Bob Sholtes

Chief Software Architect
Bob Sholtes

With over 30 years of experience developing commercial software applications, Bob serves as the development lead for all SkillSmart products, focusing on the data modeling and web services. Bob also takes the lead in architecting the SaaS technology stack and CI/CD processes for the products.
Before joining SkillSmart, Bob was a founding Partner in Conscientia, Inc., served as Senior VP of Development at netDecide Corporation, was Director of Product Development at Decision Dynamics for eleven years, and co-founded SimBLOX, LLC.
A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Bob earned his Master’s in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Outside of work, Bob spends his time as a sailor, maker and baker. He holds National Marine Electronics Association certifications as both a Marine Electronics Installer and NMEA 2000 Network installer, basic keelboat sailing, basic coastal cruising, bareboat cruising and cruising catamaran, and celestial navigation certificates. He is currently working toward his captain’s license. When not sailing, Bob spends time exploring home automation technologies, woodworking and baking/cooking for his wife.