The founders of the information technology firm, Lawrence James and Christopher Holland, have netted the Innovative Business of the Year Excellence Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce..
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Connexus Technology was founded in 2003 by Lawrence James and Chris Holland, two veteran software developers and entrepreneurs whose passion for computers and information technology led them to develop Philadelphia's premier systems integration and custom data management company. After years of working in the software industry, Lawrence and Chris wanted to discover new opportunities for implementing web-based portal technologies. They also wanted to develop information systems for organizations in need of custom information management tools not available off the shelf. Connexus Technology was born as a result of those efforts.
From its roots as a technology-based startup, Connexus has evolved into one of the leading independent providers of system integration, web mastering and IT staffing solutions. As a premier systems integrator, Connexus implements data management technology that helps organizations leverage their data for better decision-making. The software tools Connexus develops are useful to large organizations that depend on the proper management of large amounts of data.
Connexus Technology is currently focused on providing data access, visibility, and governance solutions to the health care and pharmaceutical industries. During its eight years in operation, Connexus has served clients including TD Bank, DOW Chemical, Independence Blue Cross, Geisinger Health Systems, Morton Salt, and many others. The company has won numerous awards for its outstanding work, including the 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the 2008 Innovative Business of the Year.
About the Founders
Lawrence A. James, President/CEO
Lawrence Allan James guides the strategic direction of Connexus Technology. Before launching Connexus in 2000, Lawrence co-founded OnStreets.com, where he developed strategic plans and implemented client technology solutions. He has gained extensive knowledge of software development through his work with organizations like Price-Waterhouse Coopers, Unisys, and the FBI. Lawrence currently serves on Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Board, Executive Committee, and Local Legislative Tax Committee. He is also a strategic advisor on the advisory board for Focal Point Global. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Drexel University.
Christopher Holland, Chief Operating Officer
As Co-founder of Connexus, Christopher (Chris) Holland oversees the company's daily operations. Chris has a proven track record in software development, design and project management through his work with companies that include Price-Waterhouse Coopers, Rohm and Haas, iConnect, and Slingshot Solutions. Prior to Connexus, Chris served as a project manager for OnStreets.com, where he developed client/server applications for broadband multimedia delivery, and created both Web and embedded applications for computer-based education. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Drexel University. A loving husband and father of four, Chris is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Palmer Seminary.
Our Commitment to Community
Connexus Technology is committed to using cutting-edge technology to positively impact people around the world. Through the creation of the Connexus Foundation and PrayerConnexus.com, the company and its employees provide ongoing support and dedication to bringing the Connexus values into the community.
Established in 2009, PrayerConnexus (www.prayerconnexus.com) is a website designed to unite the globe in prayer by connecting people in need of prayer with churches and faith-based organizations that have missions to pray for others in need. PrayerConnexus.com gives people the ability to share their requests, both locally and internationally, with those who have a desire to pray for others.
In July of 2010, leaders of Connexus made an 11-day trip through earthquake-shattered Haiti to deliver food, water, various supplies and—perhaps most importantly—hope to those they encountered. CEO Lawrence James documented these stories on his iPhone, as well as the reactions of the trip's volunteers. This footage has recently been edited into a three-part online miniseries called "Shine A Light" and can be viewed in its entirety at PrayerConnexus.com.
Go to PrayerConnexus.com
See the Documentary Shine A Light