My name is Derek and I have been looking forward to the opportunity to come and work with the Volano team. Although it has been just a few very short weeks since I started, I already know I am in for a challenging but rewarding journey here at Volano. It is great to be working with a passionate team where each individual brings a strong skill set to the table. I am definitely looking forward to strengthening my current knowledge base and diving into the new opportunities that await.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Peter Kiewit Institute, in December of 2008. During the time I was finishing my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to intern at The Gallup Organization as an applications developer. After graduation I continued as a full time developer and is where I gained most of my application development skill set. I have found over the course of my professional career I enjoy developing applications, however, my true passion is working with clients to understand their needs and come up with solutions that make a positive impact to their business.
In the spare time I do I have, I enjoy spending it outdoors. Whether it is on a four wheeler, fishing, hunting, or playing ultimate Frisbee in Elmwood Park, if I can I would prefer to be
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]
May 28, 2020
Volano’s first interaction with a potential client is about answering questions and evaluating alignment. The big question is obvious – “what’s this gonna cost?” Well, good news/bad news – Good news – we’ve built hundreds of software systems so we can give you a ‘round’ budgetary estimate in our first meeting. Bad news – we […]
January 3, 2019
Are you really ready for Digital Transformation? Many corporations see this simply as going paperless, but it is much more than that. It is also more than looking only at technology for solutions. Digital transformation is transformation of business and its organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of […]
November 21, 2018
Mobile Apps for your field-based teams can improve productivity and enhance efficiencies in your business operations. Here are a few mobile app benefits: Location Tracking You need to track the location of your field-based teams. Using the location tracking features of a smartphone or other device in your mobile app has a few different benefits. […]