Our Executive Team

Executive Team

Mark Turkel founded Palm Beach Software Design, Inc. in 1987, and for several years, worked as a home-based business, providing software development services for businesses. His title is CEO and Senior Software Architect, and he is also the voice of our networking group, Palm Beach Elite Networking.

In 2003, James Wright joined the team and within a year became a partner in the business. James took over the Chief Technical Officer position, and Mark became the CEO. They are both excellent Senior Software Architects with other 30 years each of software development experience. Our goals were to grow the consulting business, while developing software as a service for resale.

Lorraine Turkel took some time off to raise our son, Spencer, and now is back to work again at PBSD, with the formal title of Founder, Office Manager, 

"We bring an incredible amount of software development experience along with exceptional value in a small, tight-knit, in-house development and support team."

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As a small company, we require our staff to be cross-competent in several different areas, which gives everyone the opportunity to gain robust experience beyond the limitations of individual job titles. We are extremely proud of our culturally diverse, capable staff and revel in the projects our approach allows us to accomplish.

Our philosophy is to know and grow our team, work together in partnership with clients, and provide exactly what the client needs at a reasonable price, with no waste from excessive management layers. We leverage a solid knowledge of technology to organize business processes, and we are accountable, in an up close and personal way.

Our Amazing Executive Team

Mark Turkel, CEO and Senior Software Architect

Mark Turkel founded the company in 1987, after working his way up the ladder in a local Miami, FL software development company. Mark started out in the professional software industry by working in the garage, sweeping floors, and shrink-wrapping manuals! After taking advantage of many opportunities for a smart and hungry person, Mark was promoted and also educated on multi-user database applications in a variety of operating systems and computer environments, far preceding “Windows”. Important concepts were learned in building systems of all sizes, and it was time for the aspiring young man to begin his own business. 

33 years later, millions of lines of code written, 100’s of successful projects delivered, many new programming languages implemented, and a plethora of new technology has continued to fuel my passion and excitement for software development. 

This excitement for our work can be seen easily in our business: how we conduct ourselves, our professionalism, and our level of integrity is off-the-charts. We value every client, and thank each one for your great projects.  Without you, we’re just writing code “to see what happens”, and not to Solve Business Problems.

Connect with Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markturkel/

James Wright, CTO and Senior Software Architect, DBA

James Wright started working together with Mark in the early 2000’s as a contractor. They became good friends over the years as they worked together to grow the business. James is now a full partner and decision-maker in the company, and is our Chief Technical Officer. 

James is also a very accomplished Senior Software Architect and Database Administrator as well, and has an excellent background and understanding of security as well.

Community Support

Staying involved in our community is part of our commitment for a better tomorrow.


We work to create a community spirit between our staff and our clients, fostering trusted relationships over time. We are loyal to each other and to our clients.