On the Move

On the Move: Joey Auer

by Leslie Turk

A seasoned IT specialist and successful businessman, Auer joins Lafayette's Global Data Systems. Joey Auer has joined Global Data Systems as director of sales. He is responsible for the direction and management of the public sector and commercial sales teams for the company's New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette markets.

Auer joins GDS with 26 years of professional information technology experience. His breadth of experience ranges from enterprise software architect and engineering to enterprise network and communications engineering.

In 1993, Auer started his own IT firm, Diamond Data Systems, which grew to 90 employees in four states serving commercial, national defense and FBI Anti-cyber terrorism. He was awarded U.S. Top Secret clearance by the FBI, named "Top 20 Technology Companies in America" by Ziff-Davis publishing, and won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's business ethics award. His firm was acquired in 2008 by Geocent.