We are very happy to welcome Kevin Anderson to our team. As our new Vice President of Development, Kevin will lead our development team to create a solid code foundation that supports our innovative product offering. He brings 25 years of experience in software development and architecture to our table, including the role of Lead and International Architect for Intuit Quick Books (Canada and UK).
Needless to say, we’re very excited to have Kevin on board with us. His firm grasp on best practices in software development is vast and includes everything from object oriented design and C# to Scrum, LINQ and .NET. All of this, of course, is industry jargon for what it takes to make ‘really great, user-friendly, credit-union empowering’ software’.
In spite of his considerable expertise, Kevin is humble about his many accomplishments. His preference is to put his shoulder – and ample intellect – to the wheel and work quietly alongside our team to create software that makes a different in people’s lives.
You can connect with Kevin on LinkedIn here.
Here are some other cool facts about our new VP of Development.
When did you join the thirdstream team?
May 5, 2014.
What is your role with thirdstream?
I work with the developers and liaise with the other teams and executive to develop world-class software for our credit union clients.
What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream?
The opportunity to be part of a great team and write software that makes a difference in people’s lives. I especially like writing software that is intuitive and user friendly. It is abundantly evident that thirdstream has positioned itself to make a huge impact in people’s lives and I am excited to help that vision move forward.
Now for the fun stuff
Barnwell, Alberta. Since you’re probably wondering, it was named after a person and not because there was only a “barn” and “well”. On the other hand, Barnwell was/is pretty small.
Grew up in which decade
I’ll let you know when it happens.
Biggest musical (or other) influence when you were growing up
Dungeons and Dragons and guns. As for music, I really liked Queen, Abba and a bunch of bands nobody remembers.
Favourite tune/band on your ipod right now
Well, according to iTunes it is Sara Bareilles, Van Halen and the Glee Cast but my musical interests vary widely. I would have to say that right now I have been enjoying Pentatonix and old 80’s music.
Huge fan of
Science fiction and fantasy, technology and Crossfit.
Family you’d like to mention? (kids, spouse, etc.)
My wife and I have four children – 3 girls and a boy. Only my youngest (my son) should still be at home but they are all still there. We do have a dog but he is psychotic and only likes my wife.
Gadgetholic, photography, hiking
Strawberry milkshake or root beer float
Greatest achievement (so far)
My family, of course. They’re the best.