Who We Are..
Perry Weather is made up of an array of backgrounds spanning from atmospheric scientists, to investment bankers, to software engineers. Our team strives to provide sustainable insights and tools that explain and predict the impact weather has or will have on our clients. Meet the folks that make Perry Weather so great!
Colin Perry, CEO/Founder
Colin is the CEO and Founder of Perry Weather. His childhood fascination of the weather remained a motivation to study meteorology and mathematics at the top operational meteorology school in the country, Texas A&M University. Colin has worked in the broadcast meteorology industry as well as the agriculture commodity world. His desire to provide answers and proactive solutions to weather-impacted businesses is the reason he started Perry Weather in 2012.
Zach howard, VP of SaleS
Zach's background is in high school and collegiate athletics and has a BS degree from Howard Payne University. Upon completion of his final football season of eligibility at the University of Missouri S&T, he spent a year playing professionally in Europe in the Austrian Football League before making the transition into teaching and coaching at the high school level. He brings practical knowledge and hands on experience of dealing with weather related issues as a coach. He has also spent significant time as a sales rep in the commercial insurance and roofing industries.
Patrick Mckinley, Sales Manager
Patrick has always had a passion for the game of golf. From playing the sport competitively throughout his youth, to working in the industry for nearly a decade as a young professional, he has accrued a wealth of knowledge of its inner workings on and off the course. Having received his education in Communications by way of Baylor University and Texas Tech University, Patrick offers a mixed skill set and seeks to provide a better experience for both players and facilities. Therefore, managing the golf industry interests, Patrick is a perfect fit to the Perry Weather team.
Ian allen, Meteorologist/account manager
Ian graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he got a BS degree in meteorology. While at UNC Charlotte he served as Vice President of the meteorology organization. He became interested in weather because he saw the impact it had on people's day-to-day lives and desired to bridge the gap between the two. Additionally, he gained significant professional experience and knowledge in operational forecasting while working in the energy and utilities industry.
Jonathan Tran, Software Engineer
Jonathan graduated from The University of North Texas with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Jonathan is a true, full-stack software engineer with extensive experience in the long-haul trucking industry where he developed navigation and mapping solutions. He values a solid user experience and aims his work toward this goal. Jonathan's unique and valuable perspective on projects make him a vital member of the Perry Weather team.
Conner King, Software Engineer
Conner graduated from Tarleton State University with B.S. degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. Conner is a full stack software engineer, with extensive experience building robust messaging systems spanning multiple platforms. Conner has worked on codebases for large legacy applications as well as developed new applications using modern frameworks and tools, and enjoys designing systems to address new use cases. Conner seeks to provide a consistent experience across all platforms, with an emphasis on stability and performance.
Calvin Chaffin, Meteorologist/Account Manager
Calvin graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Meteorology. He fostered an interest in weather from a young age due to his motivation to understand phenomenon not many individuals could explain. Fresh out of University, he offers his persistent work ethic and his knowledge from multiple work backgrounds and education to make an impact in the professional world. With his perspective on weather and climate, Calvin pursues new horizons with the Perry Weather team.
Meaghan French, Business Development Representative
Meaghan started her career working in hospitality sales for many years building on her interpersonal capabilities to engage with both clients and vendors. As a marketing and sales coordinator at a Dallas based brand development and PR firm, Meaghan has served in many roles throughout the customer lifecycle from creation of content, execution of marketing plans, and driving outbound sales. Meaghan graduated from college in 2018 in Dallas, Texas and serves as a BDR/Sales with Perry Weather to drive her sales experience to build brand awareness and solution adoption of their industry-defining solution.