once in a while the founders of Nikonians are asked "What are your
backgrounds? Where did you come from? What was your experience before
you first got started online?
some background information on our founders, Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)
Ramón palacios (jrp)
in Sweden, Bo Gustav Stahlbrandt (bgs) has spent over 25
in the IT field. His
career started at a young age where he worked late hours programming
older Norsk Data and VAX computers at the Uppsala Technical
University, city in which he also studied electronics.
has been involved in the complete development lifecycle of a
wide array of projects and products, such as business applications,
embedded systems, agent based trading platforms (including the
forerunner that would become eBay Germany) and management systems
for distributed WAN cost-analysis.
spent 15 years mainly in southern Germany where
he designed and deployed systems mainly for the European
finance and logistics industry.
has held VP, CTO and CEO hats in several startup companies
since the early 90's.
in Mexico, J. Ramón E. Palacios (jrp) is a Chemical
Engineer, with studies in Business Administration, Economics
and Law. While at his MBA, Ramón had the opportunity
to work on computer architecture and shared remote computing
from its early beginnings.
a PhD in Business and Applied Economics, he designed and
the building of management information systems for conglomerates,
governments and their agencies, as a tool for improved
planning and tactical project management, often ending managing
new startup projects and heading various industrial
financial services concerns for growth as CEO.
An independent consultant for 20 years, he also served
on the Board of Directors of the major national banks in
Mexico and several large corporations.
Both engineers, they make a living selling ideas first. Maybe
that explains why they sold each other the idea of creating
Nikonians so fast and expediently moved into effective implementation.
These and other complementary
skills and managerial experience
were the basis for the deployment and continued growth for
Nikonians. Thinkers and doers, thriving on creativity
and innovation and
highly focused, they both believe in empowering a "lean
and mean" management structure; they share the principles
of respect for themselves, each other and others, whether
members, team members, advertisers, sponsors and suppliers;
friendliness, honesty, idealism.
may have started as a hobby, quickly became an ever expanding
requiring much attention. Been very successful in their professional
careers and lucky enough to have several diverse revenue
starting in the spring of 2006, both Bo and Ramón pledged
their full time dedication to Nikonians.
They will continue to expand the very professional Nikonians
Team they have assembled and of which they are
so proud, and will apply all of their time and expertise to
fulfill their vision of making of Nikonians: The World Wide
Home for Nikon Photographers.
can get in touch with them online,
by postal mail here:
||In North America
Dögginger Straße 1
North America, Inc.
4224 Florida Avenue, Suite 5
Kenner, LA 70065
United States of America
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out a sample of the awards the community
has won and what members have to
say about us.