Company adds former Microsoft Executive Matt Kestian to lead new venture

Watertown, Mass. – April 17, 2012 – BlueMetal Architects, a leading technology architecture firm, announced today that it has opened a new office in Chicago to service a growing customer base in Chicago’s business community.

In conjunction with this opening, BlueMetal also announced that former Microsoft executive Matt Kestian has joined the company as Consulting Director where he will be responsible for managing BlueMetal’s Chicago operations.

BlueMetal Architects works with top-tier clients to imagine, define and build innovative technology solutions which positively impact how they run their business. By opening this location, BlueMetal will help to meet the demand that many Chicago area customers are seeking by providing custom developed solutions centered on User Experience, Big Data, Application Modernization and Social Platforms.

“Our investment in Chicago is evidence of a great business community consisting of global brands and corporate leaders combined with a rich technology ecosystem which is pacing Chicago’s growing economic engine,” said Todd Bremner, President and Chief Technical Officer, BlueMetal Architects. “We are delighted to be establishing a foundation in such a vibrant business environment.”

“Innovation and technology are at the heart of Chicago’s business community,” stated Mr. Kestian. “I am excited to be building an organization which will be servicing some of the world’s greatest customers while creating new jobs and participating in the technical and innovation economy”.

Prior to joining BlueMetal, Matt spent 12 years at Microsoft Corporation where he most recently was the US Compete Lead based in Redmond, Washington responsible for setting strategic marketing and sales direction for Microsoft’s $20 billion dollar U.S. business. Mr. Kestian has deep roots in the Chicago community having helped to launch the Microsoft Technology Center in 2001 and earned both his bachelor as well as master’s degrees from Illinois State University.

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About BlueMetal Architects
Founded in 2010, BlueMetal Architects is an interactive design and technology architecture firm which specializes in the development of innovative applications and experiences. Our goal is the creation of outstanding solutions which positively impact how our customers do business with a focus on creative design married to advanced software architectures. BlueMetal is a privately held company and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts with offices in Chicago and New York. For more information, visit


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