DRUD Tech names software veteran Steven Grandchamp CEO

Friday September 29, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, DRUD Tech, Steven Grandchamp, Rick Manelius, Kevin Bridges

DENVER -- DRUD Tech, provider of open source development tools that automate and simplify workflows and web application development starting with CMSes like Drupal and WordPress, announced it hired open source software executive Steven Grandchamp as CEO.drud-logo

Grandchamp joins longtime web developers and Drupal contributors Kevin Bridges, chief technology officer, and Rick Manelius, chief product officer, at DRUD Tech.

"DRUD Tech is expanding our development capabilities, growing our leadership team, and further developing our technical talent," said Grandchamp.

"I'm incredibly excited to join DRUD Tech. With solutions designed to abstract away real challenges and complexity involved in building, deploying, and hosting web applications, DRUD Tech offers unmatched opportunity for developers and designers to realize nearly instant benefits with respect to development time and cost."

DRUD Tech, which first raised $1 million in seed investment in 2014 from private Denver-area investors and subsequently raised an additional $5.5 million, provides an open source, platform-independent development toolset for WordPress and Drupal application developers.

DRUD Tech's DDEV Community project, the first in a suite of tools and services geared toward the end-to-end development and deployment lifecycle, automates local development processes and reduces cost and labor overruns traditionally associated with website development, the company said.

A serial entrepreneur, Grandchamp was also CEO of Denver-based software company OpenLogic, where he led the company on its mission to help enterprises successfully build and deploy applications built using open source software.

Under Grandchamp's leadership, OpenLogic was acquired by Rogue Wave Software in 2013. 

Prior to OpenLogic Grandchamp served as CEO of IMR, where he led the company's move into Document Management, culminating in a successful exit to Captaris, Inc.

Grandchamp has also served as CTO for American Fundware and Formation Technologies, VP of both North American Sales and Customer Success at open source database company MariaDB, and has held various senior management positions at Microsoft.