Director, Application Development
Zach has over 20 years of IT experience, with a distinct focus on collaborating with technology leaders to help them deliver on their most audacious initiatives. His experience transforming organizations’ technology capabilities, building high-caliber teams, and delivering cutting-edge technology solutions at scale and under pressure sets him apart from his peers. He has been successful as an individual contributor in leading digital transformation initiatives for global brands, as well as founding startups and bringing products to market. His deep and diverse background has helped his clients reduce and optimize their overall spend while increasing their organization’s overall technical excellence and agility.
Prior to AIM, Zach was a founder at Crucial Development, a consultancy where he worked closely with business executives and technology leadership across the enterprise to understand complex business challenges, and design and execute strategic technology roadmaps. He had a critical role in leading technical delivery of projects leveraging React, React Native, Java, Node, GraphQL and serverless technologies.
Zach graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA degree. He has spent much of his career working for and with a variety of companies in the hospitality, retail, legal, and fintech space. Zach is an accomplished and active author and speaker, most recently writing and speaking about technologies including serverless and GraphQL for Opensource.com and DeveloperWeek, the world’s largest developer expo.
Zach enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and rooting for his hometown teams from Cleveland (that bring him plenty of heartache). Zach is also passionate about supporting engineers from under-represented groups in the software industry.
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