October 6, 2008 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Putney, VT - IGG Software has hired long-time Macintosh developer James Gillespie as Chief Architect, overseeing development of all applications at the firm. The position is new. Currently, IGG publishes applications solely for the Mac OS, including iBank 3, a leading alternative to Quicken, and iBiz 3, a time-tracking and invoicing program. All exisiting products will fall under Gillespie's direction, as will several new projects still in development.
"I have been very impressed with IGG's attitude toward its customers," says Gillespie. "It's great to see a small company have such a solid suite of products, a clean and professional web presence, and superb technical support. The foundations are in place here for significant growth, and it's a great opportunity to be on the ground floor of that."
Based in San Diego, California, Gillespie has been a Mac developer for 16 years. For over 14 years he has created consumer financial software for a variety of projects, from tax software and mortgage qualification applications to high-volume websites for businesses and consumers. Many of these products are used by over a million customers a year.
In addition to serving as an Architect, Technical Lead, and Staff Software Engineer, Gillespie has led several teams working to develop customer-support solutions. Over the years, he has also transitioned products from 68K to PPC, from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X, and from Carbon to Cocoa. Gillespie holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence, and a B.S. in Psychology, both from the University of California, San Diego.
Gillespie's arrival comes on the heels of rapid growth for the company. Its flagship application, iBank, received a major overhaul early this year, and staff has been added in the areas of technical support and marketing.
IGG Software, LLC, was founded in 2003 by developer Ian Gillespie. Located in Putney, Vermont, the company engages in sustainable practices such as purchasing all of its energy from renewable sources. For further information, review licenses, or to schedule an interview with Ian Gillespie, please contact IGG Marketing Director Scott Marc Becker at 310.476.1894.