We’re founders, operators and visionaries too. 

Our team has been built up over the years for the sole purpose of providing a level of knowledge that reaches beyond the boundaries of each individual team member's skill set.

Company Values

Work with great people

The key to any successful business is the relationships of the people involved. Our team demands a lot of one another and those we engage with.

Believe in what we do

Growing a company takes a lot of time and energy and there’s a lot at stake. However it’s all worthwhile when you work on products that you believe in. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Never stop learning

The world moves fast and even more so in the time of the Information Age. Our team is constantly tinkering with new tools, techniques, and approaches to ensure we capture and create innovation on the leading edge.

Produce quality

Functionality is always at the heart of good software, but we also know that form and usability are key to making great software. We pride ourselves on execution once we identify a worthwhile business opportunity to pursue.

Capabilities

Strategic Planning

Discovery + Ideation

Research, Analytics, & Insights

Positioning Strategy

User / Audience Definition

Product Definition

Product Design

Information Architecture

User Interface Design

User Experience Design

Design Strategy

Product Design

Software Development

MVP Development

Functional Prototypes

Marketing Sites

Custom Development

Technical Recruiting

Operational Support

Strategic Growth Planning

Go-to-Market Strategy

Business Planning

Brand Development

Analytics Analysis

It’s been an epic experience. The whole team has been amazing. They over communicate, are prepared and on-track.

Abbey, CEO at HelloSavvy

Meet the team

Our team of founders, operators and visionaries has been methodically built up over the years for the sole purpose of providing a level of knowledge that reaches beyond the boundaries of each individual team member's skill set.

Jeffrey Dirrenberger
CEO
Terry Harmon
CTO
Graham McFarland
COO
Brian Lutz
Director of Strategic Growth
Dan Spencer
Head of Design
Nicki Baker
Project Manager
Austin Hoyle
Senior Web Engineer
Andre Dankha
Project Manager
George Rush
Lead Engineer
Dana Krueger
Product Designer
Ashton Morris
Web Engineer
Peter Tumulty
Senior Frontend Engineer
Jason Robel
Lead Engineer
Jonathan Baker
Senior Web Engineer
James Alt
Product Manager
Mayat Smolnik
Web Engineer
Alex King
Senior Web Engineer
Lonnie Ezell
Senior Web Engineer
Andrew Radocchia
Product Designer
Josh Fewell
Product Specialist
Jonathan McDill
Senior Frontend Engineer
Josh Brown
Senior Web Engineer
Jennifer DeLaRosa
Product Manager
Jacob Zlogar
Senior Web Engineer
Samuel Raynor
Senior Web Engineer
Darik Hall
Web Engineer

Our Start-up Network

Tap into the Chicago awesomeness! Having been a part of the start-up community for more than a decade, we’ve amassed a robust network of resources. If you’re seeking early or late-stage funding, we can point you in the right direction.

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Our Network

Tap into the Chicago awesomeness! Having been apart of the start-up community for more than a decade, we’ve amassed a robust network of resources. If you’re seeking early or late-stage funding, we can point you in the right direction.