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We form partnerships with our customers. These relationships are based on trust - we will deal with you honestly. We will work with you to determine which products fit your needs; we won't oversell you or convince you to buy something you don't want and will never use.

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Antonio Howard

Super-fly Math Guy & Metal Joining Code Authority

"We are the products of the decisions we make." – Mark Parker

Antonio’s quest for fantastic Mexican food led him from his hometown of Detroit to our humble little suburb of Kansas City, where he either discovered the world’s best taco or simply ran out of money. Either way, we’re fortunate that he stopped where he did.

Sure, his education in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science make him a valuable part of our team, but Antonio possesses an even greater asset: The Voice. Even the driest equations sound fascinating when discussed by The Voice.

Brett Bagwell

Triple Agent Hattrick

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretsky

Brett is an adventurous team player, that is compassionate and dedicated in helping customers resolve their software woes.  A Sherlock Holmes of simple as where is my invoice to how does the software calculate that?  When not being an advocate of supporting our products you can find him spending time with his family, coaching or practicing his favorite sport, soccer.  If life goes as planned you will see him taking shots on the goalie at the next US Open Cup, or at least day dreaming about it.

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Brian Pettit

Code Wand Application Specialist

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."  – Ayn Rand

Don’t let the verbosity of his favorite quote fool you – Brian is a man of few words. He takes the idea of a society of privacy to heart, preferring to focus his energies on his work rather than water cooler chatter. This is fortunate, because we don’t have a water cooler.

Brian can most often be found in The Zone. What zone is that? He’s not saying.

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Chuck Crowell-Taynton

TDD Evangelist

"If you must choose between faith and reason, choose reason; if that doesn’t make sense, you’ll just have to trust me on it" - Unknown

A cross between Gollum and Spock, Chuck is the most logical hermit you will ever not meet. If he is not actually writing source code, his brain is busy polishing and refactoring algorithms, usually while his fingers are shooting super mutants in Fallout.

Chuck clocked over 500 hours in Skyrim before he took an arrow to the knee.* He then retired his daggers and took up domestic life, where he is constantly tripping over a child, a dog, and three cats while trying to escape the chaos. As he also lives with a facilitator of chaos, this is ultimately a futile effort.

*no, not literally.

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Darrin Harms

Form Guru

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." – Carl Bard

Eventually Darrin will be a hard rock version of Jimmy Buffett, playing his bass on the beach in the Caribbean Islands. Until that day, he is committed to writing and testing code as long as we’re committed to keeping him supplied with good whiskey and sushi.*

When he’s not wrangling code, Darrin can be found pwning his son on Mario Kart Racing or pwning the rest of the company at Rock Band night.

*CEI does not pay Darrin in liquor and California rolls. He is given green pieces of paper with which he can buy said liquor and California rolls should he so choose.