Barry Bloom (MCP) has worked in the Information Technology field for over five years. At the age of 12, he started his first online business, a bulletin board system, which ran on an Atari 800. He is currently employed as Chief Architect of E-business for Richmont Web Services and Mary Kay, a billion dollar company in Dallas, Texas. He leads projects like network and server infrastructure, software architecture and design, and platform interoperability. In the past three years he has helped Richmont Web Services and Mary Kay grow their online business to over 1 billion in total revenue serving over 300,000 individual businesses, and 20 million end consumers. This effort currently ranks fourth in retail sales on the Internet and will likely move into second place by the end of 2001.