After graduating college in 2013, Alaina Meyer wanted to capitalize on her interest in information technology. Growing up a military child, she took a leap of faith and founded scDataCom in the Savannah area. Her mother, Kathleen Ford, joined her as a co-owner and business partner in 2014 after retiring from her 26-year career in the U.S. Army. The mother-daughter duo has had quite the success since beginning this journey together. Most recently, scDataCom was awarded “2021 Installer of the Year” from Security Sales & Integration Magazine.
Kathleen and Alaina are both graduates of IVMF programs and were willing to talk with us in recognition of Hire a Veteran Day, which is July 25th. Being a veteran and military child, the two show how their characteristics of strength and resiliency are highly beneficial to their company – traits that many veterans and military family members bring to the table when working at an organization. Learn why they believe employers should take a chance on veterans and military families in our latest What’s Brewin’ episode.
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View a few photos below from their company and experiences.