November 28th, 2016 -- SPBS is proud to recognize Stachio Williams for his outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship and community service. He is the owner and co-founder of SKNVibes, the Federation’s oldest, largest and most reliable online multi-media house, though he might introduce himself simply as a Sandy Pointer… a proud product of the Sandy Point High School, now the Charles E. Mills Secondary School.
His life is one of enterprise and entrepreneurship, innovation and ingenuity, and above all, giving back to his community. By the time Stachio entered high school, his childhood had already prepared him for life’s triumphs and pitfalls. Stachio was the product of a single mother family. Upon completing First Form, he had already tried a range of part-time jobs, from supermarket packing to wholesale stocking, with a stint of construction and scuba diving for good measure.
His formative high school years were just as busy. Stachio grew into a star athlete (having famously held the senior high jump record at 6’4”), but he always managed to excel in the subjects he chose in his senior years: Informational Technology, Business Studies, Mathematics, and French. In every form, he ranked in the top five of his class, and graduated second in his fifth form cohort, securing the top national results for his performance in Information Technology! By age 16, Stachio, now a student of the CFB College, was recruited for his first fulltime job in programming and web development at Liamuiga Computer Services. This became the cradle for the next decade of Stachio’s entrepreneurial rise.
Foregoing a university education, and leaving the apparent safety of being employed, Stachio took the risk and co-founded EBIZZ Solutions in 2002, a company providing programming and web services for local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Williams’ teenage hustle matured into an adult enterprise with sharp business acumen, and with a keen intention to give back to his community. After a stint in Silicon Valley, California, Stachio returned to the Federation to set up Cave Dev Solutions where he trained interns from the CFB College in programming, web services and developing mobile apps. His involvement in and support of community development in Sandy Point is undeniable with SKNVibes becoming a household name, not only in online news, but also in sponsoring grassroots events.
On the most recent front of Stachio’s work is Open Interactive, a disruptive media and marketing firm set to transform the region with smart solutions in the same way that SKNVibes transformed media in St. Kitts and Nevis. In its first year, it has already developed an impressive portfolio of public-private partnerships, primarily with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. Stachio’s entrepreneurial drive will not permit him to stop or settle.
His life, his triumphs, his pitfalls, his enduring successes are all evidence that scholastic perseverance harvests success—a mantra Stachio inherited from SPHS/CEMSS.
Stachio has partnered with SPBS in different ways over the years:
• He designed our website
• He set up our online payment/donation function
• He set up our online scholarship applications
• He set up our online raffles
SPBS will honour Mr Stachio Williams with its Distinguished Alumnus and Leadership Award.
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