Colby Free

Colby Free

Colby Free

Business Development Manager

Colby's ultimate goal is to fully realize the potential of our people and solutions in bringing location based technology to strategic Federal GIS initiatives, programs and projects. Specifically, Colby is responsible for supporting our Federal Team in business development strategy, talent coordination, account portfolio management, partner portfolio management, project delivery performance and innovation.

Colby has over 15 years of experience in GIS holds a B.S. in Education, emphasizing Geography and History. He also has a Masters of Geography degree emphasizing GIS and Remote Sensing, with a minor in Community and Regional Planning. Both degrees were earned from the University of Nebraska. Colby's career has always centered on the application of spatial technology to various public-sector business requirements and solutions, but most notably the Department of Defense.

Tasty Tidbit: He left a few things off of his resume

"The work experience people don't include on their resume can be just as important and interesting as what they include. Here is a sample of things I left off of mine that you might find interesting...

Bean Walker - Don't laugh, it was great money for an 11 year old. Plus it beat de-tasseling, bailing hay or, well, not having an income.
Quarter Horse Stable Hand - I know BS when I see it.
Golf Course Maintenance - 4 years on a golf course did nothing for my game, although I suppose I never had game to begin with.
Youth Leader - Scary thought isn't it!
German Fast Food Restaurant Cook - Wenn Sie jemals die Gelegenheit haben, eine Runza versuche ich es empfehlen. Sie sind ziemlich gut.
Fountain Maintenance - I don't care how hot you are or how fun it looks...DO NOT swim in that water. Seriously.
Telemarketer - I am so, so sorry if I ever interrupted your dinner.
Drummer - Would you believe me if I told you being in a band can teach you a lot about being an entrepreneur?"