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HostBridge lets CICS applications fully participate in hybrid cloud strategies.
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Leverage The Legacy

HostBridge offers solutions to let enterprises easily access their valuable corporate data and enable business transactions using their existing computing infrastructure.

Many enterprises rely on IBM mainframe applications. We know first-hand the difficulties of integrating them.

Our Story

Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology provides software and services to analyze, integrate, optimize, 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

To make CICS integration and modernization easy. We:

  • Understand what enterprises do with CICS applications
  • Exploit the best of what CICS offers natively
  • Keep pace with emerging web, cloud, and other integration technologies
  • Support industry standards – HTTP, XML, SOAP, REST, etc
  • Retain our obsession with high-fidelity integration

Our Founder

Russ Teubner  | CEO & CO-FOUNDER


For over four decades, Teubner has applied his creative energies to solving difficult problems associated with integrating large-scale IBM systems and various emerging technologies. He has done pioneering work in the integration of IBM mainframes and applications with UNIX systems, TCP/IP networks, facsimile transmission networks, the World Wide Web, and service oriented architectures.

Teubner has been a contributing author to various technical publications, and is the co-author of US Patent No. 6,981,257 pertaining to XML enablement of CICS applications and other patents pending. He has forged a strategic business partnership with IBM, and enjoys a long-standing relationship the IBM Hursley Lab, home of CICS development. As Chairman of the Board of Southwest Bancorp, Inc., Teubner was instrumental in that company’s acquisition by Simmons First National Corporation, which completed in October 2017. He now serves on the Board of Directors for Simmons.

Our People

Tom Niermeyer

PRESIDENT

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Niermeyer leads the sales and marketing efforts for HostBridge. Tom worked at BMC Software for 23 years in a variety of senior sales leadership roles and as the general manager of a mainframe business unit.

More recently, he has been an advisor for several technology companies. He has a track record of building teams that can rally together to innovate and drive top line growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

His pragmatic, operational and blue-collar approach to solving problems, creating vision and building a strong culture has been foundational in the teams he works with and the results they consistently produce.

Scott Glenn

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

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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.

Bill Hinton

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Hinton directs all financial, administrative, and legal projects for the company. His 40 years of corporate finance experience ensures the company’s financial stability. Prior to joining HostBridge, he was 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 13 years.

James Alexander

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

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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.

Ferrel Johnson

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Johnson is a seasoned account executive with 20+ years of experience working with large enterprises helping solve the difficult problems associated with integrating legacy systems with hybrid and cloud technologies. Prior to joining HostBridge, Johnson spent 15 years working in direct and channel sales for Teubner & Associates and Esker Inc.

Jerry Rackley

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

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Rackley has over 35 years of experience in corporate, B-to-B technology marketing. In 2000, he helped launch the company and rejoined the HostBridge team in 2017. He is an author and also serves as Assistant Professor of Marketing for the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

More recently, he has been an advisor for several technology companies. He has a track record of building teams that can rally together to innovate and drive top line growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

His pragmatic, operational and blue-collar approach to solving problems, creating vision and building a strong culture has been foundational in the teams he works with and the results they consistently produce.

Marsha Forbes

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Forbes has been bringing order to chaos at HostBridge since 2006, serving as the company’s operations manager and executive assistant to the CEO.

John Bachiochi

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

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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.

Rex Shelton

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

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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.

Brittany Dartlon

INTEGRATION ANALYTICS SPECIALIST

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While earning her M.S. degree in Business Analytics and Data Science, Dartlon interned at HostBridge, joining the team on a full-time basis after graduation. She has become an expert on wrangling SMF data and using Splunk to reveal inefficiencies in CICS integrations and interactions.

Toni Skokovic

PRODUCT MARKETING / MANAGEMENT

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Skokovic combines his passion for the IT business with his 25+ years of experience in all aspects of software operations. His career has been spent delivering long-term, sustainable growth by focusing on the core principles of integrity, long-term partnership and team development.

We can help

Dedicated Specialists

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

We bridge the gap between your mainframe and the hybrid cloud.