William J. Van Wyck
Mr. Van Wyck is highly experienced in startup enterprises and has built a successful record in business development, management and equity financing.
From 1999 through spring of 2003, Mr. Van Wyck was directly responsible for the raising of $3.9 million in equity financing for a startup venture selling home products directly to consumers.
In 1996 as a personal quest, Mr. Van Wyck purchased a Swan 46 MKII sailboat for the purpose of a global circumnavigation. He departed from Newport, Rhode Island, on .October 30th, heading westerly on an equatorial passage traveling extensively through the islands of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Mr. Van Wyck also founded the companion website www .outofbounds.com in June 1995 for the purpose of establishing the first "virtual circumnavigation" using the, internet. It was used as an educational tool for students. Under his command, both journeys a were successfully completed on May 26, 1999.
Prior to his circumnavigation, Mr. Van Wyck maintained a successful career as co-owner of a regional computer and network integrator. In May 1990 he formed Computer Specialties, Inc. for the purpose of selling specialized network components and integration .services to the Fortune 1000. Under his guidance, sales grew from $30K in fiscal year 1990 to over $12.0 million in 1994 with 8 employees.
Highly profitable, Computer Specialties was sold to Elcom International, a Boston Massachusetts based Ecommerce Company, in October 1994. Under contract by Elcom, Mr. Van Wyck provided for a seamless merger between the entities. During his tenure, Mr. Van Wyck completed the acquisition of a $350 million reseller and grew same-region sales .from $12 million to $55 million. Elcom completed its Initial Public Offering ("IPO") on the NASDAQ in January 1996.
Mr. Van Wyck has recently taken public a new company named RedRoller.
Mr. Van Wyck now serves as Treasurer and Secretary to Oceanic.