IT SaaS Startup

IT SaaS Startup

Create a software company providing products and services for solving hard performance, availability, and scalability problems.

  • Date: 01 Jan 2008
  • Role: Founder

I partnered with a trusted consultant I had worked with on previous engagements to create a new software consultancy (Gibraltar Software) focused on solving difficult application problems for customers, typically in performance-critical aspects of their platforms.

As we took on projects, we recognized the repeating needs of our customers and created Loupe, an application monitoring product for .NET applications, that we used during engagements to gather key real-world data necessary to diagnose and solve problems.

During my 11 years with Gibraltar Software, I led the team to identify and execute a product acquisition, VistaDB, and grew our team from two people in a self-funded startup to a peak of 15 full-time and 5 contractors in three countries serving clients worldwide.