David J. Brown, or DJ, is a Cloud DevOps Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in the industry. When DJ started his career he began noticing a pattern of co-workers leaving one contracting company to join another, doing the exact same thing, with the exact same title. When he inquired as to “why?”, the answers were always the same: “It was the only way to increase my salary” and “I wanted to feel like the work I was doing mattered.” This fueled a passion to build a company that fostered employee growth and appreciation, while delivering quality engineering services. In 2019, DJ partnered with technical mentor and friend, Joseph Geraghty, to start DataHaven Solutions; a local, small business. DataHaven aims to provide big data and custom cloud support and engineering solutions to federal and commercial clients alike. DJ takes great pride in his employees feeling valued, recognized for their contributions and encouraged to share their ideas.