Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with an office in Raleigh, Hylaine is a software consulting firm built on trust and transparency. Our unique, project-based technology solutions help the clients we serve embrace digital transformation, while maximizing their return on investment.
• Business Intelligence
• Application Development
• Delivery Services
At Hylaine, we are committed to delivering unique, project-based solutions that resolve many of the tough technology challenges that exist for mid-market and Fortune 500 companies. After years of working in the IT industry, we believe our joint success relies on collaborative, high-trust partnerships, and the empowerment of a proud and happy workforce.
Provide all clients and prospects a relationship built on trust, transparency, and truthfulness.
Attract and reward employees who are inspired, curious, innovative, and eager to work in a creative environment.
Deliver quality software solutions based on client needs, that resolve IT challenges, and maximize return on investment.
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Adam W. Boitnott, CEO of Hylaine, is a proud Virginia Tech grad with a love for his family, a passion for technology, and an enthusiasm for sports. Adam recently celebrated 17 years of marriage to his rock-star wife, Dawn, and they have two incredible daughters, Hylton and Maclaine, who are the namesakes of Hylaine.
Fresh out of college, Adam dove into the IT field, finding success at Accenture & Avanade while living in Washington D.C., Seattle, and New York City. Southwest Virginia called him back home to be the Director of Group Services, Technology, and Administration at Shenandoah Life Insurance and, later, the Vice President of Strategy and Operations at NetVentures.
With over 20 years of technologically-driven experience under his belt, Adam took his IT talents to CTS in Charlotte, NC. In a short 18 months, he grew revenue by 450% (yes, you read that right) and more than doubled the client list. This was all while managing the delivery, sales, and financial reports for the company as well as creating a refreshing culture for his employees that was both exciting and empowering.
Now, enter Hylaine. It’s a company that combines all of Adam’s success in the technology world with his unique perspective of the client’s world.
Even with all the responsibilities that come with starting his own company, Adam still finds time to have fun. He spends a good bit of his free time in basketball gyms and on soccer fields with his daughters, experiencing all the culinary treasures Charlotte has to offer with his wife, attending as many sporting events as possible, and seeing the world with his family.
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Aly’s never believed in “thinking outside the box” because for her there is no box. Her anything-is-possible attitude, value of authentic relationships, and success in business management make her the perfect fit as Hylaine’s Business Development Manager.
As a business leader, Aly’s focus has always been on maximizing initiatives that raise brand awareness and positively impact local communities. The scope of her extensive local, national, and international experience spans business development, brand marketing, fund-raising, special event planning, nonprofit and foundation work; all supported by a proven track record for optimizing budgets and exceeding goals.
Armed with a Communications degree from the University of Texas, Austin, Aly began her career as Project Events Director for the American Heart Association in Houston, one of the largest chapters in the country. Her success in Houston led to one of the most exciting roles of her career, Development Director for the Princess Grace Foundation in New York City where she worked directly with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality, and the Foundation Trustees. Aly also worked as a Corporate Developer for the local NPR affiliate WFAE. Her career path then led her to Apparo, where she was Director of Development. There, she helped connect the CIO’s of major community-minded corporations with nonprofits; providing them with IT education, training, and affordable IT solutions.
If you were wondering if she stopped at professional mantras… think again! Aly enjoys spending time with her two children. She also works out and practices yoga, acting and directing theater productions, and was once the lead singer of a band. Additionally, Aly also loves to volunteer for nonprofits like the American Cancer Society and the Mental Health Association. She fully believes in “living the life you want and loving the life you live”!
As an Architect with Hylaine, Jason works directly with clients to develop and implement software that is tailored exactly to their needs. His hands-on approach to each minutiae of a project is matched by his superb abstract thinking abilities and attention to detail. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jason champions the Yogi Berra motto: “It ain’t over until it’s over.”
All this work on computers hasn’t distracted Jason from the important things. His favorite times are Friday dinners with his wife and four grown children, watching TV mysteries, and reading philosophy.
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Ben Cole is the Director of Delivery Services at Hylaine whose passion for helping others succeed has driven his professional career. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised near the Appalachian Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia, Ben loves spending time outdoors. Hiking, playing golf, pool time, and spending time with friends and family are among his favorites. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Gabe, exploring the world, relaxing at the beach, and trying the best restaurants each stop has to offer. He loves walking, playing, and swimming with their two year old golden retriever, Cali.
Ben is a sports enthusiast who approaches his work with clients much like he approaches each swing of his golf club – with a thorough assessment, an accurate follow through, attention to detail, and an overall devotion to the game. At Hylaine, Ben excels at program management, creating transition plans for clients, and strategic assessments. Before joining Hylaine, he spent 17 years gaining experience in consulting and management.
Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University with a concentration in Decision Support Systems. He’s also a certified Project Management Professional and is a member of the Project Management Institute.
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Jenna has a talent for listening and a flair for fostering strategic client relationships that solve business challenges and drive success.
She understands the value of authentic communication and is motivated by a desire to help others. An experienced professional, Jenna leads business efforts and client relations for Hylaine’s Raleigh office. After achieving significant success in the Charlotte market, Hylaine leadership quickly identified Raleigh and The Research Triangle region as an obvious and important location for its second office.
Jenna relocated to the area because she wanted to be part of an emerging high-tech epicenter and what better way than with a transformative technology company. Being closer to the North Carolina beaches didn’t hurt either. As a former brand architect for B2C Enterprises, an award-winning agency in Roanoke, Virginia, Jenna developed corporate branding initiatives and strategic marketing campaigns for a range of clients in technology, healthcare, higher education, financial and legal services, while driving overall revenue. Earlier in her career, Jenna gained essential technology experience when she directed marketing teams at Aeroprobe Corporation and NetVentures Corporation.Always engaged in her community, Jenna provided leadership for the WoTech (Women in Technology) and the Events committees for the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council. She was a founding member for the Ridge and Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Jenna also chaired the Leadership Roanoke Valley Alumni Association and Community Service committee.
When she’s not helping clients, Jenna enjoys most anything that involves live music, being outdoors, or watching teams compete. Her love of sports formed early through her father, an NBA writer, and was strengthened by watching her son compete on the soccer field. Jenna holds a master’s degree in communication from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree from Hollins University.
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Ryan McElroy is the Director of Architecture at Hylaine whose love for software programming comes close to the adoration he has for his wife Marilyn and their two pups: Emma and Riley. His heart is also split between the Big 12 and the SEC as he’s an alumni of both Kansas State University (KSU) and Auburn University (AU).
Before Ryan ever stepped foot on a college campus, he spent several years providing computer, website, and network services to clients. His first Java class at KSU would be the moment that solidified his love for programming and eventually bring him to change his major to Software Engineering. Ryan built on his classwork by also becoming the lead student trainer at the InfoTech CTR Department servicing and maintaining more than 60 technology classrooms across campus.
After transferring to and graduating from Auburn University, Ryan launched into a career with CTS, Inc. There, he worked closely with Adam's team to build solutions for nearly every type of software project under the sun. Ryan also had a stint at SentryOne as a software engineer, where he helped to revolutionize development processes and scale across teams.
If you’re thinking Ryan is all tech brain with no cool factor…think again. He’s a flame-throwing, target-shooting, whiskey-loving, amateur car repairman who can hold his breath for an entire two minutes. (And those are just a few of the highlights. You’ll have to ask him for more.) Whether it's building Software projects or anything else, Ryan is always ready for his next adventure.
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Relationships are what make Chrissy’s world go ‘round. It’s what makes her work as Director of Employee Engagement so fitting, and rewarding.
Having begun working with her degree in Exercise Science to help corporate groups achieve their health and fitness goals, Chrissy now encourages health in a new area: encouraging company health. Her experience working with people quickly showed her strong ability to communicate across multiple organizations and act as a liaison for coordination between internal teams and external partners and clients. Her ability to communicate and document project plans, corporate policies for process improvements, policy rollouts, employee training and on-boarding extends throughout her work experience. Helping people do their best work, to help a company work best.
Chrissy has a strong understanding of where client needs merge with employee strengths, having nearly 10 years in the IT industry, and her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification since 2015.
Never far from her roots, Chrissy and her husband remain active: hiking, kayaking, or camping at their cabin in the Nantahala National Forest. She also volunteers for the National Center for Women & Information Technology, and the Award for Aspirations in Computing, which honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests.
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Whether she’s developing technology solutions for her clients or enjoying the great outdoors, Lisa never sits still. Her energy has been a driving factor in her career and the experience she’s gained along the way has fully prepared her for her role as Director of Consulting.
Lisa’s path to Hylaine began at State University of NY at Buffalo where she obtained a computer sciences degree and, later, her master’s in computer engineering. Upon graduating, she spent over a decade at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver, CO and Columbus, OH as a developer, engineer, and systems architect. Part of her work included writing the code for the company’s Caller ID service. After leaving Bell Labs, Lisa helped launch a tech consulting company, which grew to more than 80 consultants over 17 years. Most recently, she’s built a technology delivery practice for a NY-based staffing firm and had a role in technology sales.
As strong as her love for technology is Lisa’s passion for empowering and expanding the presence of women in the field. She enjoys and seeks out the opportunities to meet, work with, encourage and mentor women in tech and serves on the board of directors for Carolina Women in Technology (CWIT), CyberHypeClt and Fleurix.
Even when she’s not travelling to visit her three sons, Lisa stays on the go. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, white water kayaking, hiking, and golfing as well as watching lacrosse, basketball, and football games.
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Thanks to her gift for teamwork and creativity, Melissa Sawyer has never met a problem she can’t solve. Intuitive, ambitious, and driven by a helping mindset, Melissa is on a mission to consistently exceed her client’s expectations.
Melissa is motivated by a genuine desire to build long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. An experienced professional whose career has taken her all over the country, she is now eager to focus her attention on serving the thriving business community in her beloved home of Charlotte. As a former Executive Director for the Inspire CIO Leadership Network, Melissa is a trusted resource and has a track record of successful collaboration and business growth. Now, she is thrilled to be bringing her expertise to her position with Hylaine where she is determined to help Charlotte’s business community prosper.
Earning her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Professional Sales from Ferris State University in Michigan, Melissa began her career in Chicago with AT&T where she sold phone systems and fax machines, which were transformational technology at that time! Her next stop was Cable & Wireless Communications where she led a team of her peers in enterprise software sales until she got married and headed back to Michigan to start a family. Grateful for the opportunity, Melissa was a stay at home Mom, Room Mom and Girl Scout leader for all 3 of her daughters and she enjoyed every minute of it! In 2008 the family relocated to Charlotte and since then Melissa has launched and built several C-suite focused organizations. It was her collaboration with C-suite executives that inspired Melissa to take on her role with Hylaine where she can help develop innovative solutions to business challenges resulting in a thriving community in which to live and work.
In her downtime, Melissa enjoys cooking, traveling, exploring Charlotte’s food and brewery scenes, and spending time with her family in the great outdoors. She is an avid hiker, she loves the lake and the beach alike, and most of all she loves spending time with her three amazing daughters.