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1 Project A Ideas in Ferment

2 Project A Founded in 1990 by Jim Teece and Dena Matthews Known for Site-in-a-Box Internet Solutions Clients include Asante, DM, City of Ashland, Medford, Jackson County, San Diego, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Ashland Chamber

3 Dena Matthews (CFO) Grew up in Yorba Linda, California World Traveler Well Educated Burned out on Computers in College

4 Jim Teece (Programmer) Grew up in Orange County, California No Travel Some Classes at a community college Programming (F), Accounting (A), Marketing (A) Film Making (A) Macintosh Started a company (New West Software) Electrical Estimator Medical Imaging System

5 Founded in 1990 Dena Matthews & Jim Teece Arizona Thunderbird (AGSIM) (study buddy) Programming First 3 Clients Apple Computer (Promising Practices in Primary Education) Taco Bell (Legal Document Tracker) CB Commercial

6 Moved to Ashland Arizona was too damn hot! FedX, Airport, I5, Voic SOU, Culture, Brew pub Moved 1 employee and spouse with us Got Married, Start a Family

7 1990s Traveling too much Client/Server Programming, Speaking, Teaching CB Richard Ellis Internet Valley Fun Growing Company, Great Culture Make Mistakes as Fast as You can We Suck Less

8 1996 New Project A Growth More Projects Reactive to Local Changes

9 Project A, Inc. Systems Client / Server Solutions Database Driven Mission Critical Department Solutions Education Station Networking Web Development

10 Kudos Best Business in Ashland Chamber Best Business in Medford Chamber Best Programming Solutions in Trade Journals Recognized by Oregon Business Magazine – Top 20 in the State Wall Street Journal, USA Today

11 5 Fingers, 5 Passions Health Care Education Small Business Local Government Community

12 2000 The peak of growth 50 Employees 21 hires to replace 18 Managers, HR, Parking, Police

13 2001 Recession Clients Disappeared Board Members Disappeared President of the Chamber 9/11 Nov. 15, 2001 – Darkest day 12 people laid off

14 2002 – 2005 New Project A Again Focus on Recovery Focus on Core Strengths Focus on Profit Focus on Product No new hires Integrity, Ethics, Focus

15 2005 Best year ever Most Profitable Year 8 employees Ran for School Board – Lost Taught a class at SOU

16 Project A Today 7 – 10 employees (Now Hiring) Hosting, License Fee, Custom Development Outside Sales Over 1 Million citizens count on us daily eCommerce solutions New Location Fun Again

17 Ashland, Locations Downtown Farm House Software Boutique, Strip Mall Train Station Hardware Store Tavern

18 Cool Things Community Operating System TodayInAshland Ticketing (Aiff, Lithia, Cascade) FreBa Coming someday JohnnyLogic ActiveTeams StudyBuddy

19 Role Models Mom Dena Foundation of Ashland Elizabeth Zinser, Juli Dichiro, Sandra Slattery Ashland Home Grown Sid Deboer Alan Deboer

20 Jim Teece Married to Dena Matthews Father of Teague and Quinn 12 Acres and lots of animals Tech Talk – 7 years Tech Pavilion – 11 years Serving the community through: SOU, SOTTC, Asante, Aiff Ashland Chamber – ESC, ASD Bond, AFN President and CEO of Project A, Inc.

21 Thank You ProjectA.com Jimteece.com


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