JourneyApps was founded in 2009 based on the vision that empowering enterprises with custom apps tailored to their unique business processes does not have to be associated with high risk of failure, spiraling costs and unacceptably long timelines.
Delivering hundreds of custom enterprise apps has taught us that great technology or a great team alone don’t guarantee success of app implementations. Instead, it’s combining team and technology in a very smart way that makes all the difference. With this insight, the unique JourneyApps product-service hybrid was born.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and with offices in EMEA, JourneyApps is a strategic partner to large enterprises across the globe, that depend on us for globally deployed business-critical solutions as well as powering innovation initiatives in their organizations.
The JourneyApps team is headed up by leadership that brings together years of experience in successfully delivering software solutions to customers.
As Founder and CEO, Conrad drives the vision, strategy and product roadmap for JourneyApps, and has led JourneyApps towards being a strategic enterprise mobility partner for large enterprises around the globe. He has been architecting and building cutting-edge real-time mobile and web applications for 15 years and has a background in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. Conrad is an expert in leveraging mobile technology to transform organizations’ business processes.
Ralf is co-founder and CTO of JourneyApps. He is a talented mathematician and technologist, with a passion for startups and challenging technical problems. He excelled in various international mathematics and programming competitions (IMO, IOI, ACM ICPC) and completed a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer Science (cum laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. He is an expert in mobile data synchronization, scaling, offline mobile applications, software architecture and algorithms.
Hendrik has a background in Computer Science and a postgraduate degree in Mathematics. He started as a software engineer in the telecommunications sector in 2001, after which he was the lead software engineer for the SALT telescope’s control system. Subsequently, as the Chief Software Engineer on the Joule electric vehicle, he helped deliver several prototype vehicles that were used for system testing. He moved into the mobile industry through developing a corporate gaming system and was the CTO of a mobile software development company for 2 years prior to joining JourneyApps.
Kobie started out in the aerospace sector where he designed, constructed and maintained a multi-million dollar broadband communications payload that was launched into space. He then spent two years modelling marine ecosystems using machine learning algorithms to further our understanding of climate as a driver on sardine and anchovy populations in the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Previously, Kobie co-founded a cybersecurity startup specialising in multi-factor authentication, that was acquired by ESET, a global cybersecurity company.
Machiel brings experience in business optimization to JourneyApps, and plays an instrumental role in marrying the capabilities of the JourneyApps Platform to solving real-world business challenges faced by enterprises. Machiel has a background in Mechatronic Engineering and has previously worked in technology startups and consulting engineering.
Rudolf is passionate about knitting together high-performing teams and building innovative products. He brings valuable experience in leading international engineering teams and has worked on diverse problems from Linux kernel optimization and computer vision to rich client-side applications. Rudolf oversees platform engineering, ensuring JourneyApps is able to execute on its product vision and holds a degree in Electronic Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Stellenbosch.
Gus is an expert in getting to the heart of business problems and has a passion for business development. He has 20 years of business development experience in the enterprise software space and has previously held sales and management positions at Bentley Systems in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as Dimension Data, Delos Technology and Software Futures.
Phillip has helped large enterprises across the globe get to the core of their mobility challenges by designing unique solutions with the JourneyApps team. He has experience designing solutions in the Industrial Manufacturing, Mining, Construction, Field Service, Financial Services and Retail industries. Phillip was one of the very first solutions consultants at JourneyApps and has degrees in law and economics.
Pieter-Francois is CFO of JourneyApps. Prior to joining JourneyApps he worked as Financial Director of the FireID Group and before that as Manager at PwC Financial Services in South Africa and the United States. Pieter-Francois has experience in Venture Capital, Technology Startups, Banking, Asset Management, Medical Schemes, Alternative Investments and Insurance and is a certified Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Carol is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and board member. She is a recognized pioneer in mobile, emerging payments and enterprise software. She was named “one of the 50 Top Women in Technology” by Corporate Board Member magazine. Carol is a serial entrepreneur and expert in financial service innovation. She has built many successful companies, including Chordiant Software (successful IPO, CHRD), and Omney (sold to Mastercard). She was VP of Marketing and Sales at Legato (later IPO LGTO). Carol also mentors entrepreneurs providing wisdom and lessons learned from her successful startup experiences.
Susan is Managing Partner at Aligned Partners, an investor in JourneyApps. She has 28 years of operating, management, and venture capital experience. Before co-founding Aligned Partners, she spent 15 years with ONSET Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm with $1 billion under management. Susan received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado and a MBA from the University of California. She has held positions in marketing and the engineering design of high-performance systems and microprocessors for Fujitsu Microelectronics, Fairchild Semiconductor and NCR Microelectronics.