Colin is our Business Development Manager, which means he wears many hats in the course of managing sales and marketing for our growing firm. He joined us in 2012 after four years leading marketing and business development for various divisions and regions at Hay Group, Inc., a global management consulting firm based in Philadelphia (now part of Korn Ferry). Colin joined the JS Leadership Team in 2014.
He began his career as a Staff Photographer for Gray Communications, owner of several community newspapers including the Gwinnett Daily Post in East-Metro Atlanta. In just over a year on the job, he earned two coveted Associated Press Awards for Photojournalism. Colin also did a brief detour into the mortgage lending industry, which gave him proficiency in database management, vertical marketing strategies, and customer service.
Colin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Newspaper Journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia. He spent his senior year working as the photo editor for the independent Red & Black campus newspaper.
A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Colin moved to Lilburn, Ga. just before middle school. It was there that his love for baseball took hold as he played catch with a neighborhood boy and his Dad, who turned out to be Atlanta Braves All-star Dale Murphy. The move was fortuitous in other ways, too, as Colin met his future wife, Jennifer, who managed his high school’s baseball team. Colin says he spent a lot of time on the bench, giving him abundant opportunities to learn about their mutual concern for the environment.
Today they live in Brookhaven with their two daughters, Ellie and Jules, who help remind them that every day is an adventure. When spring rolls around, Colin’s thoughts still turn to baseball and his quest to visit every Major League stadium in the U.S. At last count he had warmed the seats in eight, leaving 22 to go.