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About Us

Meet Our “Team Better”

It sounds simple, but “better teams” deliver better results. Even the best teams can get better. And it’s not always about hiring the best, most knowledgeable person. It’s about making teams that work better together. Our team truly makes a difference. Not only do we have the brightest minds in the industry, but our team practices our “team better” approach to collaboratively and exponentially increase the value we deliver to our customers.

Forty8Fifty Labs Leadership

Forty8Fifty Labs “Team Better” is led by the best in the industry. Our experts are dedicated to creating the best possible opportunities to encourage self-improvement and provide a collaborative work environment for our team to deliver industry-leading solutions to our customers.

 The Forty8Fifty Labs executive leadership team offers over a century of combined real-world, hit the ground running, industry experience including engineering, operations, architecture, sales, marketing, and IT leadership.

Steve Bishop

Also serving as CTO for Veristor®, Steve is passionate about technology innovation. He was an early pioneer of hybrid cloud infrastructures and the delivery of advanced shared infrastructure storage ‘utility’ services. For more than 30 years, his vision has inspired collaboration, development efficiency and team agility for thousands of organizations. Steve is also a published expert and frequent industry speaker.

Steve Bishop
Rashad Neloms

Rashad drives the strategic processes and solutions that enable successful DevOps transformations. As the Vice President of Technology & Strategy he is also responsible for driving the company’s industry partnerships and award-winning Atlassian relationship which has set the path for Forty8Fifty Labs’ growth. Before his role in the founding of Forty8Fifty Labs, Rashad was the DevOps Practice Lead at Veristor. He has also held pivotal cloud architecture and engineering roles at Macy’s, NSIG, AutoTrader.com and VCG.

Rashad Neloms
Brooke Gravitt

Brooke leads the Forty8Fifty Labs engineering team, overseeing the design of products and solutions that power development and operations environments with transparency, teamwork and collaboration. A champion of agile development processes, Brooke has amassed expertise in infrastructure architecture, public and private clouds, datacenter automation as well as SCM and SCRUM. Prior to joining Forty8Fifty Labs he served in progressive engineering leadership positions with Fiserv, Macy’s and McKesson.

Brooke Gravitt
Armando Wirshing

Armando defines the go-to-market strategy, manages partnerships, and guides the solution sales team for Forty8Fifty Labs. He applies his over 20 years of industry experience to enable his team to define the creation of business value for Forty8Fifty Labs’ customers through the innovative application of solutions. He has played a core role in the company’s partner alignment with partners such as Atlassian, Sonatype, Red Hat, and others. Prior to joining Forty8Fifty Labs, he held engineering and sales leadership roles with Compasso, Oracle, mValent, Macys Technology Group, and Experian.

Armando Wirshing
Darren Brown

Darren is an Atlassian expert focused on helping companies get the most out of their Atlassian software investments. From custom integrations to Atlassian deployment strategies, Darren has a passion for technology transformations that deliver dramatic business impacts. Prior to joining Forty8Fifty Labs, Darren held senior test and quality assurance positions with Turner Broadcasting, NCR, Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMMS) and RWD Technologies. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster.

Darren Brown

 The Veristor Family

Forty8Fifty Labs was born under our parent company, Veristor. We continue to be a part of the Veristor family and partner with them to deliver the best IT solutions to our customers, anywhere. Veristor’s continued support of the Forty8Fifty Labs entity expands our capabilities through cross-team engagement, including sales, pre and post engineering geniuses, human resources, marketing, accounting, IT, and their executive leadership team.

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