As Spire’s Vice President of Product Development, Geoff Calhoun leads customer projects from initial ideation all the way through to delivery. With his decades of software development experience, Geoff focuses on working with customers to find their greatest areas of opportunity and then using Agile methodologies turn those opportunities into working software.
Never one to take the common path, Geoff decided to forgo college to pursue an opportunity to help grow a Chicago based life insurance brokerage’s then non-existent IT department. During his 14 years at the organization it grew over ten times in size becoming one of the leading life insurance brokers in the USA. On top of building out the IT team and systems, Geoff personally developed a brokerage management system still in use over 20 years later. More recently Geoff spent 6 years as a Product Management leader at a large global contact center software company. During his time there, Geoff travelled the world to help understand and define market needs in pretty much every industry vertical from finance to government.
Geoff attributes his success to hard work, a fanatical desire for process improvement, and a natural gift for troubleshooting and design. He enjoys staying ahead of developments in technology and sharing his knowledge with colleagues and customers. When Geoff is not working, he enjoys RV’ing around Colorado and the neighboring states, listening to his stereo, implementing home automation, and playing with his various radio-controlled vehicles.