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DJ Wardynski

President & Founder

DJ launched Brainspire in 2013. For over 25 years DJ has built teams of expert software developers, helping the most dynamic Colorado companies achieve their goals. He is committed to the success of Brainspire’s employees, clients, and the overall Denver business/technology community by building enduring relationships and solving the complex software challenges all businesses face.

Vincent DiBiase​

Vincent DiBiase​

VP of Business Development and Marketing​

​Vincent is a client-focused business development and marketing executive with a proven, 25-year track record of driving revenue and profitable growth by listening to customer needs and delivering win-win solutions to clients. He has worked in a number of different industries including telecommunications, software, broadband and education.

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Rich Schoenmaker

Sr. Business Analyst & Project Manager

Rich has an extensive and varied background with over 20 years of experience in software development, solution architecture, and ascertaining client needs. He is a strategic out-of-the-box thinker, skilled at bringing the correct technical solutions to meet clients' needs. Rich is an accomplished communicator, enabling him to work with developers and clients effectively and efficiently while carefully managing development costs.

Jared Steele​

Jared Steele​

Principal Architect / Senior Full Stack Developer​

Jared is an application architect and senior software developer with 9 years of experience who received a BS of Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines. Jared has a variety of experience in designing and building Web Applications, Mobile Applications, and Web Services. He enjoys getting to know the challenges that businesses face and helping them overcome them with innovative software solutions.

Ryan Plush​

Ryan Plush​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Ryan has been developing software products for a variety of companies for more than 20 years. He is proficient in C#, .NET, SQL, WinForms, desktop applications, Web and Windows Services, CRM’s and much more. Designing, architecting and developing software that highly improves a company’s everyday processes is his passion. He strives to stay atop of today’s technologies and aims to learn something new with every project.

Laurie Perez

Laurie Perez

Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Laurie has 22 years of technical experience in the industries of Finance/Banking, Mortgage Compliance, Healthcare, Pre-Paid/Credit Card Processing, and retail systems. In her career, Laurie has been a programmer analyst, quality assurance analyst, software developer, and a QA Automation Engineer. She is passionate about delivering the highest quality software driving clients to achieve their business goals efficiently and effectively. Laurie considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys discovering new technologies to help her and clients grow.

Nick Tarnowsky

Nick Tarnowsky

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

Nick is a full stack developer with experience building solutions using .NET, C#, Python, JavaScript, and SQL. He graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Applied Math and Computer Science. Nick enjoys helping clients solve the unique challenges that they face. He is a quick learner who likes to learn new things and apply them to a variety of domains.

James Pearce​

James Pearce​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

James has been developing WPF and WinForms applications for a wide range of large companies. He is proficient in C#, .NET, SQL, Entity Framework, and much more. James also has a strong background in mathematics due to the many years he was a Weld Tool Design Engineer, in Detroit, before finding his passion in software development, which has been is sole focus for many years now. He treats every day as an opportunity to conquer challenges and to learn something new.

Patrick O’Malley​

Patrick O’Malley​

Sr. Enterprise Architect / Senior Full Stack Developer​

Patrick has over 30+ years of progressive experience in enterprise architecture, strategic planning, mobile and web systems development, technical innovation management, software systems development, and in facilitating organizational change. He is a hands-on leader who engages actively with teams to deliver results while maintaining close alignment with business goals. A proven consensus-builder who can make decisions and motivate peers, subordinates and partners.

Steven Stormo​

Steven Stormo​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

Steven is a result oriented and innovative developer, known for his excellence in troubleshooting skills. He brings a broad and deep range of technical proficiencies, various languages, platforms and database management systems, developed and honed during his more than 15 years of experience in IT, most notably in the healthcare industry.

Keith Ellington​

Keith Ellington​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

Keith Ellington is a software developer specializing in .NET and C#. He has seven years of experience in a range of industries including energy and gas, as well as loan processing. His interests include creating software to aid in the automation of business functions.

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Peter Hemley

Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Peter has 20 years of development experience, spending the last 12 years in the .NET environment. His industry knowledge includes Medical, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Aviation, and Financial Services. Peter enjoys working closely with companies and customers, developing close relationships, and providing creative solutions to challenging business problems. Peter is also interested in real-time computing, cloud, service bus, and SignalR technologies.

David Danforth​

David Danforth​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

David has been a .NET developer for over ten years, primarily creating web based applications. He enjoys the creative problem solving aspect of software development and likes to improve processes and increase team participation. David recently moved to Colorado from Charlotte and likes to be active with distance races, hiking and biking.

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Joshua Sharf

Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Joshua is a web developer with over 25 years of experience in back-end and front-end ColdFusion programming, Javascript, and SQL. He has developed applications for startups and Fortune 1000 companies in a wide range of industries, translating complex business requirements into code. He believes that success flows from understanding the details of a company’s business and industry, not merely the technical environment.

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Jeff Brown

Principal Architect / Senior Full Stack Software Developer

Jeff has over 30 years of experience as a software engineer committed to delivering reliable and trusted software in a wide variety of industries and businesses. He is an engaged leader who works closely with clients and developers to comprehend the issues and deliver the best solutions. Jeff values the importance of collaborating and building teams to produce optimal results.

Greg Courtney​

Greg Courtney​

Senior Full Stack Software Developer​

Greg has 15 years of technical experience in the industries of consumer packaged goods, electric and gas utilities, consumer electronics, construction materials, and retail. In his career, Greg has been a software developer, a functional business analyst, and a software implementation consultant. He’s passionate about living in the intersection of functional analysis and technical implementation, to truly understand interesting problems and how to build software solutions to enable people and organizations to improve and excel. He enjoys learning new programming languages and frameworks to expand his available toolset.

Michael Mesereau

Michael Mesereau

Full Stack Software Developer

Mike is a Full Stack Developer with a strong background in mathematics. He graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2015 with a B.S. in Theoretical Mathematics and continued his software development education by attending a local technical trade school / bootcamp. Mike has a passion for problem-solving and constant learning and is most comfortable in dynamic environments in which change is constant.

Andrei Bautin​

Andrei Bautin​

Full Stack Software Developer

Andrei is a software developer with experience in numerous technologies including Java, C++, React, SQL, and more. He graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Applied Computing Technology. Andrei is passionate about writing clean, effective code and working closely with businesses to help them achieve their goals through quality software.

Steve Snow

Steven Snow

Full Stack Software Developer

Steven is a full stack developer with experience in ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, and SQL and excels in deploying solutions leveraging front-end frameworks such as Angular or Flask. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology with a Minor in Computer Science from the University of Missouri. Steven recently moved to Colorado from Missouri and wishes to expand his interests in long-distance running, biking, and live comedy. In his free time he likes to write Python scripts to automate different web crawlers and data analytic projects.

Michael Lilien

Michael Lilien

Full Stack Software Developer

Michael is a full stack developer with five years of professional experience. He is passionate about user-centered design and maintaining clean, orderly code. Michael is a Midwest native and graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Physics, minors in Computer Science and Mathematics. He recently moved to Colorado as he enjoys spending his free time outdoors hiking, biking, and camping.

Alex Wenger

Alex Wenger

Full Stack Software Developer

Alex is a passionate Software Engineer who has a strong foundation of Full Stack development. He is a recent graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Information Technology and a Minor in Computer Science. During his senior year and beyond, Alex worked for a worldwide life sciences/sample management company developing software utilizing C#, .NET, and T-SQL. Alex enjoys Game Development and spends a lot of his free time tinkering around with a 3D RPG that he has been developing for a few years.

Ryan Spurlock

Ryan Spurlock

Full Stack Software Developer

Ryan is a software developer with technical experience in the telecommunication industry. Recently he was the lead developer in several automation projects. He specializes in building Web Applications using .NET, C#, Entity Framework, JavaScript, and SQL. Ryan enjoys optimizing solutions and tackling challenging problems to improve client growth

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Luke Wolpert

Full Stack Software Developer

Luke is a full stack developer experienced with a wide range of programming languages and web technologies including, Java, Python, SQL, React, and Django. He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Biology. Luke is a strong believer in software’s role in advancing our civilization which motivates him to set the bar higher every day when helping clients solve business problems with technology.