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Confined in his ability to deliver the most responsive IT solutions to his customers, Roy Hernandez leaves a successful career with IBM's headquarters marketing group to start ThirdWave. Financed with $3,000 in capital, ThirdWave opened for business on October 19, 1987, the same day the largest stock-market drop in Wall Street's history occurs. Known as "Black Monday" - the Dow plunges 508.32 points losing 22.6% of its total value. Roy and Sergio Hernandez design the nine-bar ThirdWave logo.