Nearshore provider Tiempo to help fuel continuous global innovation.

Today 3Pillar announced the acquisition of nearshore software developer Tiempo Development. This acquisition expands our footprint into the Southwest US and Mexico. I am ecstatic to welcome over 400 talented craftspeople to the 3Pillar team. Observers may be tempted to assume that 3Pillar has embraced a new, nearshore, strategy. After all, we acquired Costa Rican…

Continuing the Journey: Questions about 3Pillar’s Funding

This past week 3Pillar announced that we received a strategic investment from CIP Capital. The deal was the result of a deliberate process. We initiated it to provide liquidity to our existing investors and set us up for our next phase of growth. I could not be more elated with the outcome. So many of…

Lead with Humble Confidence

In an era of self promotion, we have lost the core of what makes great leaders truly great – humble confidence.

How to turn key employee turnover into an accelerator

We were just over two months away from wrapping up our best year ever. Momentum was strong. Morale was high. And, the team I had worked so hard to fashion was humming in high-performance mode. And then the shoe dropped. In late October one of my senior executives was recruited away, enticed by the allure…

The Power of Clarity and Perspective

I sat down, exhausted, after a week on the road.  Six-and-a-half days before, I had wrapped up a board meeting, gave a few last-minute instructions to my EA, and ran home to pack my bags. I had 30 minutes to pack before my wife and kids drove me to the airport. Eighteen hours later, I…

Beyond the Three Pillars of 3Pillar

As the founder and CEO of 3Pillar, I often get asked, “David, what are the three pillars of 3Pillar?” The name of the company begs the question. When I started 3Pillar in 2006, I didn’t have a grand vision of building a company with teams of software developers all over the world. I just knew…

What’s your Stakeholder Philosophy?

One of the unique aspects of 3Pillar‘s core ideology is our stakeholder philosophy. Our stakeholder philosophy defines who benefits from the decisions we make. While many companies manage day-to-day operations for the benefit of shareholders, in recent years differing philosophies have emerged that prioritize the benefit of clients or employees, assuming that in doing so…

Product development partners are your new best friend

There’s been a major shift in software product development. Just a few short years ago “not invented here” syndrome ran rampant among software product companies. Many companies were simply unwilling to partner with firms specializing in R&D and product engineering services.  This phenomenon was largely built out of fear of letting go of “Core IP”….

What’s in a name?

I am often asked what the Three Pillar Global name means. A name is a powerful representation of who we are and where we come from. In the case of our name, there is no guessing required, the name clearly points to the core values upon which the company was founded. These are the essence…