Octomize, Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California. Our goal is to provide local businesses with a life-changing solution to the tedious problem of appointment scheduling. With our easy-to-use, online appointment scheduler, small business owners everywhere are freed from the hassle of endless emails and phone tag, not to mention the wonderful opportunity to offer their customers the convenience of booking appointments online.
The idea for the online appointment scheduler - Octomize - was born when a counselor became quite famous due to numerous radio shows and television appearances that greatly increased her visibility to the general public. Rather suddenly, there was a large growth in the number of clients who were interested in scheduling appointments with her, all of whom began to call or email her at all hours of the day. Personally dealing with and manually scheduling appointments for each person, it became increasingly difficult and stressful to keep track of everyone and everything just using a simple appointment book. It was then that her husband, the founder and president of one of the first online e-commerce music stores, CDworld Inc. (1994-2001), decided to help relieve his wife's anxiety by developing an online scheduling program.
After a beta trial of a few months, her clients were thrilled with convenience and easy-usability of the online scheduling program. With this success, the counselor pushed her husband to make this program available to other service providers and companies that were encountering similar problems and stresses. And thus Octomize was born: the idea of optimizing a business eightfold, based upon the concept of an octopus having eight arms - they must be terrific multitaskers!
We are committed to bringing you some of the most advanced features of modern information technology that will not just satisfy your needs but at the same time also allow your customers to experience the ease and convenience of an online appointment scheduling program.
Thank you for working with us as we bring you the service that you deserve!
The Octomize Management Team
Bruce Pettyjohn - Founder
Bruce has an extensive wealth of experience in nearly every aspect of business. He has founded 5 companies - two (CDworld, Inc. and Octomize, Inc.) focused on Internet sales and services. He is a highly qualified manager offering years of e-business, e-commerce, engineering, marketing, and manufacturing experience in retail and commercial businesses. As a results-focused and effectual leader, he has the ability to create and implement effective, innovative business solutions for an ever-changing business environment.
Bruce is the President of Octomize, Inc. and an Executive VP of VeraConnex, LLC. Previously, Bruce was the E-business Manager for Varian, Inc.; President of CDworld.com, Campbell, CA; New Business Development Manager at Tandem Computers, Cupertino, CA; Marketing Manager at Tandem Computers; Senior Consultant Manager at Coopers & Lybrand, San Jose, CA; R & D New Business Manager at FMC Corporation, Santa Clara, CA; and Computer Integrated Manufacturing & Robotics Technology Manager at Boeing Aerospace Corp., Seattle, WA.
Henry Chang - Founder
Dr. Henry Chang has more than 30 years computer industry experience involved business activities in US, China, Taiwan, and Korea. He has founded 4 companies. He has worked as technical leads in large companies, including 18 years in HP, and as CTOs in small startup companies (WebKomputing, Lead Digi, and Artistic Vision). His areas of expertise include: Cryptography and Network Security, Embedded System, eCommerce, Java technologies, Mobile and Wireless Computing, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and Quality Assurance. Dr. Chang has been teaching at Northwestern Polytechnic University since 1991. He has taught Cryptography and Network Security, Embedded Systems, Java technologies, Image Processing, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and several programming courses.