Stephen Sharpe is founder and CEO of SHARPeTools, Inc. (SHARPeTools.com) a web application development firm. SHARPeTools and its marketing affiliate Sharpe Communications have been building brands online since 1999. During this time Stephen has leveraged his Business Administration education and his niche marketing background with web technologies, building everything from one-page brochure web sites for small clients to large infrastructure projects. For almost 20 years Stephen and his team have worked with clients writing hundreds of custom online applications and assisting them in going to market online more efficiently.
- YachtBroker.com (Sr. Software Developer, Project Manager 2000-2002) Sharpe Communications developed one of the first niche data aggregation websites into a business. We spidered and aggregated every yacht for sale internet (not unlike kayak.com or priceline.com does in the travel sector). Our largest competitor (YachtWorld.com) sued Yachtbroker.com over our aggregation technology and lost… then YachtWorld.com bought the company for an undisclosed sum. (While not quite a yacht, during the summer months Stephen can often be seen touring the Newport Harbor in his classic 1960 Dorsett.)
- VengeanceMotorcycles.com (Dir. of Marketing, CEO 2002-2008) As a fully licensed USDOT/NHTSA vehicle manufacturer, in five years Vengeance manufactured 998 custom motorcycles with over $25M in sales. With a network of 40 dealers, we implemented the first online dealer/production/service portal in the industry. In 2008 due to economic restraints, Vengeance ceased production. Our loyal owner’s group still gathers at venmc.com. (In the winter months, Stephen can often be seen riding one of his personally owned Vengeance motorcycles in the desert hills of the Coachella Valley.)
- EMC.org – Eisenhower Medical Center (Sr. Software Developer / Consultant 2008-current) – Health Care is the worlds largest industry today – it is three times larger than the banking sector. After lagging behind for almost five decades, the healthcare industry is revitalizing and transforming itself faster than any other vertical market. Stephen has been working with Eisenhower for almost a decade helping them meet their online needs resulting from requirements such as Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act and rising technology expectations of their health care consumers.
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