Meet Brian Ferguson, Co-President of MoveHQ
We’re pleased to introduce Brian Ferguson, Co-President of MoveHQ. Brian began his career in the moving industry with the goal of taking the moving process from the paper age to the digital age. As the founder of IGC Software — a technology company that specialized in software for the moving and storage industry — Brian has revolutionized moving software over the past two decades.
In 2017, Brian teamed up with longtime business partner Joe Bippen to form MoveHQ — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Updater. In their own words, here's more about their background in the moving software industry and their decision to team up to form MoveHQ.
After founding IGC in 1998, Brian and his team worked to solve problems caused by outdated technology in the moving and storage industry. The IGC team is known for developing many “firsts” in the moving space, such as creating the first surveying and estimating solution on a mobile device, the first sales solution incorporating electronic signatures, and using digital images during the survey process. In 2015, IGC won the AMSA Summit Award, the highest award for a supplier in the moving industry. Brian also serves on the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) Board of Directors and as the Vice Chair of the Supplier Committee.
In the early 2000s, Brian began working with Asset Controls Inc. (ACI) founder, Joe Bippen. The two realized that ACI — a technology company that helps moving companies manage their operations — and IGC had many overlapping features, as well as a common goal of streamlining processes for moving companies. It was obvious to both parties that a partnership would benefit all those involved, including the clients of both companies.
In 2011, IGC and ACI jointly developed MobileMover, the industry’s first and leading mobile driver inventory application. In 2017, Brian and Joe made their partnership official when Updater acquired both IGC and ACI, two of the moving industry’s most widely-used software products. They joined forces as MoveHQ and, with Updater, offer moving companies a complete end-to-end solution to run an entire moving and storage business from the cloud.