For his entire career Bryan has worked in and around the executive level of business. His missions have always been directly related to a bottom-line and many times his compensation was commensurate with profitability. Bryan has worked in both large-scale corporate and small business settings. He often gets asked, "Which do you prefer?" His response: size doesn't matter when the client is willing to work together to solve an issue and to grow.
Many years ago Bryan began to focus on start-ups and smaller ventures that were capitalized around the million dollar mark. His mission's were to execute a launch and get to a profitable operating position quickly. Navigating the political infrastructures of the internal and external resource pools to develop teams and relationships that would ensure the mission's achievement is a daily function. Bryan has been able to find, more times than not, a successful path through business process re-engineering, marketing campaigns, and a strict adherence to "the process". Each project that Bryan has developed resulted in improved efficiency, increased profits, and/or reduced expenses for the client with minimal disruption to the organization's infrastructure and culture.
In 1986, Bryan graduated college, Summa Cum Laude, with a computer science degree and founded his first technology company with focus on business consulting and systems development. In 1992, he expanded by starting another company that developed, implemented and maintained network infrastructure. This company soon began providing technology staffing solutions for large corporate client's IT departments. Bryan bought another company in 1993 that had an international niche market for consumer-based distribution accounting with a strong emphasis on EDI. In 1998 Bryan melded all of these different verticals together and started InTelesis. In 2000 he expanded again by adding a production division with a focus on commercial/infomercial production to InTelesis. Bryan is known for getting it done "right" and having a positive outlook regardless of the situation.
Bryan and his wife, Angie, and have been happily married since 1993. They have a son, Bryce, who has also been successful in his own business that he began at age 11. As a family they grow the business, travel, and consider themselves "non-pretentious foodies".
When asked what is the essence of his success Bryan answers "Business comes and goes; it's the relationships that matter". This must be why he has so many longstanding relationships; his clients typically become his friends. In fact, several years ago it was a friend/client who dubbed Bryan "SCBAB", which comes from his mantra - "Super Couldn't Be Any Better".
Nick Parsons grew up within a family who owned a building and engineering business. Nick's formative years therefore were spent learning about the building business. After graduating from High School Nick went on into a traditional apprenticeship and after the requisite years of training graduated from Exeter College the first time round with a degree in Electrical Installation Engineering.
Nick plied his trade mainly in the commercial, agricultural and industrial arena. It was through one of these long term contracts at Peco that Nick was exposed to modelmaking, and having befriended Peco's Chief Designer, Nick's interest and talent in modelmaking finally lead him to decide on re-training, this time in the modelmaking world. Nick researched and located a suitable degree course and entered University as a mature student gaining a degree in Design Modelmaking for Film and Television. Nick's engineering and practical background gave him an unusual but extremely useful perspective and skill set with regards to Modelmaking and Design, particularly showing flair for the consideration of how to design, and having the practical hands on experience which is so vital to the successful manufacture, fabrication and finishing of a huge variety of projects. Nick worked on short term contracts for several companies in all areas of modelmaking, from small and minutely detailed miniatures all the way through to full size mockups of new equipment and props and sets for television advertisements.
Eventually Nick decided to open his own modelmaking company which although small was highly successful, at one point being selected by the Guild of Master craftsmen for membership and featured in the Guilds in house magazine. Nick's company not only created models and prototypes, but also Nick worked with several companies as a design consultant, one of which was able to apply successfully for international patents based from Nick's designs.
Nick being very interested in the theme park industry through family holidays decided that to become properly immersed in this industry a move from his home in the United Kingdom to the United States, namely Central Florida (where most of the theme parks happen to be) was going to be necessary.
Due in no small part to his qualifications, extensive and wide ranging experience and skills along with numerous recommendations from his peers, Nick through a business sponsor in Miami was awarded an O-1 work visa which is designated as Alien of Extraordinary Ability, this visa is specifically aimed at at applications for permanent residency and in due course Nick was approved for this again rated E-16 Alien of extraordinary ability. After being awarded the "Green card" Nick moved to Central Florida and over several years worked for some of the biggest theming contractors in the industry at an increasing level of management within. Eventually Nick decided along with a small group of like-minded people that for future growth and enjoyment that a new owner operated and worked company was the way to move forward.
Angie has provided high-level, mission-critical data collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis for clients since 1992. Her diligence and tenacity have proven beneficial for many of their clients over the years; especially when the data didn't provide the answer the client was looking for and she had to develop a strategic path based on the actual data results.
She's quite competitive too! Angie started her higher educational journey with a "full-ride scholarship" for both basketball (she was a Point Guard) and academic excellence. In 1988 Angie graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. Perhaps it's that psychology that has honed her ability to see what she's looking for in the data so easily.
In the early 1990's Angie worked for a group of anesthesiologists providing logistical support services. Bryan was developing a system for that group at the same time. This is where they met and they have been together ever since. In 1993 She got married to Bryan and became the other half of their power-house consulting duo and has worked side-by-side with Bryan in all of their businesses since.
Bryce was raised in an entrepreneurial family and as such has been exposed to the positive attitude required to succeed for his entire life. At age 11 (2007) his family asked him what he wanted for his birthday, his answer: "a business". They, of course, were taken aback but were adroit enough to respond: "write a business plan and if the numbers prove, then we'll buy it". Now that may have been their nice way of saying no but the challenge had been laid and Bryce really wanted a business. So Bryce wrote a plan, he and his family validated the theories, and Bryce got his first business. Getting it was the simple part. The reality, Bryce's reality, became the knowledge that business is a complex collection of activities requiring quick, adept decisions at every turn; the more right decisions, the more success. Bryce asked himself "How can I make more right than wrong decisions?" "This is the question that executives ask themselves everyday and where the adage 'knowledge is power' comes from" says Bryce's mentor. Bryce's quest for knowledge began here; he decided to set a goal to reach the highest level of education possible - a Ph.D. in Business.
Bryce needed to develop another plan - an educational plan. At age 16 (2012) he visited many Universities met with anyone and everyone who could guide him towards the achievement of his educational goal. Bryce enlisted the help of family, teachers, counselors, and people from the industry. After that he met with university advisors to determine what the admission requirements were and his plan evolved around those requirements. To achieve it, Bryce took Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment classes through the remainder of High School, which afforded him a diploma and an AA Degree simultaneously and, as planned, satisfied UCF's College of Business Program Prerequisites. At 18 (2016) Bryce sold his business to fund his education plan, entered UCF as a Freshman with Junior Standing, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, and was graduated with his BSBA (Summa Cum Laude) in Finance.
Bryce is currently an MBA Candidate in the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College where he is expected to be graduated - with his MBA concentrated in both Finance and Operations & Technology Management - in 2018.
Recently, the Center for Leadership Development, which has been #1 in the nation for the past two years, recognized Bryce for his leadership abilities.
Stanley's story starts at a young age where little brother's envy reared its ugly head. "Follow me into the unknown and create whatever you can imagine", it seemed say. Being a musician and artist Stan had a God given talent to create, but needed more outlets. So Stan looked at that monster's shadow determined to prove his ability and devoured everything he could about technology and how to bend it to his will to keep up with it and hopefully, one day surpass it.
Starting his professional career at Merrill Lynch at the age of 18 he was off and applying his common sense knowledge towards technology and doing fantastic things while learning each new discipline as it came along. Custom software, systems automation, imaging systems; no project could contain him and so he ventured out. Other great companies fell in his wake like J.M. Family, InTelesis, Alltel and other's we can't contractually comment on. Client server imaging systems gave way to internet based access to data which then lead to Mobile App based systems. New devices and technology continued to emerge and he continued to learn. None of these companies were really able to fully satisfy the creative needs constantly driving him to do more.
During his corporate time he was commissioned on various artistic and musical projects creating physical art for clients, businesses and television shows. What became clear was a standard corporate environment was never truly an option. He needed to go where creativity can be new everyday, where every project has a different opportunity and where he could focus all of this energy on creating.
That is where White Sword Theming comes in. Stan is able to apply his creative thinking, knowledge, common sense, and expertise to our Theming projects, Applying his past corporate business skills with DAW, VR, AR, mobile interactives and PC interactives projects the new challenges and opportunities exist that can feed this hungry beast.
Yes, this really is Scott looking a bit like Dr. Jones but this is not a case of cosplay gone wrong or hacked social media account; this is just what he wears around the house - and archaeological digs as well. You see, Scott is an Archaeologist (he's got the PH.D. to prove it). He is also a JD (Juris Doctor - Attorney). Yes, you counted correctly - he's a double doctor. It's kinda like Ice Cream, why have just one scoop when you could have two - right? So at this point you may be asking: "what's he doing at White Sword Theming?"
The story goes a bit like this: Dr. Scott Viguié is a modern day Renaissance man, he has two doctorates and, as if that's not enough, he is also an author and actor. He is married to Debbie who is also a Ph.D. and, as if that's not enough either, she is also a New York Time Bestselling Author (multiple times). Together they possess a lot of knowledge and positive energy.
Scott's passion is educating others (you'd think he'd be a bit tired by now - right?) He is particularly focused on the sciences (bet that doesn't surprise you - does it). Scott has created both an audio show Doctor Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom and a live event Doctor Geek's Science Fair. Both projects are dedicated to STEM outreach (STEAM is actually more appropriate as his programs include the Arts as well).
Doctor Geek's Science Fair is a traveling show. Scott engaged White Sword Theming to design and fabricate the exhibition booths. During the design/build/pilot of the traveling show both parties enjoyed the interactions and their synergy produced astounding results (well that's a bit dramatic... Of course, we could have just said "really good stuff").
"If we did this well, what else could we do well and for whom". The intention is to parlay their creative energy into successful projects for clients in other verticals. When White Sword Theming got around to doling out the territories, Scott got all the sciency ones (again - I'll bet that doesn't surprise you). Scott is the point-of-contact for Museum, Science Center, Escape Room and Virtual/Augmented Reality projects.