Our Team

  • Frank Barbato CEO

    Mr. Barbato brings over 40 years of experience in the software and technology industries to Third Wave. He guides Third Wave’s expert team in applying a sophisticated business approach to crafting its new era of agile software development products and services.

    Mr. Barbato is the author of Avoiding Software Project Pitfalls, Seven simple ground rules that could save your career. He also served on the board of Palm Beach Tech association as Vice-Chair for 3 years and is a mentor for start ups through the Venture Mentoring Team (VMT).

    Prior to founding Third Wave, Mr. Barbato served as the Chief Information Officer of Lydian Private Bank in Palm Beach, Florida. He was responsible for the company’s Internet technologies, software development, network infrastructure, security, and aligning IT with its business strategy.

    During his 11-year tenure at Lydian, Mr. Barbato also served as the Chief Software Architect, developing enterprise software technologies and guiding Lydian’s software architectural direction. Mr. Barbato is responsible for developing and launching Lydian’s custom online banking system, which powered its growth to over $2 Billion in assets and the addition of a wealth management and private banking division.

    Prior to joining Lydian, Mr. Barbato architected and developed the Windows version of one of the nation’s leading Real Estate Settlement Systems named Landtech for Windows. He also served as a consultant with a broad range of experience in many industries including financial, medical, insurance, military intelligence and numerous Internet applications.

    Mr. Barbato has been featured in various business and technology publications, including Windows Financial Services magazine, Banking Technology News, American Banker, Banking Magazine, Tech Target, Microsoft Case Studies, Application Development Trends magazines and XMLMania.com.

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