Ambitious Dundee software developer Allthings has appointed a new chief technical officer as part of its plans for growth this year.
The cloud-based app company said Peter Gordon, formerly of GFI Max and LogicNow, has come on board.
He spent eight years managing GFI’s research and development teams in Dundee and Edinburgh to an operation of more than 70 staff.
In his new position he will join fellow former GFI team member David Hay, who co-founded Allthings in late 2013 with Dee Ward and Ralph Hasselgren.
Allthings created an application that helps users keep track of projects and tasks over the internet, without the need for long e-mail chains.
Mr Gordon said: “Allthings have been busy over the last few years working on a task and project management tool for teams and businesses. We’re looking forward to really accelerating growth in 2015, with one of the main aims being to tailor this towards software development teams.”
Director David Hay said: “Peter’s extensive experience in software and comprehensive understanding of Agile and Scrum methodology represents a huge acquisition for Allthings and its customers.”
The company, which has created mobile and web applications, has also signed up global gaming giant Ubisoft, who took on Allthings to run alongside its current platform to provide better team and task management.
Mr Hay said: “Allthings has had an incredibly busy start to 2015. After all our work in software development we have been doing a lot of marketing and it is exciting to now see customers coming along.
“We’ve also hired a full-time design manager, Steve Burrows, and, with the help of Scottish Enterprise, we’ve really pulled in the talent we need to take the company to the next level.”
The company employs eight full-time staff and has expanded into another unit at District 10, with the plan adding up to six more personnel in the next year.
A year ago Allthings was boosted by a £200,000 investment followed by match-funding from the Scottish Investment Bank.
The three founders first worked at city software developer HoundDog Technology, ahead of its acquisition in 2009 by American firm GFI Software in 2009.
Mr Hay said he and his colleagues’ productivity and collaboration software was born after the trio railed against “an enormous amount of wasted time” in list-keeping and business administration.
The trio came up with a “really easy to use”, cloud-based and constantly-updated system, useable on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops.