Lanexa.net is a web development firm started in 1998 (in Lanexa, Virginia) by Chris Clarke to fill a niche in Internet services at the time – providing web site design and hosting to academia, local and state governments, small businesses and non-profit organizations, particularly in rural areas. Now based in San Diego, California, Lanexa.net specializes in ecommerce solutions, with a focus on user-centered web site design, web application development and content management.
Chris has a strong background in Information Technology, and was an early adopter of Linux and open-source platforms. During graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University, Chris quickly became proficient in Perl, HTML, databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He received a Masters degree and subsequently developed a graduate-level course in GIS for biologists.
In 1999, Chris relocated to San Diego and began a career with BD Biosciences (then PharMingen) and built an E-Business program. In 2005, he led the development of and launched an ecommerce application on top of SAP R/3 for Internet selling of over 10,000 products, generating over $1 million USD/month in incremental revenue.
With a foundation in life science and ecommerce solutions, Chris currently serves as Chief Information Officer for Tonbo Biosciences, and maintains an active role in business development and client relations at Lanexa.net.