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Bill Merchantz founded Lakeview Technology in 1990 to focus on advanced solutions for continuous data and application availability. Lakeview’s technology works to ensure the availability of business information so customers can increase productivity, reduce costs and satisfy service level and compliance requirements.

Merchantz is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He began his professional career as an application programmer for a division of Federal Mogul where he gained financial and sales systems experience.

Merchantz was then the financial systems manager for architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. His experience on the customer side of the computer industry helped shape his convictions about the importance of total solution management, long-term value propositions and the positive customer experience.

He also co-founded Whittman-Hart, a Chicago-based information technology services consultancy that focused on the IBM mid-range market. Over the next seven years, he led the growth of the business into a 200-person consultancy that offered complete solutions in system software, technical education and professional services.

He is an active member of the board of directors of the Illinois Information Technology Association (ITA) and acts as its treasurer. He also participates as a member of UIC’s Business Advisory Council and is associated with various other professional organizations.

Q&A: Lakeview Technology Founder Bill Merchantz on Overseas Expansion & International Partners 7 March, 2006

In part two of a three-part Q&A, he sat down with international expert Michael Muth to discuss attracting and maintaining international partners. 28 March, 2006

In part three of a three-part Q&A, Merchantz sat down with international expert Michael Muth to discuss the value of international Webcasts, trade shows and partners. 4 April, 2006

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