We're reinventing how people sell and build products
KBMax technology stemmed from an observation.
Custom product companies are drowning in the complexity of quoting & designing their own products, leaving a trail of disconnected spreadsheets, broken processes, and unsatisfied customers. We set out with a vision of solving this problem in 2009 and have never looked back.
We provide clean, integrated software solutions.
We make selling complex products easy so you can provide your customers with an unparalleled buying experience, reduce response time to minutes instead of weeks, and raise your conversion rates. We are transforming business one customer after another, and having fun doing it.
"KBMax allows the customer's imagination to become reality in real-time which improves our lead generation, increases our average transaction & allows our customers to buy when and where is best for them."
Our Core Team
Kevin wrote his first configurator in 2003 to support a new fluid delivery system for semiconductor machines (which he patented). He is one of our original founders and a huge evangelist for the power of configurators. He lives in Portland where he enjoys golf, fly fishing, and his two young children (not in that order).
Kevin's Spirit Bird: Ostrich
fast • strong • social
Bill is one of our original founders who spent over 30 years in semiconductor industry sales, notably at Texas Instruments for 17 years. He dealt with the pain of quoting and delivering custom products firsthand. Bill lives on Lake Travis in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and is a huge Cowboys fan.
Bill's Spirit Bird: Pheasant
delightful • calm
Luigi wrote his first software when he was eight years old and started his first company, the first Internet Service Provider in the area, while he was still in university. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and proceeded to found six other tech companies. As a KBMax Co-Founder, Luigi leads our Research and Development because he loves finding new technologies to keep KBMax 'on the edge'. He's proud to say that he has seen more of the USA and Greece then an average American or Greek residents.
Luigi's Spirit Bird: Purple Martin
resourceful • gets all food and water in-flight
Corrado was a Sales Manager at Expace (a CAD Vendor) and a Managing Director at Nuovamacut Engineering (the largest Italian SolidWorks reseller). As the VP of EMEA Sales and a Co-founder of KBMax, he focuses on expanding our business globally and increase our footprint in EMEA specifically. Corrado knows more than anyone else about wine.
Corrado's Spirit Bird: Woodpecker
strong • nature's working machine
Kris was the very first KBMax employee hired in 2009. He enjoys working with customers, helping them to understand the power and scalability of our technology, and getting them to be forward thinking about cloud-based enterprise software. Kris lives with his wife and two children in Denver, CO, where he loves to run.
Kris's Spirit Bird: Night Heron
behaves socially all year long
Kevin has over two decades of experience helping customers transform their manufacturing, product development, and sales. As KBMax's VP of Sales, he is obsessed with customer success and solving the issues that manufacturers are experiencing today. Twenty years ago, Kevin started working in the product configuration space because he wanted a hard problem to solve. Two years ago he came to KBMax because we made it easy to solve the problem.
Kevin's Spirit Bird: King Eider
highly gregarious • forms flocks of over 100,000
Sales & Marketing
John was previously a Mechanical Engineer at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, an Application Engineer at CF Design, and then an Account Manager at Trimech and SmartUQ. As an Account Executive at KBMax, he guides our prospective customers along the exploration path of the KBMax solution to show how we can help solve their major business issues. John once worked on a project that allowed him to fly aboard the Space Shuttle.
John's Spirit Bird: Sandhill Crane
loyal • noble
Lauren has over 11 years of marketing experience and has learned from industry experts at companies like HP and Salesforce. As the Head of Marketing at KBMax, she loves creating compelling, valuable and omnichannel customer and partner experiences. She was raised in California, but now lives in Charleston, SC. Growing up her nickname was "Spaz."
Lauren's Spirit Bird: Flamingo
outgoing • prefers diet of shrimp
AJ graduated from Virginia Tech and instantly got bit by the configurator bug while working as an application engineer for the custom truck manufacturer, Altec. He developed his own successful internal tool and decided to pursue a career in CPQ. AJ is our Lead Sales Engineer whipping up demos and materials to easily show the power of our platform. He lives in Sacramento where he loves snowboarding and tubing.
AJ's Spirit Bird: Royal Tern
balance • grace • longevity
Prior to KBMax, DJ was Director of Marketing at a successful software company where he helped establish their new SaaS business. He is a long-time marketing consultant and technologist, helping companies with marketing strategy, re-branding, digital marketing tools, campaigns, and web design. He brings his wealth of knowledge across web experiences, product marketing, and lead generation to the KBMax team in order to help get the word out about our transformative solutions.
He resides in St. Louis with his wife, two sons, and two dogs where he enjoys woodworking, building and playing guitars and basses, and tending to a nearly constant running smoker filled with pork shoulders or ribs.
DJ's Spirit Bird: Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
creative • unique • aware
Lauren has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from UT Austin. She had years of experience managing IT projects for the semiconductor and airline industries. Lauren functions as our lead Project Manager ensuring our customers are happy. She’s a California girl currently living in Dallas with her 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 3 pairs of cowboy boots.
Lauren's Spirit Bird: Osprey
fierce • faithful
Doug graduated from California Polytechnic State University with an engineering degree and started creating custom product configurators immediately. His experience ranges from automating front-end sales & quoting to back-end engineering & manufacturing for the aerospace, sheet metal, and semiconductor industries. As a senior member of our implementation team, Doug leads our implementation projects for our customers. Doug lives in the San Luis Obispo area where he enjoys wine and classic cars.
Doug's Spirit Bird: Emperor Penguin
self-disciplined • determined
After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, JoAnna was a Mechanical Engineer and Team Manager at the Department of Defense.
In her role as the Senior Configurator Engineer at KBMax, she's responsible for scoping, designing, and implementing projects for our customers. Her life goal is to save all pit bulls everywhere.
Joanna's Spirit Bird: Sand Piper
likes exploration • protective of its "people"
Kirk joined us from Merck Millipore where he worked as a Systems Analyst on future directions bridging the gap between business and IT. At KBMax, Kirk leads our training program to ensure our customers and partners can easily learn our platform and maintain it moving forward. Kirk lives in Massachusetts where he loves to mountain bike.
Kirk's Spirit Bird: Ibis
graceful • well-balanced
Crystal received her Computer Integrated Manufacturing Degree from Purdue University. She gained experience in the industry as a Design Engineer and developed a love for Parametric CADD (especially SolidWorks). As a Configurator Engineer at KBMax, Crystal helps our customers like ALW, Trinity and Stellar Industries with their implementations. She played Viola for 10 years and her high school won the Indiana State Orchestra Championship in 1995.
Crystal's Spirit Bird: Egret
calm • unique • balanced
Eric graduated from Virginia Tech with a BSME and a minor in Green Engineering. Afterward he worked on Altec's Applications Engineering and Product Development teams where he designed bucket trucks, digger derricks, and cranes. He then became a Mechanical Design Engineer at ONICON, Inc where he helped design their electromagnetic flowmeters. As a member of our Implementation team, Eric works with our customers to design and build configurators, specifically ones involving complex 3D scenes. He can quote most episodes of "Friends" verbatim.
Eric's Spirit Bird: Double-Crested Cormorant
takes action • shows bravery • resourceful
Mauro Risoli / Configurator Engineer
Before joining KBMax, Mauro was a Software Developer at Nuovamacut Spa (SolidWorks vendor in Italy) where he specialized in CAD configurators and PDM implementations. In his role at KBMax, he strives to understand our customers' needs while designing and implementing configurators and 3D scenes for their use cases. Mauro loves traveling to discover local traditions and foods.
Mauro's Spirit Bird: Great Horned Owl
strong • courageous
Prior to KBMax, Roberto was a Java Developer at Infosys & Conduent. In his current role, he builds interactive 3D models, custom user interfaces and advanced product rules that automate the design/quote process. He always wants to understand our customers' needs and requirements to design and develop a fully integrated solution for them. Roberto is a passionate Scuba Diver and it's currently working to get his Diving Instructor Certificate.
Roberto's Spirit Bird: Blue Footed Booby
comical • active • bright
Jason Clavet / Configurator Engineer
Jason held roles in management and engineering at Rodney Hunt Company and then founded Hydraulic Steel Structures Engineering. While there, he specialized in engineering design and analysis for the water control industry servicing the municipal, hydropower, and flood control markets. As an Implementation Engineer at KBMax, Jason leads our configurator development process for several of our customers. Jason likes to attend a couple race car driving schools every summer and gets laps in at local short tracks.
Jason's Spirit Bird: Rhode Island Red
active • docile • calm
Rand has developed websites and web applications since 2000 in various industries, including internet traffic analysis, private social networking, and multimedia entertainment. As the front-end engineer at KBMax, Rand develops user-friendly and intuitive interfaces for our software, as well as communicating with the services team to discuss necessary improvements as they are requested by our customers. His Great Grandfather helped invent the blind rivet, which helped get us into the jet age.
Rand's Spirit Bird: Burrowing Owl
deep connection with wisdom • intuitive knowledge
Nikos studied biomedical engineering and had the opportunity to develop software for the healthcare sector. Nikos is a software engineer focusing on our back-end development. He now has over 14 years of software development experience and contributes to open-source testing tools. He lives in Zlín, Czech Republic with his wife, son, and daughter. Nikos is an encyclopedia of Greek culture and hates cold weather.
Nikos' Spirit Bird: Black Skimmer
strong • graceful • only eats fish
Ray has 15 years of experience designing interfaces and developing websites, working with a wide gamut of clients from architecture firms to universities, startups and large online bookstores.
As a front-end engineer for KBMax, Ray is guiding development of new interfaces and tools for configurators with a focus on getting the best user experience on the widest range of platforms possible.
Ray lives in upstate New York with his wife, daughter and cat, where he enjoys cooking foods of all cultures, throwing pottery, and shoveling snow.
Ray's Spirit Bird: Large-billed Crow
intelligent • creative • eats anything appearing edible
Hailing from Rhode Island, Dave graduated college with degrees in Computer Science and Art. Before becoming a front-end software engineer at KBMax, Dave founded two startups, and worked as a UI designer and software engineer for several companies ranging from search engine marketing to big data integration.
As a Christian, Dave is always looking for creative ways to help those around him during his down time, and also finds working out and running to be a great outlet for decompressing after a long day.
An avid coffee drinker and cafe frequenter, you can read about his adventures in the coffee shops of RI in his blog: coffee401.com
Dave's Spirit Bird: Bald Eagle
long-living bird • aerial daredevil • not actually bald