Arrian Mehis was born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta. As a young man, he wanted to be an engineer, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has used those fundamentals of technology for the entirety of his career paired with his passion of leading teams to deliver value to customers. He is also currently enrolled in the Columbia Business School for the Chief Marketing Officer Executive Program as a July 2024 graduate.
Arrian has worked at Southern Company, Dell, Rackspace, and Amazon in progressive senior leadership positions domestically and internationally, bringing broad experience in looking at things from multiple analytical lenses of customer, market, and value. “I competed with AWS for five years, then worked for AWS for seven years, and now have the privilege of still working with AWS as a partner.” He leverages those varied perspectives to build and execute his strategies while leading organizations and customers on growth and transformation journeys.
His energy and passion for what he does is evident when looking back and forward. “Despite cloud being a trillion-dollar market, we continue to be on a long journey of growth and enablement. Even while at AWS as the market leader, I still felt we were a grain of sand in a massive ecosystem underpinned by an accelerated pace of innovation. Constant reinvention and differentiation on behalf of our customers is critical.” Now that Arrian is at Innovative, he has renewed excitement. “I am thrilled to build yet again together with the Innovative talent. I truly believe we can achieve our long-term mission and transformation strategy.”
Arrian has lived in Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, London, and San Antonio. He currently resides in Austin with his wife and two sons.