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E.O.K. Founder

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How did you find EOK?
Who are you? (family, school, work, hobbies, interests, dreams)
Born in Wurzberg, Germany April 6th, 1969. I have one younger brother. Grew up in Southeast US. I attended Central HS in Knoxville, TN and finished at Greeneville HS in Greeneville, TN. I met Debbie at Greeneville HS; we dated through college, her at Clemson and me at UTK. We married December 28th, 1991 in Greeneville, TN. We have four healthy sons. God has truly blessed me with a wonderful life!

I do a little bit of this, little bit of that; i'm an electrical engineer by trade (UTK 1991) and my day job is my engineering business (DBR Systems) where I provide automation solutions for manufacturing facilities. I also do some real-estate investing where I try to buy a new property once or twice a year; I run this business as RK Properties, LLC I also have a software company with a buddy in Seattle Bright Software, LLC Oh yeah...Founder of E.O.K. with partners Jay Albright and Chris Austin! I'm always looking for something else...
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Give us the Why, Way, What
Why: We believe technology should be easier to use and make your life better (more productive, happier, connected, etc.). Technology is involved in every part of our lives and is ever changing. Our clients have more important things to do than keep up with this never ending challenge of knowing the latest tech tool and how to make the most of it.

Way: Our Nerds are special...they are outgoing, empathetic, loving people with a desire to serve! We are very selective in hiring them and put them through a thorough on-boarding process. We pride ourselves on knowing our clients and providing outstanding customer service. We invest time on the frontend to know the client, their technology, their likes and dislikes. We leverage many tools to leverage our Nerd-Collective to address client's needs and wants before they ever become stressful issues.

What: We provide technology consulting/concierge services for a small monthly fee. We have both residential and small business clients. Members get a number of requests for their monthly membership fee.
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What do you want from EOK? What are the top 3 items you need help with now?
I want to learn from other super smart entrepreneurial types. I want help launching all of the ideas I have percolating in my mind! A tech shop where I can design and build prototypes.

1. Focus group users for FairMechanics.com
2. Help with marketing my real estate 11Farms.com
3. Help with Sales for Neighborhood Nerds
How has EOK helped you?
Launched New Business
Annual Revenue of your Business(es)?

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At 1:01pm on September 3, 2015, Renee Shreve said…

Thank you so much, Leonard! I am really excited about meeting the people in EOK!

At 2:33pm on March 31, 2015, Smita Deshmukh said…

Thank you Leo! Excited to be part of EOK. Will be there on 9th April meeting. 

- Smita

At 9:01pm on January 7, 2015, Christine Maentz said…

Thank you Leonard!

At 12:02pm on March 4, 2014, Austin L. Church said…

I'll be in Austin, Texas, so unfortunately, I won't be there! 


At 9:44am on January 23, 2014, Jill Green said…

I have an appointment in far West Knoxville that I won't be out of until about 2:00.  I don't think I can get to Cazzy's and back to my 3:00 in Karns in time.  :o(  I'm free this evening and most of tomorrow, though.



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