A Bit About Us
Entrepreneur. Programmer. Software Architect. DIY Guy.
Hi! So here's a little about me and a few of the hats I wear:
Entrepreneur. Welcome to Apexitude Inc. This company is our first venture into entrepreneurship and has been challenging and so incredibly rewarding. As a partner of a young company, I get to do all the things including marketing, sales, finance, legal, operations, and support. Lots to do and so much fun learning it all!
Programmer. I have over 20 years of experience programming and leading development teams in healthcare, finance, and telecommunications industries in both public and private settings. When I deliver a simple solution that goes live and just works then I know I've done a good job. No drama. No firefighting. I know I've nailed it when it looks easy.
Software Architect. Get your architecture right and your system will be maintainable and resilient over the years; get it wrong and you'll create yourself a nightmare. I've seen it all and have transformed poorly architected systems bit-by-bit into something that's clean, understandable, and resilient.
DIY Guy. Reroofing our house, renovating our kitchen, levelling our cottage, restoring our boat, building our deck. I'm happiest when tackling big projects and creating high-quality results for a fraction of the price. Oh and welding. I loves me some welding!
Change Manager. Workflow Design. Process Improvement. Science Nerd.
I thought I had it all planned out - science degree, manage a lab, world renowned researcher, changing the world one experiment at a time. Even moved to Australia to complete a PhD. I. Was. FOCUSED. BUT … turns out spending 4 years living and breathing a very narrow topic, that no-one had worked on before, slowly killed my love for it. Who knew?
Now, I still love me a good journal article on genetics, but what I've thoroughly enjoyed over the past 15 years are the opportunities I've had to inspire and encourage people to do what they do in a different (dare I say better?) way. Throughout my career, I was fortunate to be able to work with an amazing group of talented and passionate people; many of whom turned to me to take on a variety of different roles and projects. I've been a national and regional quality manager, a human resources generalist, a project and continuous improvement manager and was asked to join the change management team as we underwent one of the largest acquisitions in Agriculture. While these roles may seem all over the place there are a few common threads between them: people; processes; and managing change.
It's because of my love for these threads that I'm excited for Apexitude Inc., where I'm able to work with and inspiring others to do what they do - only better. And if that's you, send me an email to see how we can partner together.