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Jamie Smyth

CEO

Jamie used to be a programmer (sorta) and he realized that he's better off leaving the coding to the pros. He learned his lesson for making fun of Macs and now refuses to look at a non-retina display. Speaks English, French, Spanish.

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Robert Sprecher

General Manager

When not searching for weeds to pull in his non-existent New Mexico lawn, Robert can be found reading requirements documents and translating geekspeak for humans.

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David Tyner

Project Manager

David is too busy taking care of our clients to provide his bio. He lives in Florida, or so he tells us.

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Brandon Liles

Web & Mobile Dev

Brandon knows web development, from automated deployments to your favorite cloud hosting provider to building a great user experience in the browser and all the parts between.

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Daniel Skinner

Mobile Dev

Daniel is the lead Android guy. He does Python while eating lunch and uses Linux all day. Needless to say, he's our primary open source contributor. Loves Go, maintainer for Debian, plays Guitar. Not so much on the foreign languages, but does signal processing as a hobby

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Hap Fiandt

Mobile Dev

Need an app? Call Hap. It rhymes and it's true; Hap develops apps for Android and iOS. He also enjoys single origin coffees, tabletop games, and a good riddle. He speaks English, español, et un peu de français.

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Johannes Fahrenkrug

Mobile Dev

Johannes has been writing iOS apps since 2008. He co-authored the book "Objective-C Fundamentals" and enjoys brewing his own beer.

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Matthew Niehues

Web Dev

Hailing from the hillbilly hills of the Arkansas Ozarks, Matt traded in his straw hat and corn-cob pipe for a MacBook and a ThinkPad. True to his roots, the shotgun and moonshine jug still make an appearance every once in a while as he bangs out no frills, no spills, bang-for-your-buck, every-client-happy-all-the-time app dev.

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Max Hershey

Web Dev

Max's passion for code started when he was 14 years old making computer games. Now he's content providing business solutions with software, playing guitar, and getting away from Cleveland whenever he can.

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Mike Perrett

Web & Mobile Dev

Mike’s development prowess is eclipsed only by his desire to be a lounge singer. Mike speaks English, Spanish, and French. But he dreams in C#.

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Michael Brown

Web & Mobile Dev

Michael doesn’t mind digging through obscure code to find bugs. In fact, he’s found enough to start a museum. Most of the new exhibits are in C# and SQL.

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Paul Bredenberg

Web & Web Dev

Paul is a full-stack developer, designer, and illustrator with a varied range of technical experience. He lives in upstate New York, not terribly far from the idiomatic Big Apple. He works out of his home, adjacent to his wife, who kindly puts up with his obsession with computing, typography, music, and a surely ill-fated quest for the epitomical in workspace ergonomics, organization, and convenience. He is therefore well-familiar with the concept of diminishing returns.

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Douglas Phillips

Web Dev

Jack of all trades. Specializing in business system integration, data-driven systems, and e-commerce. Nearly 20 years of experience working with almost every web platform and relational database out there. And some you probably haven't heard of.

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Seth Klock

Web Dev

Seth uses his developer powers for good, not evil. When he's not in his office (aka Fortress of Solitude), you might find him on the trails with his Mountain Bike.

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William Smith

Web Dev

When Will was 10 years old, he'd tell people he wanted to be a computer programmer when he grew up, that is if professional surfing didn't pan out. These days he's content to carve some nice lines in C# and Javascript, as well as the occasional wave.

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Aaron Kleid

UX/UI

Aaron is an unabashed technophile, much to the dismay of his wife, with whom he shares a dining room table for an office. He fights for the user, but knows when to shut up. He designs for all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, and web)—but put Aaron and Hiromi in the same room and they'll blow your minds. Don't ask Aaron any questions during an Apple Keynote—he is doing research.

Aaron lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife and dog. Yes, it is very cold there. Thanks for asking.

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Hiromi Matsumoto

UX/UI

Hiromi loves creative challenges — anything that involves beautifying, building, making, solving or overcoming obstacles. He's toured in a band, done art installations, produced short films and facilitated maker events. Hiromi currently lives and works in Sacramento, CA with his wife and English Bulldog.

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Rob Trahan

UX/UI

By far the sharpest dresser of the group, Rob is the closest thing we have to a teenager. When he’s not designing and coding iOS apps, he's playing his guitar at the local coffee shop. He speaks Hipster and Spanish and lives in Cajun country.

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David Fitzgerald

Sales & Marketing

David is always searching for new client opportunities. After fifteen years of software development/UX sales and marketing experience there’s probably not a coffee shop he hasn’t visited in the US. Feel free to call him if you’d like to chat about a project or get the best recommendation on java worth drinking.

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Debbie Lopes

QA & Client Support

When she isn’t eating crawfish in Louisiana or working on her Rhode Island accent, Debbie is either keeping clients happy, searching for software and app bugs, or eyeballing social media. With a background in technology training, she also works on support documents and does training/presentations when needed. Debbie speaks English, Spanish, and Cape Verdean Creole.

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Kelly Shaw

QA & Client Support

Kelly escaped Florida to live on a balmy island… in Washington. She enjoys tedious things like folding fitted sheets and dabbling in pointillism (the one with all the dots). At least that explains her love for QA anyway.

All the help you'll need

One team, many disciplines, partnering
with you every step of the way.

The Smyth Group was born after volunteering together on relief projects in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This passion for volunteer work that brought us together has remained a common thread to this day. We believe a team united around a common goal can accomplish great things.

Today, we're a team of American-based developers and designers who focus on bringing our clients’ ideas to life. We’re committed to helping your project move from conception to launch, with our team of experts ready to guide you every step of the way.

Whether you’re looking to launch a web or mobile app, or just need fresh eyes on an existing project, you’ll find a trusted partner in the Smyth Group.

Our Values

Comprehensive


No matter what your project is, it’s in good hands. Our team of experts brings a wide range of skills to the table. There’s no challenge we can’t solve.

Helpful


Whether you need help getting started, or you have an on-going project in need of assistance, our project management team is here to help.

Local


Our team is America-based, which means you never have to worry about time zones, language barriers, or sub-par sub-contractors.

Transparent


We believe that you deserve to have complete access to your project. Our openness creates an accountability that is beyond priceless.

Our Team

MANAGEMENT
Jamie SMyth
CEO
Robert Sprecher
General Manager
David Tyner
Project Manager

 

ENGINEERING
Brandon Liles
Web Dev
Daniel Skinner
Mobile Dev
Douglas Phillips
Web Dev
Hap Fiandt
Mobile Dev
Johannes Fahrenkrug
iOS Dev
Matthew Niehues
Web Dev
Max Hershey
Web Dev
Mike Perrett
Web & Mobile Dev
Michael Brown
Web Dev
Paul Bredenberg
Web Dev
Seth Klock
Web Dev
Will Smith
Web Dev

 

UX & Design
Aaron Kleid
UX/UI
Hiromi Matsumoto
UX/UI
Rob Trahan
UX/UI

 

Marketing & Support
David Fitzgerald
Sales & Marketing
Debbie Lopes
QA & Client Support
Kelly Shaw
QA & Client Support


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