CEO & FOUNDER
Blake Akers is the founder of Webology. He has over 14 years’ experience working in various IT fields. Blake holds an undergraduate in Technology Management and an MBA. Blake founded his company in 2013 and incorporated as Webology in 2017. Blake is active in the Birmingham community. His vision is to provide Birmingham with reliable web development, office automation, and online marketing solutions. He wants to help Birmingham businesses reach their full potential and access the global marketplace.
Blake and his wife Lindsey have been happily married for over 12 years. Their son Noah is an avid Minecraft player and a budding programmer himself. Blake credits his success to discipline, integrity, and perseverance, lessons he learned in the US Air Force. Webology will always under promise and over deliver. Expect great things from us, especially customer service and support. Blake’s goal is to become the leading software solutions provider in Central Alabama. Roll Tide!
CTO & Senior Consultant
Matthew Ortner oversees product development, software design, database architecture, server infrastructure, interface development, and online services. Previously, Mr. Ortner was Vice President of Software Development for GuestMetrics, a leading consumer data aggregation and reporting firm in Ashburn, VA. Mr. Ortner spent 3 years consulting at the Orlando Headquarters of Hard Rock Cafe where he co-developed their online survey, as well as their gift and loyalty platform with point of sale integration.
Mr. Ortner started his software development career with Elcotel, the leading pay telephone manufacturer in North America, and was eventually promoted to director of information technology. Prior to working at Elcotel, Mr. Ortner had a background in hospitality management. Mr. Ortner attended ITT Technical Institute in Tampa, Florida. He currently resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Lauren Ortner is our Corporate Administrator; and oversees our administrative office, including all accounting and clerical duties, as well as project management tasks. Lauren started her career as a Sales Manager in the Hospitality industry where she worked for the international hotel groups Hyatt and Best Western, along with independent, destination hotels. She made the change into the Technology field 4 years ago, and has loved the challenges it presents. She attended State College of Florida, and currently resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Sarah Ortner is our Social Marketing Intern. Her responsibilities include overseeing and posting to all Social Media Platforms. Sarah is currently a senior in High School, and has been accepted into the class of 2021 for the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg. She currently resides in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.