Jason Claggett: Alumni Success Story
For Jason Claggett, it is all about solutions.
Claggett had been working in the information technology industry for nearly a decade when his employer went out of business.
Claggett, who graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, was confronted with a life-changing decision: Find another 9-to-5 job or take a calculated risk and launch his own IT firm.
He chose to pursue the latter, and today it has proven to be a sustainable solution.
His business is all about finding solutions, too.
Claggett’s company, Senergeo, Inc., which means “working together” in Greek, partners with small to medium-size businesses to better integrate technology.
“It has always been a dream of mine to be a business owner,” Claggett said. “We found there was a need to assist these businesses with technology in an effort to help them make better decisions.”
Ultimately, Claggett, who lives in Fishers, Ind., wants to help his clients do business better. That might mean procuring and installing hardware or supporting a business’s technology needs remotely. He works with a lot of manufacturing and electronic companies and even churches all over the Midwest—from Indiana to Kansas.
“For me success is mostly determined by asking, ‘Have I done everything in my power to give a concerted effort to make my customer happy?’”
The number one reward of owning his own business:
“I can be flexible. If you need to spend time with your kids or take a week off, you can,” said Claggett. “Of course, there’s risk with taking time off. You have to work twice as hard the next week to make up for it.”
Despite graduating 15 years ago, Claggett said the entrepreneur and small business courses he took under the tutelage of Dr. Rick Maclin, now dean of advisement, planted a seed early on that owning a business was possible.
“The concepts I learned at (MBU) have really stuck with me,” Claggett said. “My experience at (MBU) was very positive. I think in many ways it helped me become independent.
A story of shining on.