References and Testimonials

A Sample of Charles E Bradbury's References

Quotes from customers, former managers, peers, direct reports, consultants, and business partners

SERVICE-QUALITY-CREATIVITY-PATIENCE

These four words best describe my experience with Charlie Bradbury's web development company. I was looking for a unique Christmas gift for my wife and decided on a custom web site. Charlie was a one-stop-shop for everything I needed to build a great site. He was creative with the design and patient with my copious questions, comments and changes. The site was creatively built with all the security and beauty that I expected. It was done twice as fast as other quotes that I received and the quality is as good as any commercial site on the web. Charlie went above and beyond my expectations in helping me load content and personalize the site.

On Christmas morning, my wife was very surprised. She loved seeing her photos, videos, recipes and other personal content loaded and ready to enjoy. She is now the talk of her social circle and everyone now wants their on site!

I HIGHLY recommend Charlie Bradbury for your web development needs. Thanks Charlie! ... A Customer in Thousand Oaks, California

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"BRAVO - This is a really great video"

Charlie built the video portion of our International Business Seminars web site (www.ibstours.com). [Charlie's note: I also built ibstours.com auxiliary photo web site www.ibstours.net] He did everything to produce a high quality product for us - from the original photography, matching appropriate background music, editing and the production. It was VERY GOOD. In addition, Charlie, who is always thinking of the customer, went above and beyond in creating three different versions of the video to insure smooth web streaming at different speeds. His fees were very reasonable for the work he did. I can sum up the whole project with a single work – BRAVO!!! --- Dan Brenenstuhl, CEO of International Business Seminars, Phoenix, Arizona

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[Re: Web video work I did for Sequoia High Sierra Camp}: "We have posted the videos on the website. I think they are great. I can't thank you enough for all your help... Owner of the Sequoia High Sierra Camp"

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Charlie is a true leader who knows how to deliver timely results by focusing on technology and strengths of people who work for him. His coaching and mentoring abilities has helped all of us in his organization ... An Information Technology Program Manager at HealthNet

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Charlie is one of the few great leaders in the IT community who truly understands how to leverage technology to deliver results. His leadership, technical skills, and mentoring abilities are all outstanding. Charlie is liked and respected by all. I HIGHLY recommend Charlie ... IT Executive at HealthNet

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"His broad knowledge of Information Systems and Technology, experience in large scale IT shops, his thirst for current technology, techniques, coupled with good management skills makes him uniquely qualified to assume responsibility for management in the Information Technology discipline" .... My former manager (Senior VP) at CareFirst

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"Charlie's career focused in management information systems, innovation, merger environment, and leading the business & technical project to redefine the core business direction from indemnity to a leader in managed care. Charlie was instrumental in expanding the knowledge of personal computer technology and applications throughout the company" ... A marketing executive (Executive VP)

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Charlie is an IT visionary. He is passionate about using technology to improve work process and maximize efficiency. He came into a tough environment and implemented some employee recognition programs that significantly boosted morale. He has a sense of fun that makes work enjoyable ... An HR Recruiting Manager

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"I have worked with Charlie for four years and have found him to be extremely customer focused, whether it be his internal customers in the operations area or our external customers." ... A VP of Customer Implementation

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"Charlie inherited a mess .... [he] confronted these problems head on, often working against the preconceptions of some of the less "enlightened" interests in the company ... He successfully developed a strategic vision ... replaced the company's obsolete hardware ... hired key staff and began the evolution of culture within the IT organization that are needed to be successful. He initiated and led efforts to successfully ensure that our systems were Y2K compliant ..." a VP of Underwriting and Pricing

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"Charlie also excels in his customer focus. The IT organization he inherited had strayed from their internal/external customer orientation and Charlie successfully transformed them into a service organization. Charlie pioneered IT retention and recognition programs that were effective at dramatically reducing IT turnover and significantly improving IT morale. As a consumer of IT services, I felt supported by Charlie and his leadership team and knew that I could walk into Charlie's office at any time to discuss any business or IT related issue and gain his support "... An internal customer (Director)

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"Charlie has been instrumental in improving the IT infrastructure and capabilities of CareFirst.... Charlie is a well skilled and very experienced executive. He has managed large teams, is proficient and up-to-date in the new technologies, understands health insurer / managed care systems and operations, and is experienced in infrastructure replacement, including core systems. In addition to technical skills and experience, Charlie is intensely loyal, provides a tireless commitment to achieving established goals, and is a fiscally prudent manager" ... A Partner at a Big 5 consulting firm

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"Mr. Bradbury is an effective executive leader. He is a committed individual and a man of his word. His knowledge of the Information Technology and Healthcare Industries is outstanding. He has the skills and experience as a Chief Information Officer that would add value to any senior executive business team" ... A Business Partner

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[ Re: Merger of two BlueCross & BlueShield Companies] "Charlie came into the process not only with the prior experience of what works and does not work, but also having researched the issue. This was my introduction to how Charlie approached every new situation. He always does his research, bringing information about what other leading organizations have done about the issue.

Charlie is a strategic thinker and planner. In his organization he was instrumental in developing an IT Blueprint. The Blueprint addressed all the key technologies that all healthcare organizations had to have. The technologies included Internet, core managed care systems, care management systems and data warehousing. Most importantly, the Blueprint's strongest backers were business leaders.

On a personal note, Charlie was a pleasure to work with. He has a great sense of humor and uses it to great effect. He always maintains a positive viewpoint, regardless of the difficulty of the present moment" ... A Peer (VP)

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"Charles's knowledge of information technology has great breadth and depth. He fully comprehends all aspects of information technology; both large and small. He has the innate ability to grasp new technology concepts and apply those to the business needs of an organization. I have seen him operate in the boardroom and in the computer room. He is at ease with executives and with programmers. He as the ability to lead deep business discussions with executive level officers or give direction to technical personnel. He understands how to apply information technology toward sound business solutions. His ability to balance business needs with information technology allows him to achieve success in the delivery of technology based business solutions" ... A former direct report (Director)

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"Charlie is very results oriented, creative, and dedicated. His professionalism is unmatched. Charlie's leadership and technical skills were evident by his ability to shift the organization from a mainframe-centered organization to a more contemporary technical application infrastructure. " A Senior Technology Executive.

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"Under Charles' leadership the system that was put in place was without a doubt superior to anything any other related business had" ... My manager (VP) at Marriott's Great America

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[Charlie is] "a very capable, strong, intelligent, data processing executive." ... "one of the things I liked was that Charlie seemed to be able to communicate better than almost any other data processing person I have ever been around. Most data processing people think and speak in data processing terms. Charlie was able to translate those terms for other members of the organization." ... A Peer at Marriott's Great America (Director)

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"Charlie is a very good planner, he has very good people skills and he is very strong technically ... He is a first class person, who got along with everyone including the officers and his employees.

He has a very strong work ethic. He probably worked more Saturdays than anyone else here. He came early and left late. He's morally very strong and I would certainly recommend him to any other organization." ... The CEO at California Vision Service Plan.

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