Ellis Miller, CEO
Ellis Miller, CEO, provides the vision and leadership for AppHosting.zone, drawing on a deep history in both software and business.
With over 20 years in the software industry and over 15 years in project management and team leadership, he is experienced in designing large-scale software systems. He continues to be deeply involved in the design of the AppHosting.zone framework. He loves using his skills in software to empower businesses to benefit their communities and the world
His interest in business began as a young teen, reading entrepreneurial magazines and working in the family business. For the past decade, he has connected software and business through CodeCrafters International, the software development firm that he established and continues to lead in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Joel Iwashige, CFO
Joel Iwashige, CFO, provides oversight to the financial and operational aspects of AppHosting.zone, ensuring that the executive vision is well-grounded and executed with excellence.
He brings a unique blend of business and financial acumen, along with over 14 years of experience in the software industry. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds the prestigious title of Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.
Joel is a voracious reader and a hungry learner. He continually infuses the team with fresh ideas from his broad selection.
Josh Nisly oversees the technical operations of AppHosting.zone, managing the redundant backups and ensuring that all servers meet the performance and security standards.
With over 13 years of experience in the software industry and over 10 years of Linux system administration experience, he brings rich technical expertise to the team. He has designed and developed multiple scalable applications for the cloud, including real-time backups for Google Apps, a large-scale computing project for complex financial calculations, and an extensive automated testing framework.
Josh has built custom software solutions for multiple non-profit organizations, including rural medical clinics serving local residents in El Salvador and Paraguay. He has traveled on-site to these clinics to personally configure their solutions and ensure that they integrate well with their workflow. In addition, he is actively developing a software solution for a private, non-profit school in New York.
Josh is passionate about security and privacy and brings diverse technical insight through his hobbies, including computer-controlled robotics and computer vision. He has contributed to multiple cross-platform open source projects over the years.
The platform’s framework was developed under the direction of Dan Daniels, president of Software Builders, Inc. The project began as a desktop client in 1994, followed by a strategic move towards a fully native web application in 2003.
The core architecture is being used by hundreds of institutional investors, including banks, insurance companies, and mutual funds. The framework’s skillful design has enabled it to become a powerful, customizable platform for businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations.
The platform is developed by 25 developers across multiple teams, including a team focused on long-term strategic development. The developers leading the teams average 15 years of industry experience. Each developer receives personal, one-on-one training and mentoring from our senior developers to ensure that our platform reaches our high standards of excellence.
Quality Assurance Team
All changes to the platform undergo a rigorous review process and one-month testing period before they are released to clients. During this month, the 8-person Quality Assurance team performs thorough testing on all development changes to ensure that the platform reaches our high standards of excellence. In addition, the Quality Assurance team oversees a battery of automated tests to catch potential issues as soon as possible.