We are your digital transformation partner

DeveloperTown is a multi-faceted software consultancy for today’s IT and Business Leaders. We create world-class digital experiences to help businesses succeed in a competitive digital world.

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Enterprise needs. Startup speed.

Our first four years were focused on helping startups build and launch new software products. Now we apply that experience in the enterprise arena, helping some of the largest companies in the world innovate quickly through a mix of legacy and new technology.

Over 10 years and 400 projects since our founding, we’ve touched nearly every industry and discovered what it takes for a software venture to be successful.

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Clients from Coast to Coast

Our impact spans most of the continental United States, from small startups to large-scale organizations; we draw on over a decade of tangible and significant technological innovation.

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Driven by core values

True to the old ethos, we at DeveloperTown believe that you are what you do. Four principles guide and inform our work every day; whether evaluating the merits of a strategic business decision or handling a project dilemma, these values serve as our guideposts.

Be authentic


In a world filled with loud voices, over-hyped ideas and tons of electronic chatter all vying for our attention, we are committed to being there for each other, our clients and our communities. We strive to be the best, recognizing it as our life-long journey. Will Rogers, an entertainer famous for his social commentary, once said "It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human." We work to be human each and every day.

Own it

Commitment, delivery and accountability drive our desire to own our work. We work diligently, research thoroughly and focus constantly on doing things right. The discipline we bring to our work means we are correct most of the time. When things do go wrong, we take responsibility and find a solution. No matter how difficult at the time, we understand the weight of a mistake becomes bearable once it is owned.

Community matters

Some people we work with for years, others cross our paths for moments. Every interaction is an opportunity to have a positive impact and we seize as many chances as we can. Collaboration is at the heart of who we are and how we work - our office space and our culture all reflect that. We seek ways to help our co-workers and customers as we build solutions. We support the world we live in through our consistent charitable giving.

Be flexible

When someone is speaking we listen to understand, empathize and help. We recognize our biases and focus on understanding the different points of view of the people that use the software we design, build and test. Stepping outside of our comfort zone is a big part of what we do for a living, so we are okay with feeling a bit askew when it is helpful. Being experts at what we do, we recognize that sometimes the best idea isn't the right idea at the time. We love to debate but when the debate is over, we support the decision of the team.

The DeveloperTown Leadership

We are driven to success through the direction of our partners, business developers, and practice leads.

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Michael Kelly

MANAGING PARTNER

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Julie DeSutter

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Jason Vasquez

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Ben Hiatt

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Derek Rudd

DESIGN PRACTICE LEAD

Nationally Recognized & Awarded

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FAQ

At DevleoperTown, we get asked a lot of questions about who we are and what we do. We’ve collected some of the most common below, to help get you information faster and better understand our background. If your question is not below, please contact us and we’d be happy to answer it directly.  

Want to work with us but not sure how?


We pride ourselves on flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of problems and challenges. Our process starts with a conversation - we want to first understand your business and where you want to go, before we explore the fit between your needs and our skills. Even though the initial discovery might not be clear, we seek to partner at every step of the way, helping to illuminate the best way forward.

How do you work?

In general, our process begins with a conversation, identifying needs and matching skills to those needs. If there is a fit, we formalize an agreement that outlines expectations - team structure, products, timeline, costs, and similar. Once in effect, we onboard team members, and begin the collaborative process of bringing value to your context. We operate in a number of capacities - staff augmentation, hybrid teams, and dedicated teams as well. In short, we shift to accommodate the best structure and process we can identify.

Can I scale the team up or down?

Right-sizing the team is an inherent part of practicing agile development, and we continually evaluate the best size and resource match for your project. We consider costs, skills, timelines, and other factors in allocations, along with meeting your business needs as they progress. Ultimately, we accommodate team needs of various sizes and structures.

What if we need special services, skill or tools?

While we have a standard set of development tools and environments, we are open to different toolsets and skills as you need. These needs generally drive the initial conversation about team makeup and services, such that we can meet those needs early in the project. Regardless of when the need arises, we are able to adapt to a shifting landscape through transparent communication with all stakeholders.

What happens when the project is complete?

At project completion, we ensure that you have all the information and artifacts needed for a successful transition to support and next phases of your project. Beyond the transition elements, we are also available for engagements that phase in and phase out as your business needs, ensuring a smooth transition from idea to launch and support. We believe that a strong partnership doesn’t just end when a project ends, but instead is a relationship that can be drawn upon when needed in the future.

I have an in-house design and technology team. How does DeveloperTown work with them?

Our engagements run the gamut from complete project teams to staff augmentation arrangements, such that working with any in-house employees is not uncommon in the practice we provide. We can share best practices in these arrangements and help your staff be successful in their goal to improve your business and its products.

What if our priorites change?

Changing priorities are not unexpected in an Agile framework, and at DeveloperTown we adjust to the shifting market conditions with you to produce timely and valuable products. We understand that business conditions, personnel, opportunities, and more change in any given timeframe, and as a good partner we adapt to those changes quickly and in consultation with you.

What industries do you work in?

We have experience across a large number of different industries, leveraging our approach to bring value in different situations and contexts. Our developers and designers work with your business team to understand the value your organization brings, and what makes your product(s) unique to the defined market. In any industry and any vertical, we can use our technological skill to help your business succeed.

What is your typical project length?

Our projects tend to vary in length based on the scope of work and the assembled team, such that we adjust to those variables to create an ideal run rate and project completion timeline. Since we use agile practices, we also continually monitor our timeline and delivery model for improvement, leading to quick deliveries of valuable product increments. Your desired length is something we can work with to produce great results for all stakeholders.

What type of clients do you typically take on?

In general, our clients are looking for ways to better utilize technology to increase their business efficiency and create products for a given market. We organically grew from startup-sized business, to now working with mid-size and enterprise clients. We don’t have one type of client, but rather an approach that is beneficial to organizations large and small.

What about third party costs?

As a partner, we value transparency and sincerity at DeveloperTown, and those values extend to billing practices. Any third party costs incurred, either expected or unexpected, will be discussed with you during the billing cycle process. Additionally, we do the best we can to identify any potential costs up-front during the statement of work process, so that no surprises appear on invoices.

Looking for an experienced, reliable consulting partner for your product?

As an extension of your team, DeveloperTown provides end-to-end strategy from design to development services for startups and enterprise brands.

Start your project with DeveloperTown

We lead the digital transformation of companies worldwide driven by top talent, from fully managed teams to individual expert engineers. 

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