welcome to surefoot
WHO IS SUREFOOT
SUREFOOT BUSINESS BREAKDOWN
In the early 1990’s a computer store in Minneapolis took a risk and hired a young teacher to sell Apple computers to schools. In addition to expanding his working knowledge of computers beyond MacWrite and MacDraw (for you old-timers), they introduced him to FileMaker.
It has now been over 28 years and Jim Medema, Surefoot founder and CEO, has designed and/or built hundreds of solutions for every industry from A to Z. From large “Fortune 100” organizations all the way down to small businesses of 1, Jim has consulted with, developed for and taught clients from coast to coast. He most recently taught at the 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference, and has been invited to speak at every DevCon since he first spoke there in 2014!
His continuing love of education spills over to his clients formally through FileMaker classes, and informally through meetings and interactions. And this culture is carried forward by Surefoot’s development team as well (see below). By the time a Surefoot project hits it’s “Go Live” date, every client has become a designer/developer of sorts. They understand their business better and they are better equipped to make solid decisions moving forward. If you don’t believe it, feel free to call Chris, Julie, Dave, Jenny, Sara, Matt, Claude, Susan, Bill, Maria, Lloyd, Dan, Angie, Jill, Tom, Alisha, Miriam, Dan, Natalie…
Joining the Surefoot team are the talented developers you will meet below. They are amazing developers and amazing people, but they are also amazing with you, our clients. It is a privilege for which Jim is forever grateful – the opportunity to work with people whose integrity and hard work surpass their immense talents as solution developers.
Jim grew up in Colorado, earned his B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, earned his teaching degree at Bethel College in St Paul, MN, and has lived in Minnesota since 1986. He and his wife, Linda, live in a western suburb of Minneapolis and have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. He is one of about 25 people in the world who have “earned them all” – every FileMaker Developer Certification and every Authorized Trainer Certification since FileMaker started their certification program with v7!
SUREFOOT TEAM MEMBERS