As CTO, Justin OConnell oversees all implementations, research and development, architecture, and technology strategy at Spire, in addition, to directly leading clients and client-teams in the development of critical projects. Specializing in PHP, Ruby, Microsoft .NET, and iOS/Android native development, OConnell excels at designing cross platform solutions that effectively provide for and engage customers and end users.
As a recognized thought leader in the digital space, OConnell has consulted on highly successful business practices and marketing campaigns that help companies leverage the technology they deploy more efficiently, simply, and elegantly. With deep expertise in online sales, OConnell has lead E-Commerce projects for companies of all sizes; most notable E-Commerce clients include the Dallas Cowboys, Rite-Aid, SWFA, Wise Food Storage, CDNN Sports and many others. His years of experience in online sales and digital products are leveraged to ensure the highest possible ROI for Spire’s clients.
Prior to joining Spire Digital, OConnell founded his first tech start-up in 2007. He remains active in the start-up community, regularly engaging as a consultant with start-ups and growth phase companies in both Denver/Boulder and nationally. As a strategic partner he focuses young companies on achieving overwhelming growth in revenue while maintaining low overhead and minimal technical debt.
A graduate of the University of Colorado, studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, OConnell mixes his traditional training with real world experience to deliver the highest quality solutions for Spire Digital and its clients. A licensed pilot, he enjoys flying his wife Adrienne and his daughter Austin around the country. He also enjoys working on and racing cars, gardening and grilling up a mean dinner on his backyard BBQ.