Today we are talking to Trey Connell, the CTO at ePublishing, and we discuss what it looks like rebuilding your product from the ground up, using Journaling as a tool for productivity, and how to recognize rockstar employees in a remote working environment.

All of this, right here, right now on the Modern CTO Podcast!



About Trey:

Trey Connell is the Chief Technology Officer for ePublishing Inc. He works with magazine, newsletter and newspaper publishers to increase audience engagement and content monetization.

Trey leads ePublishing’s long-term technology vision and deployment surrounding their Software as a Service (SaaS) product offerings. Trey has spearheaded the continual evolution of ePublishing’s core technology offering and business model since joining the company in 2000.

Trey oversees all frontend and backend development, project management and infrastructure staffs. He serves as the primary consultant for all sales staff, meeting with potential customers to understand their business and technology objectives in order to provide solutions and revenue opportunities. He also oversees all integrations with partners, as well as clients’ internal and external systems. Additionally, he pumps out Ruby code on a weekly basis, building features and integrations for his customers and staff.

Prior to joining ePublishing, Trey was a software engineer at Acxiom Corporation and focused on client-server development of customer service systems for publishers.

Trey holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Outside of his day job, Trey enjoys a variety of activities such as hiking, running, woodworking and cooking. He spends every minute he can with his wife and two children. He coaches and mentors other children through youth programs such as Arkansas United Soccer, Upward Basketball and local recreation league softball.

About ePublishing:

ePublishing’s software and services empower a range of business models, diversified income streams and deep reader engagement by eliminating data silos and integrating behavioral data with contextual content, community & commerce.

Our flagship product is an Enterprise Publishing System (EPS); fully integrated, Cloud-based, Software as a Service backed by custom development, design and obsessive 24 x 7 support.

The EPS was purpose-built to increase revenue, lower costs and build audience. Engineered to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems, features include: content management/CMS,

community, eCommerce, social media, editorial workflow, user/audience management, CRM, video, SEO, advertising, blogs, eNewsletters, directories, buyers guides, data and more.

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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