Joel Cochran, a longtime developer, architect and 6-time Microsoft MVP, has joined Causeway Solutions as Chief Technology Officer.
Prior to joining Causeway Solutions, Cochran served as the conservative Technical Evangelist on the Microsoft Campaign Technology Services team through the 2016 election cycle and worked with campaigns and committee partners throughout the country architecting Microsoft Azure-based cloud solutions. Following his service in the United States Army, Cochran worked for several software companies specializing in C#, .NET and SQL Server and has been dedicated to the Microsoft stack and in leveraging Microsoft Azure to build innovative solutions.
“We are thrilled to add Joel’s incredible talent to our team which continues to expand. Joel has received numerous awards from one of the largest and most successful companies in the world for his technical expertise and ability to bring together diverse platforms, products, and solutions to solve real world problems. His technical skills coupled with his experience leveraging data and cloud technologies will further expand Causeway’s ability to provide our clients with actionable, data-driven marketing strategies,” said Causeway Solutions founding partner Bill Skelly.
About Causeway Solutions
Causeway Solutions is the premier decision science firm driving political and public policy campaigns providing state-of-the-art, data-based strategic analyses. We are political professionals with over five decades of experience in the industry. Through our machine learning algorithms, we are able to provide highly targeted insights to measure public sentiment and deliver strategic data to our clients. Our experienced team works together with our clients to understand their needs and to produce customized analytics that provide solutions suited to their real-world requirements. By simplifying and integrating complex information into actionable intelligence, we empower our clients to build a roadmap for success.
Causeway Solutions was awarded the Gold Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants for “Best Use of Analytics” in 2016. It was also awarded a Reed Award from Campaigns and Elections magazine for its role in the 2016 election cycle – powering the RNC’s field program with robust, precise analytics and data-driven strategy.
About Joel Cochran
Joel Cochran is the Chief Technology Officer for Causeway Solutions. Prior to joining Causeway, he served as the conservative Technical Evangelist on the Microsoft Campaign Technology Services team and worked with numerous campaigns and committee partners throughout the country during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle.
Joel was born in Virginia and grew up in Iowa. Following his service in the United States Army, he began his post military career at a software company in Florida where he was a software developer on the IBM AS/400 platform. He then worked for a micro-ISV in Virginia writing software for local governments. This period led him through a wide range of technologies such as RPG, DB2, Java, Perl, PHP, MySQL, Linux, and more.
In 2003, Joel discovered C#, .NET, and SQL Server and has been dedicated to the Microsoft stack ever since. Joel is an expert at leveraging Microsoft Azure’s many features and services to build innovative solutions. Throughout his career he has ranged through a variety of web, desktop, and database development tools and environments.
An accomplished writer and speaker, Joel is passionate about teaching and was recognized as a 6-time Microsoft MVP. He earned his degree from James Madison University and lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia with his family.