Josh Brown: Tech firm looks for ‘work hard, play hard’ office space


Author: Mary Shanklin
Publisher: Orlando Sentinel
Date: June 15, 2014

Josh Brown, 38, is founder of Orlando-based PowerDMS. The document-management service provides cloud storage for organizations that require a high degree of security. The chief executive officer of the fast-growing company has been scouting new locations within Orlando and spells out what technology companies are looking for in office space. He spoke recently with reporter Mary Shanklin.

CFB: What brought you to Orlando?

I was born in St. Pete and grew up in Hernando County. The whole idea of moving to Orlando was centered on UCF [University of Central Florida]. I was having a lot of good luck hiring software engineers from UCF. I was going to move the company to Tampa but, after living in Orlando, I kind of fell in love with the place — even though I grew up associating it with I-Drive and the theme parks.

What is PowerDMS?

PowerDMS is a software-as-a-service document management system. … We sell our software to organizations such as public safety, health care, aviation and energy. Without good management of these documents, organizations can be exposed to a huge amount of liability. Read more here.