John Alexander, Chief Technology Officer
John Alexander loves making customers happy and has a passion for process. Whether it’s finding the right software solution to support their business vision—or simply making a suggestion on a new approach—he enjoys helping them find exactly what they need to achieve their goals.
As Managing Partner at AJi Software, John spends a great part of his time analyzing customer requirements and directing the project team to meet those requirements, even when they change on the fly. The agile process that AJi uses is an area he spends considerable time on as well.
“I like teaching, training, consulting, and mentoring,” John said. “It’s a wonderful experience when someone finally understands a concept, and has that ‘Aha!’ moment.”
John is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, author, coach, and system architect, specializing in Team Foundation Server, for which he received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award. He has served as the Microsoft Regional Director for the Kansas City area for the last 15 years. In addition, John was the lead architect and coach of a software development team that was directly responsible for placing that organization on CIO Magazine's Agile 100 List.
A widely respected speaker and writer on Microsoft .NET applications, he co-authored two bestselling books on .NET development, as well as a bestselling book on Microsoft SharePoint development. He routinely speaks at industry conferences such as VS Live! and DevConnections,
“What excites me?” John asked. “Giving our customers a world-class service experience through a collaborative and transparent process.”
John is an avid baseball fan. His favorite team is the St. Louis Cardinals. John loves spending time with his wife and 3 children, drawing and painting, and swimming.