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What We Build

Our team creates custom mobile and web applications designed for all devices and built to scale. By leveraging a modular approach, our solutions evolve with your business to consistently and continually deliver the maximum value to your customers.

How We Work

We take a creative and practical agile approach to building technology. Through collaborative roadmap sessions, our team acquires a deep understanding of your needs and resources. With your team's help, we iterate frequently to ensure our solution meets your business goals.

What We Stand For

We build lasting relationships with our clients which drive us to produce high-quality solutions that are flexible to change. We take deadlines and milestones seriously and deliver impactful solutions on time and on budget


Meet Our Team

We’re a close-knit group with a hunger for knowledge and thirst for iced-coffee (always on tap). Through our Lunch & Learn and demo day sessions, we help each other continually improve while actively participating in the broader tech community.

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Tom Cullen
Tom Cullen

Co-Founder

Tom, a very proud and active alumni of St. Bonaventure University, began LaunchPad Lab after an eleven year stint running trading firms and building software in the high speed world of finance. He constantly thinks about how to use software to make enormous impact, and he loves working with clients to maximize their potential. Tom preaches design thinking, business innovation strategy, and works a side gig as a superhero (the latter being a great source of joy to his 1 and 3 year old daughters).

Scott Weisman
Scott Weisman

Co-Founder & Developer

Combining his 7 years of law experience and love for technology, Scott built WarRoom Law. By tapping into his creative streak, he has developed an intuitive sense of front end design and coding. Always current on the latest products in the tech world, Scott has an intimate understanding of product design and development.

Brendan Hennessy
Brendan Hennessy

Co-Founder & CTO

Never stop building. Brendan manifests this passion, first seen in his love for Legos, by creating and building web products. He relies upon his formal background as an engineer to solve problems. His experience in both front- and back-end development is invaluable to making ideas come to life.

Ryan Francis
Ryan Francis

Partner & Developer

As ambitious as he is tall, Ryan has a passion for creation. In 2012, he created Francis Lofts & Bunks, a company in Western Ohio that manufactures aluminum loft beds and bunk beds. Equipped with a burning desire to build things that are useful to others, Ryan has come into his own in web development, combining creativity, logic, and an empathy for others to build outstanding, easy-to-use products.

Dave Corwin
Dave Corwin

Developer

A problem solver at heart, Dave has created software solutions for electricity pricing and brokerage clearing operations to modelling and simulation of brain tumors. He uses his background in software engineering, mathematics, and research to generate transformative applications with an emphasis on medical research. His passion for science, technology, and developing tools is surpassed only by his dog's passion for disobedience.

Monique Marchwiany
Monique Marchwiany

UI & UX Designer

Monique's interest in design started at a young age, but it wasn't until going to school at the University of Illinois that she discovered her love of UX & UI design. With degrees in both Graphic Design and Psychology, she has developed a strong understanding of how design can enrich a user's overall experience. She also enjoys running outdoors, reading, and baking/eating plenty of baked goods.

Wade Novak
Wade Novak

Developer

Wade likes to make things, be it music, buckets or web apps. He got into software development to build meaningful apps that solve actual problems and he's continuing to do that at LaunchPad. When he's not pounding away at the keyboard he's usually playing the drums, playing basketball or taking pictures with his camera that's far too nice for him.

Paul Gonzalez
Paul Gonzalez

Product Developer

Paul has always been a builder of things. K’nex were his tool of choice as a kid, but as an adult he has turned his focus to software. Prior to joining LaunchPad Lab, he spent six years in investment banking where he learned a valuable lesson he still uses today- run towards problems. Paul has also yet to find a beer he won’t try, a competitive reality TV show he won’t watch, or a fairway he won’t miss.

Victoria Palacios
Victoria Palacios

UI & UX Designer

Victoria, a lifelong Chicago native, has carved a path towards user experience and interactive web design that stems from a keen interest in psychology and human behavior. Victoria likes to stay well versed in relevant design trends, is passionate about content creation and sensitive to brand identity. In her free time she enjoys perusing local concert venues, photography, and planning her next travel adventure.

Morgan Sanders
Morgan Sanders

Project Manager

Even at a young age, Morgan always liked to run ahead, be in the front of the group, and generally see things first. That innate need to see what’s coming on the horizon is exactly why she’s a Project Manager. With her trusty sidekicks: lists and color coding, Morgan can take on any project. When she’s not at her desk, she’s usually learning new instruments, playing with her dogs, seeing shows, or coming up with something new to DIY.

Rachel Killackey
Rachel Killackey

Developer

A love of languages led Rachel into software development, where she found computer languages to be much less confusing than human ones. After obtaining her master’s in computer science, Rachel became inspired to build web apps that would serve as a powerful and dynamic medium for communicating ideas. When she’s not coding or looking for the next linguistic puzzle to solve, Rachel enjoys boxing (poorly) and annoying her two cats.

Sarah Newell
Sarah Newell

Product Owner Intern

Sarah is about to be a senior at the University of Illinois. She is pursuing a major in Advertising and a minor in Informatics. She is very excited to be spending the summer learning about the latest in tech. While not perusing social media, Sarah likes to hack away at golf balls and tell stories about her travel experiences.

David Pickart
David Pickart

Developer

While studying computer science at Carleton College, David spent his free time building websites to simplify campus tasks like online printing and exchanging textbooks. His passion for turning ideas into reality led him to Launchpad, where he's embraced the challenge of staying up to date with the latest technologies in mobile and web development. When he isn't coding, he enjoys writing folk music and adding to his ever-growing list of elaborate puns.

Ifat Ribon
Ifat Ribon

Apprentice

With a penchant for finding the best word in each situation, Ifat gravitated to coding as the perfect outlet for fitting the right words together. Ifat brings her consulting background, with a propensity for asking questions, to software development, and loves seeing the diversity of needs web applications can address. Away from her computer, Ifat is an avid lacrosse player. She runs a club team in Chicago and is always prepared to strike up a conversation about lacrosse or her team with anyone who will listen.

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Some of Our Core Skills

Web Design and Development
Web Design & Development

Client: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive, AngularJS
Server: Ruby on Rails, Javascript, SQL

Mobile Application Development
Mobile Application Development

Native applications (iPhone & Android), API back-end, Cloud storage

UX & UI Design
UX & UI Design

User-centered wireframes, User flow diagrams, Clickable prototypes

Logo & Branding
Logo & Branding

Product identity, Naming, Colors, Typography, Custom icon sets, Style guide

App Development
Technology Strategy & Consulting

Cloud-based solutions, scalable architecture, API design, Security, SEO

Business Development
Business Development

Pricing models, User acquisition, Digital marketing strategy


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