Meet the Team

Bryan Buus – President and Chief Technology Officer

Bryan Buus – President and Chief Technology Officer

Bryan is Adeptive’s President and visionary. Coming from a technical background, Bryan and his team had a different approach to the business – to determine what customers really needed, build it, and support it with outstanding customer service. Fifteen years later, that approach remains with Adeptive’s core values focused on doing the right thing, providing balance outside of work, and improving the lives of employees and customers’ employees.

Prior to Adeptive, Bryan was a founding member and Vice President at XOR, a Boulder startup. He headed the firm’s web and internet services division, helping XOR grow to over 500 employees. He led the development and management of e-Business offerings for companies such as Whole Foods, The Sporting News, SkiNet, GOLFonline, Alamo Rent-a-Car, and the Kentucky Derby among others. Bryan is co-author of the book “Managing Internet Information Services,” published by O’Reilly and Associates and holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

Apart from enjoying Colorado life with his wife and two boys, Bryan is a wine enthusiast and loves puttering around in the garden.
Kelly Apple – Vice President, Finance

Kelly Apple – Vice President, Finance

Kelly Apple serves as Adeptive's Controller where she is responsible for the financial and operational aspects of the company. She has over 25 years of experience providing tax, accounting, and consulting services for a variety of businesses. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and an MBA, with an emphasis in Accounting from Regis University.

Outside of the office, you will find Kelly at CrossFit or Olympic weightlifting. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two college-aged sons.
Doug Cotton – Vice President, Engineering

Doug Cotton – Vice President, Engineering

With oversight for Adeptive’s software engineering, Doug oversees the teams and processes used to develop the ResWare title and escrow production platform. He has over 20 years of experience as a software development manager and engineer within large organizations and startups.

Beginning his career creating computer-aided design tools for the aerospace industry, Doug’s experience covers healthcare, finance, digital marketing, and the real estate sectors.

He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. When not working you can find Doug playing hockey, mountain biking, camping, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Scott Gustlin – Senior Vice President, Operations

Scott Gustlin – Senior Vice President, Operations

Scott runs Adeptive’s day-to-day operations. His experience in helping software companies grow and how to best serve their customers, employees, and partners has led him all over the United States and Europe. While his career started in the clouds (he helped build Space Shuttle, Endeavor and design experimental spacecraft for NASA), he has spent the past 25 years in the passionate pursuit of using technology to better business.

When he takes time away from making the Adeptive team’s job better, easier, and faster, Scott enjoys all things Colorado. This includes skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking with his family and their two charming, but sometimes maddening, Siberian Huskies.
Terri Hanson – Vice President, Customer Success

Terri Hanson – Vice President, Customer Success

Terri joined Adeptive in 2011 and is Vice President of Customer Success. She loves the customer-facing side of the business and will do what is needed to ensure customers are using ResWare to its fullest for their business. Terri brings more than 25 years of industry experience and has a passion for the technology side of title and real estate industry.

When not focused on customer service, one can find Terri spending time with her husband and three dogs, riding her Harley, hunting, fishing or anything that allows her to be outside. She is also very passionate about being a philanthropist and volunteers with organizations that benefit children.
Steven Smith – Vice President, Product

Steven Smith – Vice President, Product

A company founder, Steven is Adeptive’s Vice President of Product, responsible for our core product, ResWare. Under Steve's direction, his team is responsible for ResWare's overall functionality, the product roadmap, testing, and documentation.

Steve received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado in Boulder. (Go Buffs!) In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, biking, cooking, gardening, and working on house projects.

Co-workers can attest, Steve is a great cook!