Cincinnati area software development firm Callibrity has named James Carman as Chief Technology Officer. Carman comes from his own IT consulting firm, Carman Consulting, where he served as President and has been a valued member of the Cincinnati technology community for over two decades. Carman brings experience in building software innovations for clients both locally and coast to coast in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, consumer products, bioinformatics, retail clothing, education, and payment processing. He is also part of the Apache Software Foundation, the world's largest open-source technology foundation. Users around the world benefit from $20B+ worth of Apache Open Source software products made available to the public-at-large for no cost. He has served the Apache Foundation as a committer, committee member, and officer over the last 12 years. Read more about James in the Cincinnati Business Courier.
As Callibrity CTO, Carman will oversee the technical side of the business. He will lead the overall strategic vision for consultants, establish training and curriculum paths for software developers and agile practitioners, represent Callibrity as a technical evangelist, scope enterprise-level solutions with a particular focus on thought leadership and assist clients craft appropriate the technical direction. His efforts will help Callibrity accelerate growth plans while simultaneously providing clients with the same level of personal attention and trusted partnership for which Callibrity is known.
Callibrity has grown from less than ten employees to more than 50 employees in the last five years. This disciplined growth trajectory in Cincinnati has Callibrity executives poised to replicate the business model in new markets. The company plans to expand first to Columbus and repeat the business in several other new markets in the upcoming years.
Last year, Callibrity partnered with HCDC’s Office of Innovation + Creativity on their inaugural National Center for Economic Gardening initiative for second-stage companies. The OIC helps innovative companies with a proven success record (revenues from $1MM to $50MM and 10 to 100 employees) with strategic growth decisions by providing access to in-depth market research, geographic market expansion potential, and connection to implementation resources. The market data and insights gathered through this program helped leadership identify optimal geographic areas for opening new branch offices.
Callibrity President and Co-founder Gary Howard said, “Having James Carman as a full-time CTO will take those duties off the plate of our CEO [Mark Wehby] and will allow him to focus his time solely on shaping the future of our company.”
Callibrity is a developer owned and managed custom software development firm that is dedicated to providing clients with quality software, improved coding practices, and modernized tech stacks. It provides subject matter expertise and builds complex solutions for clients ranging from midsize to Fortune 100 companies. Practice areas include agile, cloud, DevOps, IoT, machine learning, and test automation. Callibrity has been ranked on the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America for the last three years in a row.