Steve leads the Development, QA, Product Management and Technical Support for Ad Astra. He graduated with a M.S. in School Computer Studies from Northwest Missouri State University and an M.S. and B.S. in Biology from Central Missouri State University. He joined Ad Astra in November 2010 after 23 years of software development and development leadership with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.
Under Steve’s leadership Ad Astra Development has adopted an Agile development methodology for new development, which has improved the predictability and flexibility of our development process. Additionally, Steve has leveraged his experience to implement a Quality Assurance program that includes release content planning, regression impact analysis, automated testing and a defined release certification and deployment process and process management metrics. Each of these new processes are creating an environment focused on delivering the highest quality solutions to our clients and the Higher Education market.