Mitch Ballard moved to Nashville, TN in 1992 after graduating from the University of North Texas. Previously an on-air talent in radio and television in his native Texas, Mitch spent the next 16 years in the music business tour managing major national acts, as well as writing songs with some of Nashville's finest singers and songwriters.
In 1997, while working with hit country artist Kevin Sharp, Mitch saw the value and need to be on the Internet. With an off-the-shelf web development program, Mitch launched KevinSharp.com A large number of music based websites soon followed.
After more than a decade of traveling 200+ days out of the year managing artist concert tours, Mitch joined Peter Marcum's WV Fiber to run DevDigital and stay at home. Shortly after, Mitch and Peter took over DevDigital as a separate run company.
With a long background in the music business, Mitch developed early on web-based applications for music booking agencies and a system to manage concert tours for Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Clay Walker. In 2014 Kalatech was formed, naming Brittany Wegusen as CEO and partner, to focus completely on music business software. Under Brittany's leadership, Kalatech has grown from a handful of clients to over 100 adding to the roster such names as Luke Bryan, Starstruck Entertainment, Still Working Music and many more well know names.
Mitch's current projects include The Home Depot, Glow Motion Technologies (Superbowl XLIX, Ariana Grande Tour, Hunter Hayes Tour, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, Drake, Keith Urban), Tupperware and all digital assets of historical World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge. He is also a key team member of Glow Motion Technologies heading up global sales management and day to day business operations.
Mitch is very active in the Nashville Technology Council and Rotary Club of Nashville.
In his spare time, Mitch enjoys the outdoors, is an avid mountain biker, tools western style leather and plays occasional gigs with his 10 piece western swing band Mitch Ballard and The Western Swing Machine. Mitch is also a board member for Sing Me A Story Foundation. A Lifetime Member of the Country Music Association and a voting member of NARAS The Grammys.