Brian Corde is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Atlas Insight, LLC, 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.
Education and Awards
Brian is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. He received accolades for his work within the Labor Studies Department, and was invited to be a teaching assistant. Brian will receive his IAMC Fellowship in 2012.
In 2011, one of Brian’s site selection projects won a CiCi award given by Trade and Development Magazine for major community impact. After Hurricane Katrina, Brian was an invited guest of the Governor of Louisiana in Washington, DC to help develop strategy and incentive policy to encourage redevelopment in the states of Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana
Managing Partner and co-founder Kathy Mussio has over 22 years of combined experience as a management, incentive and site selection consultant. She is widely considered an industry expert in the site selection and incentive negotiation business. Her consulting career has focused on securing incentives for various projects as well as helping site selection clients to select optimal locations for expansion projects.
Kathy has conducted successful negotiations for some of the world’s largest corporations. While the majority of Atlas’ clients are companies in the Fortune 500, Kathy has also assisted small to mid-sized companies with projects in various industries. Kathy has an expertise in working on highly complex real estate development projects, including working with New Markets Tax Credits, Brownfield Tax Credits and various other land use entitlements.
Kathy is a reliable opinion source for trade publications and AP stories and has been a frequent guest of state governments to assist with development of strategic plans to attract business investment. Kathy has also written numerous expert articles for regional and national publications.
Before co-founding Atlas Insight, Kathy was a Regional Practice Leader in the Business Location Incentive and Site Selection group at BDO.
Kathy holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University