Bio – Paul Vizard is a product of Northern Ireland. His early days of entrepreneurship included Ireland’s first golf club component supplier, as a catalog direct mail company.
Based on his golf knowledge and ability as a plus 2 handicap, Paul visited the USA to source new vendors for products, and became a partner in one of Ohio’s major suppliers for golf club components.
A couple of years later Paul opened his own supply company, which led to a buyout by the Arnold Palmer company, to become Director of Manufacture. Working alongside Mr Palmer and club designer Clay Long, Paul spearheaded a club fitting device and club design feature, still in use today.
With the advent of the internet, Paul launched a “Costco for Golf” membership, which grew to 400,000 subscribers in a year and a half, eventually selling to a California based golf group. Since 1999, he has migrated into video hosting “instant” video delivery and administration systems, and added a television and media company in 2008.
You can find over 25 IPTV-OTT ROKU and AMAZON TV channels developed by Paul.
John Harlow offers more than 3 decades of successful operational and technical experience in the world of software and business development. One of the founding partners of BravePoint, John assumed the Presidency of the company in 1995 and successfully grew the company into an organization that is known for its excellence by the worldwide Progress community. John also Chaired the Executive Information Technology Committee for BravePoint’s parent company, Chesapeake Utilities. With the acquisition of BravePoint by Progress in 2014 John assumed the role of Vice President – Worldwide Services and ran Professional Services delivery for all Progress product lines for 3 years before leaving in 2017.
Before founding BravePoint, John directed the design, development, and deployment of BellSouth’s Progress/UNIX based applications on over 200 systems over a 4-state areas. He has authored development products, training curricula, and various migration tools. John has been a presenter at technical conferences around the globe on topics related to OpenEdge, Linux, Java and business issues.
John participated in the founding of the Georgia Southern University College of Information Technology and served on the founding Board of Advisors.
John earned his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978.