The Startup Staffing Challenge

 High-tech startups face a daunting challenge: they have to identify the right product to build, create development infrastructure, build the product, establish rightsized development and deployment processes, recruit staff, all while being as efficient as possible. Adept Technologies’ Principal, Keith McMillan, provides a broad set of executive, technical and managerial skills, allowing him to be your key resource.
CTO in a Box Keith has in-depth hands-on experience with enterprise-grade custom application development from “the hardware-up”, including

  • Relational database design and creation
  • Systems and enterprise-grade application architecture
  • Hands-on development and deployment
  • Right-sized but scaleable infrastructure
  • Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework, Rational Unified Process, and other traditional development processes
  • Engineering staff recruiting and management

Having provided these services to firms both large and small, Keith understands both where your firm needs to be today and tomorrow, and can best position you for the growth to come. His background with both traditional and agile development approaches allows him to select the best of breed for each organization, based on need.

On the managerial front, Keith has extensive experience with building engineering departments from the ground-up, managing technical staff, and interacting with the business and customers.

Start-up Services

Adept Technologies can be your “CTO in a box” providing the full suite of enterprise-grade application development services. With experience in both Java and Microsoft .NET technologies, Keith can:
  • Work with business to understand application requirements
  • Establish right-sized, sound development practices and infrastructure
  • Architect and build your application
  • Design your relational database schema
  • Deploy your application and database to hosted or owned servers
  • Establish source code control, automated testing and continuous integration
  • Establish a build and deploy pipeline
  • Recruit and manage engineering staff

Services to the Venture Capital Community

For the VC community, Adept Technologies can be a third party evaluator of companies under consideration either for acquisition or further investment. Because of Keith’s extensive experience with both Java and Microsoft .NET technologies, he is ideally positioned to evaluate:
  • Application architecture and scaleability
  • Source code quality and security
  • Soundness of development practices
  • Deployment infrastructure

Industry Experience

Keith McMillan has over 25 years of software development experience in a variety of industries, with notable experience in:

  • Insurance
  • IT Finance
  • IT Services Management
  • Public Pension Annuity Payment
  • Medical Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Defense Aeronautics
  • Internet of Things


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