For over a decade, Richard Makerson, CEO and Managing Partner of Atlanta-based BlueFletch, has taken the company from a small tech startup to a full-fledged mobile technology firm whose clients include Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, and Home Depot. His determination and tenacity in the face of the country’s worst economic recession led him to become the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
BlueFletch is an Atlanta consulting firm that helps enterprises by building mobile apps that allow their employees to better serve customers. So for companies that are fighting fires and want to do something new and innovative in mobile, they’ll call BlueFletch to accomplish that.
Born and raised in Georgia, Richard went to school at Morehouse College in Atlanta to study computer science. Upon graduation, Richard started a trucking company, however, he found himself wanting to get back into the tech space, particularly in mobility solutions. BlueFletch was then born smack dab in the middle of the recession, but that didn’t stop Richard and his team from reaching new heights.
Be sure to watch the full interview above to learn more about Richard, his role in Atlanta’s Leadership Class of 2020, and the advice he has for entrepreneurs like you.
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