Director of Products
Jeff joined JSWco in March of 2014 as a Senior Technology Consultant and BI Architect. He was promoted in November of 2014 to the director of the newly formed JSWco Products Group in order to lead the Sparkflow product line. Over the last 20 years, Jeff has held many roles in technology—database developer, application architect, and as an entrepreneur. In 1999, Jeff started the business intelligence software and services firm Tangent Analytics. Tangent continued to grow as a contender in the business intelligence space before Jack Henry & Associates Inc. acquired Tangent in 2005. Jeff has also held various positions at ProfitStars, Fiserv, Capital Bank, Southern Community Bank and Trust, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and KPMG. Jeff has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems from Mercyhurst University.
Phil joined JSWco in May 2015 after retiring from a career in community banking that spanned five decades. He has held senior management positions in community banks in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. During his extensive career, Phil’s broad range of experience and responsibilities included Retail Banking, Mortgage banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, Marketing, Human Resources, Credit Administration, Operations, and Information Technology. He has years of experience with all three of the major core processing systems, i.e., Fiserv, Jack Henry, and FIS. Phil is an alumnus of the University of Florida and the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management, University of Virginia.
Shawn joined JSWco in May of 2015 as a Data Analytics Consultant. Over the last 15 years, Shawn has performed many roles in Business Intelligence and Analysis – Systems Analyst, Sr. Business Analyst, as well as Manager of System Transformation and as a data analyst. Shawn has worked in various business sectors as well, from HR to Consumer Products. Shawn has held various positions at Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. Shawn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Software Systems from The University of Alabama
Steve Walker founded J. S. Walker & Company in 1988, and has been providing technology solutions for 28 years. Steve’s clients realized the benefits of his extensive experience initially in the forest products industry and then the medical software industry. Under his strategic leadership, the company has evolved into a custom application development and information technology consulting firm. Steve continues to provide strategic leadership and senior consulting services. Steve partnered with Jeff in late 2014 to form the Sparkflow Product Group.
Steve is a Florida native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University in 1981. Steve and his wife Laura live in the Charlotte NC area. They have four adult children and six adorable grandchildren.
J.S. Walker & Company acquired the Sparkflow product line in November of 2014 from Sparq Technologies, LLC. Sparkflow provides data management and analysis tools for community banks and small businesses who need powerful but cost-effective solutions. JSWco's custom application and business intelligence consulting practice provides a solid foundation to continue the innovative work to expand and support the Sparkflow products. For more information, see http://jsw.co