Experienced engineer and manager will lead the next phase of Skilltype's platform to prepare the global library community for 2030.
Baton Rouge, LA — Skilltype, the leading provider of professional development and talent management software for libraries and library professionals, is pleased to announce that Johnny Boursiquot has joined the company as its Founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will join Skilltype April 3rd, 2023 from Salesforce, where he currently serves as a lead platform engineer. Boursiquot brings more than two decades of experience in software engineering and leadership to the role, having previously served as a technical advisor to the Skilltype team since its launch in June of 2020.
Johnny brings a wealth of experience in software development, technical leadership, and open-source contributions, making him an invaluable addition to the Skilltype team. As the Founding CTO, Johnny will be responsible for shaping Skilltype's technology strategy, leading software development efforts, and driving innovation to ensure the company remains at the forefront of the industry. His extensive background in building and scaling software solutions will be instrumental in Skilltype's growth and success.
Prior to joining Skilltype, Johnny has demonstrated his technical expertise through various roles at Salesforce and non profit education organization Achievement Network (ANet), including software engineering, architecture, and technical leadership. He is also an active contributor to the Go programming language community and a published author on software development practices. His passion for mentoring and coaching others in technology and engineering showcases his dedication to fostering talent and improving the tech community.
Skilltype CEO, Tony Zanders, shared his excitement about Johnny's appointment: "We are delighted to welcome Johnny Boursiquot to our team as our Founding CTO. His commitment to libraries over the past three years as our advisor has enabled us to experience record growth as a first mover in our industry. The unprecedented rate of change happening in the software industry today requires a student of technology like Johnny to lead our work. We look forward to Johnny's experience in AI, ML, privacy, and security to ensure we continue to meet the evolving requirements of the global library community."
Boursiquot is active in software development communities on the national level, training aspiring developers on the Go platform through O'Reilly Media and LinkedIn Learning, along with founding the local chapter of the Go community in Baltimore. He has also spoken at library industry conferences including NISO and CNI on issues related to data privacy in libraries.
Boursiquot earned both his Masters in Cloud Computing Architecture, and his Bachelors in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Please join us in welcoming Johnny Boursiquot to Skilltype and wishing him success in his new role as our Founding CTO.
Skilltype is the leading provider of professional development and talent management software designed specifically for libraries and library professionals. Founded in 2018, Skilltype is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.