In June of 1987, as a General Manager of the Best Western Airport Inn in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As the innkeeper, the property was one of the first to purchase and install a PC-based point-of-sale & property management system in the country, later would develop career around software to work for Radiant Systems (acquired by NCR for $1.2 BB). Selling and supporting professional solutions to small medium sized businesses and national chains being a part of automating the Hospitality and Retail Industry.
“I managed to find a second use for the property by negotiating a contract with the Chancellor of Southern University to operate the property as an extension to fix the housing shortage. The property had a footprint to serve both the public and travel industry and house (room & board) for up to 300 working learners each semester.”
In 1987 taking interest in a Ultimate Real-Estate Network System T.U.R.N.S., We developed a software subscription model to work in conjunction with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to provide the service offerings to the members of the National Association of Realtors. This would later set a path into technology solution sales, marketing and consulting full-time.
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