Who we are
DeTurk is a family business that creates digital products that engage and delight people. We work with select firms to build solutions for effective collaboration, both internally and with customers. DeTurk specializes in SharePoint, Salesforce, custom applications and learning management systems. Our experience is broad, our shop is small. We are fun to work with, hard working and honest as the day is long.
Chris DeTurk has been delivering IT projects for over 20 years. With extensive experience in product and project management, he can help you define your requirements, build your team and manage design, development and delivery of your product. Nancy DeTurk heads up Content Curation and Management. She can populate your new site with engaging text and graphics, moderate discussions, and generally keep the content fresh.
Chris is a standout project manager; he has mastered the balance of driving a project forward to its conclusion yet making sure that enough time has been spent on each aspect so that everything has been thoroughly evaluated. He was the facilitator of all project meetings and with team members being in different offices, this facilitation was run remotely and it always went seamlessly. He is very encouraging of other team members and he listens to and thoughtfully considers all ideas brought to the table. He has a great feel for UX/UI. He is always thinking about things from the user’s perspective.
Chris jumped right in and, in my eyes, was the star of the team. He took a very smart approach as far as how we assess the business and looked at the opportunity in depth from the end-users, the customers and the solution provider. He had the ability to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses of our solution from each user perspective which helped us mold and deliver the overall recommendation.
Chris is a fantastic asset and any organization looking for a unique business perspective with an overall goal of driving revenue would be lucky to have him as part of their team!
Our projects involved technical contributors from the U.S., Europe, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China, often many of these. Chris demonstrated a patience and stick-to-it quality in his vendor-management activities to bridge the communication difficulties and insure common understanding so work was done once and done right.
Chris was clearly held in very high regard by virtually all others on our teams. Widespread, even universal professional respect offers strong evidence of a superior contributor. This describes Chris.
Chris’s contributions to the product development process drive real results and he has raised the bar in every area. He has tremendous breadth and depth with advanced knowledge and skills in application architecture, design and development for client and web-based products. What he doesn’t know he learns with speed and ease.
What has impressed me the most about Chris – his ability to communicate superbly to any audience. He is an artist, orator, UX designer, accomplished writer, facilitator and enabler.
Chris successfully bridges the communication gap between the business and technical team which results in shorter development cycles, better user experience and higher quality software products overall.
”Chris kept his eye on the ball with a variety of client challenges…always needing to match up client expectations with development deliverables. He was great at talking directly to these 2 diverse groups to find common understanding.”
Last month we launched a new site for the recruitment of new franchisees. We worked with a firm that specialized in franchise marketing to help with a new web site, as well as a video production firm in Rochester.
I recently led a project that built an intranet portal using Microsoft’s hosted version of SharePoint, called SharePoint Online. We hired an agency specializing in SharePoint branding to create a customized UX, making a site for internal use match the company’s brand. Now employees have a “one stop shop” for everything they need.
I launched a Salesforce community cloud. This is a hosted internet portal for collaborating with external groups such as customers or channel sales partners. It allows users to ask questions and find resources easily.