ABOUT US

An agile development partner to world-class organizations

Skyward Apps is a strategic partner to organizations that understand technology’s potential to accelerate growth. We specialize in complex data integrations, APIs to make software systems interoperable, and custom applications that create efficiencies, add capacity and unlock hidden value.

Since we opened our doors in 2010, our small Maryland-based business has helped advance the digital transformation of global companies and industry leaders. Technology consultants and large vendors use us as an expert resource for business-critical software upgrades, data migration, and high-performing mobile apps.

We know that good technology is the result of trusted relationships. We also know that trust is earned over time. We are in it for the long run.

ABOUT US

An agile development partner to world-class organizations

Skyward Apps is a strategic partner to organizations that understand technology’s potential to accelerate growth. We specialize in complex data integrations, APIs to make software systems interoperable, and custom applications that create efficiencies, add capacity and unlock hidden value.

Since we opened our doors in 2010, our small Maryland-based business has helped advance the digital transformation of global companies and industry leaders. Technology consultants and large vendors use us as an expert resource for business-critical software upgrades, data migration, and high-performing mobile apps.

We know that good technology is the result of trusted relationships. We also know that trust is earned over time. We are in it for the long run.

Our Leadership Team

 

Kat Crawford

Kat Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

 

Kat Crawford is Chief Executive Officer and a principal of Skyward Apps. A certified Scrum Master and superb operations leader, she sets the strategic direction, goals, and manages relationships with clients and partners.  Passionate about client relations, she believes the easiest way to keep your clients happy is to listen closely to their needs and produce quality software that solves their problems. Kat spends her free time biking with her family and reading.

Nick Elliott

Nick Elliott

Chief Technology Officer

 

Nicholas Elliott is Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Skyward Apps. Nick’s career has led him from ZedX, a cutting edge AgTech innovator, to software development for Microsoft before turning  entrepreneur to found Skyward. A believer that good software is bred from good relationships, Nick attaches great importance to  collaboration with his team, his clients and partners. Nick spends his time away from work developing personal software and enjoying time with his family.

Nick Fury

Nick Fury

Project Architect

 

Nick Fury is the Project Architect for Skyward Apps, building specifications and workflows to develop our clients’ software. With over 25 years in the IT industry, Nick is able to draw on a wide base of experience to assist clients in determining challenges and solutions. He serves as the Product Owner for many Skyward projects, ensuring they match client expectations and needs. In his off time, he enjoys playing video games, reading comic books, and podcasting.

Marjorie Valin

Marjorie Valin

Director, Marketing and Business Development

 

Marjorie Valin is Director of Marketing and Business Development for Skyward Apps. She is responsible for strategic relationships, marketing, research and  communications, or as she defines it, translating what we do into English. With a career that spans multiple industries, including cybersecurity, manufacturing, and healthcare, she brings a business perspective to technical challenges. Marjorie spends her free time doting on her kids and traveling every chance she can. 

Geoff Martin

Geoff Martin

Senior Software Engineer

 

Geoff Martin is a Senior Software Engineer for Skyward Apps. Geoff began his career as a data storage and integrity engineer, becoming an expert in the care and delivery of client data. He now passes on those same principals and practices to younger developers. Geoff focuses on high-level research of new technologies and on improving the skillsets of other Skyward developers. In his off time, he enjoys photography, playing guitar, and taking photographs of guitars.

Erin Matuschek

Erin Matuschek

Senior Software Engineer

 

Erin Matuschek is a Senior Software Engineer for Skyward Apps. Erin began her career creating software for the Virginia School of Nursing, gaining an appreciation for the importance of robust and supportable software. From there, her career moved to the financial sector, where she sharpened her skills in protecting data integrity and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). At Skyward, she leads projects requiring complex and specific workflow structures.  When not at work, she enjoys crafting and gaming.

A Client Reflects on our Work

We are your developers’ developers

Development teams can be wary of bringing in outside developers, but any concerns dissipate as soon as they meet our people and see our capabilities. Our experience allows them to lean on us to develop requirements, prototypes, kick off a project or jump in mid-stream. We help them meet expectations and mitigate risk.

Software can make or break your ability to compete. You need experts who think, question, anticipate and architect, not an outsourced shop that does just what you tell them.

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