Sandy Syx, President
After earning his BSEE in 1984 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sandy Syx spent nearly 20 years mastering the intricacies of systems engineering.
Devoting the early part of his career to Southern Company, Sandy then joined Mantissa, where he developed commercial data center automation software that was sold internationally.
Realizing that he was meant for a long-term future in software development, Sandy co-founded Doozer Software in 1997 with longtime colleague Barry Sykes. Shortly thereafter, Sandy hatched a new business venture, The Coding Center, an outsourcing company that delivers high-quality medical coding solutions to hospitals and specialty physicians.
Sandy believes in technical excellence backed by a common sense business approach. Today, this principle remains a key distinguishing factor between Doozer and other software development firms.
When he’s not helping clients troubleshoot their most vexing technical conundrums, Sandy can usually be found on the golf course or at a local road or cross country race.
A Birmingham native, Sandy resides in Inverness with his wife Dori, and children, Kelsey and Tanner.
Ron Perkins, Vice President
Ron joined Doozer Software, Inc. in 1999 as the company’s fourth employee.
One of Ron’s passions is teaching and developing others. This passion has helped him build a reputation in the IT community for assembling teams with exceptional analysis and software delivery capabilities. This help Doozer Software be a firm that walks its talk, providing both measurable results and value.
Prior to joining Doozer Software, Ron worked for several major companies including Harris Corporation, BellSouth and Southern Company as an analyst, software developer, technical team lead, project manager, program manager, delivery and product manager. Every position required oversight and delivery of mission critical, 24×7 software.
Ron is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree. He lives in Alabaster with his wife Kena and has two girls Meg and Reid.
Ron is active in numerous civic groups throughout Birmingham, including Habitat for Humanity, The Pine Level Horseman’s Association, Special Equestrians, and other volunteer activities.
Heath Wade, Director of Business Development
Heath Wade is the Director of Business Development for Doozer Software. In this role he helps Doozer Software build relationships with companies across multiple industries that can benefit from our software development, data engineering, and IT staffing divisions.
Heath has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Alabama. He has been in the IT industry since 2000 with a focus on both Software Professional Services and IT Staffing. He got his start in IT staffing working for the IT/Engineering division of Adecco, which is one of the world’s largest staffing firms. Heath also operated his own IT staffing firm for 3 years before merging that company, Technical Staffing Solutions, in with Doozer Software. Heath has been with Doozer Software since 2009.
Nathan Crocker, Director of Product Sales and Marketing
Nathan spearheads the sales and marketing of our software products with a focus on LogBook. With LogBook, Nathan helps numerous industries better manage their shift notes, inspections, and many other data related activities.
Nathan has a passion for helping people solve problems and achieve efficient operations. He has quarterbacked efforts at large companies for nearly 18 years to help them realize significant gains through enhanced communication and well executed strategies. Nathan resides in Helena with his wife Hope and their three boys. He is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys the outdoors. He is an also an active leader in his church in Hoover, AL.
Barry Sykes, Co-Founder
Barry co-founded Doozer Software in 1997 with Sandy. Prior to that he worked with Alabama Cable (now Spectrum), Telvue Pagers, Southern Company, and Mantissa.
Barry’s passion for software “that just works right” is a driving focus for Doozer Software. His uncompromising take on this philosophy is one of the tenets that Doozer holds to. His experience spans the insurance (Health and elective), big data, electric utility, and trading domains. With software that has been running in some cases for over 20 years he proves that he knows how to make things that just work and are built to last.
Barry is also premier problem solver. If there is something amiss, he’ll dig it out.
Barry resides in Hoover with his wife Jennifer, two daughters, Shannon and Katie, and Katie’s two boys, Brandon and Jackson.
Barry is very active in his church Riverchase Baptist and helps them with their technology needs. His hobby of mixing music has been very beneficial for their CD’s of special programs.