About Us

Kuryan Thomas

CCPace-Obi-_LLP8128As our CTO, Kuryan is responsible for running the CC Pace Innovation Group. The group focuses on identifying new technologies and business processes that would benefit our clients, then packaging them as service offerings. Several of our current offerings, including DevSecOps and Cloud Migration, were identified and developed through the efforts of the group.

In addition, Kuryan engages directly with our clients to deliver our offerings. For example, recently he has worked with a developer team to deliver a custom cloud-focused application and led a team to formulate a strategy for a client to adopt a cloud-based systems approach. This focus on both research and hands-on delivery allows him to not only identify new offerings, but to vet and tune them in real-world client engagements.

Kuryan started programming more than 40 years ago, and has worked in the software industry for over 30 years. His experience covers numerical software simulations, systems programming, operating system internals, and enterprise-class business process software. Throughout his career he has focused on delivering business value using software, and has learned that this takes much more than just being good at software engineering. It includes learning team dynamics, finance, software delivery processes such as Lean-Agile, and—because he strongly believes that an organization’s corporate and personal values are an integral part of its success—it also means studying history, ethics, and other aspects of human behavior.

“I hire the right team members, I mentor them to be outcome-oriented doers and leaders rather than order takers, and I make sure all of us stay up to date on the latest technologies and processes that might help us deliver even more value to our clients.”

 

He considers his greatest accomplishment here at CC Pace to be building and leading the software delivery team, and believes it is a privilege to work with a group of such talented, committed, and successful software developers.

Kuryan earned a PhD in condensed matter physics from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Connect with Kuryan on LinkedIn.