Nate Dudek My name is Nate Dudek and I am a software and technology addict based out of Connecticut.  I’m currently Vice-President, Engineering and R&D for Clarus Marketing Group.   Clarus is a internet and subscription commerce company that utilizes its technology platform to power customer loyalty and eCommerce solutions for our clients, along with our own suite of products.   All design and development is done in-house with an absolutely killer team of resources.  We were also named to the 2013 CIO 100 for our product services and customer management platform implementation.

As VP of Engineering and R&D, I lead the software teams in the design and implementation of our solutions  while leading, helping, and mentoring a team of incredibly talented developers.  We’re currently working with the latest web technologies and methodologies, and break up our work into two week sprints – releasing early and often.  Unlike many other corporations (some of you still have products written in VB6.  Don’t lie.), Clarus fully recognizes the power of technology and is committed to driving its business model with the latest innovations and hiring top IT talent.  I love my job.  Can you tell?

Prior to coming to Clarus, I was a Systems Architect and IT Development Manager at Oakleaf Waste Management, which was acquired by Waste Management in 2011.  I also cofounded and briefly ran a technology consulting agency which provided software development and consulting services for enterprises, organizations, and startups, specializing in mobile application development (iOS/Android/Windows Phone), cloud computing, and web technologies.

nate guitarOutside of development, I am a mediocre guitarist and perform with several area groups. I’m also a huge automotive and motorsports fan, and am slightly addicted to BMWs.  In the summer, you’ll often find me at Lime Rock Park and other tracks watching the American Le Mans Series and other races.