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Rick Johnson View Rick Johnson's profile on LinkedIn

Rick Johnson

President and CEO, Co-founder

Rick is President and CEO of Kadro, which he co-founded in 2001. Rick is responsible for leading Kadro's strategic vision, directing the operations of the organization, developing the business, and ensuring satisfaction and loyalty with customers, vendors and employees. He is also responsible for leading our e-Commerce software engineering team. Rick has over 30 years experience in software engineering and engineering management in the areas of software product development, professional consulting services, and information technology.

Rick graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1987. Prior to Kadro, Rick has worked at Internet consulting firm iXL in Charlotte, Nortel Networks and Research Triangle Institute in RTP, and Naval Research Labs in Washington DC.

“We help businesses thrive on the Internet. Our customers want to focus on creating and operating a great business. The last thing they want are a million and one technical distractions. We strive to live the everyday situations of our customers' business so we can blend our knowledge, experience and solutions to enable automation, facilitate revenue growth, and achieve ROI for our customers.” Rick Johnson, President and CEO, Kadro Solutions Inc.

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Malcolm Allen

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

Malcolm is CTO of Kadro, which he co-founded in 2001. Malcolm is responsible for leading the overall technical direction of the company, including the development of software architectures and frameworks as well as working with customers on designing and developing their solutions. Malcolm is responsible for leading our software engineering staff and managing the teams for our custom web application and mobile development services. Malcolm is passionate about learning our customer's business and building solutions to meet 100% of their business needs.

He has over 20 years experience in software engineering applied in the areas of product development and professional services consulting. He has extensive experience in developing enterprise-level web applications, integrating mobile solutions with web applications, database design, and distributed computing using a variety of technologies and architectures. Malcolm graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Prior to Kadro, Malcolm worked at Internet consulting firm iXL in Raleigh and Nortel Networks in RTP, developing web application frameworks and large-scale web applications in both Java and Smalltalk.

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Scott VandeLinde

Chief Information Officer, Co-founder

Scott is CIO of Kadro, which he co-founded in 2001. Scott is responsible for Kadro's managed hosting solutions, system's engineering, networking, and computing infrastructure. He also manages our eBay integration team.

Scott has 25 years experience in software engineering applied in the areas of web application development, mobile computing applications, and distributed systems. Scott graduated from Duke University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to Kadro, Scott worked at Internet consulting firm iXL in Raleigh and Nortel Networks in RTP.

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John Bowser

Sr. Software Engineer, Co-Founder

John is a Sr. Software Engineer at Kadro, which he co-founded in 2001. John works as a senior software engineer, solutions architect, and project lead for many of Kadro's Magento projects.

John has more than 30 years of experience in software engineering applied in the areas of product development, quality assurance and professional consulting services. He graduated from Albright College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987 with a Master of Information and Computer Science degree. John has extensive experience in developing high-end web applications, distributed computing applications, call-processing software, quality assurance, and user interface design.

Prior to Kadro, John worked at Internet consulting firm iXL in Raleigh and Nortel Networks and Data General Corporation in RTP.

"Kadro has provided us with systems that have been customized and integrated into my business. We have international e-commerce, email marketing, and one of the most robust learning management systems that I have ever seen. Kadro developed it all. Kadro has helped us gain business by providing the highest level of technology combined with the highest level of service. If you're looking to grow your business and stabilize your Internet presence, call Kadro." Jeffrey GitomerFounder and CEO, Buy Gitomer Inc.