Lara Clark has an established career in the field of education, and has been developing our future, teaching Americas youth the core skills of reading and writing for the last six years. She has helped to lead the way in developing new teaching curriculum and innovative interactive educational material to keep children engaged in the learning process and to maximize their retention of information.
Lara has won numerous awards for her efforts in educating our youth and is currently actively involved in multiple organizations dedicated to enhancing educators’ resources for classroom instruction. Lara taught for 9 years before joining W³IT full time.
As the majority owner of W³IT, Lara Clark is involved in all facets of the day to day operations of the business; however she prefers to primarily handle all back office and financial management of the company. Thanks to Lara’s skill set and experience as an educator, Lara is uniquely positioned to offer expert evaluation of educational classroom technologies.
In addition to W³IT, Lara is also very active in the community. She is the nursery coordinator for her church, the PTO President for her daughter's elementary school, a board member for the Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley, and a graduate of the BCS Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Brazos class of 2015.
Shawn Clark is an experienced professional with expertise in organizing and managing high-performance IT, telecom and technology operations to support strategic business expansion initiatives for established and start-up companies. Most of Shawn’s professional experience derives from managing IT, telecom and technology resources in healthcare provider businesses and criminal justice correctional facilities.
Keeping IT and telecom resources in tune with business needs and the latest technology requires constant assessment and adjustments to ensure maximum productivity. Shawn knows how to handle the challenges of keeping technology up to date to keep a business stable and profitable.
As the Director of Information Systems of a national hospital group, Shawn’s experience in project management along with IT and telecom operations management has allowed Shawn to adopt new roles as they develop. Shawn’s broad range of experience in IT and telecom infrastructure management along with Web and applications development is an asset that will serve the needs of any company or organization that seeks a critical edge in staying profitable and competitive on a national scale.
As a founder and owner of a W³IT with staff of technology specialists, the company provides an array of services dedicated to infrastructure systems and network design and development, system support services and information technology management. Bridging technology and business, W³IT offers consulting services to help businesses manage their technology and consolidate and streamline business processes.
In 2015, Shawn along with his wife and business partner Lara, accomplished starting a second corporation VoiceSurge LLC. VoiceSurge provides Voice over Internet Protocol services (VoIP), infrastructure, and hardware to clients nationwide. It gives growing businesses a customized phone system tailored to their needs with enterprise features at reasonable prices.
Shawn and the W³IT and VoiceSurge teams have additional business experience in:
- Technology Leadership. Organized and managed in-house technology teams and third-party technology vendors to plan and implement complex IT and telecom infrastructure and applications on a national scale.
- Strategic Planning. Led high-level strategic planning including analyzing the market, measuring risks and benefits, prioritizing investments and projecting financial outcomes for start-ups, high-growth companies and Fortune 1000 corporations.
- Infrastructure Design and Development. Led the development of new and innovative Web-marketing programs to promote corporate brand image, increase market share and improve gross sales.
- VoIP Systems and Solutions. Having worked with the majority of Phone and PBX systems on the market the staff are capable of supporting advanced telecom initiatives at all levels.
Shawn is a team builder with a collaborative, open management style that fosters participation and workable solutions. Shawn also brings entrepreneurial experience with new creative ideas and vision along with business experience managing sales, marketing, finance, HR and engineering operations.