Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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.
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.
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.
Partner & CEO
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 help clients launch outstanding, easy-to-use products.
Director of Design
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.
Director of Product
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.
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.
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 runner. You can often find her on Chicago's lakeshore path bearing the elements throughout the year.
Like any good chemist, Diana loves to experiment and create new things. After completing her master’s in forensic chemistry, she decided to step out of the lab and apply her analytical skills to the exciting world of web development. In her spare time, Diana loves to cheer on the Chicago Cubs and is a big fan of musical theater. When not at her desk learning the latest web technologies, you can probably find her planning her next musical weekend getaway.
Danny has always had a creative streak and the desire to produce media content. Originally on the path to become a film editor, he found a love for web design that led to software development as well. These all provided an outlet for his obsession with inventive problem solving, which he continues today at LaunchPad Lab. Danny enjoys traveling to new lands, trying new food, and binging on several TV shows at a time.
Anthony has always loved puzzles and the problem solving it brings. After years of working in digital marketing he decided to enter the world of development so he can apply his analytical skills to creating products. When Anthony isn’t sitting in front of his computer he enjoys biking around the city and along the lake, and watching basketball - especially Indiana University.
Conor is passionate about using technology to unlock and amplify an organization's capacity for impact. He joined LaunchPad Lab as a software developer to continue pursuing this passion, while leveraging his past experiences in engineering and tech consulting. Conor believes that dad jokes are the highest form of humor and loves long distance running, traveling, and volunteering with amazing organizations like PALS.
Inspired by her experience in health tech and cancer research, Nida likes creating digital experiences that impact people’s lives. Her background in psychology and biology peaked her curiosity in how people interact with technology, and how to create the most impact. Working at the intersection of development and client teams, she naturally found her interest in product, and a desire to create something valuable for the people using them. Offline, you can find her getting lost in a good book, in a new city, or on her bike.
Kate loves solving problems, and she believes that any problem can be conquered with a collaborative team, a thorough flow chart, and an ample supply of coffee. Before discovering all three at LaunchPad, Kate honed her analytical and organizational skills as an engineer and project manager in the medical device industry. When she's not cheering on her Cleveland sports teams, you can find Kate at small concert venues listening to bands you've never hear of.
Business Operations Manager
Shannon brings a unique perspective to LaunchPad Lab. Her background working for start-ups has allowed her to build strong leadership, client service, sales, and administration skills. She has a passion for helping teams and offices operate efficiently and believes in the power of effective communication to positively influence those around her. Obsessed with all things health and wellness, outside of work you can find her practicing yoga, working out, or researching the latest holistic health trends.
Stephen’s fascination with products started at an early age while admiring the amount of gadgets in his parents’ kitchen. From user acceptance testing to user-centric design, Stephen has held various digital product roles and is looking for the next formidable challenge in the Lab. You can catch Stephen outside of work at a local concert, Costco, or Chicago sporting event.
Analisa has always loved art, and her passion for human interaction and thought processes made UI/UX design a clear coupling. Analisa has worked with an array of industries and finds value in fully understanding company needs to directly reflect their values in design. Outside of work, she enjoys binge watching TV shows and traveling as frequently as possible.
Kelly is a seasoned sales executive with 10+ years of proven success driving adoption of emerging technologies to facilitate customer ROI. Through his background in marketing and advertising, Kelly takes great pride in helping businesses both define objectives and execute strategies to boost their bottom-line.
Mike loves design, whether it’s the design of buildings, parks, gardens, or software. And he has always been impressed by creativity expressed in any form, which is what drew him to LaunchPad Lab. Mike has worked in many different software creation roles, including architecture and system engineering. But software development has always been his passion, along with gardening, movies, art, and hiking through our national parks (or anywhere else for that matter).
Angel has always been passionate about all aspects of technology; from tinkering with electronics, to disassembling and reassembling anything in sight, it was clear from a young age that he was born to be an engineer. He found his true calling with software development, where the possibility of building things and learning new skills are endless. Some of his many hobbies include videography, building PCs, music production, and video game development.
Amy’s love of a checklist, solving problems and contributing to client success started in the wedding and event industry where besides coordinating upwards of 350 weddings, she started and operated 2 successful businesses. She was drawn to Launchpad for the innovation and ever changing challenges. Just like she loves to help a bride create their perfect day, she loves to help a business, large or small, further their mission or create a solution to a problem. After work Amy, who lives in sunny Charleston, SC, loves to host a get together, cooking for anyone that will come over. She also never misses an opportunity to let her Chicago based team know how warm the beach is. Today it’s 61 degrees. It’s January.
Andrew is a digital product builder, Pantone enthusiast, and illustration admirer. With a background in multimedia development and architecture, he hopes to create experiences that are useful, usable, and engaging. He’s excited to create great design environments for all his clients in the Lab. You can catch Andrew outside of work surfing, working on vintage motorcycles, or drooling over a new typeface.
Daniel graduated with a degree in history and decided to work on computers. His first experience with the Macintosh II in the school computer lab sparked a love of tech that hasn't faded. As a historian, he keeps an eye on the bigger picture - approaching projects holistically to solve real business problems. When he isn't coding, Daniel can be found deep diving into Wikipedia and Youtube.
Rebecca is an enthusiastic creative who is obsessed with learning and using marketing to help a company achieve their growth goals. She is passionate about being able to see the big-picture strategy for an organization and thrives on being able to take a campaign from idea to execution. Outside of work, Rebecca loves hiking, trying new wine and cooking.
Nick learned his product fundamentals in mechanical engineering and brought his love of continuous improvement and process development to digital products when he shifted his career to the software industry. He found his calling as a Product Manager because he is fascinated by the intersection of technology and business. Outside of work, Nick enjoys throwing a frisbee around and learning everything he can about space exploration.
Ryan is passionate about learning how organizations operate and developing software to help them thrive. Prior to his career as a software developer, Ryan was a copywriter and a restaurant cook—two roles that taught him the importance of teamwork and putting clients first. When not at work, Ryan enjoys cooking with his family, playing hockey, and cheering on his beloved Buffalo Bills.
Nikki has always loved learning new languages and the challenges and opportunities they bring. After a career as a French teacher, she decided to apply her love of learning and her problem-solving skills to software development. As a developer, she loves making big ideas a reality. When not at her desk, you can most likely find her traveling the world, paddleboarding, drinking lots of cold brew, or with her nose stuck in a book.
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- Put people first
We care deeply about the individual. That care extends from our employees, to our clients, to the community. We seek respect and consideration in all of our relationships.
- Be authentic
Always lead with transparency and vulnerability. We deliver our best work when we stay true to who we are.
- Own the outcome
We strive to honor our word and deliver the outcomes we promise. That requires a team that takes initiative, thrives on collaboration, and has the expertise to make things happen.
- Play the long game
We want to grow with our people and our clients. That means having an iterative mindset that will allow us to continuously make progress towards the future.
- Make time for play
Not all things that are important need to be measured or structured. Never miss a chance to celebrate success, explore a new idea, or just have fun with your teammates.
- Coach and be coachable
We show up with the curiosity to ask why, the humility to say when we don’t know, and the generosity to help others along the way.
- Have an open mind
We believe that teams do their best work in an inclusive environment. That means always being open to unique ideas, people, and perspectives.
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