OGE Energy : Careers across the world ends for Reid Nuttal in Oklahoma City
His first three careers were with large companies where technology was his job and his love.
Nuttall’s fourth career started about four months ago. This time it is his own company.
“I wanted to follow my dream and not be in a large company,” said Nuttall, 59. “I’m always looking for something that is fun and new. I have always had an interest in technology.”
His new business, Digital Doc,
“I can’t do anything halfway,” Nuttall said. “We are one of few people who do board-level repairs. We have the deep technology.”
Nuttall wants to give people the kinds of computers that will address their needs, whether it is playing videos or looking at their grandchildren’s pictures.
“This is not just a repair shop,” Nuttall said. “We want to be able to talk to people and be able to fix their older computers at the fraction of the cost of a new one.”
Holding his five-year-old laptop, used during
“It was slow and didn’t do what I needed,” Nuttall said. “Technology has changed dramatically and the cost has gone down.”
They added a faster drive and more memory so it performs like a new computer at a fraction of the cost, Nuttall said.
“This repair shop gives me an opportunity to do something that others aren’t doing,” he said.
Working around the world
Nuttall’s first job was in the oil industry with
One of his favorite jobs was in
“It was the most fun and aggressive technology project we could have,” said Nuttall, who was chief information officer.
“What made it good and dramatic was the Smart Hours gave our customers an incentive to save money and we didn’t have to operate the dirtiest plants.”
The Smart Grid implementation was honored nationally.
Nuttall started the search for his own franchise after retiring from
“I turned them down,” Nuttall said.
“At dinner, my (youngest) daughter heard it and said she had never been overseas. I paid attention.”
Nuttall put his plans on hold. He, his wife, Carolyn, and daughter Allison were off to
After returning to
Digital Doc was a perfect find.
“This my current scheme,” Nuttall said. “We will see if it works. I just can’t do nothing.”
After all of Nuttall’s experiences, he still is learning as the owner of a small business.
“I have done a lot of things and thought I was smart,” Nuttall said. “There are a lot of things I am stupid about when it comes to running your own store; the government regulations, accounting. I always had a staff that helped.
“It has been a humbling experience.”
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