KiteDesk was founded in December of 2011 and is headquartered in Tampa, Fl (The other Bay Area) by a team of technologists who have been focused on building technology startups since 1996. We built one of the first e-commerce platforms at Tradex Technologies which sold to Ariba in 1999 and then spent several years building software generation platforms and tooling after founding Skyway Software. We are excited to launch another great new company and we hope that you will join us in building the KiteDesk community.
Jack is the CEO and Co-Founder of KiteDesk with a primary focus of establishing KiteDesk as a leading provider of end user focused cloud based solutions. Jack has spent most of his career founding and growing software companies and delivering world class technologies to market. Prior to founding KiteDesk, Jack was a co-founder and executive manager for Skyway Software
where he led all product operations including product marketing, software development, quality assurance, professional services and customer support. Jack previously led the Engineering team for the Ariba
Marketplace product following its acquisition from Tradex Technologies
where he served as the Director of Development. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management of Information Systems from the University of South Florida.
Jared created the first internet marketplace software in 1996 when he was co-founder and CTO at Tradex Technologies
, a leading provider of e-marketplace software technology. After Ariba acquired TRADEX in the late 1990s, Jared served as CTO at Ariba and a Principal of Armada Venture Capital Group, an early-stage venture capital firm. Rodriguez is an author of the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) specification and is listed as ‘one to watch’ among InfoWorld’s 2002 list of technology innovators. Along with former TRADEX colleagues Daniel Aegerter and Jack Kennedy, Rodriguez founded Skyway Software
. In his role as Founder and CTO of KiteDesk Jared is responsible for setting our technology direction and delivering our products to market.