We are the unintimidating and unintimidated technology consultants

Focused Labs helps your team build and deliver the right product and the agile, versatile technology culture you need to keep it going after we leave.

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Focused Values

Our values as technology consultants go far beyond the software. We want to be great people to work with first, who just happen to be exceptional at building products.

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    Love your Craft

    We’re passionate about being the best at what we do, down to every detail.

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    Listen First

    We listen, collaborate and iterate closely with our clients and each other.

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    Learn Why

    We keep asking questions, to continuously learn and continuously improve.

Focused People

We're an empathetic, collaborative team of continuous learners.

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    Austin

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Austin

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Austin loves writing code, his dog, talking about architecture, making whiskey, smoking brisket, and being outside.

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    Austyn

    Software Engineering Manager

    Austyn

    Software Engineering Manager

    Austyn enjoys programming, reading, knitting and spending time with her family.

  • Parker

    Parker

    Software Engineer

    Parker

    Software Engineer

    Parker loves cooking, reading, and Spartan races - he ran his first Beast in 2019 and aims to run a Trifecta in 2021!

  • Katy

    Katy

    Software Engineer

    Katy

    Software Engineer

    Tiny human developer who likes plants, insects, sewing, and reading.

  • Candice

    Candice

    Director of Product & Design

    Candice

    Director of Product & Design

    Candice loves concocting edible creations, embarking on international adventures, being active and spending time with family.

  • Luke

    Luke

    Chief Programmer & Co-Founder

    Luke

    Chief Programmer & Co-Founder

    Luke loves being surrounded by folks who challenge him and make him better. From programming to competitive foosball, to woodworking, he has always learned and improved the most when surrounded by others who share that passion. At Focused, he is thrilled to be surrounded by folks who share those values.

  • Erin

    Erin

    Software Engineer

    Erin

    Software Engineer

    Erin is an avid maker - whether it's software, art, craft or food. She also enjoys live music and running.

  • Cece

    Cece

    Director of Engineering

    Cece

    Director of Engineering

    Cece loves chilling with her cats, trying out new recipes, gardening, and writing code on patios.

  • David

    David

    Software Engineer

    David

    Software Engineer

    David likes to break dogma, try new things, travel, and be outside.

  • Ryan

    Ryan

    Software Engineer

    Ryan

    Software Engineer

    Ryan is a versatile consultant who aspires to be the ultimate multitool - in and out of the office.

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    Product Manager

    Sarah

    Product Manager

    Sarah loves dogs, playing outdoors, building cool stuff and - thanks to the pandemic - has leveled up her cooking game.

  • JT

    JT

    Head of People & Operations

    JT

    Head of People & Operations

    A passionate people person with an affinity for creating high functioning teams, streamlined processes and a fun working environment. JT loves making wine, e-scooting around Chicago and swimming in fresh water lakes in the midwest all summer long.

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    Andy

    VP of Sales

    Andy

    VP of Sales

    Andy prides himself in having the focus it takes to overcome hurdles, he moves forward with purpose and he’s been often known to infect a room with his energy. His personal transformation over the years has relied on the sound mind and body approach. He’s a successful sales leader that takes great pride in motivating others.

  • Katy

    Katy

    Director of Talent

    Katy

    Director of Talent

    Katy is an avid reader of non-fiction who enjoys cooking and baking new recipes in her free time.

  • Emily

    Emily

    Software Engineer

    Emily

    Software Engineer

    Emily loves experimental farming & permaculture, foraging, leatherwork, watercolors, and messing with microcontrollers.

  • Noa

    Noa

    Software Engineer

    Noa

    Software Engineer

    Noa is a developer, teacher, podcaster, and Dungeon Master of the highest degree. In her spare time she goes for walks by the lake, does yoga, and bakes more bread than she can eat.

  • Glen

    Glen

    Software Engineer

    Glen

    Software Engineer

    Glen enjoys writing code professionally and as a hobby, playing both video and board games, reading fiction books, and learning.

  • Linden

    Linden

    Software Engineer

    Linden

    Software Engineer

    Linden has a passion for discovering and diving into new music, and stepping into unfamiliar zones, be it media or tech!

  • Nanxi

    Nanxi

    Product Designer

    Nanxi

    Product Designer

    Nanxi enjoys playing rpg games, illustrating and cooking. She's also a cat person who doesn't have access to cats at the moment.

  • Peter

    Peter

    Software Engineer

    Peter

    Software Engineer

    Peter loves playing and studying backgammon. He also enjoys bike rides, good beer and trying new foods.

  • Shahed

    Shahed

    Product Designer

    Shahed

    Product Designer

    Shahed loves designing and playing puzzles and board/video games. He also enjoys trying to break his workout PRs.

  • Karlie

    Karlie

    Product Designer

    Karlie

    Product Designer

    Karlie loves sports, she played basketball and lacrosse at Ohio State. Now she snowboards, surfs, and plays with her dogs.

  • Shavina

    Shavina

    Software Engineer

    Shavina

    Software Engineer

    Shavina enjoys trying new restaurants, playing video and board games, and solving puzzles (for fun and for work).

  • Luke D

    Luke D

    Software Engineer

    Luke D

    Software Engineer

    Luke enjoys immersing himself in new hobbies and ideas. Currently he spends his time sailing and learning piano when he isn't building apps.

  • Kate

    Kate

    Software Engineer

    Kate

    Software Engineer

    Kate loves woodworking, crossword puzzles, rehabbing old furniture and spoiling her cat, Mr. Ashley.

  • Rachel

    Rachel

    Facilities & Operations Manager

    Rachel

    Facilities & Operations Manager

    Rachel can usually be found hanging out with her pets and her partner doing crafts, camping, or reading.

  • Michael

    Michael

    Software Engineer

    Michael

    Software Engineer

    Michael loves comedy and learning new things. Outside of work you'll find him playing with his dog in the yard.

  • Nader

    Nader

    Software Engineer

    Nader

    Software Engineer

    Nader is into a lot of video games, and loves his plants. He wishes he had time to try every cool thing he hears about!

  • Zamora

    Zamora

    Software Engineer

    Zamora

    Software Engineer

    Zamora is often in a super position of hiking and programming that has yet to be resolved.

  • Travis

    Travis

    Software Engineer

    Travis

    Software Engineer

    Travis enjoys reading, drawing, cooking, video games, and concerts.

  • Riley

    Riley

    Director of Customer Experience

    Riley

    Director of Customer Experience

    Riley is fascinated by people. She loves listening to podcasts about why people do things. Her hobbies include: knitting, getting educated about wine, weight lifting, long walks in her local preserve, and playing with kids.

  • Vince

    Vince

    Software Engineer

    Vince

    Software Engineer

    Vince is passionate about writing high quality code, pursuing mastery as a software engineer, and experiencing excellently crafted video games.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Product Manager

    Spencer

    Product Manager

    Spencer enjoys exploring mountain roads with his wife and dog. At home he can be found watching movies or endlessly throwing the ball for a dog with too much energy.

  • Jordan

    Jordan

    Software Engineer

    Jordan

    Software Engineer

    Jordan loves music, traveling, baseball and old electronics. You can usually find him playing guitar, learning about tube amplifiers or cheering on the White Sox.

  • Garrett

    Garrett

    Software Engineer

    Garrett

    Software Engineer

    Garrett loves all things triathlon and the outdoors. He also enjoys his occasional fantasy book and watching anime.

  • Mikesteich

    Mikesteich

    Software Engineer

    Mikesteich

    Software Engineer

    Mikesteich enjoys coding, meaningful conversation, playing bass in honky tonks, brewing coffee and riding bikes.

  • Mohammed

    Mohammed

    Software Engineer

    Mohammed

    Software Engineer

    Mohammed loves playing sports, watching food vlogs, and fantasy football.

  • Kirill

    Kirill

    Software Engineer

    Kirill

    Software Engineer

    Kirill enjoys urban gardening.

  • Abraham

    Abraham

    Software Engineer

    Abraham

    Software Engineer

    I love riding my bike all around Chicago during good weather. I also enjoy making music, typically instrumental hip hop or lo-fi.

  • Joseph

    Joseph

    Technical Recruiter

    Joseph

    Technical Recruiter

    Joseph, when not at the office, can be found holding a guitar or a camera. He loves seeing new places, and can’t wait for the next adventure!

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We wanted fast help to get the work done, but also to embed the culture and ways of working that we want to be our target state.

Opal Perry

Global CIO at Hertz

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Suite 1100-B
Chicago, IL 60607
(708) 303-8088

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