ObjectFrontier Inc. Appointed Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales

May 22, 2015

May 15, 2015, Boston, MA.  Object Frontier Software (www.objectfrontier.com), a leading provider software engineering services, announced the appointment of Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales for the company. In this capacity, Bob will be responsible for directing all business development activities for OFS globally.    Bob brings to OFS over 25 years of successful sales and marketing experience in the outsourced software engineering and IT services industries.  Bob has extensive experience creating and delivering high value software engineering relationships with US and international companies.  His extensive knowledge in both software product development and IT off shoring services will accelerate OFS’s business growth worldwide.

Prior to joining OFS, Bob served as the Vice President of Business Development, Life Sciences, for EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of software product development services.  Bob joined EPAM through EPAM’s acquisition of GGA Software Services, the world’s preeminent provider of scientific informatics services to global biotech and pharmaceutical companies.  Bob served as GGA’s Chief Business Development Officer.

Before joining GGA, Bob was the President of U.S. Operations for Dextrys, Inc., a prominent provider of software engineering and IT services from China. In this role, Bob oversaw delivery engagement management, business development and marketing for Dextrys.  During Bob’s tenure, Dextrys secured a $48-million round of financing led by Francisco Partners, one of the premier technology-focused private equity firms, and increased its Chinese offshore engineering team from approximately 250 people to over 1,000.

Prior to Dextrys, Bob was Vice President and General Manager of Converge, a $500-million global high-tech semiconductor trading exchange. He led the expansion of the exchange from its base in the U.S. and Europe to Singapore and China, establishing operations in Shanghai in 2002 and Shenzhen in 2004. Prior to his position at Converge, Bob served as a Divisional Vice President of Marketing for Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductors and related services.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

Rich Napoli, CEO of ObjectFrontier, said “We are delighted to have someone of Bob’s caliber join our organization.   Bob has many years of successful growth with other companies, and his sales management skills are just what we need at this point in our growth.     We conducted a careful search to fill this role as we wanted someone who not only had the talent to help us but who could also blend well with our culture and values.   We are confident that Bob is a great fit for us and we know that he will be able to help us achieve the aggressive growth plans we’ve laid out for us over the next five years”.

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/


ObjectFrontier Software (OFS) Trains 50 More Employees in MEAN Stack Technologies to Keep Up with 2015 Demand

December 30, 2014

Following the significant growth in the use of MEAN Stack technologies that OFS experienced with clients in 2014, the company is pleased to announce it has increased its investment in this technology by training 50 more employees in the MEAN Stack skillset in anticipation of 2015 client demands.

OFS CEO Rich Napoli explained, “Our work utilizing the MEAN Stack was actually the biggest piece of our growth in 2014”. The MEAN Stack, consisting of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js technologies, is in high demand lately as modern apps rapidly require the benefits these newer technologies offer.

The MEAN Stack is unmatched in its ability to provide massive scalability on deployment in order to handle many users at once, to allow for easy updates and changes in order to respond quickly to constantly changing customer needs, and to improve the testability of the code – all things you want when looking to drive revenue through compelling software today.

OFS has had great success using the MEAN Stack technologies for its customers (For a recent case study click here: http://bit.ly/1uWefCR). OFS is also seeing many clients using the MEAN stack within a larger effort to digitally transform their enterprise, building engaging digital products and platforms that respond quickly to real-time customer needs.

With the quick rise in the use of MEAN technologies this year, many firms are scrambling to keep up, as they have found these skillsets to be in short supply, both in-house and from third-parties. OFS is committed to serving this market with its wealth of newly trained employees skilled in every component—MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js—and as a certified MongoDB partner in 2015.

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/


ObjectFrontier Software (OFS) Expands its Offerings to Help Clients Undergoing a Digital Transformation

December 23, 2014

ObjectFrontier Software (OFS) is now helping organizations undergo a Digital Transformation, as they seek to embrace the benefits thatsoftware can provide throughout all parts of their organization. OFS is particularly being used toimprovecustomer experience, which, for today’s modern consumer, must involve exceptional digital productsthat understand the customer’s complete journeyin order topredict and meet their real-time expectations.

With an 18 year history of product engineering expertise, OFS knows how to use the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build the software these firms need, making it compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution. OFS is always looking ahead to embrace the latest in emerging software trends—social media in 2004, mobile devices in 2009, gamification in 2012, and wearables in 2014—to keep customers at the forefront of the technology race.

The evolving trend of digital transformation is at the center of OFS’s work in the past 2 years, which deals with the growing importance of software to every business, not just technology companies.  In 2012, OFS began sharing the message that “Everyone is in the software business now”, as consumers’ digital needs and expectations began to exponentially increase. In 2013, OFS helped companies focus on the idea that “Software is now your brand”, as the quality of a business’s digital products became essential to their image and customer experience.

And now in 2014, OFS is aiding those looking to undergo a full digital transformation throughout their organization. OFS recently presented a webinaron this topic, featuring Forrester Research, Inc. VP and Principal Analyst John C. McCarthy, who is a key contributor on predicting the business impact of technology and the future of IT. In the webinar, “Understanding Your Digital Transformation Agenda: How Do Your Meet Customers’ Real-Time Expectations?”(add link)Mr. McCarthy shared how,with the pervasiveness of digital devices in today’s world, firms must rethink their business strategy – from the outside in – to capitalize on the competitive advantages that today’s digital technology provides.

OFS is committed to helping clients undergo a digital transformation by providing teams of agile, product-minded technologists to build outstanding digital products and platforms.OFS CEO Rich Napoli explains, “OFS’s expertise in building commercial product software can be used to help any company quickly build the robust digital productsthey need to remain competitive in today’s rapidly evolving markets.”

“We are well-versed in the latest software technologies that are enabling and leading a digital transformation in many companies.” These technologies include the MEAN Stack, comprised ofMongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Rich adds, “Because we are focused on building digital products that help companies transform their customer relationships and internal operations, we increasingly see the MEAN Stack as one of the best ways to get there because it provides highly scalable,easily adaptable technology that keeps you keeps you on pace with today’s ever-changing markets.”

Just as in the past, by investing in the early acquisition of skillsets in emerging technologies, OFS is ahead of the game instead of scrambling to find developers qualified in these technologies. With guidance from knowledgeable consultants like Forrester Research, Inc., OFS is dedicatedto helping clients in their digital transformation by building rapid, scalable software products and platforms needed to drive revenue in today’s markets.

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/


OFS CEO Rich Napoli wins NJTC CEO of the Year Award

October 15, 2014

logo ObjectFrontier Software (www.objectfrontier.com), a leading provider of software product development services, is pleased to announce its CEO Rich Napoli was named CEO of the Year of a Private Company by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) at their annual CEO of The Year Awards luncheon on OFS_headshot_Rich_009 (2)Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

The award is presented to a CEO who has demonstrated vision and leadership over several years and has shown an ability to lead and inspire the organization to a new level of growth, achievement or recognition.

In 4 short years as CEO, Rich has guided OFS through a dramatic growth period of over 650%. He has positioned OFS as a leader in software product engineering services, attracting the attention of Forrester Research, Inc. and being mentioned by them in a recent report as among the best in mid-sized product development service providers.

Rich’s focus on software innovation has fostered OFS’ passion of building cutting-edge, revenue-driving digital products for their clients. They are constantly finding new ways to enhance the products they work on to keep their clients at the forefront of the technology race. OFS was among the first to build enterprise mobile apps several years ago, to delve into gamification, to help companies brand themselves through software, and to now use software engineering to help companies with their digital transformation. Some of their latest work includes building a Samsung Smart TV App to accompany a major sporting event broadcast, and their work with the MEAN Stack of technologies – MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and Node.js – to create digital products that are omni-channel for optimal customer engagement and highly scalable to grow easily with clients’ needs.

Rich is active in his local business community through his work with the Newtown Business Association, the NJTC, as a board member of Edison Ventures, and in helping NJ start-ups with their business plans, contributing his time and talents to cultivating a culture of innovation and encouraging local business growth. Rich also chairs the IT/Software Advisory Board for NJTC, which sets topics for the group that are important for the coming year, and he lobbies in Congress on behalf of NJ’s tech constituents in the annual “Tech Trek” to DC.

Rich was honored with the CEO of the Year Award during a luncheon at the NJTC Leadership Summit on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the EisnerAmper Conference Center in Iselin, NJ. The event drew much enthusiasm in the regional technology community and honored several individuals with awards for their professional performance and commitment.

The New Jersey Technology Council, under the direction of Maxine Ballen and many talented supporters, has grown and succeeded in making New Jersey a recognized center for technology by offering opportunities for work, providing access to financing resources, recognizing and promoting technological innovation and accomplishment, fostering technological growth and development, and by supporting public policy consistent with sustained growth of technology-intensive industries.

About NJTC: The NJ Tech Council (NJTC) provides business support, networking opportunities, education, advocacy, and recognition of tech and tech related companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, the Council helps companies and organizations grow and nurture the state and region’s tech, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems. www.njtc.org

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com


The Top 3 Software Trends Affecting the Broadcast Media Industry

September 8, 2014

The consumer viewing experience today has changed drastically from the traditional experience of watching television. Gone are the days when the entire family sat in front of a TV set and watched a show in its entirety, including commercials, without distractions from other devices or alternate sources of programming. Shows were developed for mass audiences, and there were long term syndication rights associated with them.

Broadcast Media Industry

The Top 3 Software Trends Affecting the Broadcast Media Industry

Broadcast media is still an integral part of consumer’s lives, but the industry faces challenges on many fronts and is being forced to reinvent itself as it faces demands for more personalized content by consumers, threats from varied distribution systems and the need to find new sources of revenue to remain viable. More and more, the broadcast media industry is finding that innovative software can help them to solve these problems, allowing them to better reach and engage consumers in their programming.

Discover below the top 3 software trends affecting the broadcast media industry today; find out the major opportunities and challenges each presents and see how businesses are looking to utilize them to increase viewership!

The Top 3 Software Trends Affecting the Broadcast Media Industry:

1. Multiplatform Content Delivery

2. Social Media and Big Data

3. Personalized, Interactive Viewing

Engagement Solutions: OFS recently completed a project with a major American broadcasting company to develop a smart TV app to accompany a major sporting event, enabling viewers to get more of the information and facts they crave, right on their TV, while they watch the event. Projects like this capitalize on the industry’s desire to provide a more personalized, involved experience to help increase ratings. It helps prevent consumers from wandering away from the broadcast since they don’t have to use another device to engage in additional digital activities, thus protecting and perhaps enhancing broadcasters’ prime source of revenue – TV advertising. Click Here to check out our blog post on smart TV apps!  

For More Information, please visit this page http://info.objectfrontier.com/blog/bid/353661/The-Top-3-Software-Trends-Affecting-the-Broadcast-Media-Industry


OFS CFO Jim Houghton Selected as Finalist for 2014 CFO Hall of Fame Award

May 12, 2014

OFS CFO Jim Houghton has been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2014 CFO Hall of Fame Award by the New Jersey Technology Council. This award is presented to an outstanding Chief Financial Officer for their multiple achievements and diverse experience over an extended period of time.

All finalists will be honored and the winner will be announced at the annual NJTC CFO Awards Breakfast on Thursday, June 12 at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Twp, NJ. The NJTC CFO Awards Breakfast draws a great deal of enthusiasm and a crowd of over 200 people.

For more details and to register for the event, visit https://secure.njtc.org/events/cfo2014/home.html

Jim Houghton’s Bio: Jim Houghton has spent over 25 years at the crossroads between finance, accounting and technology.  He was the successful CFO of Princeton Financial Systems in the 1990s during its high-growth phase and through the time of its acquisition by State Street, where he worked alongside Rich Napoli, who served as PFS’s head of Application Development at the time.  More recently, he spent 12 years at Wall Street firms Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse leading product and financial management for large technology organizations as part of their prime brokerage business areas.  He started his career as a CPA at accounting firm Arthur Andersen and has also served as COO of private wealth manager Abacus and Associates.  Mr. Houghton earned a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and an MBA and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.

As CFO of OFS, Mr. Houghton has positioned OFS for aggressive growth.  In less than a year, Mr. Houghton put financial controls in place by establishing a strong financial relationship with Silicon Valley Bank and established strong audit, tax and legal relationships with major super-regional accounting and legal firms.  He evaluated, secured, and implemented new systems for accounting, expense management, human resources, payroll and contract management.  He has substantially upgraded employee benefits to help attract the type of talent that will meet the expectations of our high profile customers.  He also oversees and has upgraded the Human Resources and employee onboarding functions.  Mr. Houghton reviews all contracts and customer proposals to protect the interests of OFS.  He has joined his peers as a member of the NJTC CFO Network, and in his spare moments he manages to contact his network to acquire valuable leads for OFS.  He has developed a clear accounting and operational framework for OFS and freed his management colleagues to focus on their deliverables and maintaining good customer relationships.  Overall, Jim Houghton has been an essential force as CFO of OFS and has made huge contributions to transform our talented service organization into a very serious contender in the tech industry. 

Outside of work, Mr. Houghton has served as the past President and current Treasurer of The Bridge Academy, a not-for-profit independent school serving language learning disabled children based in Lawrenceville, NJ.  In addition, Mr. Houghton sings semi-professionally in classical music ensembles, stays fit by bicycling whenever time and weather permit, lives for travel both near and far, and enjoys trying to cook and of course eating food from the four corners of the globe as well.

About NJTC: The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy, and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC’s member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey’s status as a leading technology center in the United States. www.njtc.org

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

Source: ObjectFrontier News

http://www.objectfrontier.com/news/ofs-cfo-selected-finalist-2014-cfo-hall-fame-award

 


OFS CEO Wins 2014 Technology Innovator Award

May 12, 2014

OFS, a leading provider of software product development services, is pleased to announce its CEO Rich Napoli has won the award for Innovative Medium-Sized Technology Company CEO in the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards.

April 30, 2014, Newtown, PA. SmartCEO, a prominent business publication, celebrated its 2014’s top technology innovators and implementers with its annual Voltage Awards in NYC last night. Rich Napoli, CEO of OImageFS, was selected and won the award for Technology Innovator of a mid-sized company.

Finalists were chosen by an independent committee of local business leaders based on the nominees’ creative vision, strong leadership and innovative solutions. Napoli and his fellow finalists were profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO and were celebrated by over 450+ executives and guests at the Voltage Awards ceremony at Capitale in NYC last night.

“This nomination is an honor for OFS and a testament to the hard work of all our employees,” shared Napoli. “Each member of our OFS family has played a key role in serving our customers. Our goal at OFS remains building quality software using innovative technologies in order to engage and delight users. We continue to be laser focused on building top-notch engineered products for our clients in this digitally disrupted 21st century.”

The finalists and winners consisted of New York-based companies that collectively generate more than $1.42 billion in annual revenue and that employ over 7,000 individuals. Companies shared in the excitement at the event tweeting @SmartCEO #EMVAs and @ObjectFrontier.

About OFS

OFS provides software-enabled businesses with product engineering skills to help build web-based and mobile software products that drive revenue for their business. In 2010, OFS began executing a strategy for growth by hiring sales and delivery experts, putting new processes and infrastructure in place, and growing its offshore team substantially to prepare for new business. As a result, OFS has expanded rapidly in the North American market, adding several multi-billion dollar companies to its client list. OFS has tripled in size since then and now has a team of nearly 500 professionals spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. For more information, visit www.objectfrontier.com.

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

Source: ObjectFrontier

http://www.objectfrontier.com/news/ofs-ceo-wins-2014-technology-innovator-award


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