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John Jencks is the president and founder of Applications Development Corporation.  John has 19 years providing IT solutions in the multi-channel retail sector, and over 30 years as a principal across three different software development firms.  He has extensive experience in functional business needs assessment, creation of detailed design & development specifications, and managing highly technical projects through to completion, delivery and client acceptance. 
As one of the first certified service technicians for Moog, Arp Instruments and Peavey Electronics, John's background began in electrical engineering with specialization in audio equipment and electronic instrument repair.  He moved into the computer industry in 1978, co-founding one of the first microcomputer stores in the midwest.  John formed Applications Research Corporation (ARC) in 1983, growing the company to a premier ERP solution provider for YMCA's, YWCA's and Jewish Community Centers across the US and Canada.  John then took a 2 year hiatus from the software industry, performing alternative energy research and fighting wildfires for the US Forest Service before founding Applications Development Corporation (ADC).  ADC became a long-term consultant and business partner with Page Digital, Inc., a leading ERP provider to the DM industry.
Resulting from the wealth of experiences implementing both software and hardware solutions across multiple industries, John brings a unique perspective and applied skill-set to problem solving and solution recommendations.

The ADC team of analysts, developers, project managers & industry experts have helped many companies implement IT solutions with remarkable success by emphasizing realism, pragmatism and heavy customer/provider communications.  Delivering innovative ideas and exceeding client expectations have been John's legacy.  His motto is "Quality, on-time and on-budget", specializing in successful delivery of large, rapid-turnaround development projects and technical project implementations.


We strive to offer extremely high quality services and products, delivered on-time and on-budget.  We accomplish this mission through:
  • Accountability to  our customers for success within the charter of our engagement, and for the quality of our delivered product as well as our customers satisfaction.
  • Honesty in our assessments of project status and team effectiveness.  We believe a project is most successful when senior management and the project team are in lockstep with each other regarding pragmatic and realistic project assessment.
  • Leadership through a firm commitment to our customer’s success, providing the guidance necessary to arrive at effective decisions.
  • Respect for the boundaries of our charter and our client's advice and direction.
  • Integrity in our management practices and the manner in which we treat our customers, team, partners and vendors.
  • Articulate communications with transparency and sensitivity in our dealings with executive sponsorship through to the project team and users.



ADC is proud to sponsor Dekalb area youth theater & performing arts as well as investing in public school programs.