The Volpé Consortium’s primary mission is to help businesses use the internet to effectively market to their customers in today’s business environment.  While most businesses know that the yellow pages are dead and they have heard of Facebook and Twitter, they still don’t understand how to take advantage of all the ways to market to their customers in the internet and mobile age.  The Local Internet Marketing Resource is dedicated to providing the much needed information and training to make sure that the business world is successful in today’s challenging and fast changing environment.

William H. Volpé III is the founder of The Volpé Consortium, Inc., the creator of their proprietary project management process, the publisher of the Local Internet Marketing Resource blog, and the developer of the Local Internet Marketing Resource Elite Coaching Program.  Mr. Volpé has more than 23 years of experience in mobile and internet technologies and was a Master Business Analyst and Worldwide Manufacturing Program Manager at Hewlett Packard.  His experience includes several multi-million dollar international mobile telecommunications projects and he holds an Associate Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering, a Bachelor Degree in Management, a Master Certificate in Project Management, an Advanced Master Certificate in Project Management, a Professional Business Analyst Certificate, and a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.  Other certifications include an ISCET Journeyman in Computers, an ISCET Journeyman in Industrial Controls, an ISCET Journeyman in Communications, and an ISCET Radiotelephone License.  He currently teaches classes leading to certifications from The George Washington University School of Business as well as group training for Blue Chip companies in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  He has taught for such companies as Verizon Wireless, Dow Chemical, Shell Oil, Halliburton, the Internal Revenue Service / the United States Department of the Treasury, and the National Geospacial Intelligence Agency.

While a child of technology who began writing software programs at the age of 10, Mr. Volpé began his professional career as a U.S. Government contractor under SECRET Clearance supporting Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Restore Hope.  He worked at Hewlett Packard in the NonStop Enterprise division where he was on the product introduction team responsible for streaming video to mobile phones and Nextel’s nationwide push-to-talk in the United States.  Additionally, he worked in the Business Critical Servers Business Management group and completed several new product introduction projects for fault-tolerant, mission-critical customers such as AT&T, Verizon, Motorola, Ericsson, DOCOMO, and the Pentagon.  Mr. Volpé has extensive international experience and his teams have included members from Germany, England, Mexico, Australia, Scotland, Taiwan, and several other countries.

It’s the hopes of everyone involved with this site that you will use it to its fullest, comment on articles frequently, return often, and join the discussions.  Teaching, consulting, and generally helping people with marketing their businesses in today’s mobile, internet, and technological environment is something Mr. Volpé enjoys very much and as such this is a labor of love for him.  Please take the time to sign up for our newsletter that will provide added content weekly via email as well as our RSS feed, if you use RSS.  Additionally, don’t forget to link to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for up to the minute events.  In the future, be prepared for not only seeing videos and podcasts at the Local Internet Marketing Resource, but also being able to see us on our own You Tube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/marketinglocaltoday.  It’s an exciting time!

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