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UP-AND-COMERS: Technology Firms...During the creation of Performance Software, the development firm realized that companies were actually losing money and precious time by bringing in contract engineers to help on projects during deadline. Its solution was to provide full lifecycle development services complete with teams of engineers who oversee every step of the process, from requirements definition to final test, verification and certification. And their commitment to long-term partnerships has resulted in 96% on-time, on-budget projects and no layoffs ever even during the tech decline.
-Hyun Kim, BizAZ magazine
Timothy A. Bigelow - CEO
Mr. Bigelow is an industry veteran with over 18 years experience in the digital communications and embedded software industry. His experience includes five years of executive leadership with Performance Software. Mr. Bigelow was the founder of Bphone.com, a company that provides telecommunication solutions to small and medium businesses. Under his leadership, Performance Software has continually met aggressive growth goals and ranks among the top 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Mr. Bigelow holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University with additional MBA training from Arizona State University.
Percy Sanford - Engineering Director
Mr. Sanford has over 20 years of digital communication and embedded software experience. Mr. Sanford began his career working for the Central Intelligence Agency traveling abroad installing telecommunication equipment at various clandestine sites. Mr. Sanford's career transitioned to the avionics industry where he held various engineering positions and titles at Honeywell Inc. Working at Honeywell Inc., he received several distinguished awards and recognitions for his expertise in hardware/software/system integration and his commitment to customer satisfaction. Mr. Sanford was also given the opportunity as a Staff Engineer at Motorola Inc. to develop and integrate telephony application and low-level software for Motorola's first release of 800 MHz and 1900 MHz CDMA cellular phones. Upon joining Performance Software in 2000, Mr. Sanford has lead several multi-million dollar DO-178B programs with an on time delivery and on budget schedule averaging over 96%. Mr. Sanford has been instrumental in achieving Performance Software strategic growth over the past 8 years with the additions of 3 new Performance Software remote office sites within the USA. Mr Sanford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mark Latham - Finance Director
Mr. Latham has worked in the Accounting and Finance field for over 12 years. He has worked as an Auditor, Accounting Manager and Project Manager for financial system implementations. In his role at Performance Software he is responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative issues. In addition, Mr. Latham manages IT, Facilities and Human Resources. Prior to his work at Performance Software, Mr. Latham worked for companies such as American Stores, Robert Half Intl., and Imaginarium. While at American Stores, he was on a team that managed a payroll system conversion for 385,000 employees, in 20 states. Mr. Latham holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Metro State University in Denver, Colorado.
Scott Ziebarth - Programs Director
Mr. Ziebarth brings over 20 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industry to the Performance Software leadership team, including experience in developing complex voice and data systems. Rising to executive positions from the role of systems architect and senior systems engineer for carrier class products, Mr. Ziebarth's expertise includes hardware, software, and systems integration. Most recently, he was general manager of Mayan Network's Phoenix Division, where he managed the implementation of a new ATM subsystem and customer beta trials of the Unifier Multi-Service Edge Switch (MSM). For 12 years, Mr. Ziebarth designed telecom products for the Lucent /GTE joint venture, AG Communication Systems (AGCS). At AGCS, Scott lead and participated in teams responsible for the design and systems architecture of ATM, DS1/DS3 DACS, SONET/SDH, ISDN, Class 5 Central Office Switching, and H.323 VoIP Gateway product developments. Mr. Ziebarth received two Strowger awards, the company's highest technical achievement, for designs in ISDN and High Density DS1/DS3 DACS systems. As Access Planning Director at AGCS, he led analysis of emerging technologies and championed ADSL and Voice-over-IP technologies and is the author of a number of white papers on voice/data network convergence. Mr. Ziebarth holds a Bachelors of Science degree with honors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Michigan State University.
Raj Ghate - Business Development Director
Mr. Ghate has over 15 years experience in the areas of Software and Hardware Engineering, Information Technology, Contracts, Marketing, Business Development, and Sales Management.Mr. Ghate began his career as a design engineer at Computing Devices International, a military electronics company. After returning to school for his graduate degree in business, Mr. Ghate began work for Honeywell in the role of IT Auditor. In this position, Mr. Ghate traveled around the world evaluating Honeywell's computing infrastructure sites. Mr. Ghate later moved into Honeywell's Sales and Marketing organization, where he progressed through a wide range of positions, including Business Development Manager for Honeywell's new venture into the in-flight entertainment market via an airborne TV product offering. Mr. Ghate left Honeywell for a position of Sales and Marketing Director at Driessen Aircraft Interior Systems. During this time, Mr. Ghate led a worldwide Sales Team responsible for sales in excess of $40M. At Performance Software, Mr. Ghate is responsible for New Business Development. Mr. Ghate holds an Electrical Engineering degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters degree in Business (M.B.A.) from Arizona State University.