Brian Wilkey

Chief Operating Officer

20+ Years

professional experience

A.I. / Automation

professional specialty

Mountain Biking

primary hobby

The Matrix

favorite movie

About me

As Digital Boardwalk’s Co-Founder and COO, Brian oversees all operating activities of the business as well as chairs our business development efforts. Brian’s deep-rooted passion for continuous change and progress helps drive Digital Boardwalk forward as an innovative industry leader. With over 20 years of professional experience in information technology and business process development, Brian brings an unyielding pursuit of high-quality, efficient, and innovative technologies and processes to create a customer experience like no other.

Brian grew up a military brat, traveling the world and moving every 1 to 2 years. Through an entire childhood spent on the move, Brian not only learned how to adapt to constant change, but he grew to embrace it. While an unintentional but positive consequence, this upbringing set Brian up well for a career in the rapidly developing world of technology. Unlike many others who got their start in technology by tinkering with computers, Brian’s initial dream was to be an architect. As a kid, he spent hours in front of a pad of graph paper sketching floor plans and designs. Throughout high school and his early college years, Brian was very involved in the industry. He launched the Future Builders of America chapter at his high school, helped introduce area middle school and high school students to the world of architecture and construction through partnerships with local builders and architects, and even spent several years working for one of the most prominent architectural firms in Central Florida.

Sadly, in the wake of the Great Recession, and after relocating to Pensacola to finish his studies, Brian was forced to change career paths. Here, he met Tim Shoop, and together they began building Digital Boardwalk. In those early days, with long hours and intense development, Brian never could have imagined Digital Boardwalk would eventually become the success story it is today.

In his free time, Brian is an avid mountain biker of 25 years. He spends nearly every weekend riding the Alafia River Mountain Bike Park or other area trails. Brian also enjoys woodworking, creative projects, and any sort of DIY projects that give him a chance to get out of the house and work with his hands. Brian is married to his lovely wife, Shannon. Together, they have a daughter named Elodie and a Hungarian Vizsla (dog) named Ruby, both of whom love to spend time on the mountain bike trails with Brian.