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Craig J. Spurrier

Craig J. Spurrier
President and Chief Executive Officer

Craig's interest in emerging technologies began in 1986 while attending Carnegie Mellon University. While working on a degree in Industrial Design Craig joined a team within the World Renown Robotics Institute, developing robotic environments and mobile robotic products for use in commercial and home applications. Craig continued on as a consultant with several spin-off companies of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, designing hardware and software for robotic environments.

Most recently, Craig was a principal member of The Spark Group where his responsibilities included building and maintaining client relationships, managing the design, development and deployment of global internet applications, and managing the entire internet application development lifecycle. Prior to Spark, Craig was Managing Partner for Sundragon Interactive, where he developed dynamic internet and multimedia applications that were integrated within intranets, extranet and kiosks. He defined and implemented interactive strategies for a multitude of clients, including PC Flowers & Gifts, The New York Times Magazine Group, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Comp-U-Card International.

Craig's achievements have been recognized throughout the industry and include:

  • Published “Website Graphics, the best of global site design” Best On-Line commerce site for
  • Team awarded “The Best Online Application” - 1996 - from the Interactive Service Association – for development on PCFlowers.com
  • Producer of the First live streaming concert coverage of "The Cure" on their US tour (1997).
  • Producer of the first online music CD release from a major artist “The Cure, "Five Swing Live"
  • Top Arbitron rated talk radio show in Connecticut - "WebTalk".

Craig is a member of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council and was on the Development Board for the Connecticut Information Technology Institute, 1996-98.

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Robert E. Engelbert
Chief Technical Officer

Bob’s expertise lies in object oriented programming and design with over 20 years in the Information and Technology field. He has developed enterprise client server and web application concentrated in the financial and insurance sector using a wide array of technologies.

Most recently Bob was Senior Web Developer at The Spark Group, Inc, where he designed and developed a series of web portals and enterprise web applications for the Aon Insurance Group. Also while at Spark, Bob was a key member of a team that developed a series of e-support platforms for Compaq Computer Corp.

Prior to that, Bob was a Senior Software Developer at T.Rowe Price Associates, where he designed and developed enterprise wide, 3-tier client server applications supporting the mutual fund/financial sector.

Before T.Rowe Price, Bob was a Senior Programmer Analyst at AT&T Capital Corp. where he worked on an mission critical, 3-tier vehicle leasing system.

Previous to AT&T Capital, Bob was a Senior Analyst at Alexander & Alexander where he designed and developed client/server office automation and email systems supporting the Insurance Brokerage industry. Bob was also a key member that designed and developed a mission critical Policy Management System. Bob has a B.S. in Business Management from Towson University.

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Mike Smith
Vice President
Application Development

Mr. Smith and his team have successfully created and deployed enterprise wide web based applications for companies such as Aon, Aon Consulting and Compaq. An experienced solution designer and software developer with extensive knowledge in the areas of Internet development and client/server technology utilizing technologies such as; Microsoft .Net platform (beta 2), Microsoft Active Server Pages and Visual Basic/COM, JSP, Servlets, EJB 1.1 and J2EE architecture. Other areas of expertise include local and wide area network design and administration, office automation and Win2K/NT and Unix system administration. His educational background includes a B.A. in History from the University of Baltimore.

Mike is currently working with The Executive Office of the President of the United States. He is leading a team that is building an Enterprise Reporting system using Crystal Enterprise 9.0.

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Chris Chartier
Creative Director

Chris Chartier, creative leader and a principal member of ITI, oversees ITI’s team of design and interactive talent. While staying abreast of emerging interactive technology trends, Chris ensures that client campaigns are visually compelling and powerful. With more than two decades of industry experience and a passion for creating stimulating and intelligent interactive applications, Chris and his team have produced a multitude of successful print, broadcast, and online programs for ITI clients.

Prior to Chris's role as Creative Director with ITI, Chris was Art Director for SourceGate Systems Inc. In that role he was responsible for all design & multimedia campaigns for the company. He was also the creative and interactive lead for SourceGate PowerBar product. This product was customized for and used by; Rocky Mountain Internet, NBCi, Galaxy Internet, and Worldshare.

Chris's music and interactive achievements have been recognized throughout the entertainment industry and include:

  • Original music score on CBS network TV show “That's Life” with "Money Tree"
  • Original music score on ABC network TV shows “All My Children", and "One Life to Live"
  • Co-Producer and Co-Engineer of the Rev-Up Records release“East of Autumn, "What It is and Where it Ends " along with Greg Ladanyi (Jackson Brown, Don Henly, Fleetwood Mac).


Specializing in developing web enabled applications that provide benefit to business and consumers.