The Executive Leadership Team

The leadership team at QAT Global has one underlying theme that is universal for each member – DIVERSITY.

Our technical experience is very broad and encompasses e-commerce, B2B, distributed architectures, service-oriented architectures and much more. Members of the leadership team have numerous years of enterprise-level experience in the above disciplines. We are also very fortunate to have a management team that has strong hands on experience working in non-technical fields. Although QAT Global is a technology solutions provider our non-technical skills have proven to be as critical as our core technical competencies. Senior management has business experience in Human Resource Management, Benefits Administration, Finance, Accounting, Government, Banking, Telecom, Transportation, and Manufacturing. The combination of strong technical skills and good business knowledge has allowed QAT Global management to guide the company to success in a wide variety of industries and technologies.

Ken Bass, President QAT Global

Ken Bass, President

As President of QAT Global, Ken has led the company from its infancy in 1995.  Ken has an impressive career record in building strategic relationships with major stakeholders and key accounts across both the public and private sectors. He believes in a very “hands-on” approach to the running of the company and makes a point of knowing as intimately as possible the key contact personnel for most QAT Global clients. Ken combines strong technical expertise with operational skills in guiding the company. Ken is respected by both employees and clients alike.

 

Rollie Stephens, Vice President QAT Global

Rollie Stephens, Vice President

As Vice President and Co-Founder of QAT Global, Rollie has provided a consistent vision and a level of excitement and enthusiasm that has become part  of the identity of QAT Global.  Although he has been a key resource on the operational side of the business, he has focused most of his attention and energy around the software products and related solutions for the company. His personal charge is to manage the commercialization of the products and related solutions necessary for QAT Global to continue delivering the very best solutions in the industry.

 

Rich Barndt, CTO QAT Global

Rich Barndt, Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer, Rich provides the ultimate “value-add” to the client base of QAT Global. QAT Global consultants and clients alike know they can depend on and come to Rich to solve the unsolvable. Rich is a focused, resourceful visionary who specializes in driving leading edge, technology-centric programs, and providing technology governance with proven expertise and successful results in various architectures, technologies and infrastructures. He has in depth experience in all mainstream and e-business enabling technologies and is “one-stop shopping” for pragmatic advice in developing and deploying enterprise-level systems/architectures. He has worked in all phases of full life cycle projects with a focus on the use of cutting edge technologies to support business initiatives. He is a hands-on Program Manager, Developer and Architect, who can rapidly identify business issues, formulate strategic and tactical plans in a variety of challenging and diverse environments.

 

Alex Barros, Director of Brazil Operations QAT Global

Alex Barros, Director of Brazil Operations

As Director of Brazil Operations of QAT Global, Alex provides oversight and is the primary client contact for the Brazil office. Alex is a skilled and respected director with an energetic outlook. His passion is in creating solutions for clients that will help them achieve tangible business results, and therefore deliver greater customer and stakeholder satisfaction across the board. Alex works to ensure consistency across QAT Global Standards of Quality and Excellence in Brazil. A native of Brazil, Alex provides a consistent vision and a level of excitement and enthusiasm for the Brazil office and development of its staff.