We consider ourselves pioneers in the citizen developer movement – the idea that real people should be creating real business solutions for the issues they face and the work they tackle everyday. True technology, we believe, doesn’t force you to adapt to it – rather it becomes an imperceptible part of your workflow that transforms to fit the way you work (not vice versa).
This blog is an extension of that purpose. Written by real people that are tackling real day-to-day problems and hurdles, we face the issues that take you from good to great at work. Our goal with this blog is to provide you with a one-stop shop to find everything you need to know about the citizen developer movement, become more productive at work, overcome professional obstacles, stay up-to-date with cloud and custom application technology, and apply these incredible new tools to your daily routine.
We know your time is valuable, so every time you stop to read a post, comment on an article, share something of ours on your Facebook or Twitter, or reach out to us in a more professional capacity, we’re honored and take that time very seriously. We believe that your time is a privilege, not a right, and will always be open to feedback on how we can use that time more wisely and improve what we’re building here.
Our goal is to create a place that’s empowering, supportive, and educational to the real people behind their computer screens each day. We believe in you, and – just like always – we’re here to be your teammates.
Founded in 2006, TrackVia is a privately held company based in the mile high city of Denver, CO. We have nearly 15 thousand active users in 14 countries who have built nearly 6,000 custom TrackVia applications for everything from department-level applications to highly customized applications for vertical industries. TrackVia is used by businesses large and small and consistently earns accolades for its unmatched customer support.
Our simple and sole reason for being is to help non-technical business users create applications that work the way they do – and better address their unique, individual needs. And nothing excites us more than working with and talking to our customers.
|Chief Executive Officer, TrackVia Blog|
|Pete is an experienced executive with a history of building and leading successful technology service businesses. Pete has a successful track record of leading companies through innovative go-to-market strategies, driving operational efficiencies, creating focused corporate strategies, building effective teams and exhibiting an unrelenting commitment to customer satisfaction. Pete most recently was President and COO of MX Logic, an email & web security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2009. Prior to his time at MX Logic, Pete held executive positions with Inflow, a data center and managed hosting business acquired by SunGard in 2005, and LINK-VTC, a pioneer in the videoconferencing service business which was acquired by Global Crossing in 1995. Pete earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.|
|Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, TrackVia Blog|
|Chris has been on the forefront of innovations in Internet security and services-based enterprise software solutions. Just prior to founding TrackVia, Chris was Chief Executive Officer and founder of OTO Software, a leader in delivering security solutions for wireless networks. Through Chris’ leadership, OTO’s flagship product, Wi-Fi Defense became one of the world’s most widely distributed wireless network security solutions, with customers in more than 35 countries, spanning the Fortune 500 to small emerging companies. Earlier, Chris was Chief Operating Officer at Posita Power Technologies. Posita developed enterprise software to remotely monitor high voltage transmission line performance data – critical inputs for making futures and derivatives decisions for many of the world’s leading energy traders. Chris began his professional career as a jet navigator in the United States Navy. Chris earned a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BBA from the University of Oklahoma.|
|Vice President of Marketing, TrackVia Blog|
|After 15 years working in Silicon Valley for the likes of Intuit, Symantec, and HP, Charles headed east in 2008 to lead marketing and communications for Denver-based MX Logic. Following MX Logic’s acquisition by McAfee in 2009, Charles directed strategic marketing for the McAfee Content and Cloud Security division, raising awareness and demand for the company’s portfolio of Cloud-based email and web security solutions. His experience in Internet- or Cloud-based business solutions spans back to 2000 when he helped launch several of Intuit’s early online solutions, including QuickBase and QuickBooks Online. Charles earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Journalism from Chapman University. Married with two rambunctious kids, Charles enjoys working out, schooling his kids in video games and watching late-night infomercials, pointing out that “the most brilliant marketers are the guys who can convince me to buy ShamWOWs at 2 a.m.”|
|Vice President of Engineering, TrackVia Blog|
|Benge brings to TrackVia 15 years of experience in enterprise and web software development. Before joining TrackVia, Benge managed a team of 14 software engineers at Photobucket. He co-developed the Photobucket Android application and was the lead architect of the search product, which serves over 40 million searches every day. Prior to Photobucket, Benge was at Avaya Inc., a global leader in enterprise communications systems that provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services. At Avaya, Benge led the user interface development team and also architected the custom integration of vendor products with Avaya reporting solutions. Benge has also held senior technical positions at Level 3 Communications, Clarent Corporation, and NeTraverse Inc. Benge’s strong skillset and inherent interest in software architecture and development began while attending Montana State University, where he earned a BS in Computer Science and then continued on to the University of Colorado, earning a MS in Computer Science.|