience and expertise in the management of financial, mortgage and technological entities. At Audian she oversees the day-to-day operational functions of the company, including (but not limited to!) human resources, budgeting, accounting & administration. In parallel she develops and directs programs designed to meet the needs of the company, our partners and the staff.
Prior to joining Audian, she served as a Regional Manager for a successful Mortgage and Financial Institution where she developed and executed a number of strategic efforts and grew the region from one small office to 100+ employees spreading across several states with excess of $20 million per year in revenue.
Pramod was born in India and moved to the United States at the age of 17. He stumbled upon Unix while playing computer games in college and has fallen in love with it ever since. He started playing around with Open Source/Free Software in 1996 and has built a number of Free Software solutions for companies large and small. In the early 2000s, Pramod ran the California node for a popular IRC network focused on helping people new to Linux and BSD.
Since then Pramod has also provided solutions for a number of fortune companies, Unilever & Microsoft to name a few. In 2007, Pramod founded Perseus Consulting which focused on providing IT and VoIP solutions for small and medium businesses across the Puget Sound area.
In his spare time, Pramod tinkers on his car and plays his guitar.
Sean M. Cooper
Sean was born in New York and moved to the Puget Sound area in 1998. As a high-performing IT manager with a twenty year history of effective leadership in all facets of technology operations, including applications, systems, and network management, with the tools necessary to deliver a wide range of mission-critical enterprise solutions. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to guide technical teams in diverse environments. His background also includes setting strategic plans, mapping business processes, and designing and deploying global systems.
Before working here at Audian Sean founded and led three highly-successful entrepreneurial efforts. One of which was successful IT Managed Services company here in the greater Seattle area. Executing rigorous support strategies to meet and exceed stringent SLA standards for clients like Washington Mutual, Eddie Bauer, Unilever, and Boeing.
When Sean's not dedicating his time to the future success of Audian he can be found spending time with his wife and 3 boys.
Kyle is an original Washingtonian, hailing from the lower Puget Sound area. Growing up, his main goal was always to work in the tech sector, and he stumbled upon VoIP. “Telecom, especially VoIP, combined the two things I really came to enjoy in the tech world. Networking, and customer service.” Kyle has worked in telecommunications since early 2011, and has had experience at 2 other local carriers, besides Audian. He finds enjoyment in not being a problem solver, but a solution finder. You can find him hiking in the PNW!
Levi was born and raised in Maple Valley. With a knack for technology and a very curious mind, Levi explored and learned about different sorts of gizmos and gadgets.
From working as a crew leader, to a DJ, to an IT tester, Levi has experienced it all. At Audian he works as an IT technician, and loves helping people find answers to their problems and getting to the bottom of things.
David has worked in the VoIP industry since 2012 and technical support since 2009. While working full-time at Audian he also takes night classes learning software development, and runs a small business as an event coordinator on the weekends. His hobbies include music, lighting and stage equipment.
Richard and Franky are full-time students at the University of Washington, as well as full-time Audian interns. On top of their solid barbecuing prowess, they also perform data analysis and help with the company's social media presence.