Sean Utt, Founder & President
...Sean Utt is a founding partner of Autobahn Internet Services/PowerBox Software Company.Prior to founding PowerBox, Sean worked in the National System Support Division of ADP Dealer Services.
Currently focusing on developing products and services, Sean
designs the core components of each product, and supervises the technical staff.Other industry leaders have recognized Sean as creative, brilliant and a technical leader for his work with Linux and the Internet.His
expansive knowledge and expertise is second to none in the industry.Sean
is also considered an industry expert in security and the management of security issues, and this has figured prominently in the development of The PowerBox
.With astonishing accuracy Sean
has forecast the current course of the Information Age, beginning with the popularity of the Internet and the key part played by the Linux
OS.In 1993 Sean founded the Portland Linux Users Group, one of the first in the nation.
Autobahn was the first ISP to exclusively use Linux
as its server operating system.As early as 1995 Autobahn was educating the public to the need for conducting business online, and had in place a catalog server for its customers to establish their presence on the web.Anticipating the coming of "Business to Business" on the Internet, preliminary planning of a B2B model for Tire Dealers, Distributors and Manufacturers was carried out with Progressive Software
in Seattle in 1995.Companies increasingly came to Autobahn for Linux
consulting, and Sean
conceived of The PowerBox
in late 1996, delivering the first unit in February 1997.While working at ADP Dealer Services
in their National Technical Support division, Sean's ability to quickly solve problems earned him the reputation with the regional support offices as the one to call when you had a problem.This led to a position with National Systems Support at ADP Dealer Services
, where the focus of the work changed from hardware to software support.His
experiences at ADP with remote administration of computer systems, and supporting others in the administration of computer systems helped shape the philosophy behind The PowerBox
.Highly sought after by industry headhunters, Sean has declined many lucrative offers for positions with pre-IPO companies to continue to pursue his passion of developing The PowerBox into the industry's leading Internet Management System.Sean graduated first in his class at ITT Technical Institute, earning an A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology.