March 1, 2016

Our Team

DJ Wardynski, President and FounderDJ Wardynski, President and Founder

DJ launched Brainspire in 2013. For over 20 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, 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.

 


Amanda Hughes, Brainspire Consultant

Amanda Hughes, Senior Consultant

Amanda has been a consultant for 5 years and specializes in business intelligence solutions – especially the Microsoft BI stack. Although she has the most experience in data and reporting, Amanda is also skilled in WordPress web design, C#, JavaScript, and SharePoint development. Amanda is a quick learner and always welcomes a challenge.

 


David McGhee, Brainspire Consultant

David McGhee, Managing Consultant

David (B.S. C.I.S. Columbia College) is a very skilled Scrum Master, .NET Architect, WCF and MVC Developer, and SQL designer with 11 years total experience. He possesses experience in TDD, DDD, Agile, Waterfall, and Behavioral Development methodologies. He is a quick learner and is able to produce quality results quickly with new technologies.

 


Ena Vu, Consultant

Ena has been a software developer for over three years – primarily focusing on ASP.NET, C#, AngularJS and SQL server. She has a well-rounded background, including experience in criminal justice and non-profits. Ena has strong organizational skills, focus, and drive. She believes in the power of technology and data to improve the lives of individuals and organizations.

 


Jared Steele, Brainspire Consultant

Jared Steele, Managing Consultant

Jared is a software developer with 5 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.

 


Jared Barnes, Senior Consultant

Jared is a full stack software developer specializing in middle tier and back-end development. He brings over 10 years of experience in multiple languages, primarily C#/.NET and Java, with additional experience in SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB. He has had extensive involvement developing everything from small-scale desktop applications to enterprise-level web services. Jared is continually in pursuit of new knowledge and skills that can be used to further his development acumen. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.S. in Computer Science.


Jonah Walker, Brainspire Consultant

Jonah Walker, Consultant

Jonah is a full stack software developer specializing in font-end web development. He has had experience with many languages throughout the course of his career and is always looking to build on those skills with new projects that push the limits of his knowledge. Jonah’s development style is focused on simplicity, modularity, and automation.

 


Nick Tarnowsky, Consultant

Nick graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Applied Math and Computer Science in 2013. He has a variety of exprences but he has primarily worked as a full stack developer with .NET. His primary goal is to help clients in solving the challenges they face. He is a quick learner who enjoys working with new technologies and solving problems.

 


Ryan Plush, Senior Consultant

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.

 


Xander Hathaway, Senior Consultant

Xander has two years of software experience working in a full stack of development. His focus has primarily been in Web Applications and Services, using .NET, AngularJS, SQL Server, and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Computer Science. Xander enjoys getting to know the unique problems each business encounters along with the people who are working to solve them.

 


Robert Baldessari, Senior Consultant

Rob graduated with a bachelor’s from DeVry and has since gained 10 years experience as an open source software developer, including both full stack and back end development. His full stack web development experience includes 7 years working with the LAMP stack using JQuery for front end UI. His back end experience includes 3 years working with Python, PHP, Hadoop and Netezza, focusing primarily around big data ingestion, parallel processing and ETL development. Rob enjoys the challenge of taking on large projects that require multiple layers of integration.