Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Director of Client Services, Jim Byrom, has found this adage quite fitting for the past twenty-five years of his professional work experience. Joining the WebDevStudios team in 2016 as a Project Manager, Jim is now the Director of Client Services, overseeing operations of our WordPress maintenance company Maintainn, including the account management for many retainer and support projects, as well.
Jim started out as a photographer in the early nineties. From the red carpet at the Academy Awards, to professional sporting events, to high profile weddings, he covered it all. A few years later, Jim had a career change to IT and expanded his knowledge by achieving certifications in A+, Network + (CompTia) and as a Microsoft Certified Professional, which eventually landed him a full-time position at The Boeing Company.
During his fifteen years with Boeing, Jim was the Product and Project Manager for a creative services organization within the company and also provided product and project management support to organizations, focusing on user experience and the functional and performance/scalability testing of homegrown and off-the-shelf applications. During his tenure, Jim also achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Management of Information Systems, and was nominated for a week long-leadership training program that was offered to less than 1,000 employees within the company each year.
In 2015, Jim switched from IT in aerospace to healthcare, becoming an Implementation Manager for an SMB that produced cloud-based credentialing systems to streamline and automate the credentialing process across the healthcare industry. In addition to managing the requirements, scope and schedules for external projects, Jim was also asked to bring his corporate experience to the SMB by helping with the implementation of new processes and tools to standardize and streamline internal operations within the project management department.
While many times the offense may get all the glory, Jim believes defense wins championships, which is why he enjoys motivating and building a strong team to not only build great things, but also support them for great clients!