Meet Our Team

The Charleston Digital Corridor is highly collaborative organization with advisors hailing from the Charleston tech community and beyond. This allows us to stay lean, relevant and highly responsive to the dynamic needs of our tech community. We believe in community-sourced intelligence as the preferred way to operate.

  • Ernest Andrade

    Ernest Andrade

    Executive Director
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    Ernest is the visionary, founder and Director of the Charleston Digital Corridor. Under his leadership, the Digital Corridor has grown from 18 companies to 700+ companies today and is recognized as a model for high-wage, tech focused economic development. He has been serving the Charleston community for over 30 years!

    Ernest has an entrepreneurial spirit and thrives on the success and growth of our tech community. In the rare event he's not working you can find him biking, golf carting or hanging with his dog Gus!

  • Meghan Cradock

    Operations Manager
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    It takes a lot to keep the Flagship and various programs running. As a small and mighty organization, Meghan handles all aspects of the Charleston Digital Corridor's business operations while keeping members up to date on the latest tech happenings on social media.

    As a Charleston native, Meghan spends her free time enjoying everything that Charleston has to offer including spending time at the beach, on the boat, and trying out the newest restaurant spots downtown.

  • Joe Bryan

    Joe Bryan

    Technical Director
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    Joe, the unofficial co-founder, has worked with Ernest since the beginning. He now serves a consultative role as Technical Director, assisting in management of all aspects of their IT services and supporting two SaaS apps that the CDC licenses to other communities.

    Looking for a trivia partner? Look no further, Joe is your guy, he participates in league trivia with his friends!

  • Tom Wilson

    Head of Instruction

    Tom Wilson is a technologist,  entrepreneur and educator. Since 2011, Tom has been instrumental with the development of all tech ed programs and conferences offered by the Charleston Digital Corridor.

    Tom is an animal lover and even rescues raccoons and squirrels in need.