New Orleans, LA – Antares Technology Solutions, a Louisiana-based software development and information technology consulting company, announces Barrett Conrad as its new President, CEO and owner. Mr. Conrad brings his energy and excitement with plans to grow the company known for exceptional capabilities and proven track record providing software solutions and services to clients across the region.
Conrad succeeds Ralph Melian, who announced his retirement after a distinguished 45-year career within technology and healthcare industries. Melian, who will remain with the company during the initial transition said, “I am very excited about Barrett and the ideas and energy he brings to Antares. His business leadership and software development background are a perfect combination to lead Antares into the future.”
Barrett Conrad earned a degree in Computer Science from Tulane University’s School of Engineering before starting his career in New Orleans in 2002. He used this experience to found his software engineering company in 2008. In the following 15 years, he delivered critical and impactful software tools to local companies and guided the initial stages of multiple successful startups.
“I look forward to working with the talented Antares team and guiding their growth and expansion through its fourth decade,” said Conrad. “Antares and I share a commitment to delivering high-value software solutions. I am confident our shared enthusiasm will lead to new excellence for our team and customers.”
Mr. Conrad is actively engaged in the region’s technology and business communities. He is a member of GNO, Inc’s LA Digital Media Alliance and a past member of their Next Gen Council. Additionally, Mr. Conrad’s community involvement and service includes boards for the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and Court Watch NOLA. Conrad is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business program and an active EO Louisiana member.
Antares is a leading software development and information technology consulting company providing quality solutions to clients across the gulf south for nearly 35 years. Antares serves as a trusted partner to clients by delivering superior customized software-based business solutions utilizing existing and emerging technologies for realizing competitive advantage and capitalizing on new business opportunities.
Antares offerings include: Custom software development – Cloud, Web, Mobile apps, client/server and database development, Embedded / Dedicated project teams. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Antares has provided software strategy, design, development, and support to customers ranging from government and Fortune 500 companies to small- and mid-sized businesses in various industries.