IWD Agency is the brainchild of founder and CEO, Joe McFerrin. The son of a chemical engineer, Joe was a natural problem solver. As he got older, this fueled his love for entrepreneurship and interest in business. Joe graduated from LSU with a degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS) and immediately began working in web development.
After a few years, Joe realized that his favorite projects were those for eCommerce companies. It just so happened that the entire industry was changing during this time, too. Joe began working on eCommerce sites exclusively just before Magento debuted. This gave him ample time to become an expert at using this platform, one that would go on to revolutionize eCommerce.
It wasn’t long before the demand for Joe’s expertise grew to the point that he either needed help or had to give up sleep.
He chose to launch IWD Agency, an eCommerce agency that quickly grew to more than 50 staff members. After spending a number of years growing in Baton Rouge, Joe took his company to Austin, TX, as he believes it’s Silicon Valley 2.0. For the past 6 years, the agency has been among the 100 fastest-growing LSU graduate-owned companies.
Today, IWD focuses solely on designing, developing, and supporting eCommerce websites. We still love Magento but have also branched off into other popular platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, and more.
Aside from developers, our team also includes SEO and PPC specialists, email marketers, social media experts, business analysts, and more. We pride ourselves on being a full-service eCommerce agency, one that can offer anything our clients need.