When you need a custom software team that can take the reins and execute your vision, call on Twentyseven Global. Let us handle the blocking and tackling while you focus on the long game. A mix of savvy local software veterans, and a deep talented bench of global coding prowess, 27 Global is your competitive advantage. Helping your organization run further faster, with efficiency and productivity that puts W’s on the board.
Our Mission & Values
Twentyseven Global’s mission is to help forward-thinking business leaders create and sustain a competitive advantage through information technology. The company’s core values of Stewardship, Integrity, Ownership, Abundance Mentality, and Be the Best – Expect the Best drive our ability to successfully to achieve this mission. Our team members share these common core values to achieve exceptional results for our clients.
Behind the Name
Twentyseven Global drew its name from our founder, Steve Roatch’s experience coaching his son’s football team. 27 Jet Speed was a football play, one of those plays you save for the critical moments when everything is on the line—and you need to go big. One of those plays that, when planned and practiced, executed properly, with the right skills, in the right positions—results in a touch down. Inspired by this play, Steve set out to create a company that puts points on their client’s board, every single time.
Steve Roatch is the CEO and founder of Twentyseven Global. As a 25 year software industry veteran, Steve is passionate about bringing an engineering discipline to software development. Steve is an active angel investor, business coach, mentor, and board member of several young companies. Prior to forming Twentyseven Global, Steve was the COO of IntraISP Software Solutions, a telecom billing and CRM software provider, and a Managing Partner at the global consulting firm Accenture.
VP of Client Service
Matt Henley is Vice President of Client Service at Twentyseven Global. Matt was hooked on software development when he wrote his first line of code on his Tandy TRS-80 and has been involved in software ever since. With over 15 years of professional Software and Information Technology experience, Matt has a passion for designing and implementing today’s technology solutions. Matt’s career spans several years as a Consultant with Accenture as well as stops at start-ups and software intensive companies in various Developer, Architect and Management roles.
Tray Ailshie is a Consulting Manager at Twentyseven Global, helping to guide client ideas to fruition using our engineering methodology. In addition to managing a diverse roster of clients, Tray is also the resident UI/UX expert for Twentyseven Global. With a background in computer science and a degree in Digital Media from Kansas State University, Tray’s devotion to all things digital, from design to software to hardware, continues unabated.
Phuong’s software development career spans 12 years, including roles as a developer, a technical architect, a mentor, and scrum master. He loves software designs and patterns, distributed systems architecture and software performance metrics. Phuong also has UI/UX development experience and knows good user experience is key for a successful product. He holds a master degree in IT from Boston University and is a certified scrum master.
Director - Site Reliability Services
Thomas (Tom) is the Director of Site Reliability Engineering at Twentyseven Global. Tom, a passionate believer in the Unix philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well, has 11 years of software development and cloud hosting experience. He has spent the last 6 years managing on- and off-shore teams for various startups in Kansas City, MO and Austin, TX. In addition to leading our Site Reliability practice, Tom is a committee member of DevOpsDays KC. In this role Tom is focused on advancing the knowledge of DevOps and Site Reliability and bringing top talent from across the nation to the Kansas City area.
Marc Kleinschmidt is a Senior Developer at Twentyseven Global. Ever since finding QBASIC on his first computer over 25 years ago he has been tinkering, exploring, and finding ways to solve problems and have fun with existing and emerging technologies. Marc’s career spans several technologies, companies, and states. He is excited to have found a home at Twentyseven Global where he can work, grow, and help find elegant solutions to today’s problems.
Patrick Kinne is a Consulting Manager based out of the Twentyseven Global Denver office. Patrick has been working with technology projects for over a decade with experience with small-to-medium sized businesses and on-site implementation projects with large healthcare organizations. He holds a BA from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver.
Erick DeGrote began as a Senior Consultant in late 2015. Prior, Erick spent over 15 years in the banking industry starting as an operations analyst, eventually working his way to managing the development of multiple ACH products, as well as very large system conversions. Moving from the banking world to the rapid-pace of agile software development has been a welcome change of pace!
Caylor Luther is a Consultant in Twentyseven Global’s Kansas City office. Having worked for nine years in software development as a developer, designer, and consultant, Caylor brings a unique insight into the full development lifecycle. Before becoming part of the Twentyseven Global family he worked as an Application Analyst and Workflow Analyst at DST Systems and as a Solution Designer at Cerner Corporation.
Alan Hromatko is a Consultant at Twentyseven Global’s Kansas City office. Alan’s experience as a junior system administrator and technology consultant at Cerner Corporation have provided him with a background fit for software consulting. His technical expertise and business acumen fuse well to translate requirements and objectives into successful software solutions. He holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.
Jack has spent the last 4 years of his life dedicated to learning modern technologies and architectural frameworks. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in computer science, Jack worked as a software engineer for Cerner on their Strategy & Analytics team. He has a tremendous amount of respect for technology and does not take for granted the amount of engineering and research that go into the applications we use everyday. Jack plans to use his technical expertise at Twentyseven Global in hopes that he can help take clients’ businesses to the next level.
If you are looking for a development team that is going to provide you with a quality product, keep you informed throughout the process and that you will enjoy working with, Steve and the team at Twentyseven Global will be your guys. I can’t thank them enough for saving us from our other development team. They’ve set us up for future success and we absolutely recommend them.Troy Fairchild