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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

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

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

  • Matthew

    Matthew

    Software Engineer

    Matthew

    Software Engineer

    If you have ever bought a Groupon, used the Heroku CLI, or used Brave then you've probably used his code.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Claudia

    Product Manager

    Claudia

    Product Manager

    Claudia is a user-focused product manager with a keen interest in data-driven processes. She loves music, baking (pizza, especially!), roller skating, and doing crossword puzzles.

  • 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

    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.

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    Peter

    Senior Software Engineer

    Peter

    Senior Software Engineer

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

  • Jeremy

    Jeremy

    Software Engineer

    Jeremy

    Software Engineer

    Jeremy enjoys writing games, learning new coding languages and paradigms, philosophy, and solidarity with the community.

  • Shahed

    Shahed

    Product Designer

    Shahed

    Product Designer

  • 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.

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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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171 N Aberdeen St
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607

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