More than tech. It's the team.

Why Work With Us

We take the word partner very seriously. We believe in mutually respectful and rewarding business relationships. You should expect openness, fairness and excellence from us, just as we expect you to be creative, experienced, ethical and knowledgeable in your own domain. Together we can do great things.

What Drives Us

We enjoy working with smart, motivated people, thrive on challenges and love solving problems. Our aim is to create solutions that result in tangible benefits for everyone involved, so when you win, we win.

Our Philosophy

Build great relationships. Take pride in our work. Value and demand honesty and transparency. Make improvements, not excuses. Choose opportunities wisely. Innovate or die. Never overlook simplicity. Design matters. Never settle for less than the absolute best we can do. Have fun!

Scott Fairbairn


Scott is a serial entrepreneur, outside-the-box thinker and diverse technologist. His core strength is the ability to embrace a new concept in a very short time and architect scalable, high-valued software solutions that disrupt markets and empower start-ups, progressive companies and entrepreneurs to achieve rapid success. In the business for almost 30 years, Scott has broad experience in the inner workings of both public and private companies, incubated many startups, brought public companies back to life, worked with aspiring entrepreneurs and C-level executives to enhance their original visions, provided technology due diligence, advised venture capitalists and angel investors, and authored several patents.

David Fairbairn

Director of Design

David brings a robust background in creative direction to Breakthrough, using his 20 years in print and web design to help create beautiful, intuitive digital products. From the user experience to interface design, identity and branding, David’s role is to ensure that every product we deliver is easy to use and ready for market. With an expressive curiosity and an obsession for detail, David’s pixel perfect standards mean progressive design for our software and valuable products for our partners.

Lee Waters

Ventures & Strategy

Lee is a veteran entrepreneur tasked with leading biz dev efforts for Breakthrough. With experience leading large and small teams in public and private companies, startups and turnarounds, he's seen a lot - the good and the bad. At Breakthrough, he identifies potential partners and portfolio clients and works with those partners to create successful relationships and outcomes. A huge fan of the power of entrepreneurs to change the world, Lee gives back to the startup ecosystem as an angel investor, member of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Technology Angels and an advisor to several early stage companies.

John Hawkins

Application Development

John is a seasoned Breakthrough resource with more than 20 years of experience working with the founding members. He leads Breakthrough's QA and front-end development efforts with extensive experience in browsers, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, Less, responsive design and testing tools. When not painstakingly ensuring our user experience works on every mobile device and browser known to man, he's hiking in the North Georgia mountains pondering how to make them better.

..innovative thinking not commonly found...their wide-ranging knowledge and diverse capabilities have been instrumental to the success of the solutions we've delivered.

- Ian Schmeisser, Big Vision Communications