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, Managing Consultant

Amanda has been a consultant for 7 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 7 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.

 


Jonah Walker, Brainspire Consultant

Jonah Walker, Senior 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.

 


Jesse Mueller, Senior Consultant

Jesse is a full stack developer who is focused on working with the newest front-end frameworks. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Computer Science degree and has worked primarily in Java using various frameworks. He has experience working both in the private sector and the government space to provide quality software solutions.

 


Scott Walker, Managing Consultant

Scott has more than 35 years of experience managing and leading people, projects, and programs. He has worked in military and government communications, education, aviation, retail, and commercial software sectors. Since 1996, Scott has worked intensively with the design and development of software ranging from small consulting projects to large enterprise systems integrating multiple technologies. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer and college professor, Scott has trained hundreds of students to become software designers, developers, and database administrators. His goal is to “provide honest answers and solutions to honest questions” and is known to be an accomplished technologist leaving a personal impact on his clients and coworkers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Education, and is nearing completion of a Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership of Information Systems and Technology.


Joey Filichia, Managing Consultant

Joey is a 20-year seasoned database and software developer, focusing on delivering data science, big data, business intelligence and advanced analytic solutions from existing data. His mission statement about data is twofold: Software and tools come and go, but data will always need to be managed; always strive to turn data into information, then information into insights. In his spare time, Joey enjoys woodworking, reading and spending time with his family.


James Pearce, Senior Consultant

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. He treats every day as an opportunity to learn something new.

 


Ben Martin, Senior Consultant

Ben brings a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and 5 years of experience in .NET development. He has a passion for designing systems that will provide smooth experiences – whether for a user clicking through a screen, or a developer consuming an API. Ben believes that problems are just opportunities in disguise.

 


Pelham Anderson, Consultant

Pelham joined the US Navy after high school, spending his tour as an intelligence analyst. On return to civilian life he studied philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, continuing his education by completing a software development course. He has been a software developer for over three years, primarily specializing in Java, but always ready to pursue whatever new exciting technologies might benefit a given project. He especially enjoys the design and layout phase of a software project, then seeing those plans through to the creation of something fast, flexible, responsive, and most importantly, useful.

 


Gloria Valdez, Software Tester

Gloria is a well-rounded individual with 20 + years of professional experiences as a Developer, a Systems Analyst, a Business Analyst and as a Software Tester. Her passion is Software Testing. She is well versed in Web, Web Services, Batch, E-Commerce, and Business Intelligence applications. Gloria excels at identifying and solving problems and enjoys empowering others through knowledge sharing and process improvement.