Forrest Bittner Chambless
POBox ****; Lincolnton, NC 28093
ChamBitt Enterprises, LLC, Lincolnton, NC (10/03 to present) & Jackson, WY (9/02 to 9/03) Owner, (September 2002 to present)
In Lincolnton, NC, I provide IT services, directly and sub-contracted, for medical offices, law offices, city government. Additionally I provide retail & restaurant point-of-sale sales, installation, and service. Formed solely owned company to provide better service to customers, and give myself more flexibility in peripheral business interests and family health matters. Managed up to three technicians on multiple ongoing computer projects as part of routine operations.
Chambless Computer Group, LLC, Jackson, WY
Co-Owner and Chief Technical Officer, (January 2000 to October 2002) With two partners, built business into a $350,000 per year computer services business showing a $15,000 annual net profit after paying myself and one partner a salary. Managed six technicians servicing business computer customers in Jackson, WY and Teton Valley, ID. Designed, analyzed, and implemented new projects, upgrades, networks, software integration, and maintenance to computer operations of over 160 clients including: local electrical utility, hotels and resorts, retail businesses, restaurants, medical offices, construction firms, architects, law offices, and a hospital. Acted as purchasing manager and primary project manager. Wrote proposals and closed large sales.
Computer Results Unlimited, Teton Valley, ID; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC. Owner, (August 1986 to December 1999)
Created computer consulting firm with average annual sales of $250,000. Designed, analyzed, recommended, and implemented upgrades, networks, software integration and repairs to microcomputer operations of over one hundred sixty clients in Teton Valley, Washington, DC, and Chicago metropolitan areas. Provided computer consulting and support to companies as large as Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Senior Care Centers, Teton Valley Hospital, and numerous small retail and professional offices. Directed purchasing and supervised activities of up to five employees and/or sub-contractors. Technology Applications Incorporated, Washington, DC. On-site Technical Manager (August 1987 to April 1988). Systems Analyst (October 1986 to August 1987).
Senior Applications Development and Systems Integration Specialist on Technical Staff for 125 user Office Automation project in the Comptroller's Office of NASA primarily utilizing personal computers. Setup prototype LAN’s and developed and executed 13 Space Flight Center Budget Cost Analysis system. Supervised two employees and one sub-contractor.
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, Alexandria, VA Computer Operations Manager (November 1985 to September 1986). Managed database, word processing, accounting, telecommunications, networking, multi-tasking, and spreadsheet applications for an office of nine. Conducted all direct mail and member list management and data/processing activities.
! Univ.of Maryland, College Park, MD (9/84 to 12/92) 90% of B.S. in Computer Science; 3.8 GPA.
! Duke University, Durham, NC (9/79 to 12/81). Major: Political Science. VOLUNTEERACTIVITIES VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
! Middle School Student Mentor, Lincoln County Schools, Lincolnton, NC. 2004-2008
(Mentor of the year - 2006)
! Member, Government and Political Affairs Committee, Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. (2004- 2006)
! Member, Lincoln County Gov’t Natural Resources Cmtte; Chair of Recycling Sub-cmtte. 2004-2008
! Member, Board of Directors, Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce 1996 to 1999.
! Founding Member, Board of Directors, Teton Valley Recycling Committee, 1996 to 2001.