The Alkon Management Team
Al KonieczkaExecutive in Charge / Sr. Project Manager
Al Konieczka has in-depth experience managing multi-million dollar technical projects for large companies including Encyclopedia Britannica and IBM, both in the US and internationally. Before starting his own company in 2003, Mr. Konieczka worked for over 10 years as a Senior Project Manager managing the development of household consumer software, educational publishing Web sites, as well as business websites for a variety of companies. He has been involved in every aspect of the product lifecycle from initial brainstorming, design and functional specification development through testing and release. Mr. Konieczka also has extensive post-launch marketing and training experience. He has excellent verbal and written communication skills, works well under pressure, meets critical deadlines, stays within budget and is a great manager and motivator of people. Mr. Konieczka holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Sean MurraySolution Architect/Consultant
Sean Murray specializes in analyzing, designing, developingand maintaining web based solutions. Mr. Murray has extensive experience with websites and web-based applications that utilize custom designs. He has created and maintains numerous sites using custom styles (CSS), and responsive designs that adjust themselves automatically to support multiple platforms – including mobile, tablet and He has been involved in the full life cycle of client projects from initial consultation through to design, implementation, delivery, and maintenance. He began his career at IBM in 1989 and held positions at IBM spanning two decades in a variety of areas including programming, multimedia, Internet technologies, e-commerce, project management, architecture, consulting, software support and global team management. Mr. Murray holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and management from Kennesaw State University of Georgia and has received invention and patent awards for CDROM, Web-based technologies and support management systems.
Charles BuhrmannLead Programmer
Charles Buhrmann has been programming for over 20 years. For 7 of those years he was contracted with TIG Insurance out of Los Colinas Texas, handling their commercial property and liability systems. Other companies Mr. Buhrmann has contracted for many companies including CTG, IBM, USLife and Ennis Business. Mr. Buhrmann is able to provide any programming or database needs for web development and is a master troubleshooter. Mr. Buhrmann holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and has also published a book entitled “Java Power Source”.
Bill WhiteLead Cascade Developer/Trainer
Bill has been programming for over 25 years, taught C, Java, and Fortran for 12 years at Purdue University. Bill began working with Cascade Server in 2010 and has won awards and presented talks at the annual Cascade Server Users Conference multiple times. Bill has fully managed Cascade Server for a $34 B multi-national insurance provider, coded multiple projects for Hannon Hill, Lions Clubs Intl., Emory University, and many other universities. Bill is currently managing the full integration of the new website for The Scripps Research Institute. Beyond coding and site integration, Bill has mastered the art of custom training for Cascade Server. Bill’s devoted passion to and intimate knowledge of Cascade Server has fueled his demand as a Cascade Server Training professional and has trained many universities and earned him the confidence of Hannon Hill to be used as a contract trainer.
Jim McGrealSenior Design Manager
Since 1983, Jim McGreal has been a pioneer designing for the web. An early developer of online content, Jim created some of the first interactive games and advertising campaigns for the videotext industry (a precursor to the web as it exists today). He has designed and illustrated online campaigns for various corporate clients, such as Sears, Sprint, and KLM. His print work includes projects for the National PTA, The Society for Visual Education and Amtrak. For 9 years Jim taught classes in web design at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago and also produces award winning editorial cartoons and the syndicated Future Shock comic.