President and CEO of Awecomm Technologies LLC in Troy. Founded by Yax in 1999, Awecomm specializes in online consultation, website and application development, web hosting, and Internet marketing services. Surviving the dotcom bust, Awecomm has grown to 20 employees with more than $3 million in revenue. The company continues to diversify by adding new services and adapting to changing web technologies. Clients range from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Recently, Awecomm was named a finalist for five Stevie Awards and won two Interactive Media Awards. For his entrepreneurial achievements, Yax was recognized as a "20 in Their 20s" by Crain's Detroit Business
as well as one of Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan's 2010 "Champions of the New Economy." Prior to Awecomm Technologies, Yax attended Western Michigan University to study computer systems engineering and started Awecomm before finishing his degree. Yax is both a Microsoft and Novell-certified engineer and has been featured in such media as StartUpNation, ITBusinessEdge and Corp!
magazine. Yax is also chairman of the board for the R.A.N. Family of Services, which offers websites, support, tools, and fund-raising options for nonprofits. Yax aims to grow fund-raising activities and helps to design and build the business/charity connection network. In addition, he is tournament director for the annual Chip In For Charity golf tournament, also aimed at raising funds for nonprofits.