Hey web devs! We knew you'd look under the hood. Please pardon the mess...we still have some clean up to do. If it drives you crazy and you want to help us get it perfect, maybe you should join our team! We could use another set of hands!
hesketh.com's team of seasoned professionals has grown together since the early 1990s. With a strong drive for excellence, the leadership team has decades of combined expertise in business and Web solutions. Their diverse backgrounds, talents, and experience are essential ingredients in our user-centric design approach and our customer-centric style of service delivery.
Chief Executive Officer
In 1995, Heather Hesketh founded hesketh.com as an Internet technology consultancy working with corporate marketing, sales, graphic design, and public relations professionals. From the start, she attracted a steady stream of clients who relied on her ability to balance projects' technical aspects with the strategic vision that energized her projects. hesketh.com quickly grew, becoming a technological extension of client-partner organizations and a complete, fully staffed digital design agency. Her industry insights and business instincts have grown hesketh.com from a one-person consultancy to a thriving full-service agency whose clients include Oxford University Press, Duke University, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and the American Kennel Club (AKC). The success of hesketh.com coupled with the reputation they've earned for client satisfaction has attracted a lot of attention, landing Hesketh on the pages of The Business Journal , Entrepreneur magazine, and Triangle Lifestyle magazine and garnering awards such as The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award for Excellent Customer Service, The Business Journal's 40 under 40 and Women in Business Awards, Business Leader's Women Extraordinaire Award, and CED's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Community Service. Hesketh is a graduate of North Carolina State University's Aerospace Engineering program.
Chief Technical Officer
Steven Champeon has been involved in the Internet for nearly twenty years. He is the founder of the webdesign-L online community in 1997 and which continues to thrive with over 1800 members. A co-founder of the Web Standards Project, which he led for several years, he also coined the term "progressive enhancement" as a design strategy for accessible Web sites. Champeon's widely-respected status as a "Web guru" is evidenced by his impressive list of publications and speaking engagements. Champeon is a contributor to Unix Power Tools, 3rd edition, Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content From Presentation, now in its second edition, as well as the author of the groundbreaking Building Dynamic HTML GUIs.
As a technical editor, Champeon has contributed his expertise in XML, XHTML, CSS, Unix, MacOS X, Apache, and related topics for books published by O'Reilly and Associates, Apress, Macmillan/New Riders, John Wiley and Sons and several other publishers. He has written, contributed to, or edited over three dozen books over the past decade. He was also a contributor to online and print magazines for Web professionals, including Webmonkey, the O'Reilly Network, Apple's Internet Developer, and many others.
A highly sought after speaker at trade conferences, Champeon has donated his expertise to the advisory boards of South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive and the CMP Web conference circuit in addition to over a dozen speaking engagements at those and other conferences. Champeon has also been a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is an invited guest lecturer of North Carolina State University's College of Management MSM program.
Since 2003, he has been increasingly involved in fighting spam and messaging abuse, and since 2005 has been devoted to Enemieslist, a collection of patterns used to perform risk assessment on inbound email and other sources of messaging abuse. He is a member of MAAWG, the Messaging Antiabuse Working Group, which helps bring together the various concerned parties in the antispam industry with email service providers, law enforcement, and is a force for education and defining best practices for that industry.
Champeon is a graduate of Syracuse University.