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About Bizopia

Team BizopiaBizopia assists small to medium size businesses by providing brand marketing, website design and search engine marketing (SEM) 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 creative 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

Gary Remy
Gary Remy
Chief Executive Officer

Gary Remy brings years of experience in the field of sales and telecommunications post-graduation from Texas A&M in 1989. From 1989 to 1993, Gary gained experience as a top salesman for two large telecommunications firms in the Houston area. In 1993, Gary joined EqualNet as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Increasing revenue from $12 million a year to $70 million. In 1995, Equalnet was the first AT&T reseller to have a public offering.

Gary left EqualNet in 1996 to test a new business model in telecom resale. He gathered his current management team and founded U.S. Republic Communications. The success of U.S. Republic was largely due to his early understanding of the need for an online presence. In 1999, Gary negotiated the sale of U.S. Republic, primarily a web services company, to Prodigy Communications Corp. for $100M and remained at Prodigy as the President of Prodigy Biz, their business division.

In 2002 Gary started Bizopia, a web hosting and online marketing company. Once again focusing 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.

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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.

Brian Jones
Brian Jones
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.

Eric Mulder
Website Design

Bio coming soon!

Melanie Ledbetter-Remy
Brand Communications & Marketing

Melanie Ledbetter-Remy brings years of SEO, SEM and SMM experience in the field of digital marketing.  As the Texas Aggie Class of ’89, Melanie left Texas A&M in 1990 with a BS in Kinesiology and dabbled in Sports Management with Texas Lady Spa (Houston area fitness center, YMCA and The Club at New Territory. While getting her feet wet in sales and member management at TLS and YMCA in Houston and Friendswood, Melanie moved on in the position of regional product sales for M&M/Mars.

In 1991, Melanie married Gary Remy and supported his work endeavors in founding U.S. Republic Communications while staying home to raise 3 children, Chase, Alexandra and Grant. The success of U.S. Republic was largely due to Gary’s foresight and early understanding of the need for businesses to have an online presence. In 1999, Gary negotiated the sale of U.S. Republic, primarily a web services company, to Prodigy Communications Corp. for $100M.

In 2002 Gary Remy started Bizopia, a web hosting and online marketing company. Due to a constantly changing IoT, Melanie joined Bizopia tasked with 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 as well as content creation through blogging. Local search has become the next wave of growth online and Bizopia are poised to help businesses take advantage of online marketing opportunities. As a full-time team member, Melanie manages the brand marketing team team of amazing creatives as well as strategizes with the content team, website development and ad-creatives.

Melanie finds time to volunteer in many capacities as well as serve on the board of a few non-profit organizations including the New Territory Tarpons (as president from 2004-2018, current Meet Director), SHRSL (Southwest Recreation Swim League: VP 2010-present), and the Stevens & Pruett Ranch – (Youth Foster Home: Secretary 2012-present) and the Stephen F Austin Athletic Booster Club (2009-present, 2018-20 President).  Gary and Melanie were founding members of the Fort Bend Gridiron Football League in the greater Fort Bend area. In past-lifetimes, Melanie could be found coaching on deck with the First Colony Swim Team (FCST), New Territory Tarpons and various other volunteer coaching positions with youth sports (volleyball, basketball, swim, soccer and even football).

Shana Schnitzer
Sr. Digital Marketing Strategist

Bio coming soon!

Jenny Aguirre
Digital Marketing Strategist

Jenny graduated from the University of Houston – Downtown – GO COOGS – with a BBA in Marketing while serving as President of the American Marketing Association UHD Chapter. She’s a true southern girl at heart with a passion for all things Texas. For example: Blue Bell ice cream, frozen margaritas, and football (well, all Houston sport teams).

Motivated by positivity and creativity, Jenny is passionate about how storytelling and targeted messaging can create business-changing content.  As a digital marketing strategist for Bizopia, she is responsible for implementing marketing strategies that help clients increase brand awareness, generate leads, and acquire new customers through driving traffic to websites and social media pages.

When she’s not at work, you’ll often see Jenny with a cup of coffee and a fresh baked cookie and maybe some chocolate, but she promises to take her vitamins. She’s also a proud aunt to a gorgeous niece and a Netflix addict. When asked for directions, Jenny just tells them to go down a few blocks and hang a left because she’s too ashamed to admit she’s not good at giving directions.

Heather Miller
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Heather Miller graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 2016 and went on further to claim a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2019. With the desire to grow with a digital marketing firm in a bustling city, Heather left her Louisiana roots and moved to Houston, Texas, where she joined the Bizopia team as a Digital Marketing Coordinator. Heather is certified in Google AdWords and manages clients’ paid advertising campaigns across platforms. She also manages content and blog creation, keyword research and planning, and website traffic reporting in Google Analytics. Heather acts as a liaison between clients and the Bizopia team for all customer service and support needs.

When she’s not juggling her many tasks at the office, Heather dedicates most of her free time to eating snacks, drinking half cups of coffee, and snuggling with her dearest Golden Retriever, Sullivan. Heather prides herself on being a little bit of a weirdo while simultaneously being incredibly cool. You may hear her before you see her, but you surely won’t be disappointed once you’re greeted with her friendly and enthusiastic spirit. Heather is awesome. Be more like Heather.

Blooper: *** “With big shoes to fill following the retirement of Craig Tomas, Heather unfortunately only wears a size 8.5.” ****

 

Courtney Sullivan
Digital Marketing Strategist

Bio coming soon!

Craig Tomas
Digital Marketing Strategist & More (Retired)

Bio coming soon!