ixStrata is a privately held technology company, focusing on high-end software engineering, data management, Internet of Things (IoT) projects and Cloud services for large enterprise clients and the hi-tech sector.
Founded by Gerhard Karba, a renowned and successful software entrepreneur, business man and technology executive, ixStrata has gained a reputation for excellence in delivery, for outstanding service, and ultimately for total customer satisfaction. We strive to be the best and to reliably and creatively deliver solutions to our clients, whether it is a complex software engineering challenge, a cutting edge IoT implementation or the fulfillment that comes from helping companies make sense of and derive business value from their data.
Our talented engineers are highly skilled and are tested extensively prior to employment and with over a million hours of software engineering work completed in the past five years, are ready to accept any technology challenge. In addition, with offices and key technical resources both on the East and West Coasts, and currently over 200 dedicated technical support and development staff in eight states, as well as off-shore resources in three European countries, we support clients on four continents and have the global reach expected from a large technology provider. Yet we are still small enough to serve each client with personal attention and offer strategies and solutions customized to your requirements.
Our founder and most of our key executives have over 25 years of experience in Technology, including Fortune 500 experience in senior executive positions, a track record of successful startups, extensive software design and development experience, expertise in operations, process re-engineering, service delivery and enterprise architecture, as well as offshore production support and management background.
Gerhard has made a name for himself in the technology industry as a successful software entrepreneur, envisioning, designing and building large, complex software solutions in use worldwide on a daily basis.
He has spent most of his career in the technology field, both as an entrepreneur in the software industry as well as serving in CIO roles for global organizations. Having started his career in industrial engineering, he gravitated towards technology in the early nineties, starting his first software company, Paradigm Technologies, which grew to become a major provider of activity-based costing solutions to multiple industry segments. In the late nineties, when the US government privatized the internet, Gerhard joined register.com, the first authorized internet domain registrar, as Head of Development and went through a successful IPO. Later he led internet startups for Goldman Sachs before entering the Corporate IT arena, where he spent the next 10 years in two consecutive CIO roles for large global organizations before returning to the world of hi-tech and founding ixStrata in 2011.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and computer science as well as an Executive MBA degree from Pace University in New York. He has served as a Board Member of Quest, Oracle’s International User Group, has been recognized as one of the top 100 CIOs by Computerworld magazine, and served on the board of several software companies.
Leon and Gerhard have been working together for most of the past 25 years. With his extensive experience in the software and IT services industry, Leon delivers a wealth of experience and expertise to our clients daily.
Having spent the nineties first as the head of development at Paradigm software with Gerhard, he then moved on to become a leading software developer, designer and project leader on Wall Street in the demanding Financial Services industry before making the transition to become a successful entrepreneur and technology executive 15 years ago. Leon has been providing advanced software solutions and infrastructure management services to many corporations for the past decade and has established a solid track record in building world-class software and infrastructure delivery teams.
Leon holds a master’s degree in computer science.
Igor has 20 years of experience in software development and managing projects of all sizes. Starting as a web developer, he quickly climbed the ladder to senior development positions at various companies, including as a senior developer at Intel, before joining our sister company in Russia. He now successfully manages and leads all off-shore development teams and is a key member of our management team.
Alex is responsible for running our Cloud infrastructure business. He is our in-house genius who makes the impossible happen for our clients on a daily basis. His exceptional skills and extensive experience in managing some of the most challenging situations, coupled with a cool head and a knack for solving the most vexing issues, make all the difference.
Alex manages our various infrastructure teams and our Network Operations Center (NOC) to perfection. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and has an endless list of certifications from Microsoft to Cisco, VMWare, EMC and on.
Santa Monica, California 90404
With physical locations and resources on two continents and engineering staff in ten US states and three European countries, ixStrata offers 24x7 "follow-the-sun" support and development services. We can also source any engagements worldwide based on customer needs and geographic location.