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Nikonians founders

Every 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?

Below some background information on our founders, Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón palacios (jrp)
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Born in Sweden, Bo Gustav Stahlbrandt (bgs) has spent over 25 years 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.

He 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.

He spent 15 years mainly in southern Germany where he designed and deployed systems mainly for the European finance and logistics industry. He has held VP, CTO and CEO hats in several startup companies since the early 90's.

 

Born 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.

After a PhD in Business and Applied Economics, he designed and lead the building of management information systems for conglomerates, governments and their agencies, as a tool for improved strategic planning and tactical project management, often ending managing new startup projects and heading various industrial and 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.

     
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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 Nikonians members, team members, advertisers, sponsors and suppliers; friendliness, honesty, idealism.

What may have started as a hobby, quickly became an ever expanding organization requiring much attention. Been very successful in their professional careers and lucky enough to have several diverse revenue streams, 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.

 

Contact information

You can get in touch with them online, right here.

Or by postal mail here:

In Europe In North America
Nikonians EMEA Ltd.
Dögginger Straße 1
D-78183 Hüfingen
Germany
Nikonians North America, Inc.
4224 Florida Avenue, Suite 5
Kenner, LA 70065
United States of America

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Nikonians Team
Nikonians Genesis
About Nikonians
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