John Jencks is the president and founder of Applications Development Corporation. John has 19 years providing IT solutions in the multi-channel retail sector, and over 30 years as a principal across three different software development firms. He has extensive experience in functional business needs assessment, creation of detailed design & development specifications, and managing highly technical projects through to completion, delivery and client acceptance.
As one of the first certified service technicians for Moog, Arp Instruments and Peavey Electronics, John's background began in electrical engineering with specialization in audio equipment and electronic instrument repair. He moved into the computer industry in 1978, co-founding one of the first microcomputer stores in the midwest. John formed Applications Research Corporation (ARC) in 1983, growing the company to a premier ERP solution provider for YMCA's, YWCA's and Jewish Community Centers across the US and Canada. John then took a 2 year hiatus from the software industry, performing alternative energy research and fighting wildfires for the US Forest Service before founding Applications Development Corporation (ADC). ADC became a long-term consultant and business partner with Page Digital, Inc., a leading ERP provider to the DM industry.
Resulting from the wealth of experiences implementing both software and hardware solutions across multiple industries, John brings a unique perspective and applied skill-set to problem solving and solution recommendations.
The ADC team of analysts, developers, project managers & industry experts have helped many companies implement IT solutions with remarkable success by emphasizing realism, pragmatism and heavy customer/provider communications. Delivering innovative ideas and exceeding client expectations have been John's legacy. His motto is "Quality, on-time and on-budget", specializing in successful delivery of large, rapid-turnaround development projects and technical project implementations.
We strive to offer extremely high quality services and products, delivered on-time and on-budget. We accomplish this mission through:
ADC is proud to sponsor Dekalb area youth theater & performing arts as well as investing in public school programs.
"The ability for John to manage his staff at a high level working with business requirements in order to keep us out of the technical details saves considerable time and effort by our staff, and the documentation generated has been exactly what we needed."
-- Lee Schmidgall, Mason Companies