9Ware Management Team

Three owners, each with over 30 years of post-college business experience across a broad range of business sectors and corporate functions. We joined forces in 2003 to combine that experience with our shared passion for the Power of Data!
Don Grage
Managing Partner & Tech Lead
Chief Technologist, Lead Data Architect

Background:
UCLA BS Physics, Georgetown MBA, started developing software and launched first company at 16 years of age.

Fun Facts:
Married with 3 children, born and raised in California, has traveled to 45 countries and loves... Ultimate Frisbee.

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Kellen Furness
Co-founder & President
Client Services Lead, User Experience Lead

Background:
UVA BS Commerce, held management roles in advertising and franchising corporate operations before learning software.

Fun Facts:
Married with 2 children, DC area native, garage band singer, repairs her own home appliances and twice hiked Grand Canyon.

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Barry Kamrad
Co-founder & Partner
Business Manager: Finance, Tax, Legal

Background:
Aircraft Engineer, software developer, staff development specialist, principled leadership expert.

Fun Facts:
Married with 2 children, finished High School in Kansas, passionate about antique machines & electronics.

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Related Ventures
Tech4Petro

9Ware actively partners with SupportFunctions as Tech4Petro. Our group has over 20 years' experience providing specialized IT solutions for downstream petroleum wholesale distributors/jobbers & gas station/convenience store retailers, with 100% customer retention. www.tech4petro.com
 

DC Breeze

Two members of our management team also hold significant ownership stakes in the DC Breeze, a professional ultimate (frisbee) team representing Washington, DC in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The league was founded in 2012 and now boasts 23 teams across the USA and Canada. 9Ware serves as the technology and data engine behind Breeze operations and marketing. 9Ware management has also provided league level leadership, holding a seat on the AUDL Executive Council for the past 6 years. www.thedcbreeze.com
 

TeamUp Fantasy Sports

9Ware, in partnership with fellow DC area tech company Modern Signal, created and launched TeamUp Fantasy in 2020. TeamUp is the first Fantasy Sports site where you select teams instead of individual athletes to compete for you. Select real-world teams in one or more sports, each with a defined budget, then in each sport swap out up to two teams weekly while deciding on your active roster for that week. It's new. It's fun. It's free! www.teamupfantasy.com