Viewing entries tagged
Joined 2017

PunchKick Interactive

PunchKick Interactive

WHY THAT IMAGE?

This was taken at our most recent quarterly event, where we take the afternoon off to do something fun together and celebrate all the hard work we have put in for the quarter.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: Swift, Kotlin, PHP, .NET Core, React JS, Angular

  • Service Offerings: UX and User Research, Custom Software/Product Development, Business Intelligence

  • Website: https://www.punchkick.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2006

  • Locations: Chicago, IL

  • Approx Size: 35 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


:I like my eggs in a benedict with lots of hollandaise!”

:I like my eggs in a benedict with lots of hollandaise!”

ABBY GARTNER, HEAD OF CX and operations

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am the head of CX and Operations and have been with PunchKick for 5 years.

What was your first job?

Lifeguard.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Coastal Comfort (Salt Marsh 67)


"Eggs, I love ‘em all!”

"Eggs, I love ‘em all!”

michelle woods, scrum master and head of delivery

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am Scrum Master and head of delivery. I have been with PunchKick for 6 years.

What was your first job?

Pizza maker.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Seagrass 3



Developer Town

Developer Town

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Each of our employees works in a tiny 8x10 house - on wheels - in a 30k sqft warehouse. We can dynamically rearrange the space by product team / project.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: .NET, Node, Rails, React

  • Service Offerings: Innovation Consulting, Product Development, Fixed Teams

  • Website: http://www.developertown.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2010

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN

  • Approx Size: 55 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


"I like my eggs over easy!"

"I like my eggs over easy!"

MICHAEL KELLY, MANAGING PARTNER 

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am a co-founder of Developer Town. I have been here for 9 years and am the closest position to a CEO that we have.

What was your first job?

Stock boy.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Luxury Tent - Salt Marsh 51



Echobind

Echobind

WHY THAT IMAGE?

We close shop for an entire week once a year in order to build our skills and team up on building a product. Last year, we took the team to Scottsdale and hiked up, down and all around Papago Park.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: React, React Native, Ruby, Node, GraphQL, TypeScript

  • Service Offerings: Strategy, Architecture, Web and Mobile Development, User Experience and Design

  • Website: https://echobind.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 2015

  • Locations: Remote (Larger presence in Boston and Louisville)

  • Approx Size: 17 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


“I like my eggs cooked1”

“I like my eggs cooked1”

MICHAEL YARED, CEO

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am the CEO.

What was your first job?

Bagger of groceries and shopping cart retriever at Kroger.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 6


"I like my eggs spicy!"

"I like my eggs spicy!"

CHRIS BALL, CTO

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am the CTO.

What was your first job?

Started a lawn mowing biz in middle school, McDonalds first w2.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 7



Highland Solutions

Highland Solutions

WHY THAT IMAGE?

Florence and Charissa focus in a moment of calm during a design sprint. This photo captures the duality of our work: cycles intense collaboration punctuated with periods of deep focus.


 
 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Favorite Technologies: LAMP, Laravel, Vue.js, React, Swift, OutSystems, SugarCRM

  • Service Offerings: Web/Mobile Development, UX Research & Design, CX Consulting, CRM, Lean Innovation

  • Website: http://www.highlandsolutions.com/

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Founded: 1999

  • Locations: Chicago, IL

  • Approx Size: 35 people

  • Joined OpsConf: 2017


"I like my eggs over easy."

"I like my eggs over easy."

Jon Berbaum, President  

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am the President at Highland and have been there for 12 years.

What was your first job?

Auto-car part delivery person.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 13


“I like my eggs over ramen!”

“I like my eggs over ramen!”

Tyler Etters, Director of Software Development

What is your role and what do you do in the organization?

I am the Director of Software Development and have been with Highland since 2013.

What was your first job?

As a child, volunteer steward for nature preserves in northern Illinois.

2019 Ops-Conf Location: Birch Grove 18