The appointment of Kevin Kelly to our leadership team is a key piece of Gear Stream's strategy to disrupt the traditional software development outsourcing industry." Brad Murphy, CEO & Founder of Gear Stream
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 10, 2011
Kevin Kelly, software veteran and cloud-computing visionary, is the new Vice President of Product Development and Engineering for Gear Stream, a privately held Agile product and software development company known for commercial outsourcing innovations.
“Kevin’s expertise in all facets of software product marketing, management, and engineering coupled with a deep understanding of how to leverage the Cloud in designing and operating fully virtualized Agile software factories makes him uniquely qualified to lead our development operations,” said Brad Murphy, Gear Stream founder and Chief Executive Officer.
“My engineering approach fosters broad company support for software and product development life-cycle innovations,” said Kelly. “Gear Stream is innovating on today’s traditional billable-hours approach and finding more effective ways for customers to pay for delivered value. In that context, I’m dedicated to providing radical improvement in software quality, cycle time, and software unit costs.”
Kelly joins Gear Stream with nearly 30 years of application software development experience. During 15 years with Microsoft’s R&D product teams, he was a principal on the Visual Studio product line; leading teams and initiatives to deliver groundbreaking software development tools. In a prior start-up success, Kelly founded, led, and sold an application development consultancy, Keltex Software. Kevin has a BA in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Tennessee and completed graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About Gear Stream:
Gear Stream, the leading large-scale Agile Enterprise Transformation and Agile Software Development Partner in North America, supports Agile team transitions that drive broad company support for innovating the entire software and product development life-cycle. In contrast to others, Gear Stream’s Agile Transformation Framework integrates direct involvement from CXOs, PMO’s, Product Marketing, QA, and Operations Leaders to ensure that team-level adoption of Scrum and Agile practices are effectively supported and implemented.
Gear Stream, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is privately held with regional offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, Chicago and an Agile Development Center in Argentina. For more information about Gear Stream, visit us online at: http://www.gearstream.com.