As CTO, Kuryan is primarily responsible for CC Pace’s custom application delivery practice, which includes making sure CC Pace maintains its record of client satisfaction and successful delivery in custom software projects. He personally engages as a lead developer on some projects, where he actively writes and delivers code to keep his skills fresh. He also helps the entire company understand the implications of technology for all its clients and for its internal operations.
Kuryan started programming more than 35 years ago, and has worked in the software industry for over 25 years. His experience covers numerical software simulations, systems programming, operating system internals, and enterprise-class business process software. Throughout his career he has focused on delivering business value using software, and has learned that this takes much more than just being good at software engineering. It includes learning team dynamics, finance, software delivery processes such as Lean-Agile, and—because he strongly believes that an organization’s corporate and personal values are an integral part of its success—it also means studying history, ethics, and other aspects of human behavior.
He considers his greatest accomplishment here at CC Pace to be building and leading the software delivery team, and believes it is a privilege to work with a group of such talented, committed, and successful software developers.
Kuryan earned a PhD in condensed matter physics from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Scrum Master.