Llamawerx Leadership

Launched in 2003, Judy Gerard and Doug Griswold have worked together since 1993. Each shares in the day-to-day management of the company as well as the technical work with our clients. We guarantee that one or more of the founders will work on your project.

Judy Gerard

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Judy Gerard, co-founder Llamawerx

Judy is co-founder and president of Llamawerx. 20 years of software experience allows Judy to combine various tools and techniques into a cohesive methodology. Experienced with projects of all sizes, Judy’s approach blends technology and people into a working unit. To achieve our customer quality and satisfaction goals, Judy ensures our policies and procedures meet the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

Prior to joining Llamawerx, Judy managed a team of software engineers at Ericsson’s Research Triangle Park facility. She led the software architecture for MobileAdvantage, an indoor wireless project containing of over 500,000 lines of C++ and C code. As chief software architect, her responsibilities included software project management and just-in-time design coordination. Her technical experience and personnel skills resulted in successful development and delivery to over 100 enterprise sites in North America.

Before Ericsson, Judy held positions at Harris Corporation, CBIS, and Metromedia Long Distance. Many of her projects incorporated sophisticated graphical user interfaces, complex workflows, and detailed relational database designs.

In addition to her technical leadership, Judy has several years of management experience. She has formed cohesive teams from newly staffed employees and believes prospective team members can gain domain knowledge on the job as long as they have a solid software foundation, good interpersonal skills, and a willingness to take on new challenges.

Judy received a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a member of ACM since 1994 and a member of IEEE since 2003.

Doug Griswold

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Doug Griswold, co-founder Llamawerx

As Chief Executive Officer and Director of Business Development, Doug is responsible for “getting the message out” and making sure Llamawerx partners succeed. With over 15 years of development experience, Doug has worked in all phases of product delivery. From concept to deployment, he has launched successful products in fields as diverse as image processing, telecommunications, criminal justice, and newspaper publishing.

Doug co-founded Llamawerx after leaving Ericsson in RTP. While at Ericsson, Doug was a software engineering manager and technical leader. His work covered various telecommunications projects from embedded radio units to complex system design — many requiring international teamwork.

Prior to joining Ericsson, Doug held software and system engineering positions at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida. On projects ranging from publishing systems, to imaging, and airport management, Doug led many efforts to introduce new concepts and technology. In 1994, he co-founded Criminal Justice Products — a business unit developing software products for law enforcement.

Throughout his career, Doug has participated in many quality initiatives. He has created just-in-time C++ and OO training, standardized configuration management, mapped processes, and worked on CMM certification efforts.

Doug holds a BS in Computer and Information Sciences from the College of Engineering, University of Florida. He has been an ACM member since 1994.