Today we are talking to Reid Williams, the Co-Founder and CTO at TravelBank. And we discuss the benefits of becoming a well rounded communicator, leadership lessons from time spent in the Marines, and insights into the process of raising venture capital.

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Reid Williams is an engineering leader and entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience in systems architecture and software design and development. Currently, Reid is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of TravelBank, a San Francisco-based travel and expense management company.

Prior to working at TravelBank, Reid ran his own consultancy for over 4 years and spent over a year at Parature building a social media monitoring tool that was key in it’s Microsoft acquisition. He served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for six years as both a network/systems administrator and a developer. Reid earned his Master’s of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.

ABOUT TravelBank:

TravelBank is the leading all-in-one business travel and expense management platform, powering the expense and travel solution for more than 20,000 companies. Businesses gain immediate control of their travel program, reducing travel spend by 30% on average while improving employee happiness through a user-friendly design and travel rewards program. 

Companies can create and deploy custom travel policies with ease and create a baseline for travel spend, and have access to TravelBank’s in-house customer success team for 24/7 concierge-level support, always available by phone, email, or chat. For more information, please visit TravelBank.com or download our iOS or Android app.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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