James Mayer attended SIU in 1997 and earned a BS degree in information systems technology. When he graduated from SIU, he stayed local working for a couple local computer stores, quickly gaining insight to Southern Illinois and the needs of not only people, but the businesses. During this time, James Mayer furthered his education in California by attending a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer training class. James started Mayer Networks in 2006 because of one fundamental reason, there were no larger IT firms in the area that could assist local small business in the manner that James felt he could.
To this day, James has been a large driving force of information technology in southern Illinois by delivering modern technology assets and fundamentals to the businesses of southern Illinois. Because of James Mayer, Mayer Networks and Southern Illinois has had several firsts.