Biz-Zone is a dynamic, dedicated company that has been building websites since 1998; the co-founders' experience dates back even further than that.
Over the last decade our company has evolved from a website development shop into a software company. We have over 25 interactive "cloud-based' software modules that can help an association operate effectively online and our core business lies in helping small and mid-sized associations deploy large, complex websites that will function as their front office.
The Biz-Zone Team
One of the reasons we have been so successful is simple: we have an amazing team.
We also have a network of experts we can call on when a project requires the best in a specialized field. Ranging from branding and logo design services to online security or in-depth search engine optimization specialists, we have the connections to get the job done well.
Julie King, President & CEO, co-founder
Julie King brings 20+ years of Internet experience to Biz-Zone. A sought-after speaker and trainer, Julie is able to create effective web solutions for clients. She has a clear understanding of the ingredients required to make a web project successful. The result to Biz-Zone's clients: successful websites that stand head-and-shoulders above the competition. The quality of the Biz-Zone built website translates to a faster return on investment, stronger brand, and an overall greater competitive advantage for Biz-Zone clients.
Often quoted in the media, Julie has been profiled in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, Your Office magazine, and many other publications and was a guest on CBC's morning television news. She regularly writes on the intersection of technology and business. She was also the keynote speaker at the First World Congress on E-Commerce, held at McMaster University. Julie is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a BSc (The History of Science and Technology and Geology).
Kevin Jackson, Senior Partner, co-founder
Kevin Jackson's Internet expertise is built upon a strong foundation of experience from manufacturing and robotics automation. His background in engineering enables him to plan and effectively execute web projects that require complex technology development. Kevin's ability to stay ahead of the technology curve is a key asset to Biz-Zone clients.
Kevin also has a proven track record for building effective teams and for project management. His technical expertise lies in the area of website architecture, coding, programming, site maintenance, and troubleshooting. For several years Kevin was a guest lecturer for the University of Toronto's Internet Strategies course, and has been on several panels on the subject of online marketing and Search Engine Optimization, including the 2001 EDCO annual conference! Kevin is a graduate of the Marine Engineering program in South Africa's Merchant Navy, where he trained as an engineering officer.
Kevin is an active volunteer in the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Trillium Chapter, where he has served as a board member and many committees. He has chaired the professional development and events committee, served on communications and is the first chair of a new committee on social media.
Power through Simplicity : Simply Powerful
We focus on technical excellence. Yet our work is heavily influenced by our website development origins.
Whether it is the front-end website or back-end modules like your association management software or content management system, our goal is and has always been to make things that are powerful through simplicity, and simply powerful.
What does that mean? To us, all of the pieces need to fit together to create the whole:
A website needs to be beautiful.
Yet its beauty cannot get in the way of people who need to use the site, or the ability for the site to be found in search engines.
A website needs to be easy to use.
Yet within that simplicity we must also support the complexity an association needs to fully deliver services and support online.
A website's backbone needs to be built on good programming code.
Yet the code cannot dictate the design and should not make it difficult for the website to change and grow.
Finally, a website needs to have all the little things done right.
This is where our experience is a tremendous asset. For each software and website project we use our extensive checklists to ensure that the little things that really matter are not overlooked.