John Waters

John Waters

Experienced Leader, Technology Strategist, Systems Architect

Favorite Trail

Tolpagorni Mountain Trail

Lappland, Sweden

Meet John Waters

John Waters is an experienced tech leader, entrepreneur, and software architect extraordinaire who earned his M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering Physics from Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden). In previous roles, John has served as CEO, CTO, and president for software firms and consultancies in both the US and Sweden.

Throughout his career, John has spent decades architecting and implementing a range of high-performance business solutions, including public transit planning, vehicle dispatching, route optimization, ERP systems, custom enterprise software for medical and military clients, and software for automated stock trading.

John is proficient in modern technology including cloud computing, mobile clients, tablet user interfaces, touch-first development, SOA, push notifications and social integration. His specialties include entrepreneurship, software architecture, project management and software sales. Cloud Computing (Azure), Native and Cross Platform Mobile Development (Xamarin, Windows Phone, Windows 8), REST, SQL Server, and C#. Custom Enterprise Solutions.

John is a three-time Microsoft MVP, speaks at conferences worldwide, and is fluent in English, Swedish, and proficient in French.

Education

Uppsala University  

M.S. Computer Science, Engineering Physics 

Licenses & Certifications

Microsoft MVP

Issued Jan 2015

Experience

  • Trailhead Technology Partners – 6 years, 7 months 
  • CTO – 14 years, 5 months 
  • CEO – 17 years, 9 months 
  • Software architecture – 1 year, 2 months 
  • Consultant – 1 year, 8 months 

Skills

  • Software Development 
  • Cloud Computing  
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • C# 
  • Product Development 
  • Mobile Applications 
  • Business Intelligence 
  • IT Strategy 
  • WCF 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • SOA 
  • Enterprise Architecture 
  • Scrum 
  • System Architecture 
  • Visual Studio 
  • Management 
  • Leadership 
  • Technology Evangelist 
  • Software Consulting 
  • Professional Services 
  • Conference Speaking 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Senior Executive Leadership 
  • Computer Software Training 
  • IT Infrastructure Management 
  • Software Project Management 
  • Software Architectural Design 

Recent Posts

John has accumulated a remarkable amount of knowledge throughout his career in the software and digital tech fields. Below you can find some of the recent blog posts he has authored: 

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

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Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the form below. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

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Montage Portal

Montage Furniture Services provides furniture protection plans and claims processing services to a wide selection of furniture retailers and consumers.

Project Background

Montage was looking to build a new web portal for both Retailers and Consumers, which would integrate with Dynamics CRM and other legacy systems. The portal needed to be multi tenant and support branding and configuration for different Retailers. Trailhead architected the new Montage Platform, including the Portal and all of it’s back end integrations, did the UI/UX and then delivered the new system, along with enhancements to DevOps and processes.

Logistics

We’ve logged countless miles exploring the tech world. In doing so, we gained the experience that enables us to deliver your unique software and systems architecture needs. Our team of seasoned tech vets can provide you with:

Custom App and Software Development

We collaborate with you throughout the entire process because your customized tech should fit your needs, not just those of other clients.

Cloud and Mobile Applications

The modern world demands versatile technology, and this is exactly what your mobile and cloud-based apps will give you.

User Experience and Interface (UX/UI) Design

We want your end users to have optimal experiences with tech that is highly intuitive and responsive.

DevOps

This combination of Agile software development and IT operations provides you with high-quality software at reduced cost, time, and risk.

Trailhead stepped into a challenging project – building our new web architecture and redeveloping our portals at the same time the business was migrating from a legacy system to our new CRM solution. They were able to not only significantly improve our web development architecture but our development and deployment processes as well as the functionality and performance of our portals. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Trailhead has proven themselves to be a valuable partner.

– BOB DOERKSEN, Vice President of Technology Services
at Montage Furniture Services

Technologies Used

When you hit the trails, it is essential to bring appropriate gear. The same holds true for your digital technology needs. That’s why Trailhead builds custom solutions on trusted platforms like .NET, Angular, React, and Xamarin.

Expertise

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Web App Development
  • Cloud Development
  • DevOps
  • Process Improvements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • UI Design
  • Manual QA
  • Back end/API/Database development

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

Ready to come with us? 

Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the contact form. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

We can’t wait to hear from you! 

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