Consulting with Element Fusion clients since 2002, Andrea Decker leads the EF consulting team as they provide custom internet solutions for businesses and organizations. Andrea’s business philosophy matches Element Fusion’s in preferring to provide a solution that empowers a client to take control of their own web presence instead of facilitating a dependency in that client upon the web developer.
Element Fusion, founded in 1999, is now Oklahoma’s largest web development firm. Element Fusion has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years and is listed in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Metro 50 (Oklahoma City metropolitan area’s fastest growing, privately-owned companies) as well as the Inc 5000 nationwide. Element Fusion makes amazing software for amazing websites and through it's Radium3 product focuses on delivering quality Website Design, Content Management, and Internet Marketing.
Andrea’s individual success can be directly related to her genuineness and transparency with customers and her real passion for the talented Element Fusion team. Andrea prefers to think of her consulting team as a team of "translators" because their primary role is to facilitate communication between clients and the professional services team at Element Fusion. She typically finds that clients know exactly what they want to accomplish using the web, but they often struggle with exactly know how to communicate that to a technical person. (This street goes two ways.) Andrea has built a team with just enough business-savvy and just enough "geek" to get the job done!
Among Andrea's newest passions is helping clients to navigate the exploding world of social media. She preaches constantly that it is important for a client first to understand that their website should serve as an anchor or "hub" for all communication online and that anything they do in the social media stratosphere (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) must link back to this main hub.
Andrea attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma State University before graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1986. She has worked in marketing for American Express, Xerox, Hart Hanks Communications, and Bob Moore Auto Group in addition to owning her own small business.
Andrea parades as KermitRocks on Twitter; perhaps not a traditional "professional" image, but who doesn't love Kermit?
Andrea and her husband Kevin reside in Oklahoma City. They are proud parents to four very gifted children: Hannah, Gretchen, Dustin and Lorelei. The Decker household has also sponsored various international exchange students from France and Japan. A few of these have become "official" members of the family. Mimi Taguchi (an exchange student from Japan) married Anthony Conner and now lives in San Diego with Andrea's two precious grandchildren.