What is Valyr?
In the Armed Forces, valor is a guiding principle. Here at Valyr, we embody this spirit, approaching your challenges as dedicated partners and teammates.
Valyr is a veteran-founded and family-operated company that honors service in business and home. We are more than a software development company. We believe that your systems and who you partner with should reflect what you stand for, and we take pride in consistently delivering the tools US businesses need to establish excellence.
To strengthen US businesses with meaningful software development partnerships and strategic technical services that create long-term value.
We believe in a “higher ground” of software development. Our core values guide everything we do– trust, integrity, responsiveness, transparency, and giving back.
- Trust: Work with intention and dependability. No matter the constraints, customers know that if Valyr is on the job, we will deliver.
- Integrity: be virtuous, authentic, and kind, and treat others with respect.
- Responsiveness: Communicate proactively and anticipate client needs.
- Transparency: Be clear and precise. Avoid surprises– set expectations and communicate well before hitting any bumps.
- Giving back: we support veterans and their families through programs that foster community and create impact.
Who We Work With
We work with clients and team members who share our values. We find the most powerful alignments are with those who pair work ethic with integrity, communication, and kindness. It’s not just our software designers and developers that work on projects. Our founders, Gabriel and Melissa Albanes, are also part of the team, sharing your vision for success. We're selective, taking on only a few clients quarterly, so we can work with exceptional clients. Together, there’s nothing we can’t solve.
Meet Our Founders
Spend time with our CEO Gabriel Albanes, and you’ll be inspired to make your technical aspirations come to life. Gabriel is a USMC veteran and former DoD operator who leverages his experience to overcome barriers in business with creative problem-solving and a high level of trust in his team. He leads Valyr and builds our reputation by being honest, dependable, and over-delivering. When he isn’t working, you can find Gabriel surfing, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and spending time with his family.
A product marketer before launching Valyr with Gabriel, Melissa has held growth roles at various technology companies, from startups to DocuSign and Google. Today, Melissa serves as our COO and a sales advocate for our company. She also leads Valyr’s “give back” efforts to our military veteran community. When she’s not at her desk, you can find her immersed in a novel, trying out new board games, or embarking on outdoor adventures.