About Objects

Taking Information Technology to the next level.

About Objects is a premier consulting, training, and software company headquartered in Reston, VA. The company maintains a strong focus on emerging technologies such as mobile platforms and cloud computing, and our team has deep expertise in enterprise development.

About Objects consultants and trainers are an elite group of hand-picked, active practitioners with years of professional experience and a track record of success in mission-critical development. Their broad collective background enables them to give accurate and unbiased assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of various solutions — from individual frameworks to entire technology stacks — and allows them to share best practices and pitfalls from the trenches.

Background

Founded in 1999 by experienced IT leaders, About Objects has served numerous customers, from small and medium businesses to Fortune 500 companies, national sports leagues, and the U.S. Government. Find out why our clients have been universally delighted with About Objects consulting and training.

Industries

Sectors we serve.

  • Broadcasting
  • Consumer Goods
  • Digital Media
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Telecom
  • Transportation

Core Values

What gets us up in the morning.

  • We love working to solve customers' problems and help implement solutions.
  • We’re mentors. Our greatest joy is in helping customers' team members exceed their own expectations.
  • We help organizations find the right balance between creativity and discipline.
  • We help organizations become more effective across the board.
  • We show customers how to achieve today's faster pace without losing the benefits of the governance provided by traditional methodologies.
  • We’re all over the new platforms — we even teach this stuff. And we know how to integrate all the pieces.
  • We’re deeply conversant with pitfalls and best practices in everything from strategy, to process and methodology, to the smallest details of architecture, design, engineering, and QA.
  • We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.
  • We care deeply about both the big stuff and the little stuff.
  • We care deeply about design.
  • We believe that you always pay a price for cutting corners on quality.
  • We practice what we preach.

Management Team

Bob Leonard Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Bob draws on more than 25 years of Fortune 500 IT management and technology risk and controls experience to head up the Company’s operations. He is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives while ensuring that the Company is on track to deliver against key plan objectives and financial targets. Additional responsibilities include day-to-day planning and management of all financial, operational, business development, and consulting activities.

Bob was formerly a Director of Application Development at Fannie Mae, where he led the design and delivery of large scale, complex development and technology initiatives with budgets ranging in size from $1M to $100M In addition to his years of hands-on management of Objective-C and Java EE development projects, Bob has extensive experience leading cross-functional enterprise programs and implementing enterprise technology risk management solutions. He's been recognized for his leadership in codifying and implementing methodologies that helped ensure client expectations were consistently achieved in a cost effective and timely manner.

Jonathan Lehr Co-Founder and Vice President, Training

Jonathan is an expert in Swift, Objective-C, and Java programming, with more than a decade's experience in Apple's Cocoa frameworks. He has led numerous software projects for Fortune 500 and Federal Government customers on a variety of platforms, including NEXTSTEP, OpenStep, OS X, and iOS, in addition to WebObjects and other Java EE web frameworks.

Jonathan has personally trained and mentored hundreds of Objective-C and Java developers, and has written more than a dozen courses on relevant topics. His classes have garnered rave reviews from such notable organizations as Apple, Wells Fargo, NASA, Verisign, eBay, Lockheed Martin, and IBM. He's also an author of books on software development, and a sought-after speaker at industry conferences and user group meetings.

Eric Caminiti Vice President, Engineering

Eric is a hands-on full-stack software developer with over 15 years of experience architecting effective, efficient, high-performing, responsive systems. He has led numerous successful mobile software projects for both small startups and large Fortune 500 companies in industries ranging from retail to health care to digital media. Eric is a proven leader, mentor, and developer with several high-profile applications featured in the iTunes App Store.

Eric leads the Consulting Services group at About Objects. He is responsible for managing the relationship with the client and monitoring service delivery throughout the project lifecycle, from inception thru design, development, testing, and deployment. He has overall responsibility for facilitating major technical decisions expressed in the software architecture, and has the latitude to drill down into the technical details of each project to provide hands-on expertise

Eric was previously the Director of Engineering at RSA Security where he led multiple development efforts combating online identity fraud for their Identity Fraud and Risk Intelligence division.

LeRoy Mattingly Chief Architect

LeRoy is a developer, author, mentor, and business architect with a deep background in Apple development technologies, including years of hands-on technical leadership on Objective-C projects targeting the NEXTSTEP platform. He previously served as an independent consultant to such Fortune 500 companies as AIG, Booz Allen, Capital One, Bally, Fannie Mae, and Sprint. His writings have been published in the Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, and he's also a co-author of Mastering JavaServer Faces (2005, Wiley).

At About Objects, LeRoy leads the architecture and software engineering best practice solutions. He is responsible for working with the clients to assess their architecture, process, and methodology capabilities, particularly with respect to mobile solutions. He draws on decades of practical, hands-on experience, a strong track record in the enterprise, and continuing involvement with cutting-edge technologies in guiding clients on integrating emerging technologies.

Bill Pugh Senior Advisor

Bill is an industry veteran with broad experience in IT management and deep roots in software development. He was previously CIO at BlackBox Logic, where he oversaw efforts to develop a mortgage database consisting of 600 million loan-level records. Prior to that, Bill managed enterprise software development projects, IT systems, and technology organizations at Fannie Mae, and later assumed responsibility for the company's entire Sarbanes/Oxley IT remediation effort.

Marty Colburn Senior Advisor

Marty is a senior IT executive with over 30 years of experience who possesses strong skills in strategy, architecture, development, project and product management, and emerging technologies, including cloud and big data. In his former role as Executive Vice President and CTO for NASD/FINRA, Marty provided strategic and operational oversight for all of FINRA's application development and maintenance, architecture, and operations. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Fannie Mae's Technology Management Center.

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