Meet the Ajito Leadership Team
For 25+ years, Gordon has been instrumental in developing, leading and growing teams and companies. As an experienced leader and business coach and consultant he has developed a knack and skill for building cohesive teams and optimizing resources. He is passionate about and committed to organizational development and building strategic focus for better execution. Gordon’s accomplishments include serving as CEO to complete the acquisition of medical simulation leader, TheraSim, by WebMD and as VP, Client Services and early CFO at ChannelAdvisor helping lay the groundwork for the company’s eventual IPO. His work has centered on creating enterprise and strategic value by driving business model transitions and maturation in several SaaS, internet and e-commerce companies.
Jesse has been building enterprise software and engineering teams for 20 years, and is a respected executive, author, speaker, and coach. He developed the first data access for Java, and served as an expert and innovator on industry data standards including JDBC, ODBC, and ANSI SQL. After leading a large development team (150+) as VP of R&D at Progress, Jesse “crossed the divide” onto the business side by serving as Chief Operating Officer at Devada; leading the company to double its enterprise value followed by a successful exit to private equity. A highly engaging speaker and coach, Jesse speaks at several conferences each year and loves training teams and individuals to grow and achieve their full potential. Jesse will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Midwest Developer Conference in April 2020.
For 25+ years, Chris has been an award winning engineering, operations and PMO leader at blue chip technology firms such as Google (Citizenship Award) and Verizon (Telecom Leadership Award, Verizon Excellence Award). Significant experience successfully building and leading large PMO’s ($2B+, & 100k+ projects/ year), and large portfolio’s ($1.6B / year). Passionate about building great Agile teams by being of service to others and creating a winning culture. His accomplishments include successfully building and leading the SE USA Google Fiber deployment in 4 markets, building and leading the Verizon national PMO, and leading three successful Agile software development transformations. Sought after featured speaker with over 10 engagements including PMI and Business Analyst yearly conventions. At the end of the day, Chris is most passionate about helping individuals grow and find their passion and best situation.