Timothy K. Davis, President and founder of infinetivity
, inc. died suddenly on November 29, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Ellis and four children: Keith, Malinda, Sarah and Amy.
Tim was born May 17, 1959 at Camp LeJuene, NC but spent most of his life in West Virginia. He graduated from Nitro High School in 1977 (www.nitro77.com). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1982 from West Virginia State College.
His first computer consulting company, DAVAC, Inc., was formed while still in college. In 1984, DAVAC was awarded the national software contract for the United Methodist Church and Tim moved the company to Minneapolis, MN. |
In 1989 a new company was formed to address the programming needs of the 1990s. This company, Southwest Data Systems, Inc., specialized in similar applications as DAVAC but concentrated on a new language: PICK. Throughout the 1990s, Southwest Data Systems, Inc. grew to 20 programmers and support staff and completed projects for a variety of Fortune 500 clients: Proctor & Gamble, Texaco, Target, K-Mart, etc…
In 1994, Tim and Southwest Data Systems entered the age of the Internet. They designed Order Entry and Order Cancellation software for America On-Line. This was Tim's first exposure to the Internet and his first realization of the future of computer technology.
In 2000, it was decided that the name Southwest Data Systems did not suit an Internet / web company. The name was changed to infinetivity
, inc. infinetivity
currently hosts 3,000+ domains and 8,000+ dialups, and hosts web site for companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Taco Bell, Johnson & Johnson, Prince, just to name a few. The company currently employs a staff of 40+ individuals with talents ranging from programming to technical support to administrative support.
The growth outlined above can be credited solely to the vision and drive of Timothy K. Davis. It was his creative energy and talent that saw opportunities ahead of their time and developed ways to make them possible before their time. He was involved in every aspect of the company's growth and instilled an unspoken mission statement within his staff to provide only the best for the clients we serve. A saying of Tim's: "The best deal is when everyone wins."
Tim balanced his strong work ethic with an equally strong commitment to his family and friends. He was a devoted father, loving husband and a loyal friend. He relaxed by going to the movies (any movie), playing pool, being with his family, traveling, reading as well as a variety of other activities. A long time fan of the rock band Queen, Tim became actively involved in a variety of Queen-related events in the past few years. He owned and hosted a web site where Queen fans could meet other fans around the world (www.queenprofiles.com). He also owned and hosted a web site devoted to Queen and Queen's guitarist (www.brianmay.com). Record Collector magazine had this to say about brianmay.com in 1999: "The Official UNOFFICIAL Page for Brian Mayniacs does most of the things that May's pages at the official Queen site should do, but fail to..." |
Tim also helped organize North American Queen conventions (get-togethers for die-hard fans) to have a good time with other Queen fans - and to help raise money for various AIDS foundations. (AIDS charities are a favorite of Queen fans due to the AIDS-related death of Queen singer Freddie Mercury.)|
Timothy K. Davis will be missed by the staff and management of infinetivity
, inc. His energy and enthusiasm for every aspect of his life was phenomenal. He could light up a room when he entered it and command the attention of everyone there. He will be greatly missed by all.
Letters/Cards of Condolence can be sent to:
The Family of Timothy K. Davis
The Portland Corporate Center
12400 Portland Ave. S., Suite 135
Burnsville, MN 55337
Tim was a strong supporter of AIDS-related charities. A donation to any charity of your choice in his memory would be appreciated.
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