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John Sammis

Chief Executive Officer

John Sammis, Chief Executive Officer

(MBA. Cornell University, 1991; BS, Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, 1985)

John Sammis is the Chief Executive Officer for GORGES. John focuses on all aspects of the business, including strategy, business development, and keeping the staff happy and engaged. His main responsibility is to manage the project flow through the company. This entails verifying that specifications and estimates have been signed-off, interacting with and assisting designers and developers, tracking progress against milestones and budgets, communicating status to clients, and ensuring that deployed systems and websites are stable and meet customer expectations.

Prior to joining GORGES, John ran Data Description, a statistics software and consulting company. John was responsible for overseeing all operations of the company, and actively participated in the design and development of the software. He also provided data analytic consulting services to clients in many industries, including higher education, healthcare, medical devices, defense and automotive. John started his career with IBM serving in various engineering and sales positions. John received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University. He has published a number of white papers and articles related to predictive modeling and data mining.

Recent Blog Posts by John

  • Why GORGES uses Ruby on Rails and When
    April 20th, 2015
    There are so many languages available for creating web and database applications: JAVA, PHP, ASP, Perl, Python, Cold Fusion. GORGES is a Rails shop that switches to Drupal for some CMS-focused projects, and also is very accomplished with PHP.
  • GORGES, Inc. acquires Ithaca startup Push Interactive
    February 5th, 2015
    GORGES, a custom software developer in Ithaca, New York, is expanding its mobile, data integration, and Bluetooth beacon expertise by acquiring Push Interactive.
  • GORGES integrates Bing map for
    May 12th, 2014
    The Directory of Major Malls worked with GORGES to update its website with a new interactive mapping feature.
John Sammis, Chief Executive Officer
John Sammis

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Clark, Chief Technical Officer
Matthew Clark

Chief Technical Officer

Don Ellis, Director of Technical Planning
Don Ellis

Director of Technical Planning

Vicki John, Office Manager
Vicki John

Office Manager

Christopher Grant, Director Business Development
Christopher Grant

Director Business Development

David Furber, Application Developer
David Furber

Application Developer

Ted Caldwell, Application Developer
Ted Caldwell

Application Developer

Sean Kennedy, Designer, Front End Developer
Sean Kennedy

Designer, Front End Developer

Jeff Ellis, Project Manager
Jeff Ellis

Project Manager

Luigi Llanos, Application Developer
Luigi Llanos

Application Developer

Doug Foster, Project Manager
Doug Foster

Project Manager

Alexy Mikhailichenko, Application Developer
Alexy Mikhailichenko

Application Developer

David Shaffer, Application Developer
David Shaffer

Application Developer

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