About

Venkat Varkala has been an IT professional since 1997. He has been working with Microsoft products for over 20 years with Programming experience including Sharepoint, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, C#, ADO.NET, T-SQL, PLSQL. He is a Microsoft Certified Technologies Specialist in Configuration & Development of MOSS2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 plus Microsoft Certified Professional in .NET. Additionally Mr Varkala has 14+ years of experience in Planning, Designing, Developing, Configuring and Installing SharePoint, MOSS and SPS.

Mr Varkala’s passion is developing solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Simple Intranet is a manifestation of that passion as his team of developers, analysts and marketing folks continue to make this product the leading intranet plug-in for WordPress!


Alex Johnson is a highly experienced product development and marketing professional with over 30 years experience in the IT world. He brings a business perspective and practical skills that have helped to make the latest version of Simple Intranet the best ever.

He  has been a business owner since 2008, and has had a variety of prior experience working for large and small organizations developing and marketing both web applications and other software using a variety of tools and technologies. He enjoys diving into the WordPress API, building and fixing plugins to extend the features and functionality of the world’s most popular and powerful content management system.


Past Recommendations (connect via LinkedIn)

“I have worked with Chris and have only positive comments to say. He is professional and very knowledgeable at what he does. He has always provided exceptional service and has always led me in the right direction. He has always turned things around quickly and has been very good at knowing what we need to be successful.”

– Lawrence Renzo Delvecchio, Nationals Sales Manager, BCS Global

“I have worked with Chris, the owner of Charlwood eMarketing, and have only positive comments to say. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and efficient at what he does. He has always provided exceptional service as well as guidance in regards to the best direction to move forward in. He truly is an expert in his field!”

– Holly Dollinger, Marketing Director, ENBALA Power Networks

“Chris was always helpful in our marketing, giving us great tips to push the envelope on our marketing message while also making introductions to action oriented partners who ran with the ball. My company made lots of money because of Chris’ efforts, and I would work with him again, and recommend him to others.” August 11, 2009

– Greg Bibas , Vice President Business Development and Marketing Operations , AHA Group, Inc.

“Chris is a highly-skilled emarketing professional that is always willing to work with me to achieve my business goals . His depth and breadth of knowledge of online marketing makes my job much easier as he is able to advise and recommend strategies that consistently perform very well. The level of service and professionalism that I have received from Charlwood eMarketing are incredible, even when I’m working under tight deadlines. He is responsive and thorough, and always willing to answer my questions, and/or provide feedback on concepts. If you are looking for a list broker, email deployment, or simply an online marketing consultant, Chris is a great individual to work with and I’d happily recommend him to you.”

– Heather Ilsley, SMART Technologies ULC

“Amazing individual – straightforward and honest. Follows through on timelines and follows up! Creative, high energy and resourceful – an out of the box thinker! We finished a business transaction together without lawyers and it was very successful for both companies. We keep in touch with various business opportunities – wish we could do more. A smart individual and a proud Canadian.” August 11, 2009

– Chris Timken , VP , Insight Commerce