About Bizopia’s Web Services
We help small to medium size businesses by providing website design and search engine marketing strategies. We will help you get a domain name, email setup, search engine optimization and internet advertising. Bizopia makes enhancing your web presence our number one priority so you can focus on your number one priority – your business.
We have a strong, experienced and highly focused team that is dedicated to the success of your business. Our management team benefits from over 50 combined years in the telecommunications and website services industries. We have been responsible for taking thousands of small businesses online, successfully integrating high-quality web design and support with a host of internet services.
You need to be able and ready to move quickly in a rapidly changing environment. The World Wide Web waits for nobody, and the team at Bizopia understands this better than anyone. We can give your business an online “face” with a professionally designed and technologically advanced website. Our Web designers will give your web presence the edge it needs to attract the customers you want. Not only do we help build and maintain your site, we are a full service provider, offering, domain registration, email, and an experienced customer support team.
Our Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Gary brings 19 years of experience in the field of sales and telecommunications starting upon his graduation from Texas A&M with a B.A. in Speech Communications & Marketing. From 1989 to 1993, Gary gained experience in risk management involved with telecom Sales and became a top salesman for two large telecommunications firms.
Then in 1993, he took on an opportunity to further his knowledge in the area and joined Equalnet where he became Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He helped increase revenue from 12 million a year to 70 million and in 1995 Equalnet was the first AT&T reseller to have a public offering. In 1996, Gary left Equalnet to test a new business model in telecommunications resale. He brought together his current management team and founded U.S. Republic. The success of U.S. Republic was largely due to Gary’s concentration on the need for continual improvement in up-to-the-minute technology. In 1999, Gary negotiated the sale of U.S. Republic, now primarily a web services company, to Prodigy Communications Corp. for $100 Million dollars in stock and cash. He was asked to remain at Prodigy as the President of Prodigy Biz, their business division.
In 2002 Gary started another web hosting company Bizopia. Once again focusing his attention on the management, growth and development of Bizopia’s primary services of providing consumer-friendly web hosting solutions for small businesses in a perpetually changing Internet world. In 2006 with the ever-growing focus of online advertising, Gary started List and Found. List and Found helping businesses get found “locally” through business listings on Google Maps, Yahoo Local, MSN Live, Superpages,Yellowpages.com, Local.com and many other local destinations. Local search has become the next wave of growth online and Bizopia and List and Found are poised to take advantage of that opportunity.
Gary Remy serves on the board of various companies and non-profit organizations. He has been a member of Young Entrepreneurs Organization and Young Presidents Organization. In addition, he finds time to volunteer in helping coach his sons’ and daughter’s basketball, baseball, football and soccer teams.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom graduated from the University of Houston with Honors with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He worked for four years as a tax professional with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston. He then started his own accounting firm. Today, he remains a partner at Johnson Baur Carrillo, LLP. In 1996, he teamed up with Gary Remy to found U.S. Republic Communications, Inc., serving on the management team as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Tom directed numerous aspects of day-to-day operations. He was also instrumental during the negotiations and ultimate sale of the business to Prodigy Communications. He remained with Prodigy Biz until 2000 as CFO. From 1994 to the present, Tom has been a successful entrepreneur starting successful businesses in a wide variety of industries. He has developed market concepts in long distance resale, office supplies, telemarketing, and shutter manufacturing. Bizopia is his most recent venture.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian graduated from the University of Houston with a B.B.A. in Management of Information Systems. In 1995, after a brief engagement with Unisys Consulting Services in San Francisco, he returned to Houston to work as a Systems Analyst with AIM Management Group. During his tenure with AIM, Brian was responsible for the design, development and support of systems utilized by AIM’s Equity and Fixed Income Trading units. In 1998, he left AIM to become the Director of Information Technology at U.S. Republic Communications, Inc., where he led the design, development, and implementation of U.S. Republic’s Web Back Office architecture. After Prodigy acquired U.S. Republic in 1999, he remained with the company serving as the Director of Project Management. In 2001, he left Prodigy to start iDataWorx, LLC, a web consulting and development company focused on providing technology solutions that maximize business performance. He is using his expertise to develop and manage Bizopia’s next generation technology platform.