SOURCE: Clear Measure

Clear Measure

March 30, 2015 09:51 ET

Clear Measure Names Chief Architect, Hires Principal Software Engineers

Addresses Growing Need for Custom Software Solutions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2015) - Clear Measure, Inc., a leading provider of custom software engineering services that help companies achieve measurable results, has announced that it has promoted Andrew Siemer to chief architect and hired three principal software engineers, James Kovacs, Donald Belcham and Kyle Baley.

These appointments are part of a hiring trend at the company to meet the growing market demand for custom software, as the company helps customers develop, deploy and operate custom solutions addressing some of the most critical challenges in IT -- including moving applications to the cloud, modernizing legacy systems, building e-commerce platforms and more. 

Jeffrey Palermo, Clear Measure's CEO, said, "Andy has been an invaluable contributor since he joined the company last year, and we are pleased that James, Donald and Kyle are coming on board and bringing critical expertise to our software engineering team.

"When people ask me what is different about Clear Measure, I tell them that we're not a consulting company or a staffing company. We are a business-focused software engineering firm that values the key contributions of our team members. They are the company and are integral to our success in developing technology solutions that address our customers' business problems. This focus makes all the difference, and has enabled us to hire and retain a very talented team of experts," Palermo said.

Siemer, former chief architect and engineering director at Dell, joined Clear Measure in 2014 as a principal architect. He has an extensive background in database-driven web applications, primarily on social networking and e-commerce platforms, and focuses on developing solutions based on Microsoft technologies. 

Kovacs is the developer of psake, a PowerShell-based build automation tool. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of OO, SOLID, TDD/BDD, testing, object-relational mapping, dependency injection, refactoring, continuous integration, and related techniques. In addition to blogging on and his own blog, Kovacs is a technical contributor for Pluralsight, writes articles for MSDN Magazine and CoDe Magazine, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. Additionally, he is a Track Chair for DevTeach, one of Canada's largest independent developer conferences. Kovacs received his bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and his master's degree from Harvard University.

Belcham and Baley are co-authors of the book "Brownfield Application Development in .NET." With over 10 years in the software development industry, Belcham is considered among the most respected members of the .NET software development community. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the .NET Framework. The depth of his expertise and community commitment has enabled him to achieve Microsoft MVP status. In addition to mentoring and training other software professionals, Belcham is an active speaker at user groups and code camps throughout western Canada and conferences around the world.

Baley comes to Clear Measure with more than 15 years of broad software experience, including automated testing, continuous integration, and test-driven design. He holds dual degrees from the University of Manitoba in computer science and actuarial science. Previously, Baley was head of product development at an online scheduling software company. 

Clear Measure
Founded in 2012, Clear Measure is a custom software engineering firm that delivers competitive advantage to growing companies by helping them gain positive and measurable business outcomes from their toughest technology challenges. It provides a focused business approach, innovative leadership, and expertise in designing, building, integrating and modernizing software solutions. By building custom software that is architected for ROI, as well as managing and operating it efficiently, Clear Measure enables companies to realize long-term cost savings and maximize their systems' business value. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices in Dallas and Ohio. More information is available at

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