About Datakwip


Datakwip helps buildings help people

We believe in treating buildings the way we expect buildings to treat us. People spend 90% of their lives indoors and expect buildings to provide us clean air, comfort, and safety. Datakwip helps its customers’ buildings do this in a way that is both environmentally and financially responsible.


Datakwip animates the inanimate

By giving a voice to the built environment, Datakwip and its clients work in harmony with their facilities. Datakwip’s data driven approach empowers our clients to create a positive impact on our environment.

Our Values


How Do We Think Every Day?

  • Datakwip believes grit should replace all other four-letter words.​
  • Datakwip believes action should always be driven by purpose.
  • Datakwip believes in replacing negativity with objectivity. Curiosity, honesty, and passion are the keys to success.
  • Datakwip believes it doesn’t matter how good you are, only how you’re going to get better.​
  • Datakwip believes that learning is a human responsibility.​


How Do We Make Decisions?

  • Datakwip believes in calculus not statistics. If we worried about the odds, we wouldn’t be here.
  • Datakwip believes that questions beat assumptions every time.
  • Datakwip believes in finding out not just what works, but why.
  • Datakwip believes the world can be made better through transparency.
  • Datakwip believes that everything can be improved, the important thing is knowing where to start.


How Do We Treat People?

  • Above all else, treat others as you wish to be treated.
  • Datakwip believes people on a team should align towards common goals.
  • Datakwip believes expectations are set so that the individual can make sure they meet them or ask for help.
  • Datakwip believes you reward excellence. If you don’t know how to achieve it, Datakwip helps those who ask.
  • Datakwip believes you should always start with and remember your WHY.

Our Team

Cory Perdue

Cory began his career as a building automation system’s integrator at HVAC Concepts in Frederick, MD, working there beginning in 2005. While continuing his work with HVAC Concepts, Cory Perdue attended Virginia Tech, graduating in 2009 with his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics. After graduation, Cory rose from his position as an application engineer, to management, eventually making partner, and becoming VP of Technology.

After establishing himself in the industry as a smart facilities expert, Cory left HVAC Concepts to form Datakwip in 2015, which he operates today. Datakwip was created to capture and analyze real-time data from smart facilities. Wanting to expand his institutional knowledge of software systems, Cory attended Penn State and received his Master’s in Software Engineering. Using this knowledge and ten years of experience Cory lead the design and implementation of the first revision of the Datakwip Analytics Platform which uses a variety of database types, streaming data technologies, and big data tools to provide real-time and historical insights to facility stakeholders.

The Datakwip platform helps stakeholders operate their buildings more efficiently while making better decisions regarding green initiatives, capital project planning, and energy acquisition. Cory Perdue has served as a Subject Matter Expert on multiple high profile projects including Children’s National Medical Center and NAVFAC’s Smart Grid.

Josh Desmond
Vice President of Business Development

Josh brings over 15 years of experience in business management, sales, and operations. He has significant experience in fast growing SaaS environments, fundraising and new market penetration.

Josh began his career as a federal law enforcement officer but spent most of his early career as a targeting officer in the intelligence community which included building a professional services company providing intelligence gathering, analytical and targeting services to a variety of companies & organizations. After his time in the intelligence community, Josh transitioned to sales and leadership roles for companies owned by Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm that focuses on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses. After leaving the Vista portfolio companies, Josh worked as the VP of Sales for a publicly traded company providing drone detection and countermeasures worldwide, and most recently led US Sales for a software company providing design technology in the AEC and entertainment industry.

Throughout his career Josh has shown the ability to work with both public and private organizations of all sizes while utilizing his skills in relationship building, collaborative sales efforts, networking, and leadership.

Brett Boyer
Director of Engineering

Brett has spent over 8 years in software development during which he accumulated 6 years of experience in software project management. 

Brett’s engineering career was initiated when he started working for Northrop Grumman at age 15.  During this time he developed various pieces of software technology while also leading groups of other interns.  Brett attended University of Maryland, College Park where he obtained a B.S. in computer science.  Brett continued his career at Northrop Grumman while in college, at which point he lead his own software projects.  These projects had potential savings for the company estimated at over $1 million per year.  These pieces of software were then later filed for patents.  Brett later then left Northrop Grumman to join the start-up Datakwip.  At Datakwip, Brett has lead the development of the Datakwip Platform, building a piece of technology that is leading the smart building industry. 

Brett has been writing code since the age of 13, his experience and passion for developing software gives him the ability to effectively and rapidly innovate the industry’s leading technology.