Delivering what's needed, on time and on budget

About Us

nFocal Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Rochester, New York, is a professional services company. We work with our clients’ internal product development teams, both large and small, to deliver products to market, on time and on budget. nFocal leverages our intellectual property, which includes proven development processes and documentation templates, to accelerate project execution. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial startups, while our projects range from single day efforts to entire development cycles lasting several years.

nFocal was founded by Steve Kapp, a veteran of the embedded software development and professional services industries. The founding principle was based upon a simple formula – staff the professional services organization with consultants that excel in both technological skills and communication skills, and combine those qualities with a high level of customer focus. This formula has repeatedly proven successful, and has allowed nFocal to become a leading professional services company.

Steve Kapp

Steve Kapp is the founder of nFocal and also acts as the President and Principal Consultant. His experience ranges over twenty years of software and systems development. Much of that experience has been with imaging systems, networking, and M2M. Before founding nFocal, Mr. Kapp was the CTO for EMRT Consultants where he fulfilled a variety of roles, including project manager and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to EMRT, Mr. Kapp was a Practice Lead in the Multimedia and Imaging group at Questra Consulting and a Principal Engineer with Picker International (now Philips Medical Systems).

Mr. Kapp’s main focus is development of complex systems and bringing those systems to market. He is a frequent speaker at various industry forums, such as Java One and the Embedded Systems Conferences. He is also the primary author of the Embedded Collections open source project. Mr. Kapp holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University.

Thomas A. Bullinger

Tom Bullinger is the Vice President of Professional Services at nFocal. Mr. Bullinger has more than twenty years of collective experience in object-oriented systems architecture, data modeling, software engineering, real time systems programming, database design and implementation, digital and mechanical design and testing. Prior to joining nFocal, he was a founder of Isotope 28 and an Adjunct Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he taught software architecture and engineering, object-oriented concepts, and programming in both academic and professional environments. Mr. Bullinger has also been Application Architect and Practice Manager at Questra and an Application Architect at Axeda. He is also a co-founder of Fairport Brewing Company, a microbrewery that crafts artisan beer.

Mr. Bullinger frequently acts in the lead role on his projects and has an excellent record of delivering projects on-time and on-budget. He is an acknowleged expert in the systems and software engineering field and has authored the book The Reverse Detective: Pragmatic Software Requirements & Analysis. Mr. Bullinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York College at Brockport.