About > CEO
Hi, I’m Alex.
I’m a software engineer turned entrepreneur. Sometimes I go cycling for fun.
When I started Inedo back in 2007, I didn’t know where it would go—I just knew that I had a talent for understanding requirements and writing code, and didn’t like working at a Big Bank.
I was fortunate to know a bunch of like-minded developers who enthusiastically jumped into creating Inedo with me. In the beginning, we picked up exciting custom software projects for customers in a variety of different business domains. Each new project offered the opportunity to iterate our processes, learn new things, and cultivate our developers.
Then we got brave and decided to build a software product of our own. BuildMaster was born, and then came ProGet and Otter. It wasn’t easy, but we kept growing and eventually wanted to go even bigger.
We took on investors, started to scale, and then… the pandemic hit. That changed everything, both practically and personally. Becoming a “Big Business” no longer appealed to me, nor did the “Big Exit” that comes with selling Inedo.
It’s hard to articulate, but focusing on “investor goals” and “scaling milestones” instead of “customers needs” and “great product” didn’t make me happy, nor drive most of our team.
As of 2021, I am once again the sole owner of Inedo. We operate as a small business and make a modest profit. I love what I do, and I have no intention of retiring soon.
I’m very hands-on with our products and enjoy working closely with our users and prospective users.
Feel free to contact me directly, particularly if you’re finding issues with our normal channels:
➲ apapadimoulis at inedo dot com (preferred)
➲ +1-440-391-1845 (cell/text)
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