Executive Vice President and CTO
Donna Grare, Executive Vice President and CTO, is directly responsible for managing technology – from presales to production – for all of Goliath’s services and software products. With 25+ years of technical and executive experience, Donna is a proven, focused executive delivering outstanding products and software who is known for creating and building highly-effective Product Engineering organizations.
Donna’s delivers on innovation and growth with results created through leadership, passion and internal drive to build on cross-department alignment of company goals. She is focused on customers, development, product management, and QA through tools, right-sized processes and talent, all used to build solutions based on SaaS, highly scalable, extendable, distributed/federated systems through product architectures that deliver millions in sales.
Her specialties include: building highly-effective product engineering teams, geo-distributed management, dev ops, data protection, application virtualization, cloud, UX/ UI, patent creation and management, open source, offshore integration, engineering culture, internships, employee development, and right-sizing processes (Agile, CMMI, Kanban).
Prior to joining Goliath Technologies, Donna held executive (SVP, CTO) positions focused on operational excellence and growth for software product companies: TrialScope, Shodogg, PHD Virtual, and AppZero, where she was responsible for product development, product management, QA, consulting services and support. While at PHD Virtual, Donna successfully executed a complete product reengineering that resulted in a successful acquisition. While at AppZero, Donna directed the development of a cross-platform software product that supported Microsoft Windows (server and desktop platforms), Solaris, and Linux.
Before focusing on startup software product companies, Donna was the Founder, Managing Director and Partner at several consulting technology firms. At Gotham Technology Group, Donna initiated and constructed the applications group, executing $5MM+ software implementations the first year. Prior to that, Donna created Stratis Group, an award winning consultancy, which was subsequently acquired by Internosis/EMC, where Donna served as Partner, designing, building and deploying applications and products for many clients, from starts-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Before Stratis Group, Donna was a Managing Director for Micro Modeling/Plural/Dell.
Donna is ITIL and PMI certified and holds a Bachelor of Science degree of Mathematics.