Charles Wheelus is an Internet professional with a distinguished career. An avid Internet user since 1991; Mr. Wheelus has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and is a published columnist and invited guest speaker at industry events including Comdex. Mr. Wheelus has also been called as an expert witness in Internet related litigation.
Mr. Wheelus began his career while still a undergraduate student in the College of Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. As a student Mr. Wheelus managed the network in the Computer Science Department, working with a wide range of servers and workstations. After honing his Internet skills, Mr. Wheelus graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and accepted a position as a staff engineer at Siemens. As a staff engineer Mr. Wheelus developed automated telephone switch testing systems using a wide array of UNIX servers and test gear.
In 1995, Mr. Wheelus departed Siemens and launched a consulting practice, Matrix Galleria. Matrix Galleria was one of the first Internet development firms in South Florida. Matrix Galleria developed websites and custom software, hosted websites, and provided corporate training. While at Matrix, Mr. Wheelus and his staff consulted with a wide range of Clients, including Florida Atlantic University, Webcast One, Mutual Service Corp., Visual Data Corp. and many others.
In 1998, Mr. Wheelus sold his consulting firm to Atlantic Internet and became their CEO. Under his guidance, through a series of aggressive acquisitions and organic growth, Atlantic Internet underwent a 400% revenue growth in eighteen months. The South Florida Business Journal recognized Atlantic Internet as the small business of the year in 1999. Atlantic Internet was preparing for their initial public offering, when market conditions and the death of one of the principles altered the course of the company. Mr. Wheelus sold his interest in the company to a private party in late 2000 and returned to his consulting practice.
Since his departure from Atlantic Internet, Mr. Wheelus has acquired and merged several Internet companies and operates them under the name HarmonyLogic. His team operates thousands of websites, email addresses and various other Internet services for businesses in 55 countries. The team’s core strengths are in Internet software development, server deployment and management, database and web integration, corporate training and technical due diligence. Past and current clients include Adelphia Cable, Florida Atlantic University, General Electric Medical Systems, Webcast One, Sunteck Transport, Onstream Media, Applied Innovations, and many others.
In addition to his professional duties, Mr. Wheelus intends to pursue his Ph.D. in Computer Science beginning in the Fall of 2010.