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Impact Presents: "Lessons from the Transformation of an Engineer into an Entrepreneur"

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Wednesday, September 26



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW, 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 200


Come hear an inspiring talk by John Peak as he tells us about the journey through his transformative career at Candid Partners.

John Peak HeadshotJP was a die-hard technologist (and still is), who at 26 decided to start his own company – so he learned how to raise capital, manage people, and many more things that the software developer in him never thought he would have to deal with. Come hear about his journey and the work that goes on at Candid Partners – a company that has a 4.7 (out of 5) rating on Glassdoor.

John Peak is the co-founder and a Managing Partner of Candid Partners, Atlanta’s premier cloud consulting firm and AWS Partner.  A self-proclaimed “cloud geek” he brings more than 25 years of expertise in application architecture plus 6 years in cloud architecture to lead and advise the transformation of Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to Candid Partners, John founded three other start-ups beginning at age 26.  John started the Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG), attained AWS certifications for both Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Computer Science and Mathematics. 

For a preview of what John will talk about, you can check out this podcast 

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.