Welcome to StrataSys, Inc. |
We are an on-line services consulting and systems integration company. The
company began operations in 1991, and was formally incorporated in its
present form in 1993. The focus of the company is working with creative
clients to provide assistance in conceiving, architecting, designing, and
developing innovative on-line systems and services. StrataSys provides high
level management consulting to assist the executive management of its
clients to chart successful product and service strategies to leverage the
unique characteristics of on-line systems to meet diverse business goals. The
company also puts together multifunction teams to assist in the
implementation of these strategies once they are developed and approved.
We have business experience ranging from small business creation to
managing within Fortune 100 corporations. This includes experience in
companies across the spectrum from high tech to heavy industry, as well as
experience in transitioning cost center systems to profit center business units.
Over the past nine years, StrataSys has leveraged its in depth knowledge
of the commercial on-line services world (principally with AppleLink, America
On-line, and the Microsoft Network) and its extensive experience with the
Internet to help clients to implement successful solutions on the Internet,
as well as on private systems. We believe that the Internet will continue
to grow as a platform for on-line business, and the majority of our efforts
are focused on broadening the services available on this exploding venue.
No discussion of our focus would be complete without touching on The
Human Element. Some of the best technology ideas in the world have failed,
because of a failure to adequately understand the way people work, learn,
and communicate. We have extensive experience in delivering systems that
people enjoy using! We can assist in understanding the organizational and
individual issues associated with successful deployment of new information
We firmly believe a key to breakout products is placing the user or
customer at the center of the design process!
The company has worked for clients ranging from small start
ups to Fortune 100 companies. We have designed and deployed Internet sites,
private on-line services, and have consulted on various Macintosh and Windows
clients. We have experience with clients to all the popular Internet services
(such as World Wide Web, NetNews and LDAP), as well as server implementations
such as Web, NNTP, POP3, WAIS, and FTP on various UNIX Platforms including
SUN and RS/6000, as well as on Windows NT. Complete on-line systems have
been designed and implemented for several clients including on-line
communications, information access and dissemination, software distribution, and transaction
How We Work
While a large part of the company's business is focused on Internet
technologies and services, we were involved with Microsoft for over four
years on the Microsoft Network as well as its Internet product line. The
company was one of the early evaluators and users of MSN and its publishing
tools. In addition to its strong relationship with Microsoft, StrataSys
is a Netscape Development Partner.
StrataSys clients include large research institutions as well as Fortune
500 PC hardware and software companies. We usually develop long term
relationships with our clients and assist them with a variety of projects. We often act
as a systems integrator to help oversee the activities of other third parties,
and even to help pull together internal teams. This team approach, when
properly executed, can decrease time to market and reduce wasted effort.
Examples of our previous efforts include:
GRI/Net is an Internet based subscription
service for the Gas Research Institute. StrataSys acted as the primary
consultant to GRI in developing the strategy for the system, and in designing
and deploying the service.
StrataSys hosted the second generation Internet site for First Interstate Bank. This site was designed
and developed by StrataSys resources.
We developed an Intranet interface into the directory service provided
by Metromail (who have since been acquired by Experian). IntraNDA runs on Windows NT based intranets, and utilizes IIS and Active Server
to provide national directory assistance to all employees on an
StrataSys is a virtual corporation. We are a network of geographically dispersed consultants, designers, and developers who come together in targeted
teams to address the specific needs of each client. We maintain our focus
on quality rather than quantity, and hence we remain a small company comprised
of only the best personnel in our field. Our company bridges the gap between
hiring multiple independent contractors on your own, and hiring a big name
consulting firm. We remove the inherent complexity of trying to manage
a team of independents yourself, as well as providing the best services
in the industry for a significantly lower cost than the big eight consulting
Who are We?
One particular area of focus for our teams is technology evaluation.
The successful integration of the best that the marketplace has to offer
with the unique capabilities developed in-house is essential in today's
rapidly moving environment. We have helped clients navigate this confusing
area to unearth the jewels available from third parties which, when coupled
with their own in- house activities, can make a successful
The company was founded by
Rodney Robertson who brings years of networking and on-line
services experience to the company's clients. Prior to his extensive experience with StrataSys,
Mr. Robertson led the development of the AppleLink on-line service for
Apple Computer, and was also the Worldwide Network Manager for Apple. His
extensive networking and telecommunications background includes being the
Telecommunications Manager for Standard Oil in Alaska during the development
of the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. Mr. Robertson has a long history of bringing
together winning teams to deliver cutting edge technology solutions. This
is at the core of the success of StrataSys and its clients.
StrataSys brings together targeted teams to meet the specific needs
of each client. The skills of the members of these teams range from software
project management, and product marketing to content design and development.
Principals who have been involved in key projects include the following
Cary Griffin has been involved in on-line services and
content management for a large part of his career. He has extensive knowledge
of Internet server technologies and implementations. His background in
technical writing and systems design and development has served him well
in assisting clients to categorize their content and structure it appropriately
for the on-line world. Cary also has years of experience in the banking
industry, so he understands the emerging world of on-line service-based
Greg Boudreaux has worked for years in the banking and
credit card processing field. His current work is on the cutting edge of
the world of Internet-based on-line transaction processing. He has worked
for or consulted to large financial institutions such as Bank of America,
First Interstate Bank, VISA International, and First Data Corporation.
He is familiar with most available on-line merchant systems for the Internet.
Maggie Colby is a marketing specialist with a background
in product marketing for client software products on Macintosh and Windows.
She also has been involved in all aspects of marketing for many of StrataSys
on-line clients. She brings a wealth of experience in market research and
Anastasia Fischer specializes in designing graphic interfaces
for multimedia and online systems. Her recent projects include interface
and navigational design of the Gas Research Institute's online information
system, as well as Internet site design for First Interstate Bank, First
Data Corp., and various other financial institutions.
Other members of the StrataSys team include graphic artists and content
specialists, as well as Unix, Windows, and Macintosh developers. We can
assemble teams with the right mix of skills to insure success.
These individuals stand ready to help you create world class on-line
services and products which will exceed the expectations of your customers.
We look forward to assisting innovative companies to deploy successful
products and services on-line.
StrataSys, Inc. has a presence in Alaska, Washington State, and California.
Joining the StrataSys Team
Our company is an Alaska Corporation and our main
company mailing address is:
P.O. Box 230448
Anchorage, Alaska 99523
You may telephone us in our Seattle office at 425-269-1945, or in our Anchorage
office at 907-348-8703. You may send faxes to our Seattle office at 360-668-5562.
Of course the best way to reach us is via email. You
can contact our president,
Rodney Robertson at
Does our company sound interesting to you? If you are an independent
consultant, designer, or developer, and you are one of the best in your field,
please contact Rodney
Robertson. We are always interested in adding top notch talent to our