John F Applebee
The first year of the new millennium marks the 30th anniversary of John's life as a professional software developer. After obtaining a BS in mathematics in 1967, John stayed on at Rollins college to complete a BA in behavioral sciences and participate in directed study in math with a visiting professor.
While in graduate school at Emory University, he earned an MS in mathematics as well as a post-graduate certificate in computer science from the Honeywell Institute of Information Sciences in Atlanta. His first position was with the A.C. Nielsen Co. as a programmer in the national television ratings division. In 1974, John moved to Dallas and spent 14 years developing systems for a variety of companies and gained experience with general accounting, oil and gas, transportation, inventory and many other computer systems, mostly on IBM mainframes.
In 1989, he moved to Florida and became the third employee of a new company known as Smith, Gardner and Associates. During his 10 years with SGA, he was primarily involved in the design and development of the Ecometry\(MACS) catalog management system. John currently heads up the product development area here at HEI.
Taylor Lumpkin founded Hire Experience following seven years of work at Smith-Gardner & Associates where he was one of the original core associates. Prior to SGA, he was the Vice President and General Manager for Year One, Inc., the leading catalog for classic car enthusiasts.
Having understood the need for quality consulting and programming services to users of (MACS)Ecometry®, Mr. Lumpkin founded the company based upon the principal that we only want to treat our clients as we would expect to be treated ourselves. We have lived on both sides and bring a unique perspective that we think you'll find a refreshing pleasure. All of our associates are only the best people with a minimum of 5 years experience.
All of our developers have extensive knowledge of (MACS)Ecometry® and most specialize in particular areas. Our consultants enjoy traveling and working with clients. You know, when you're doing what you like, it doesn't seem like work.