Tim Shoop is president and chief executive officer of Digital Boardwalk, one of the fastest growing I.T. service companies in the Florida Gulf Coast. Tim’s leadership, technology insight and operational expertise have strengthened Digital Boardwalk’s culture of innovation, expanded the company into new markets, and extended its service portfolio and national reach.
Tim’s I.T. foundation was forged from his love of technology as a child. His professional career in the I.T. industry began while serving in the U.S. Navy in 1992. Holding a revered Top Secret security clearance, Tim maintained telecommunications equipment infrastructure at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tim soon made his riskiest decision to date and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dream of acting. Without a single point of contact in the area, Tim started, quite literally, from the ground up living in a tent on the beaches just north of Malibu. In an ironic turn of events, Tim landed a position at Jeffries Technologies, the fastest growing I.T. firm in the area. His time in California and at Jeffries Technologies introduced Tim to the spirit of entrepreneurship and triggered a major turning point in his life. Although Tim made a small splash in Hollywood, his newfound admiration for bringing his ideas to fruition would lead him to Pensacola, Florida to start his first company.
Upon arriving in Pensacola in 1998, Tim started New Vision Computers with nothing more than a credit card and an unparalleled ambition. After what could be considered borderline harassment of a few key contacts in the area, Tim was awarded with several large Government contracts that would ultimately launch New Vision Computers to the multi-location retail chain it became. All the while Tim’s addiction to entrepreneurial ventures kept him focused on the trends and future of the I.T. industry. In 2006 Tim began planning for a brand new I.T. company, one that would be worlds ahead of the already successful computer chain he had created.
After applying many years of I.T. industry experience, as well as nearly two years of strenuous development and testing, Tim launched Digital Boardwalk, Inc. in 2009. The company quickly rose to its success and has received several awards for outstanding customer service, superior response times, and philanthropic contributions. Following the instant success of Digital Boardwalk, Tim sold New Vision Computers in 2010 so he could devote his efforts entirely to the new business.
Tim married his rock, Kathleen Shoop, in 2004. He soon decided to start his family at the same time Digital Boardwalk began its successful rise. In 2010 Tim’s son Caleb was introduced to the world, followed by his daughter Victoria in 2012. Tim is also the proud parent of two dogs.
Over the years Tim has donated countless resources to many of the area’s non-profit organizations including Gulf Coast Kid’s House, ARC Gateway, Manna Food Pantries, and the Waterfront Mission. Tim is also heavily involved in the Pensacola community through volunteer work and Chamber events.
In his free time, Tim is at home with his wife and children who keep him very busy while away from work. On occasion Tim also enjoys playing a video game or two.
As senior vice president, Brian Wilkey is responsible for Digital Boardwalk’s operations and information technology activities including project management, sales, procurement, and vendor management. In addition, Brian oversees Digital Boardwalk’s corporate development activities with responsibility for strategic planning, regional development, and new business initiatives.
Brian gained his management and development experience after several years of organizational leadership in government and building construction youth programs. With a background in I.T. consulting, architecture, and construction management, Brian transferred from Central Florida to Pensacola, Florida to continue his education in Business Administration. In August 2008, Brian was recruited for a service management position at New Vision Computers, Tim Shoop’s (Digital Boardwalk CEO) retail computer service store. At this time, Tim was in the early stages of developing a brand new Managed I.T. Services company. Brian began assisting with the development of this new business and soon became a partner in the full-time development of the company. After 18 months of rigorous development and testing, Tim and Brian launched Digital Boardwalk, Inc. Brian has tenured 5 years with Digital Boardwalk and continues to develop the business in an ever-changing I.T. industry.
In his free time, Brian is an active cross-country mountain biker. On a rainy day Brian also enjoys studying technology, cosmology, and astrophysics.