Director of Information Technology
John DeBoer joined Retriever Merchant Solutions in 2009 to direct and build the expanding technology needs of the growing organization. Fifteen years of experience as a software developer, analyst, designer and project manager give John the knowledge and expertise to spearhead the company’s increasing demands for Information Technology systems.
“For me, in business, there are two things that matter: trustworthiness and hard, smart work. IT demands meticulous attention to detail and patience. It’s a matter of rolling up your sleeves, digging in and calling home to say you’ll probably be late for dinner. When projects are important to the company, I am absolutely driven. The daily victories are an intoxicant that keep me coming back for more.”
“There are so many opportunities for personal success in this industry. I see how rewarding this career is for those who really work hard.”
Free time finds John with his wife and three girls making up for lost time while riding bikes and boating. He holds two seperate Bachelors of Arts degrees from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. He earned his BA in Finance in 1988 and then went back for a BA in Computer Science in 1996. “In my field, you need to be perpetually learning. When I’m not working or doing something fun with the family I spend all of my free time learning new technology.”