An extraordinary history makes way for an unprecedented future.


C. Edward McVaney

Chairmain of the Board

Ed McVaney is Chairman of the Board, primary investor and actively involved in product design at Nextworld.  He is also the founder, retired Chairman, President and CEO of J.D. Edwards, a multi-national software company that was based in Denver. Under Mr. McVaney’s leadership, J. D. Edwards grew from 3 employees in 1977 to over 5,000 employees. It has installed its software for 5,200 customers in 107 countries and in 18 languages around the world.  

J.D. Edwards was acquired by Oracle in 2003. As a Division of Oracle it continues to develop, market and support highly functional enterprise resource planning software.   

Ed's first endeavor after retiring from J.D. Edwards was to spend six months working with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. He lived in a trailer and worked daily in Saddam’s Republican Palace.

Ed graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1964 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He received his MBA from Rutgers University in 1966, and he is a certified public accountant. 

Ed is an antique car buff, golfer, angler and part-time rancher.


Kylee McVaney Lourie

Chief Executive Officer

Kylee McVaney Lourie is the co-founder and CEO of Nextworld.  Kylee is currently chairman of the board of Valor Christian High School, a nationally recognized private high school that she helped found in 2005. Kylee spent her early career in various technical and management positions at J.D. Edwards & Company.  She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California and began her career in public accounting.    

Kylee is passionate about her faith, her family, dressage horses and of course... software!


Axel Allgeier

Founder, Chief Software Engineer

Axel Allgeier has over 26 years of experience in the enterprise tools space.  Axel began his career at J.D. Edwards where he was the principal architect and inventor of J.D. Edwards' Configurable Network Computing architecture.  Axel then led the J.D. Edwards and Peoplesoft Tools teams until the acquisition of Peoplesoft by Oracle, where he held various leadership positions as Vice President of Engineering.  Most recently Axel led the creation and launch of a new cloud middleware service for Oracle.

Axel spent a large part of his career building software that abstracts complexity from its end users and believes that the emphasis on simplicity is often lost, especially in the enterprise software space.

Axel holds three patents and graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Computer Science.

When he is not building and designing great software, Axel enjoys taking advantage of all the great outdoor activities Colorado has to offer with his family.  Axel is also hooked on Crossfit.


Vito Solimene

Founder, Chief Software Engineer

Vito is a veteran of the enterprise software industry having worked in the business for 25 years.  He has great pride in his work and loves to develop and deliver exceptional software.  Perhaps even more than that he loves building and working with great teams.

His experience began at J.D. Edwards where he was involved in tools and application development, eventually becoming Vice President and head of all application development.  He continued in that capacity through the eventual acquisition by PeopleSoft and then ultimately Oracle.  

He has held several software engineering positions in his time at those companies.  His experience is extremely varied and covers all aspects of enterprise software from tools to applications, user interface to business analytics and most recently SaaS application software.  

He brings experience and creativity in all that he does and cannot be more excited to build the next truly great company and product at Nextworld.  

Vito is a devoted family man, with a beautiful wife and two sons. He attended Rutgers College where he graduated with a BA in Computer Science, and he holds three software patents. He enjoys playing golf and tennis and is an avid Crossfitter and weightlifter.