Bill retired from the Navy in 1997 after a career as a Surface Warfare Officer. He was assigned to seven ships and made five deployments mostly in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Once retired and ashore he found that he was very good at and enjoyed working with computers. He was hired by Prudential Financial in Jacksonville, Florida and quickly earned the designation as a Microsoft Certified Partner with the operating system NT 4.0. A year later he achieved the designation of Microsoft Certified System Engineer and a year after that Microsoft Certified Database Administrator working with SQL databases in an international enterprise system. After 7+ years at Prudential he realized that the time was right to try something new so in 2005 with his wife, Dana, he moved to Georgetown started Friendly Computers of Georgetown.
For the first five years or so Friendly Connections IT concentrated on the residential side of the computer repair business but it became evident that Georgetown’s small businesses were under-served while the IT environment continued to become more complex. So he began to put the skills from the Navy and Prudential to work and, with the help of the exceptional Friendly Computer team, built the infrastructure to support and further the business critical IT functions of companies from 10 to 50 PC’s. Friendly Connections IT has rock solid enterprise level backup and disaster recovery systems available to even the smallest companies and the automated monitoring and remediation processes to keep them running at peak efficiencies.
When not working with business and residential customers Bill is an avid cyclist and reader.