Our Team

Actualize Software was founded in Austin, Texas in 2011 to fill the need for the delivery of high quality custom software projects at controlled cost and reduced risk.

We specialize in building quality enterprise-level software for businesses with aggressive growth strategies. With an eye on security, performance, and stability, we concentrate on reducing the total cost of ownership as your business grows by achieving long term maintainability.

Our designers, project experts, and software architects have the experience necessary to meet deadlines, stay within budget, manage risk, preserve quality standards, and deliver true business value to make your project a success.

 

RAY HOUSTON

President

Ray has been a developer, tester, business analyst, architect, coach, and manager, and knows very well the art of software development. He is passionate about building customized software solutions that help businesses of all sizes reach their goals, with a focus on providing real value to his clients and their partners.

Prior to forming Actualize Software, Ray served as Vice President of Development at TOPAZ Technologies.

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NICKY MCKERLIE

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

After a decade of experience in the IT industry, Nicky curently oversees all sales and marketing efforts for Actualize Software. She began her career with Toshiba in their European headquarters in Surrey, England, before moving onto a boutique software company in London, where her role as Training Manager saw her traveling the globe educating and training clients on the installation and use of software.

In addition to leading the sales and marketing team at Actualize, Nicky also offers bespoke personal training and wellness coaching services in her adopted hometown of Austin, Texas.

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KEVIN MILLER

software architect

Kevin started his career in the Bay Area, where he worked at as a Junior Developer at Intel after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. He then spent time working on genomic testing with a biotech startup, before moving to Austin 17 years ago, where he has continued his career as a developer, moving into leadership roles and managing teams of developers. He has experience assisting with strategic team and company software design, practices, and execution goals, as well as working with individual developers to streamline productivity and integrate great code quickly.

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LINDSEY BOYER

Senior UX/UI Designer

Lindsey is a versatile creative professional with over a decade of experience in UI/UX design and art direction. After graduating from the University of Texas, she worked as an art director on advertising campaigns for brands like 7-Eleven, Sony Playstation, Pizza Hut, and Applebee's. She now specializes in building technical applications from start to finish, with a focus on structured financial products. She cares about understanding user journeys, streamlining and simplifying complex workflows, and building solutions for managing big data. A native Texan, she currently resides in New York, NY.

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Jose Virgil Almeda

UX/UI Designer

Jose is a UX designer based in Austin, TX. He is focused on finding the best interaction for every situation, believing that the fastest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, and he aims to make this possible for the user in whatever form he can. Jose is also a trained animator, which he uses to implement coherent and consistent motion language in designs in order to further simplify usability for the user. He holds a degree from New Mexico State University, where he majored in Animation and Philosophy.