Billy Cutshaw, President/CEO of Allied Business Systems
When did you get in involved with TAG?
What’s the best thing about TAG in your opinion?
Access to Resources that had not been available to our company in the past.
What does your organization do?
We make Loan Origination Software for Financial Institutions, ie, Banks, Credit Unions and Finance Companies.
How big is your operation in Georgia?
Total development is in Macon, GA. We are a small company of less than 50 employees. Yet, we are a nationwide company with over 5,000 installs. We have been providing our clients industry with our products for over 37 years.
What do you do at your organization?
Anything my employees tell me to do. I am a visionary who drives the company in the direction of success that our employees make happen.
Why and how did you get started?
ABS was started in 1978 by an IBM executive for his neighbor who owned a finance company and wanted to automate it. Then it was sold to Wells Fargo who maintained it for nine years until they sold it to the current owner.
How do you think Georgia has emerged as a strong player in technology?
I see it everywhere, as GA takes on the challenges, someone is willing to try to solve them. They meet the needs presented with their innovated ideas and determination to succeed.
What must Georgia do to maintain its momentum in the tech industry?
Education Pipeline is the key in preparing for the future of our state and national growth. We must have Creative Individuals to fill these needed positions in order to develop the growth we all expect.
What is your next big project?
Completing our next generation Web base product.
Name one thing that people would be surprised to know about you.
I was once an undercover drug officer in the 70’s funded by the federal government that later became the start up of the DEA. Due to this activity I actually met the real life Buford Pusser the Tn Sheriff who they made a movie about called “Walking Tall” a few months before he was killed.