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

 

Nick Elliott

Nick Elliott

CEO and Software Architect

 

Nicholas Elliott is the CEO and Enterprise Architect for 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.

Kat Crawford

Kat Crawford

Director of Operations

 

Kat Crawford is Director of Operations at Skyward Apps. A certified Scrum Master and Project Manager, she sets strategic goals, manages  day-to-day operations, and 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 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.

Chris Haak

Chris Haak

Director of Corporate Administration

 

Chris Haak is Director of Corporate Administration at Skyward Apps. A co-founder of Skyward and other entrepreneurial ventures, he brings in-depth experience in enterprise architecture, software engineering, and operations management. As co-founder of AgIntegrated, Chris was an early leader in the transition to digital agriculture. With a degree in meteorology, he has developed statistical weather databases and forecast improvement models. Chris enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering with various scouting organizations.

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