Vincent W. Mayfield (Vinny/Vince) is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Bit-Wizards Information Technology Solutions, Inc. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Bit-Wizards is an innovative commercial technology company that provides Professional Software engineering, Commerce, Wireless, Web, Consulting, and Information Technology Solutions. He has over 18 years of experience developing software, and over 16 years developing applications for the Windows Family of Operating Systems.
Vince graduated from Choctawhatchee High School, Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 1984. He then joined the Army Reserves, attended basic training, and subsequently attended his first year of college at Marion Military Institute, in Marion, Alabama. Later he was accepted into the Air Force ROTC program at Troy State University and graduated from Troy State University. He then served active duty in the United States Air Force at McChord AFB, Lackland AFB, and Chanute AFB. Vince later left active duty service and went back to school to earn his Masters Degree. It was at this time that Vince developed his passion for computers.
He started working with computers and subsequently became a software engineer. He has worked for numerous companies as a Software Engineer such as Atlantic Research Corporation, Tybrin Corporation, BTG, Inc., Delta Research Division, Nichols Research, Computer Sciences Corporation, as well as his own technical consulting firm VMax Technical Consulting. Vince has also served as the Project Manager and Project Technical Lead of several large multi-million dollar software projects. He has expert skills in software engineering,.NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server, C++, MFC, COM, ATL, as well as numerous other technologies and tools.
In late 1997, Vince, with his long time best friend Louis J. Erickson, Jr,. started laying the foundation for their own Software Engineering firm. It started as an idea on a napkin at children's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Vince and Louis wanted to build a company where innovation and creativity would flourish while adhering to proven engineering methods that provided quality within the schedule and budget allotted. Over the next few years, Vince and Louis conducted detailed planning on the creation and eventual operation of Bit-Wizards.
In the early part of 2000, Vince and Louis partnered as independent contractors and incorporated Bit-Wizards in Austin, Texas. After a year of successful projects with various customers, Vince and Louis were faced with a choice; Do we grow roots here with the relationships we've started or do we go home? Vince and Louis were raised in the Fort Walton Beach area and had close ties to the people there. They were aware of the excellent business potential in the North West Florida Region. They subsequently moved Bit-Wizards to Fort Walton Beach and re-incorporated in Florida where the company resides today.
In 2009, Bit-Wizards made Inc Magazines List of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies at number 1617.
Vince is a FAA Commercial Instrument rated Pilot. He has authored/co-authored several programming books to include: Component Development Using ATL 3.0,Wait Groups COM/DCOM Primer Plus, ActiveX Programming Unleashed, ASP.NET by Example, and Visual C++ 5.0 Developer's Guide. He has also authored several technical articles, papers, and presentations. Vince is also a member of Vistage CEO Peer Group, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Mobile Alabama Chamber of Commerce.
Vince holds a BS in Mathematics with Minors in Computer Science and Aerospace Science from Troy State University, in Troy, Alabama as well as a MS in International Relations, from Troy State University Florida Region. He holds a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer Certification, was an Eagle Scout, and earned Civil Air Patrols' General Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Vince resides in Shalimar, Florida with his beautiful wife Kimberly, daughter Molly, son Wes, and his two Yellow Labradors, Domer and Number Five.
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