Brian CordeBrian Corde is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Atlas Insight, an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance Firm Network. Atlas assists businesses from all sectors in helping them choose strategic locations for their operations, helping create competitive advantage and achieve overall corporate goals by using location and incentives as ways to reduce operating costs and produce optimum results.

Brian brings 18 years of economic development experience to the Atlas team. Prior to founding Atlas, Brian was a Regional Practice Leader within BDO Seidman’s Business Location Incentives and Site Selection (BLISS) group and was the point person on the firm’s US and European site selection clients. Prior to joining BDO, Brian was a Partner with Mintax, where he developed their site location and discretionary incentive practice.

Brian also held the position of Executive Director over the Location Advisory and Economic Development Incentive group at ADP. Throughout his career, Brian has assisted numerous Fortune 500® companies such as Wells Fargo, Allstate, HSBC, Kraft, Philip Morris, Pfizer, Computer Sciences Corporation and Yahoo with their site selection and incentive needs. Brian has also assisted various government agencies with their business attraction and retention policies, and has helped write incentive legislation to keep them competitive within the global marketplace.

Brian has authored numerous articles for various trade publications including Expansion Management, Site Selection Magazine and The Business Xpansion Journal, and has been the featured speaker at conferences such as Industrial Asset Management Council, CoreNet Global, Tax Executive Institute and The World Research Group. Brian currently sits on the editorial advisory board of Business Xpansion Journal, an industry trade publication and is the former Chair of the Associate Membership Committee for IAMC.

Brian is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.