A Year in the Life of a Web Development Firm

2011 marked Infomedia’s eighteenth year in the world of web development. This past year was spent refining our tool set to help us serve clients more efficiently.

2011 was definitely a year of transition for us. During the year we set up new infrastructure, including more efficient database and production web servers, and rebuilt our internal development servers to make our production process faster. We also reworked our internal work order and customer service systems to help us track our work more efficiently. Finally, we upgraded our development and content management tools to allow us to develop more effective websites for our clients.

To help us handle all of the changes in infrastructure and meet our new mission statement, we hired a number of new employees in 2011. Typically, our staff does not change much at Infomedia. Most of our crew has been with us for five to ten years, and we are happy to say that almost all of our “old” employees adjusted to all the transitions with a genuine appreciation for our success.

In January, Brian DiChiara joined Infomedia as Lead PHP Programmer and Clay Conner took over as Head of Sales. In February, we were excited to welcome Kris Burtoft back to Infomedia as Senior .Net Programmer. Stephanie Hutcheson joined us full time in March as Web Marketing Director and in April, Infomedia acquired VM Technologies, introducing Jeff Vreeland as Vice President of Digital Strategy. We also welcomed Jimmy McClure back to the team as Customer Service Advocate.  In May, Josh Flayhart joined Infomedia as Full Time Intern working with our UI developers. Jonathan Ford joined the Infomedia sales team in July as Account Executive in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Infomedia also welcomed Cindy Williams back to our Nashville programming team after an extended leave.

August was an exciting month, with former Infomedia employees Sam Brasseale and Jen Barnett winning the 2011 incubate!(bang) new business competition. This allowed them to begin their own online marketplace for local food, Freshfully. Joey Proffitt also joined our Nashville sales team in August as Account Executive and in September, Infomedia welcomed Brian Krogsgard as Lead WordPress Developer.

A reflection on 2011 from Infomedia CEO John Lovoy…

2011 marked Infomedia’s eighteenth year in the world of web development. Since our beginning in 1994, we have always tried to be at the leading edge of methods to help our clients use the Internet as a tool to both make and save money. This past year was spent developing and refining our tool set to help us serve clients more efficiently.  During the year, we also added several new employees with valuable skill sets that helped us take advantage of these new tools.

In addition to these staff additions, the Infomedia family also celebrated three marriages and the birth of two new babies. We are grateful for all the business and new clients God blessed us with in 2011. Looking forward to 2012, our team is excited about our company’s new mission statement: We pledge to serve our clients with Integrity, Excellence, Efficiency, and Empathy.

 

man smiles a big smile for a portrait photo for Infomedia

Jason loves finding creative ways to solve client problems, and he’s always looking for ways to help clients use technology to get more done while building up the bottom line. Don’t ask this guy to read the manual; he believes technology should be intuitive, and you shouldn’t need to follow directions to get it right. This belief comes in handy when he’s demanding the best user experience for our clients (not so much when putting together Ikea desks). To be happy, all Jason really needs is time with his family: wife, Shawndee, and kids Isaac, Juliette, James and Mary Rose — but a good cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll at Savage’s wouldn’t hurt.


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