Who is Stefan?

Stefan BarlowThat's a great question.  I'm glad you asked!  Since you clicked on the link, you must be at least a LITTLE interested?

I the proud father of Oliva and Isaiah, and grateful husband of Tanisha.  I enjoy travel, adventure, and coercing technology to do my bidding.

During normal business hours (25 hours per day in the ecommerce world), I am a Co-Founder and the Systems Architect of AmeriCommerce.  A fancy title, which essentially means I oversee the development and server teams to bring you cool, profit lifting features in a reliable and secure environment to operate your online business.

My IT career began in 1981 at the ripe age of 5 years old, when my parents gave my older brother and me a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A.  It was a hypnotizing device that forever altered my life. Many obsolete platforms and incredible amounts of money later (during the 80's some of these pieces of junk cost almost as much as a car), as a teenager I got hooked on the pre-web internet and creating and operating BBSes (Bulletin Board Systems)

In 1990, while other kids my age were doing whatever 14 year olds do, I was designing ANSI UI and customizing commercial software for an internationally known BBS systems, trying to turn a profit from subscription based members.  I began building HTML sites in 1994, moving into PHP, ASP, and then C# and ASP.NET.  Terrifically exciting, I know!

Joining with Charlie Cooper at Americom in 2001 as IT Director, we formed the foundation of what was soon to become AmeriCommerce.  The last 6 years we have seen amazing growth of the software, infrastructure, and talent behind AmeriCommerce.  I greatly look forward to watching this company continue to grow and to always provide innovative and powerful tools for online store owners.

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Ed Sturrock
April 2, 2007 12:47 PM

He didn't mention that he is the king, second only to me, at Nerf warfare in the office.  Don't be bashful, show them your guns!  The Nerf ones, not your muscle guns...everyone knows none of us have those except in our fingers due to typing!

Stefan Barlow
April 4, 2007 10:51 PM

Yes, I am quite adept at Nerf warefare.

My sidearm of choice:


September 21, 2009 1:55 PM

Thanks for all of your help Stefan!

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