About Us


Passion, Quality Software Practices & Great People

Tryon Creek Software is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon with offices in North Palm Beach, FL. Striving for a better client focus and end-user experience, Tryon is based upon principles that lead to good business, employees with a stake in company success, happy clients, and great software products.

A board of advisers provides a mix of internal Tryon employees and external influencers, each of whom has over a decade of software development experience in a high leadership or executive role.  The company is well funded without outside investors allowing it the freedom to focus exclusively on its clients’ needs.

About Us

Passion, Quality Software Practices & Great People

Tryon Creek Software is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon with offices in North Palm Beach, FL. Striving for a better client focus and end-user experience, Tryon is based upon principles that lead to good business, employees with a stake in company success, happy clients, and great software products.

A board of advisers provides a mix of internal Tryon employees and external influencers, each of whom has over a decade of software development experience in a high leadership or executive role.  The company is well funded without outside investors allowing it the freedom to focus exclusively on its clients’ needs.

Executive Team

Brendan Joyce

CEO

Brendan Joyce

“As the CEO of Tryon, I base my approach upon principles that lead to good business, such as employees with a stake in company success, which in turn creates grateful clients and efficient software products.”

Brendan brings over 25 years of software development, integration, and data analytics experience. Before founding Tryon Creek Software in 2010, he served as VP of Operations and second in command of Critical Path Software, which was purchased by eBay in 2010. Brendan has led numerous enterprise and end-user projects for companies, such as Apple, HP Business Solutions, Intel Corporation, Nike, CHS Inc., GE, and Lexmark.

Brendan is an experienced executive, both as the head of business enterprises and working on executive teams. That is when he isn't trekking with mountain gorillas!

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Tryon's CTO, Steve Paquin began his career in software development in the 80s for BPA. He then worked as a lead developer, software executive, and founder of multiple startups.

Steve believes automation is part of the core software development principles.

He has architected and implemented numerous high-availability, secure web systems for private and government entities. Steve has also worked with numerous complex data warehousing and analysis projects, including the core technologies used at @Thetus for the @NSA.

His server and desktop software experience include Linux, Windows, and handhelds such as #Android, in addition to writing software and unit tests.

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Steve Paquin

CTO

Steve Paquin

Joe Telafici, Ph.D.

Cyber-Security Advisor
Former Director of McAfee global threat response

Joe Telafici

Joe is a team builder, a leader who grows leaders, and a connector-of-dots who nurtures innovation.

During Joe's 25-year career building commercial software, he has led teams at Symantec, Tripwire, and McAfee that were pioneers in AI, agile development, real-time delivery (CI/CD). He was heavily involved in industry coordination efforts between security companies and between the security industry and government. Joe was a frequent speaker at conferences and in broadcast, digital, and print media outlets.

In his work as a consultant, Joe has worked with everything from local non-profits to manufacturing companies to healthcare startups to bring focused optimization and groundbreaking innovation.

Joe is also an avid biker, golfer, and award-winning photographer.

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Executive Team

Brendan Joyce

CEO

Brendan Joyce

“As the CEO of Tryon, I base my approach upon principles that lead to good business, such as employees with a stake in company success, which in turn creates grateful clients and efficient software products.”

Brendan brings over 25 years of software development, integration, and data analytics experience. Before founding Tryon Creek Software in 2010, he served as VP of Operations and second in command of Critical Path Software, which was purchased by eBay in 2010. Brendan has led numerous enterprise and end-user projects for companies, such as Apple, HP Business Solutions, Intel Corporation, Nike, CHS Inc., GE, and Lexmark.

Brendan is an experienced executive, both as the head of business enterprises and working on executive teams. That is when he isn't trekking with mountain gorillas!

LinkedIn

Steve Paquin

CTO

Steve Paquin

Tryon's CTO, Steve Paquin began his career in software development in the 80s for BPA. He then worked as a lead developer, software executive, and founder of multiple startups.

Steve believes automation is part of the core software development principles.

He has architected and implemented numerous high-availability, secure web systems for private and government entities. Steve has also worked with numerous complex data warehousing and analysis projects, including the core technologies used at @Thetus for the @NSA.

His server and desktop software experience include Linux, Windows, and handhelds such as #Android, in addition to writing software and unit tests.

LinkedIn

Joe Telafici, Ph.D.

Cyber-Security Expert
Former Director of McAfee global threat response

Joe Telafici

Joe is a team builder, a leader who grows leaders, and a connector-of-dots who nurtures innovation.

During Joe's 25-year career building commercial software, he has led teams at Symantec, Tripwire, and McAfee that were pioneers in AI, agile development, real-time delivery (CI/CD). He was heavily involved in industry coordination efforts between security companies and between the security industry and government. Joe was a frequent speaker at conferences and in broadcast, digital, and print media outlets.

In his work as a consultant, Joe has worked with everything from local non-profits to manufacturing companies to healthcare startups to bring focused optimization and groundbreaking innovation.

Joe is also an avid biker, golfer, and award-winning photographer.

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Executive Team

Brendan Joyce

CEO

Brendan Joyce

“As the CEO of Tryon, I base my approach upon principles that lead to good business, such as employees with a stake in company success, which in turn creates grateful clients and efficient software products.”

Brendan brings over 25 years of software development, integration, and data analytics experience. Before founding Tryon Creek Software in 2010, he served as VP of Operations and second in command of Critical Path Software, which was purchased by eBay in 2010. Brendan has led numerous enterprise and end-user projects for companies, such as Apple, HP Business Solutions, Intel Corporation, Nike, CHS Inc., GE, and Lexmark.

Brendan is an experienced executive, both as the head of business enterprises and working on executive teams. That is when he isn't trekking with mountain gorillas!

LinkedIn

Steve Paquin

CTO

Steve Paquin

Tryon's CTO, Steve Paquin began his career in software development in the 80s for BPA. He then worked as a lead developer, software executive, and founder of multiple startups.

Steve believes automation is part of the core software development principles.

He has architected and implemented numerous high-availability, secure web systems for private and government entities. Steve has also worked with numerous complex data warehousing and analysis projects, including the core technologies used at @Thetus for the @NSA.

His server and desktop software experience include Linux, Windows, and handhelds such as #Android, in addition to writing software and unit tests.

LinkedIn

Joe Telafici, Ph.D.

Cyber-Security Expert
Former Director of McAfee global threat response

Joe Telafici

Joe is a team builder, a leader who grows leaders, and a connector-of-dots who nurtures innovation.

During Joe's 25-year career building commercial software, he has led teams at Symantec, Tripwire, and McAfee that were pioneers in AI, agile development, real-time delivery (CI/CD). He was heavily involved in industry coordination efforts between security companies and between the security industry and government. Joe was a frequent speaker at conferences and in broadcast, digital, and print media outlets.

In his work as a consultant, Joe has worked with everything from local non-profits to manufacturing companies to healthcare startups to bring focused optimization and groundbreaking innovation.

Joe is also an avid biker, golfer, and award-winning photographer.

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Why We are Different

GREAT design leads to GREAT products when the RIGHT people are involved.

Our US-based software engineering teams are second to NONE.  With a fantastic blend of creativity and technical prowess, we adapt to new environments and business domains.

High-quality software design is a unique skill.  Our Master Designers are at the TOP of their field in product and graphic design, usability, and business automation.

Our US-based software engineering teams are second to NONE.  With a fantastic blend of creativity and technical prowess, we adapt to new environments and business domains.

High-quality software design is a unique skill.  Our Master Designers are at the TOP of their field in product and graphic design, usability, and business automation.

Senior Management

The Tryon Management team includes exceptional individuals who each have decades of software development and management experience.

Deeply Committed 

The QA teams at Tryon approach testing products with near-fanatical fervor.  Each member approaches product quality through the eyes of a prospective end-user.

Highly Skilled

High-quality software design is a unique skill.  Our master engineers and designers are at the top of their field in product and graphic design, usability, and business automation.

In the Community

We are committed to supporting our local community. Our efforts include support for the following organizations.

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