While in my early twenties I left my role as a Senior Software Engineer at Recital Corporation to start my first Internet company at a time when the Internet was just starting to launch its first eCommerce brands. That company, ProActive Web Marketing, lasted nearly a decade with several spin-offs. At the start of the next millennium fate handed me my first set-back as an entrepreneur. A year later I regrouped and launched another startup, this time as a private contractor for small businesses looking for a coder. Within a year client demands exceeded capacity; I joined forces with another local developer and we formed Cyber Sprocket Labs. 7 years later I found myself managing people and contracts, not writing a line of code, and missing my son growing up. I shut down the company and went on hiatus until my hobby turned into another company known today as Charleston Software Associates.
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