Joyce Durst
Joyce Durst

CEO / Co-Founder

Joyce Durst

Joyce Durst

CEO / Co-Founder

Joyce leverages 30 years of software industry experience to lead double-digit growth and profitability at GAP while inspiring all those who work with her. One of Joyce’s guiding principles is that GAP doesn’t just build software to solve critical business problems; GAP helps its clients achieve their dreams. Previously, as CEO of venture-backed startup Pinion Software, Joyce raised $21 million, which funded the launch of several pioneering products in the security space. As a senior executive at publicly traded BMC Software, Joyce oversaw a $200-million division.

A sought-after speaker on leadership and women in business, Joyce is active with the Women Presidents’ Organization and Special Olympics; mentors women CEOs and first-time entrepreneurs; won the Executive Leadership award from the Greater Austin Chamber; and won the Profiles in Power award from the Austin Business Journal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University, where she serves on the development council for the Mays Business School.

Brett Bachman
Brett Bachman

Co-Founder / Partner (North America)

Brett Bachman

Brett Bachman

Co-Founder / Partner (North America)

For Brett, it is never just about the software. Brett believes application development must start with the client’s business objectives and needs. Prior to GAP, Brett spent more than two decades in executive roles at numerous software-development firms, including:

  • Founding MS2, a venture-backed software company responsible for creating the PLM market and was acquired by Agile Software
  • Restructuring the product portfolio and increasing profitability at Vignette Corp., a web content-management firm
  • Leading a $100 million division at Fair Isaac Corp.
  • Working for Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer
  • Leading divisions at Informix, Oracle and Rational Software; designing computers for Data General Corp; and consulting for McKinsey & Company

Brett earned an MBA from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Brett also serves on the board of directors for Petzila, Inc. He and his wife are strong supporters of theater and classical music in Austin and New York City. When not at home in Austin, they spend their time hiking, birdwatching and studying Spanish in New Mexico and Latin America.

Paul Brownell
Paul Brownell

Partner (North America)

Paul Brownell

Paul Brownell

Partner (North America)

Paul takes his responsibility for GAP’s customer delivery — from concept and strategy through execution — very seriously. He supports GAP’s software life cycle processes and our work toward continuous improvement, consulting with clients on product strategy, requirements and architecture.

Before joining GAP, Paul served as product line director for BMC Software, and he led worldwide technical support and product development teams at Intergraph Corporation. During Paul’s 30 years in software development, he has spent more than half his career perfecting Agile software development with global, distributed teams.

Rodolfo Acuña
Rodolfo Acuña

CTO (LATAM)

Rodolfo Acuña

Rodolfo Acuña

CTO (LATAM)

Rodolfo has been part of GAP since 2010, leading multiple teams in different technologies, taking several product architectures into production and, as CTO, he builds software engineering teams for our clients. His continued dedication guarantees the success of GAP and the technical excellence of its people.

Rodolfo worked as a lead lab assistant during his university years, later serving as a professor in Costa Rican universities. Rodolfo is a systems engineer with 20 years of programming experience, using Agile methodologies with remote teams. His specialties include Python, Java, AWS, Agile methodologies, databases, CI, TDD, as well as architecture definition and performance, technical coaching and development, technical sales and project setup.

Andrea Mena Quesada
Andrea Mena Quesada

VP of Operations (LATAM)

Andrea Mena Quesada

Andrea Mena Quesada

VP of Operations (LATAM)

Andrea is zealous about contributing to business growth. During her 10 years at GAP, Andrea has seen it grow from 11 people to over 250 employees, extending its geographical footprint to more than six different locations in Costa Rica and Colombia.

Andrea is responsible for human resources, marketing, learning and development, finance and facilities for GAP operations in Latin America. With an MBA and psychology degree from the University of Costa Rica and Six Sigma Belt certification, Andrea looks forward to GAP’s future.

Darryl Worsham
Darryl Worsham

CMO / CRO (North America

Darryl Worsham

Darryl Worsham

CMO / CRO (North America

A unique blend of technical competency and marketing savvy, Darryl enjoys linking multiple business disciplines for the business growth. At GAP, Darryl leads the teams that delight clients — champions the voice of the client and entertain employees.

As a former 2X CEO, Darryl is a seasoned software technology executive with more than 30 years of experience in both publicly and privately held companies offering enterprise analytics (SaaS / Cloud), mobility and consumer-based products. Darryl served as President / CEO of Perception Software (acquired by Altium in 2016), and held several sales, marketing and business development positions. Having attained a unique combination of industry knowledge in analytics, security, mobility and product life-cycle management, Darryl also applies strategic leadership and functional expertise in sales, business development, marketing and product management.

Marianela Rojas
Marianela Rojas

VP of Web Technologies (LATAM)

Marianela Rojas

Marianela Rojas

VP of Web Technologies (LATAM)

With a demonstrated history of working in the outsourcing and offshoring industry, Marianela is skilled in Agile methodologies, project management, client management, and strategic organization. In addition, she manages and develops the delivery managers who build relationships with clients.

Marianela is an information technology professional with a Bachelor of Engineering degree, focused on engineering systems, from the Latin American University of Science and Technology. She started her career as a developer in web technologies.

Michelle Schwalbach
Michelle Schwalbach

CFO (North America)

Michelle Schwalbach

Michelle Schwalbach

CFO (North America)

Michelle manages the financial business support that enables GAP to experience continued growth. As a CPA with more than 22 years of experience in accounting and administrative management, Michelle manages all things financial, including forecasting, financial reporting and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and international operations. She has worked in a number of software startups in the Austin area.

Erika Carvajal
Erika Carvajal

VP of Delivery (LATAM)

Erika Carvajal

Erika Carvajal

VP of Delivery (LATAM)

Erika is passionate about building teams that continuously deliver value by promoting an Agile mindset across GAP. As a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in development and complex project management, Erika serves as a Scrum Master and Agile project manager.

Skip Balch
Skip Balch

VP of Sales (North America)

Skip Balch

Skip Balch

VP of Sales (North America)

Skip leads sales at GAP and, as such, is responsible for all new and expansion revenue, bringing 25 years of experience in leading sales teams and delivering software solutions to clients.