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 and 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 Technology Officer, TrackVia Blog|
|Marc Haverland is a technology executive focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading effective technology teams. He was most recently EVP Engineering & Operations for MX Logic, delivering SaaS security solutions to over 70,000 SMB-to-Enterprise businesses representing over five million users. MX Logic was acquired by McAfee in 2009, and Marc was VP SaaS Engineering for McAfee through 2011. Previously, Marc led technology organizations at DigitalGlobe, as well as MapQuest where he was VP Engineering & Operations leading up to the company’s IPO and subsequent acquisition by AOL. Marc received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science, in Boulder, Colorado.|
|Chief Financial Officer, TrackVia Blog|
|As CFO of TrackVia, Jennifer is responsible for leading TrackVia’s worldwide finance strategy, as well as managing the corporate administration and human resources organizations. She brings more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience working with diverse companies ranging from small start-ups to larger established companies covering a wide variety of industries. Prior to TrackVia, Jennifer was the CFO of Stratavia Corp which was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2010. Outside of the office, Jennifer is passionate about the education of Denver youth and the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age and, serves as the President of Karl Mecklenburg’s REACH Foundation. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.|
|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.|
|Senior Vice President of Product Management, TrackVia Blog|
|Walker has been an engineer, an operator, a consultant and investor in various Internet companies for over 15 years. He started his Internet career in 1995 at Netcom, the first nationwide dial-up Internet service provider (sold to Mindspring in 1999), and has been working, advising and investing in start-ups ever since. Previously, Walker was the VP of Mobile at NewsGator Technologies, and the CEO of Sepia Labs, the company behind the mobile app, Glassboard. Walker received a BA in Economics from Colby College, and his MBA from Regis University.|
|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.”|