We are HostBridge
HostBridge lets CICS applications on IBM Z mainframes fully participate in the API economy
Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology provides software and services to analyze, integrate, and modernize legacy CICS applications without screen-scraping.
The company’s founders brought into the company a legacy of pioneering integration technology innovations. Our innovative solutions are the subject of multiple U.S. patents.
Our Mission & Vision
Many enterprises rely on IBM mainframe applications. We know first-hand the difficulties of integrating them. HostBridge makes CICS integration easy.
Understand what enterprises do with CICS applications
Exploit the best of what CICS has to offer natively
Keep pace with emerging web, cloud, and other integration technologies
Support relevant industry standards – HTTP, XML, SOAP, REST, etc
Retain our obsession with high-fidelity integration
Open Scalable Architecture
Allows our products to rapidly adapt to changes and leverage new technologies or protocols. HostBridge offers solutions to let enterprises easily access their valuable corporate data and enable business transactions using their existing computing infrastructure.
“We are very glad to have been with you guys for 11 years. There were about four of us who really pushed hard to go with you guys over another well-known vendor. It was risky because that other vendor really had the inside track, but we just felt HostBridge was the better option. It’s worked out wonderfully, and we are so much better for it.”
– A HostBridge customer, December 2020
HostBridge “makes CICS integration real” (a verbatim quote from an executive at a partner company). HostBridge runs within CICS on the mainframe where it fully utilizes the native interfaces and mechanisms CICS offers.
It’s our nature to do the hard stuff. CICS integration often deals with decades-old applications and code, written by long-departed programmers.
Yet these applications are critical to business operations. We work with you to build resilient, high-performance integration APIs.
HostBridge solutions’ product direction and development efforts are heavily influenced by customers’ CICS integration needs and challenges. Tomorrow’s HostBridge solutions result from what we hear today from you.
CEO & Co-Founder
CTO & Co-Founder
Glenn uses his broad understanding of enterprise software to maintain the architecture and strategic vision for HostBridge. As a HostBridge Technology founder, Glenn is the original designer and author of the patented HostBridge approach to CICS integration. His background in both mainframe and middle-tier software development helps ensure HostBridge meets the needs of those who install, maintain and use HostBridge for integration. While at Teubner and Associates, Glenn was the lead developer for Corridor, the first commercial web-to-host gateway. In 2000, he joined Tonic Software as the lead architect where he led the design and development of the Tonic product line.
Hinton directs all financial, administrative, and legal projects for the company. His 40 years of experience in corporate finance, Hinton ensures the company’s financial stability. Prior to joining HostBridge, Hinton spent eight years as CFO for Teubner and Associates and Esker, Inc. He left Esker to form his own company to address the needs of small companies needing CFO services. Before joining Teubner and Associates, he was the director of finance for Royal International Optical for two years and worked for Price Waterhouse in Dallas for thirteen years.
Director of Technical Services
Alexander has over three decades of experience in mainframe systems programming and managing large IT organizations. He currently manages Technical Services and HostBridge product support. Prior to HostBridge, he was head of IT services for Oklahoma State University where he set direction for IT services — including network operations — and oversaw integration of disparate technologies into uniform business solutions.
Director of Business Development
Johnson is a seasoned account executive with over 20 years of experience working with large enterprises helping solve the difficult problems associated with integrating legacy systems with technologies that have emerged or evolved more recently. Prior to joining HostBridge, Johnson spent 15 years working in direct and channel sales for Teubner & Associates and Esker Inc.
Director of Marketing
Rackley has over 30 years of experience in corporate, B-to-B technology marketing. In 2000, he helped launch the company and recently rejoined the HostBridge team. He is the author of Marketing Analytics Roadmap: Methods, Metrics, and Tools and he also serves as an adjunct marketing faculty member in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.
Forbes has been bringing order to chaos at HostBridge since 2006, serving as the company’s operations manager and executive assistant to the CEO.
Senior Systems Engineer
Bachiochi has over 30 years of experience in mainframe application software development, training, and support, with extensive background in Insurance and Government sectors. He currently provides project management for CICS application modernization and integration projects that use HostBridge.
Director of Strategic Alliances
Shelton’s background includes work at IBM and Atos, where he managed service delivery of application and technology consulting, managed services, and business and product/services development. He helps consulting firms and managed service providers leverage HostBridge on behalf of their clients.
We want to help
We listen carefully to your specific growth goals, and execute the right strategy to help you meet them.
Hands on Team
Our experienced team offers hands-on support including scheduled training sessions, performance monitoring and regular check-ins.
Get you Going
Hostbridge reduces unnecessary cost and complexity associated with manual processes and multiple vendors