Most software companies want dedicated people who work and act as employees would, instead of sharing people which is common to outsourcing companies with FTE models. At Nearsoft we don’t have a bench, you don’t get a full time equivalent (FTE) – you get 100% dedicated people who become an extension of your team, and only your team.
After 30 years providing solutions as a vendor in Telecom, IT, Digital Media, and Software I am now exclusively focused on helping software company keep their product roadmap on track.
I help Nearsoft clients with product strategy, and effective execution, by aligning the right resources, so engineering teams can stay on track across the software product life cycle.
Been fortunate to have worked with some of the world’s most renowned tech luminaries of our time. An early pioneer of the commercial internet working with the father of TCP/IP in 1992 at MCI Telecommunications. Early pioneer of cloud computing and big data at Acxiom in 2004. Early pioneer of mobile ad-tech, geo-targeting, and real time bidding platform in 2007. Ranked #23 out of top 100 thought leaders for big data and CX by Onalytica in 2014.
As a published Author of “Unlocking Your Empire” – (ISBN 9780557076789), I made predictions around the evolution of contextual data and the shift businesses would make towards being more customer centric, most of which have already come true almost 10 years later. My second book “The Real You” – (ISBN 9780557473007) was a labor of love focused around developing emotional intelligence (EQ).
My latest book “Emotionally Aware Leadership” – (ISBN 9780578497846) is a reflection of my passion as a certified life coach for leadership and culture development centered on authenticity. The book’s purpose is to help people break free of the ups and downs of self-worth, which impact relationships at work, at home, and with ourselves.
I have always been fascinated with the convergence of human behavior, and technology and the marriage between them. In recent years I’ve delved into understanding the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable smart workforces, smart cities, and advance the formulation towards the discovery of new cures for disease.
Fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. Marketing Strategy Degree from Cornell University.
Nearsoft was created by people who faced a shortage of great software engineers, limited budgets, high go-to-market expectations, and not ideal or manageable offshoring options for software companies who need to do agile stand up meetings on a daily basis, and work more iteratively.
So, we built the company we wish we could have partnered with to grow our own software development teams on the west coast. Working with us is no different than working with a team in another building or floor near by.
Your team in Hermosillo Mexico is only 4 hours south of the border by car, and a quick flight away. We are a true extension of your team. Everybody wakes up at the same time as you do. We all speak fluent English. We share the same commitments, responsibilities, and values.
Everybody works as one integrated team, and works normal hours.
Off-shore vendors like to highlight hourly rates because they sound pretty low when compared to the equivalent rate for US-based engineers. But that is far from the reality of the Total Cost of Engagement (TCE), which is what you are going to end up paying.
When you add it all up, the cost of doing development at an off-shore location can be as high as 80% of the US cost. The claim that you can get two to three engineers off-shore for the cost of one US engineer does not hold true, it’s an illusion.
For example, a significant team of engineers might have a TCE of $2.8M in the US, $2.2M in India, vs. $1.6M in Mexico – that breaks down on average to 80% and 59% of the US costs, respectively.
We do the heavy lifting for innovation driven companies.
Our culture encourages Nearsoftians to be themselves, be playful, and innovate. Great ideas emerge organically when people feel safe!
Beyond creating great software products, your team will step up to an active and accountable role both internally to your organization, and also as social contributors to the well being of the community.
We don’t stop at just hiring “the best”. We hire people who are smart and get things done, who work as a seamless extension of our your team.
We can do this, and do it quickly because we are always looking for talent by keeping an active and deep pipeline of candidates.
We follow a 10-step recruiting process. This is a significant, but strategic investment that produces tangible results for you and for us.
Nearsoft isn’t new to inclusion and diversity. We were born out of the desire to be inclusive, transparent, diverse, and free.
We have one of the largest women to men ratio of any tech company in the world, and being a Latino based company, we are full of dreamers who create and add value to US businesses for the past 12 years.
We are a freedom-centric culture. It’s not about the perks. It’s about personal growth and becoming a leader.
We invest in people training, creating a great place to work, and promoting a sense of belonging.
We’ve been ranked as a Great Place to Work by the GPTW Institute since 2008. And we’ve also had the honor to being inducted in WorldBlu’s list of Certified Freedom-Centered Workplace since 2009.
We help our people become better professionals and more fulfilled human beings who love what they do and it shows in the results they produce for our clients.
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