Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States. The average cost of a gallon of gasoline was $1.16. Jurassic Park premiered. Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” reigned over the airwaves.
In the world of technology, Intel introduced the Pentium microprocessor. Windows NT 3.1 was released by Microsoft. Tim Berners-Lee pioneered the World Wide Web at CERN, a research laboratory headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
And Guidance was founded.
This year marks our 20th anniversary.
Since 1993, Guidance has helped hundreds of clients solve problems and seize opportunities through the practical and innovative use of technology.
We began with Jameco, BofA, and later, Celebrity Sightings. Today, clients such as Foot Locker, Burlington Coat Factory and Ray-Ban rely on Guidance to provide high-transaction, fully integrated eCommerce platforms, mobile applications, and hosting services.
I joined Guidance as a project manager in 1998, bought the company almost 10 years later, and I’m proud as ever of the rich history and value Guidance has produced over the last 20 years. We’ve sustained two of the worst market cycles of my generation. And we continue to shape and lead the eCommerce space with highly customized online solutions for today’s most successful retailers.
In recent years, Guidance has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in L.A. by the L.A. Business Journal for 2009, 2010 and 2012. In 2011, Guidance was honored with Magento’s Partner Excellence Award in recognition of its achievement as a top revenue producer and innovator. And Guidance continues to lead the nation as the most seasoned eCommerce web development company in the United States.
With mobile devices in the hands of almost every adult and young person on the planet, the importance and relevance of eCommerce is now shifting into high gear. It’s everywhere. We’ve been shaping the landscape of eCommerce for 20 years with billions in online transactions. And, yet, I’m so excited for what the future holds.
Beginning next month, our employees will share their thoughts on the industry, market trends and expert tips. I know it will be insightful and I expect you will, too. So join us for the next chapter of eCommerce and the next 20 years of Guidance.
President & CEO, Guidance