Brian Corde is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Atlas Insight, an independent site selection and government incentive consulting firm. 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 20 years of economic development consulting 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 after they acquired Mintax in 2006. Throughout his career Brian has assisted numerous Fortune 500® companies such as Wells Fargo, Allstate, HSBC, Kraft, Philip Morris, Pfizer, Solvay, 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 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, and has received his Fellowship designation from IAMC. While at Rutgers, Brian received accolades for his work within the Labor Studies Department, and was invited to be a teaching assistant for the department.
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.
Kathy Mussio is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Atlas Insight. With over 25 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. Kathy provides location strategy for both industrial and commercial clients, with a focus on Atlas’ manufacturing clients.
Kathy has conducted successful negotiations for some of the world’s largest corporations. She brings her years of incentive negotiation and management experience to ensure that incentive packages negotiated for Atlas’ clients can also be realized at their maximum value. For client’s site selection needs, Kathy works with companies to provide data, analysis and the guidance to help the decision of where to locate, expand, or consolidate. While many of Atlas’ clients are large corporations in the Fortune 500®, Kathy also works with small to mid-sized companies, and with project sizes large and small.
In the early part of her career, Kathy focused on real estate development and the associated zoning and land use entitlements that are typically required. This also entailed working with development-related tax credits, such as New Markets Tax Credits and Brownfield Tax Credits.
Kathy is a reliable opinion source for the trade publications and national newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal. She has been a frequent guest of state, regional and local 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.
Education and Awards
Kathy holds a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University. Her graduate Capstone project for her Masters was awarded an A+ and continues to be shown to students as an example of exemplary work. Her undergraduate studies were also completed at New York University, earning her a B.F.A. with concentrations in Communications and Art History.