Chief Executive Officer
Brett founded Fairway Technologies in early 2002 as a means to support his desire to work directly with local high-tech businesses. Previously, he had worked as a senior consultant at a San Diego-based software company, and it was his endeavor to provide reliable and friendly software consulting services to clients in and around the San Diego area. Fairway’s business model of low-cost, longer-term client engagements quickly evolved into more than what Brett could manage alone, and attracting more high-caliber technology professionals was a natural progression for the growing number of clients that relied on him for their technology consulting.
Brett contributes over a decade of IT industry experience, including certifications in several programming frameworks. He began his career engineering network systems but quickly gravitated toward the fluidity and creativity of software development. Brett likes to joke “I’m proof that any moron can code; it takes someone special to produce something useful.” This helps illustrate some of the core philosophies behind Fairway – hire smart folks who are software rock-stars but who also understand the business need driving the software. Delivering effective software solutions starts with understanding business needs, and this has been the overarching philosophy Brett and Fairway have adopted since 2002.
Chief Operations Officer
Mike has been involved in web-based technologies for over 15 years with roles ranging from programming to project and program management and Enterprise IT strategy. Prior to joining Fairway, Mike spent almost 10 years at Hewlett Packard as both a consultant and employee working in IT Program Management and IT Strategy. As the Chief Operations Officer, Mike is responsible for the day-to-day business operations at Fairway including new business engagement.
Mike is a graduate of the University of California – Santa Cruz.
Director of Technology
Noah brings 14 years of technology and consulting experience to Fairway, ranging from software development to enterprise architecture to team management. He has consulted on large project for Hewlett Packard, Disney, Gateway, Toyota, Union Bank of California, SPAWAR, and many others. As Director of Technology, Noah is responsible for ensuring developers are given opportunities to innovate in a challenging — not stressful — environment.
Noah is also a professional musician, and performs regularly around the country.
Director of Software Engineering
Ray successfully completed projects for a wide range of client including HP, NCR, Intuit, PayPal, Vistage, and LPL Financial. He has in-depth knowledge in a variety of technologies including .NET, Java, and C/C++. This has contributed to his ability to apply conventional wisdom from many domains.
Ray has a special interest in software development processes. He has advised on and implemented these processes for multiple clients. This has resulted in the identification and correction of major issues that were visible or at risk of becoming visible in business-critical systems.
Ray received a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego.
In addition to consulting, Ray teaches C/C++ and data structure courses at UCSD extension. He lives in San Diego with his wife Lisa and their dog Yippie.
Director of Client Services
Beth has held various roles in the IT industry for more than 17 years. She has spent the past 12 years building her management skills from a foundation in business management and Client Services with a focus on management of highly technical resources and mission critical projects in the Information Technology space. Currently ISO9001 Certified, Beth’s emphasis is always quality, relationship and process management.
In addition to being a mother of two, Beth is an aficionado of all things 80’s and penny slot machines.