Carl Schaefer joined Pure Speed Lightwave as CRM/Database Administrator in 2014. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Schaefer worked for Phonoscope Enterprise Group, first in document management then administering software systems for Cable TV, Accounting, and IPTV. He also launched the company’s first Microsoft-based CRM solution to manage contract and sales data.
Mr. Schaefer, a native Texan, had an early interest in the natural sciences. While studying chemistry at Purdue, he was hired by Hydrochem Industrial Services to conduct chemical research for the oil and gas pipeline industry. He continued his education at the University of Houston focusing on computer science courses. Prior to joining Phonoscope, Mr. Schaefer worked at Stewart Mortgage Information, a division of Stewart Title. He was part of a team that built and maintained a series of database applications and developed a new document production system which enabled the production of documents for projects ranging in size from fifty to thousands of pages for eight national banks around the country.
Today, Mr. Schaefer has come full circle and uses the industry knowledge he has gained to manage the internal IT team at Pure Speed Lightwave. Mr. Schaefer’s department oversees all internal desktop support, the company’s server infrastructure, and the company’s IT security and use policies. Mr. Schaefer managed the development, deployment, and ongoing support of LITE, PS Lightwave’s custom project management solution, Sage CRM, and the integration between those and related systems.
In his off-time, Mr. Schaefer is the President of the Curling Club of Houston. Mr. Schaefer is a proud member of the Curling Club of Houston’s bronze, silver, and gold medal Arena National Championship teams and regularly instructs classes to introduce the sport to new people.