• Leading the Industry in DevOps Advisory Services






  • Company Overview

    Get to know us and what we do.

    Zivra is a leading IT Technology Consulting Practice with a strong focus on DevOps, Cloud and Agile Transformation. Founded in 2013, Zivra was formed by Consulting Executives to deliver top-quality, boutique-style Information Technology services to Enterprise-level organizations. Zivra’s team has deep industry capabilities and extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies.

    We help organizations transform by providing a lasting growth strategy.

    Today companies are faced with the challenge of organizational growth, paralleled with rapid technological changes. Many companies have embraced new technologies like virtualization and cloud, and new software development methodologies such as agile development.


    This transformation, along with the business demands of faster delivery, puts development and QA organizations under pressure to release more frequently and to take on a higher number of concurrent projects. As a result, demand on IT Operations has increased dramatically, and companies must address whether they need to update processes, implement faster tools, or bring in more specialized resources.


    Zivra partners with you to ensure that your IT needs don't get in the way of your growth strategy. We design solutions that are fully able to support your enterprise across its value chain, and give you the metrics to identify and communicate IT's contribution to these processes. Our transition directors then work with you to manage the whole change management process. Zivra's infrastructure management consultants understand and will support your IT strategy in terms of cost, efficiency and level of service.




  • DevOps Consulting

    Partner with Zivra to achieve your DevOps Transformation goals.

    We Created a Proven DevOps Framework

    DevOps combines structured process definitions and refinements with significant automation to achieve faster throughput, moving functions and features from Development to Production with higher quality and lower costs. Zivra defines it as: “Services that are executed in support of the Coding and Testing functions of a software development project using Cloud or dedicated resources, promoting faster delivery, better quality products and better application stability while allowing developers and testers to focus on their primary functions (creating and testing software).”

    We work with clients' IT leadership to evaluate and solve their biggest existing IT challenges. Our DevOps Framework has been created over many years of deep industry experience, insight and thought leadership.

    Our expertise spans across most industry sectors from Financial Services to Retail. Clients count on Zivra to transform their IT Strategy by helping to update their processes, implement better tools or bring in more specialized resources.

  • Our Services

    How can we help you?

    IT Strategy

    We can help transform your enterprise.

    We unlock hidden value by working with your management teams to define growth and survival strategies that will help you deal with the challenges of globalization, technical and regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and the competitive landscape. To build a coherent strategic roadmap, focus has to be in the activities that will create the most advantageous future position. We have the expertise to develop a meaningful, actionable strategy.

    DevOps Implementations

    Process and Tools, Continuous Delivery

    Our consultants have many years of experience engaging with clients and helping to implement a best-in class DevOps strategy.

    Third Party Software Services

    Integration of DevOps, Cloud, and ALM Tools

    We've partnered with some of the best of breed software companies and will work with you to find the right solutions that fits your need.

    Certification and Training

    DevOps Bootcamp and DevOps Executive Training

    We offer certification training courses and can tailor a training program that can scale depending on required level of technical content.

    Managed Services

    Onsite and Nearshore Managed Services and Admin

    We have the ability and capability to cover the full spectrum of IT services to fit your needs, our managed services allow you to stay up to date on technology and necessary skills and minimize risk and costs.

    IT Staffing

    Staffing of highly skilled IT engineers

    In some cases all you may need is a highly technical resource to complete a project that is in progress. We can help find the right resource to fill the role required.

  • Technology and Alliance Partners

    We've partnered with leading IT software and services providers to offer our clients an end-to-end solution that is designed to best fit their needs.

    Akyzen, a minority owned firm, provides superior IT Staffing services, DevOps, and IT Managed Services.

    Software Development and Collaboration Tools. Tools for teams, from startup to enterprise.

    Our vision is to empower your business through automation. With automation we enable agility and reliability on your digital transformation.

    IT Automation for speed and awesomeness. We give you a model for automating IT infrastructure and applications that drive self-reliance across your development and operations teams.

    CloudBees, the Jenkins Enterprise company, is the continuous delivery (CD) leader. CloudBees provides solutions that enable IT organizations to respond rapidly to the software delivery needs of the business.

    Data is the fuel for application projects, and Delphix transforms the way that organizations manage data for their application projects.

    Achieve agility and control for Development and IT Operations teams to build, ship, and run any app, anywhere.

    GitHub is how people build software. With a community of more than 14 million people, developers can discover, use, and contribute to over 35 million projects using a powerful collaborative development workflow.

    Puppet Enterprise is the leading platform for delivering and operating constantly modern software – no matter where it runs. With Puppet you know exactly what is going on with all your software, and you get the automation needed to drive change with confidence.

    Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

    Accelerate your software. Nexus products help organizations continuously improve the quality, security, and speed of their software supply chains.

    Since 2002, TXM provides OSS/BSS system integration services to leading network equipment providers, software providers, communications service providers, enterprises and governments across the Americas.

    XebiaLabs was founded in the early days of DevOps to help large companies accelerate their software releases with more reliability - no matter how diverse the infrastructure or how complex the processes.

  • Meet Our Leaders

    We've got a top notch team!

    JJ Alvarez

    Founder and Managing Director

    JJ is a seasoned Technology Consulting Practice Director with over 21 years of experience developing Global Technology Consulting capability and delivering Strategy and Transformation engagements including Infrastructure, Cloud, and DevOps Implementations for Fortune 1000 companies. Through contributions to proven DevOps Frameworks and Automated Application Development solutions, JJ has helped bring successful Production Delivery and mature Software Development Lifecycle practices to Enterprise clients across the globe. JJ holds a BS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Fabiola Lagunas


    Fabiola has been running Zivra since its launch in 2013. She works closely with Marketing to ensure that our brand is well represented and oversees Business Operations. In her free time, Fabiola enjoys Art and Music. Fabiola has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and studied Psychology in Illinois.


    Noel Heredia

    Executive Director

    Noel is deeply experienced in delivery engineering processes from master planning transformation through execution and operation, working closely with Fortune 500 IT Leaders. He has over 20 years experience leading enterprise IT process assessments and framing remediation roadmaps. He developed original DevOps adoption strategies and shared service delivery models, driving transformation at both Accenture and PwC. Noel has a BS in Electronics Engineering and is a ISACA Certified IT Auditor (CISA).

    Kim Megahee

    Practice Director (SCM)

    Kim's experience in DevOps roles for many industries spans over 38 years. He is an expert in Software Configuration Management. Before joining Zivra, Kim was the Americas SCM Lead in Accenture's DevOps Practice. He's experienced in Release Management, Build & Deployment Automation Management, and Environment Management, supervising delivery for multi-platform applications in initial release & maintenance mode.

    Ryan McBryde

    Practice Director (Release Automation)

    Ryan has over 20 years experience in the IT industry mostly in SCM and Build/Deploy Management. He has worked closely with many Fortune 500 companies. Ryan has deep experience supporting SCM, Release Management, and Build Management processes.

    Kerry Fleming

    Practice Director (EM)

    Kerry has over 15 years of Business Development and Project Delivery experience in enterprise environments, DevOps, and infrastructure management. He is deeply experienced in the delivery of EM solutions, ERM, and Infrastructure Architecture Implementations.

    Waqas (Sid) Siddiqui

    Director of Cloud Services

    Sid is an experienced Technology Director in Zivra’s Cloud consulting practice who demonstrates deep understanding of public, private and hybrid cloud architecture and functional disciplines. He has over 15 years of experience defining strategy, planning and execution to ensure that the customers' cloud computing and DevOps initiatives deliver maximum value.


    Arthur Alvarez

    Director of Sales and Marketing

    Arthur has 20 years of technical experience and has held various roles in Engineering, Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for strategic business development, industry alliances and Marketing strategies. He has a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

    Jill Sanchez

    Operations Manager

    Jill has over 20 years of business and operations management experience. She is the key point of contact for Sales, Professional Services, HR, and Finance. Jill is heavily involved in day-to-day operations, making sure the organization runs efficiently. She has over 5 years of experience pertaining specifically to DevOps. Jill has a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

    Gabriel Orce

    Latin America DevOps Lead (Argentina)

    Gabriel has over 12 years experience in IT, 7 of which have been dedicated to DevOps, working in the field in both the US and Argentina. He has extensive experience in tooling and technologies supporting SCM, Release Management, Build/Deployment processes and Environment Management. Gabriel holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Tucuman, Argentina.


  • Get in touch with us to begin your transformation towards a state of DevOps maturity.

    Our approach involves three steps to help you reach your desired level of efficiency and productivity, helping you to become a high-performance business.

    ASSESSMENT - We assess your current situation and resources

    IMPLEMENTATION - We target the right level of technology to help transform you

    ADMINISTRATION​ - We can manage your solution and help train your team

  • Contact Us

    We're closer than you think.


    1016 W. Jackson

    Chicago, IL 60607



    13355 Noel Rd

    Suite 1100

    Dallas, TX 75240


    Washington DC

    1900 Campus Commons Drive

    Suite 100

    Reston, VA 20191


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