CEO / Co-Founder
CEO / Co-Founder
Growing up, Joyce refused to accept that girls don't do math and kids from her small Texas hometown don’t pursue college degrees. She set out to alter that mindset, and this determination became a driving force for the person she is today, leading GAP on a high-growth trajectory through relentless pursuit of innovation. A natural servant-leader, Joyce unites all who work with her around a truly values-led company which is purposefully diverse, aspires to greatness, and is committed to creating exceptional customer experiences.
Joyce is a sought-after speaker on leadership and women in business, and is active with the Women Presidents Organization and Special Olympics. She mentors women CEOs and first-time entrepreneurs, and has won several prestigious industry awards, including the Executive Leadership award from the Greater Austin Chamber; Profiles in Power award from the Austin Business Journal, and Stevie Award for
Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women.
As Chief Technology Officer Paul is responsible for GAP’s software lifecycle delivery processes, from concept through execution and maintenance. He advises clients on product strategy, technical requirements, and network architecture, continuously calibrating GAP’s service offerings to reflect changing industry conditions and client needs.
In the early 2000's, while working in product management for BMC Software, Paul unexpectedly inherited two international teams due to an acquisition; one in England, and one in Israel. Shortly thereafter he was asked to build an offshore team in India. This formative experience took Paul through the challenges and rewards of building and managing distributed global Agile teams. It helped him develop a lifelong appreciation for working across different cultures and geographies. Paul is an Agile evangelist, focused on Agile transformation, Agile environments, and scaling distributed teams in accordance with the Agile SAFe framework.
Paul’s favorite pastimes are skydiving and building high-performance PCs. Sadly, he has yet to find a good way to combine the two.
Michelle manages the financial side of the business, focusing on forecasting, international business management, reporting and analysis. She was instrumental in opening GAP’s state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence in LATAM, as well as working with Costa Rican and Colombian governments on securing Free Trade Zone designations for GAP’s Latin American operations. Michelle enjoys the challenges and intricacies of steering a multinational operation, and her success is due in part to a passion for working with people across all disciplines and backgrounds. She loves that at GAP people are encouraged to stretch beyond their perceived limitations, and are fully supported while doing it.
Michelle is a CPA with more than 22 years of experience. Prior to joining GAP in 2006, she worked for several software companies in the Austin area. Outside of work she is an avid gardener, a mom of three kids, one of whom is adopted, and is involved with Project Care Case - a non-profit that donates suitcases with clothes, toys, and personal items to kids moving around the foster care system.
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Innovation Officer
As Chief Innovation Officer, Dave leads GAP in developing, implementing, and supporting an expanded services strategy. He is playing an instrumental role in launching new Strategy and Transformation Service offerings to combine with GAP’s nearshore software development in covering the entire services stack.
With over 25 years of experience in technology, Dave has worked in senior leadership roles at IBM, Electronic Arts, DBI, and BMC Software. He is a dynamic technology leader with extensive experience conceptualizing and crafting innovative solutions that provide scalability, widespread end-user adoption, and substantially increased revenue. His ability to build and direct highly effective multidisciplinary teams allows GAP to support our clients through the full lifecycle of their technology needs, from strategy, to product development, to launch and beyond. Working with the Executive Team, Dave helps shape GAP's overall service offerings, while liaising with Delivery on a wide array of knowledge sharing and training programs.
CMO / CRO
CMO / CRO
With a unique mix of technical expertise and marketing savvy, coupled with over 30 years of industry experience, Darryl enjoys blending multiple business disciplines and turning them into fuel for strategic business growth. Using his expertise in AI, security, and product life-cycle management, Darryl applies strategic direction and functional expertise to nurture and grow GAP’s existing client relationships, as well as build new ones.
When he was first starting out in sales, Darryl genuinely believed that marketing was easy, until he was promoted to marketing, and realized that he needed a whole new set of skills to succeed. This set the stage for an exploration of other disciplines like product management and building a cohesive skill set that served as a foundation for executive leadership. As a two-time CEO, Darryl is a lifelong learner and mentor. He is committed to transparency about both his achievements and shortcomings, using his experiences as points of learning and encouragement for others, and never taking himself too seriously. Darryl appreciates good wine, and if there was any more room on his business card, he would love to add “sommelier” to his credentials.
VP of People
Andrea Mena Quesada
VP of People
Andrea is GAP’s Vice President of Operations and People. She is passionate about creating a company culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and collegial. Since joining GAP in 2010, Andrea has focused on building and scaling our unique culture as GAP grew from 10 to over 300 employees, extending its geographic footprint to six locations throughout Costa Rica and Colombia.
Andrea leads a team responsible for human resources, candidate marketing, learning and development, and facilities for all of GAP’s Latin American operations. Her superpower is making things happen. She excels at translating abstract concepts into actionable plans and making sure they are successfully implemented. As a psychologist, Andrea’s favorite thing about working at GAP is getting treated like a real person; being heard, understood and supported in a way that promotes sustainable, long-term growth for both the company and employee.
Andrea has a degree in Psychology, as well as an MBA from the University of Costa Rica. She also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). A quote you are most likely to hear from Andrea at work is: “do we have coffee?”
VP of Delivery
VP of Delivery
Erika joined GAP as a web developer in 2009, and today she is VP of Delivery. Erika’s core mission is to ensure that each project team delivers on GAP’s commitment to provide quality, transparency, value, and an exceptional client experience from ideation to launch. She and her team act as client advocates and advisors, and work on creating loyal customers for life. To that end, Erika has helped establish several Software Centers of Excellence across Costa Rica and Colombia. She is passionate about promoting an Agile mindset throughout the company, and empowering teams to exceed client expectations through mentorship, coaching, and developing strategies for continuous improvement. She revels in the collaborative environment at GAP, where you can always build something together as a team, be it a new initiative, strategy, department, or product. Her motto is: If you win, we all win. If you lose, we all lose.
Erika is a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in development and managing complex projects for a diverse clientele. She holds several certifications from recognized organizations such as the Scrum Alliance. She is also an active member of her local community, enjoys movie nights with her family, and doing giant jigsaw puzzles over wine and cheese.
VP of Sales
VP of Sales
Skip has been on the leading edge of B2B sales and product development for over 25 years. His superpower is his unique ability to recognize emerging consumer and business needs, and identify new products and services to satisfy them. Whether working on the bleeding edge of customer data mining in 1989, or embracing the game-changing opportunity of streaming media, Skip has successfully ushered in new paradigms, and marketed and sold emerging products and services, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. Skip’s favorite things about GAP are the high-value offering, high integrity environment, and high fun atmosphere.
Skip is passionate about building and shepherding successful sales teams through teaching and mentoring. Being a mentor at organizations like Capital Factory and MassChallenge are also some of the more rewarding aspects of his career. Skip is known for referring to tech as being “like the Texas weather. If you don't like it, just wait five minutes and it will change.”