Meet Our Team
The key to Solstice's success lies in our ability to find people that believe in our mission and truly love what they do. We then put those individuals in a position to succeed. Our clients reap the benefits.
J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile. His mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. J's career has been focused on enabling competitive differentiation in the enterprise through the use of emerging technologies. J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in the midwest. J is one of the 2013 Chicago TechWeek 100, was inducted into the 2013 Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year award and had recent work inducted into the 2013 Computerworld Hall of Fame. J is also an active supporter of i.c. stars, a local non-profit that provides opportunities for inner-city young adults in Chicago. J enjoys playing tennis and golf, but gets most of his exercise chasing around his three small kids.
Dan is the Chief Financial Officer of Solstice Mobile and is responsible for all operations associated with Finance, IT and Human Resources. Dan has spent the last 17 years in various management roles in the technology, services and telecommunications industries along with being an entrepreneur as the Co-Founder of SageTV which was acquired by Google in 2011. Over his career Dan has been involved in Corporate Finance, M&A, Capital Raising, Business Development and Strategic Planning & Analysis at companies such as Frankel, MarketForward and Global Capacity. Dan received his Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Illinois and currently resides in Downers Grove with his wife and two kids. He has a passion for cycling and mountain biking competing in a handful of bike races throughout the year in the Midwest.
Greg Cullen heads Solstice Mobile’s Strategy, Architecture and Implementation practices. Greg has a passion for helping companies identify and implement innovative software solutions. He has 20+ years of success in designing and managing complex business and technology software that integrate to enterprise systems for several industry-leading organizations including: JPMorgan Chase, Kraft Foods, Discover Financial, Redbox, Layer 7, Northern Trust, KeHe Distributors, Baxter Credit Union, MorningStar, Layer 7, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining Solstice Mobile, Greg was a SVP at JPMorgan Chase where he led the creation of several core enterprise platforms and client facing applications. Greg was responsible for the creation, innovation, and implementation of critical applications ranging from mobile credit card applications to systems processing +$70Billion in transactions a year. At Solstice, Greg is involved in every client strategy we create. Greg’s cross industry exposure helps ignite creativity and unique software ideas during roadmap and strategy sessions. His perspectives and approach to building a client partnership have helped earn Greg the reputation of a trusted advisor. Greg lives in the Chicago area with his wife and their 3 boys. His love of learning is evident in everything he does, both professionally and personally.
Creighton Grose is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Solstice Mobile, where he is responsible for driving greater brand awareness and revenue growth across expanded geographies and vertical markets. In his role, Creighton oversees various functions, including brand and messaging, marketing communications, PR, advertising, business development, and strategic partnerships. With nearly 15 years of experience across industries, Creighton joined Solstice from Publicis Groupe, where he led marketing and business development efforts for several of the company’s agency brands. Prior to Publicis, he ran his own consulting practice, assisting Allscripts, InfoSpace, Motricity, and others with their strategic initiatives. Creighton has previously held marketing leadership roles at Autonomy, Divine inc., marchFIRST, and Whittman-Hart. During his career, Creighton has developed successful campaigns numerous companies, including P&G, GM, Fidelity, Marriott, Gap, Harley-Davidson, AT&T, SAP, and Microsoft. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he received a B.A. in journalism from Miami University, and currently resides in Chicago.
Kelly is a Director of Solutions Delivery and Executive Steering member at Solstice Mobile. Working with Fortune 500 clients, Kelly helps define their mobile strategies and manages the delivery of their mobile initiatives. She is a thought leader publishing a monthly mobility blog as well as speaker on various mobility topics. Kelly has been with Solstice Mobile since it's inception and has worked to grow the business through sales leadership, client delivery leadership, and internal business process optimization. Kelly is a Cleveland, OH native and now lives in Mokena with her husband and 2 boys.
Andy recently joined Solstice Mobile as Vice President of Product Development where he is responsible for launching Solstice Mobile's enterprise software products division. He has over a decade of experience in software development, and most recently spent 4 years as co-founder and head of product development at Clean Urban Energy. At CUE, a venture backed startup specializing in energy optimization for large commercial buildings, Mr. Whiting leveraged emerging technologies, specifically cloud computing, to build a first-of-its-kind SaaS platform that solves a sophisticated financial/energy modeling problem for skyscrapers. He has always had a passion for tackling complex, real world problems by creating amazing software.
Daher has over 10 years of experience in full cycle software production and maintinance. His long standing passion for high performance computing translates well in the mobile space. Daher is a Bonsai artist and enjoys playing soccer and PC games.
Nikhil is a lead developer on the Product Development Team at Solstice. As a software engineer, Nikhil has worked on a variety of industry projects in different domains. Nikhil is currently working as a mobile app developer and also has a strong background in Java and .NET technologies. He likes to play cricket, watch movies and direct short films in his free time.
Pablo joined Solstice in summer 2012 as a Mobile Developer. He's a graduate in Computer Science with a Master's in IT currently focused on iOS development. Passionate about new programming conventions and techniques, he enjoys developing cool mobile and web applications. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, photography, computer games and finding out about nice restaurants in Chicago.
Lance is a developer at Solstice Mobile. He enjoys helping others and has helped to push education initiatives across the city. Lance likes to volunteer in various causes when needed, and when not needed, you can catch him learning new programming languages and catching up on the latest tech, in intense online video game matches, watching 80's movies, wondering what happened to the good Saturday morning cartoons, or declaring how this is finally the Cubs' year.
Purna is a junior iOS developer at Solstice. He has experience in iOS, Java, .NET and Database development, and likes to learn new techologies. He likes to play cricket, watch movies and travel with friends in his free time.
Bringing more than ten years of experience developing for the Web, Mac and iOS, Chad has joined Solstice as a Mobile Applications Developer. When he isn't working, he likes to program, play guitar, read, herd cats, and subject his family to his culinary experiments.
"Lauren is a Principal at Solstice Mobile, joining the firm in 2012 with 6+ years of experience in software implementation and project management. Lauren thrives on the ability and opportunity to enhance other's lives through technology. Enthusiastic, driven, and creative, Lauren is committed to ensuring total client satisfaction and ultimate project success. Lauren's passions include triathlons, cooking, travel, art/crafts and volunteering in the community."
Pablo is a Mobile Developer at Solstice Mobile. Since he joined Solstice he has been working on several projects using multiple technologies for different platforms like iOS, Java Web servers and HTML5 with jQuery mobile for hibryd applications and mobile websites. He is always trying to learn new technologies and put them into practice. In his free time, he enjoys biking on the lake shore, traveling, watching movies and exploring Chicago.
Matt is a Mobile Delivery Consultant at Solstice Mobile, helping deliver innovative and effective mobile applications to enterprise level clients. Using his analytic and problem solving skills, he effectively leverages mobile technologies to meet the requirements of the enterprise and its users. In his free time, Matt enjoys attending concerts and Chicago sporting events, training for and participating in local running events, and spending time with his friends and family.
After graduating from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!) with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing , Sarah joined the Solstice team as a Marketing Coordinator . While at ISU, she studied the coordination of marketing efforts in order to deliver and execute consistent brand communication. Previously, Sarah held an internship through ISU's Athletics Department, as well as a job with a large marketing firm leading promotions across the Midwest. Sarah loves living in the city and spending her time enjoying Chicago. She is passionate about fashion and creativity, and loves spending time with her friends, family, and her adorable dog, Belle.
Alyssa joined the Solstice Mobile team in March 2013 as a UI Designer. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. With her Fine Arts background, she brings a unique perspective to the UI/UX team at Solstice. In her free time, she enjoys fashion, exploring Chicago, and visiting art museums.
Krista is a Mobile Delivery Consultant at Solstice Mobile. She is a graduate of North Park University and alumnus of CSC's Financial Services team. Krista has several years of business analysis and agile methodology experience. Her project experience includes launching a SharePoint blog, offshore development, and custom application analysis and testing. Overall, Krista strives to bring enthusiasm, creativity and structure to her teams while providing total client satisfaction through facilitation, documentation (as necessary) and fast to market solutions. Krista is originally hails from Michigan, but and her husband are happy to Chicago home-- taking advantage of the lakeshore beaches, ultimate frisbee, golf and all the city has to offer.
Michael joined Solstice Mobile as a Mobile Developer Consultant in 2012. With a passion for learning programming languages and new technologies, Michael approaches every situation with positive enthusiasm. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing the guitar, recording music, sports, and exploring Chicago.
Jeremy is a developer with experience creating interactive applications for a variety of platforms. His background in the video game industry provides a unique perspective on user experience and application performance. Aside from coding, Jeremy enjoys endurance sports, playing frisbee with his Border Collie, and visiting family in his hometown of Memphis, TN.
Bob joined Solstice Mobile in September 2010 and is currently a Principal. Bob has over 18 years of experience primarily within the banking industry, managing projects and programs across Financial, Credit Risk and Reporting areas both on the IT and Business side. He is focused on forming partnerships and working collaboratively to solve problems and build strategic solutions. Bob is an avid sportsfan, especially golf, and loves spending time with family and friends.
Megan Gilmore recently joined Solstice as Content Marketing Manager, where she is responsible for increasing brand awareness and elevating the firm’s thought leadership. Megan graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing. She has several years of experience in advertising across industries including healthcare, travel and tourism, pharmaceuticals and technology. Megan is a Colorado native, but is happy to call Chicago home, loving all that the city and the lake have to offer.
Amanda joined the Solstice Mobile team in April 2013 as the Operations Specialist. She received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Lewis University and has 7 years experience working in accounting. She believes in continuously growing and educating herself. In her free time, Amanda loves to read, explore Chicago, cook, spend time with her friends & family, and play with her loveable puppy, Lucy Lu.
Karthik has graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with master degree in Applied Computer Science. He has keen interest in learning new technologies and implementing them. He has hands on experience in iOS app development, Java, .Net and 3D game development. He enjoys listening to music and photography.
Peggy is the Operations Manager at Solstice. After graduating from NIU with her Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management, she went on to work as a construction accountant for 6 years. She received her MBA with a concentration in accounting from Loyola University in 2011. Peggy is very passionate about volunteering and has been an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Chicago chapter since November 2009. She enjoys attending sporting events in her spare time, especially rugby matches. She also loves to cook, and is a big supporter of the Chicago Food Truck Movement.
Stephen Farr is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Computer Science. He joined Solstice in January of 2013 as a Mobile Developer Analyst. Stephen enjoys online gaming, riding his bike and is an active member in the eSports community.
Sean joined Solstice in 2013 as a developer Analyst. His skills continue to grow as he has been exposed to Visual Basic, C, C++, Java, and Objective-C. Sean is a passionate and versatile employee, with degrees in both Speech Communication and Computer Engineering Technology. In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing basketball, football, TopGolf, reading Physics books, and CrossFit.
Carl has over 18 years experience in designing / developing application software. With a shift to mobile ios Carl enjoys tackling new technology. In his off time Carl Coachs youth Football, Basketball and stays active completing P90X,Insanitity workouts.
Carla recently joined Solstice Mobile in 2013 as a Mobile Delivery Analyst and is a proud graduate of Lewis University. With a background in sales and implementing custom CRM and F.O.I.A software solutions for local governments, Carla's main concern is customer satisfaction - a big plus while currently working with one of Solstice's biggest clients! Working closely with her client base, Carla has developed a keen eye for detail and strives to provide her clients with the best possible solution for their needs. In her free time, Carla enjoys cooking, reading, playing/watching sports and going on last minute road trips.
Peter is Director of Client Engagement with 17+ years of enterprise IT experience. He understands all areas of IT from desktop and networks, to applications, mobility and security. Over his career, Peter has been a network administrator, software developer, development manager, and Identity and Access Management architect, to name a few. Peter's greatest quality is his commitment to his clients and his desire to ensure project success. With Peter you get experience, high-touch personalized attention, and comfort knowing that he's on your side.
Gregg is a Director of Client Engagement focused on helping his clients embrace enterprise mobile technologies. His passion is working with creative and progressive clients to define their enterprise mobile strategy and build innovative mobile applications that help their businesses thrive. Outside of work, Gregg loves family fun time, sports, tech gadgets and coffee (lots of coffee).
Coming onto the team as a Mobile Delivery Analyst, Jake joined in January of 2013. His experience in Management Consulting gives him a unique pespective into projects and clients from all industries. Jake has a passion for ensuring that the end user receives the highest value-add from mobile products. Outside of the office, Jake enjoys swimming, discussing cars, and spending time with friends and family.
Mark is a UI Designer at Solstice Mobile. He has a BFA in Art and Design from Columbia College Chicago and over 10 years of design experience. With a strong interest for technology Mark takes his creative talents to the mobile industry. In his free time Mark enjoys waterskiing, snowmobiling, golfing (not that he is any good) but mostly spending time with his wife, son and their German Shepherd.
Travis is currently working as the Internal Delivery Consultant at Solstice. He has a strong financial, leadership, and entrepreneurial background, and honed his analytical skills as an accountant working on the University of Iowa's multi-million dollar campus capital plan. Travis also helped start a successful event production company focused on multi-sport races. He has gained experience as a business analyst working with Microsoft SharePoint. Travis likes to stay fit, cook, play guitar, and spend time with friends and family exploring Chicago.
Chad joined Solstice as a Mobile Delivery Analyst after graduating from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance. Chad brings a strong business sense, motivated work ethic and overall mobile passion to the team. In his free time Chad likes to play sports (basketball, baseball, golf), listen to music, and spend quality time with friends and family.
Tom is a Mobile Delivery Consultant at Solstice, leading project implementations. Tom moved to Chicago from France to complete his higher education at DePaul University. After graduating in 2010 with dual degrees in IT and International Business, Tom started his career solving business problems through technical solutions on an international project. In his spare time Tom keeps up with sports on both sides of the pond.
George is a mobile analyst at Solstice Mobile with a passion for programing and contextual computing. Previously George worked at the High Energy lab at University of Iowa on joint research projects with FERMI Lab and CERN. In his free time George enjoys reading, and ponder the wonders of the Universe.
Eric is a developer with experience creating rich, engaging client experiences for a variety of platforms. He has a special interest in the areas of digital signal processing and mobile security. When he isn't researching or developing, Eric enjoys riffing on his bass guitar, playing and coaching soccer, waterskiing and snowboarding.
Britt joined Solstice as the HR Administrator in 2013. Her background is in Human Resources and administration. She enjoys working with people, and is commited to delivering quality performance and customer/client satisfaction.
Sujan is a developer on the Product Development team at Solstice. He has experience working with iOS, Java, .NET technologies, Databases, Business Intelligence Services (SSIS, SSRS and SSAS) and graphic design, which shows his interest and flexibility to learn new technologies and new things. His wide range of interests include playing cricket, tennis, volleyball, games on Xbox and PS3, carroms, badminton and he loves traveling.
Chad joined Solstice in 2013 as a Mobile Developer Analyst. With a couple of years of iOS experience, Chad is excited to be working on the cutting edge of the industry with Solstice Mobile. In his free time, Chad can also be found spending time with hobby miniatures, grilling or cooking, and reading.
Mike is a senior technologist with over 10 years of Industry experience that spans from small businesses to large enterprises. Mike holds a BS degree in Computer Science earned at North Central College. His technical expertise includes the .NET Framework, SharePoint, SQL Server and various other Windows platforms. He enjoys playing golf, taking long road trips and spending time with his wife and two children.
Ravi is a Consultant at Solstice. He has 5 years of experience in Software Engineering and greatly enjoys programming and end-to-end architecting of computer applications. He is a recent graduate of CCRMA, Stanford University with a Masters in Music, Science and Technology. His other interests include Audio/Video technologies, specifically Audio Signal Processing. Apart from these, trying different coffees, biking, reading Frederick Forsyth, knowing more (and beyond) about space science and listening to hammond organ-based rock are other things he loves spending time on. One day he hopes to sip the worlds best coffee while listening to obscure 70s prog rock in outer space (really).
Ben joined Solstice in April of 2013 as a Scrum Master. Throughout his career, he has taken on many roles from business analyst to developer to QA. He has a passion for mobile, technology and learning. In his free time, Ben enjoys traveling, photography, live music and spending time with his wife, cat and dog.
Sampath is a developer on the product development team at Solstice. He is a versatile and passionate developer with a unique combination of Object Oriented Programming, scripting and graphic design skills. Sampath specializes in iOS, Android, Java, .NET and Mobile Web applications. In his spare time he likes to listen to music and play tennis.
Lewis is a Principal at Solstice and specializes in Mobile Product Management, Strategy and the execution of your product roadmap. He is passionate about working with clients to identify user needs and take innovative ideas from ideation and turn them into effective features in their mobile products. A die hard Cubs fan, he enjoys listening to music, golfing, playing guitar and meeting new people.
A.J. has experience in developing mobile apps for Android, iOS, and web applications. He's currently working as a developer on an Android B2B retail mobile application. When he's not busy working, he's at home playing with his daughter, watching/playing basketball (Go Bulls!), or playing video games.
Nate is a Mobile Delivery Consultant at Solstice Mobile and joined the team in November of 2012. With a background in data integration and data management, he has experience across many different industries and clients. He is passionate about helping deliver innovative and sustainable mobile solutions to enterprise level clients. In his free time, Nate enjoys personal projects, attending concerts and sporting events, participating in athletics and spending time with his friends and family.
"Marisa Mann has 15 + years of experience in consulting and financial services industries, working on large scale enterprise initiatives across many technologies, including specializing in digital space - Internet and Mobile. Marisa is very passionate about Mobile and the endless possibilities for the Enterprise, delivering business value through strong brand recognition and driving to excellence in the consumer experience. Prior to joining Solstice, Marisa came from JP Morgan Chase, where she began as a Vice President of Commercial Card Technology, overseeing multiple teams, facilitating projects, executing international expansion and developing key initiatives. From there, Mann transitioned to Vice President of Global Commercial Card, managing the client experience, leading digital mobility strategy and the business budget planning process. Mann has led major programs on domestic and international levels, including managing a team of more than 200 to launch an e-commerce platform with over $32 million in expenditures. Mann also worked at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Washington Mutual, Inc, and Accenture. She studied Engineering, Urban Planning, and Business, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning with Honors from the University of Illinois and received her MBA in 2009 from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, and crafts."
Dylan joined Solstice Mobile as the IT Support Analyst in Janurary of 2013. He has over 6+ years of experience in IT and immerses himself in modern technologies and implementing them into buisness settings. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading books and finding new music.
Nikki joined Solstice Mobile in 2012 as a Mobile Delivery Consultant. She has several years of experience managing custom software implementations, specifically work management tools and CRM systems for municipal organizations. Results driven and creative, Nikki is devoted to delivering mobile solutions that will establish efficiency in a business's day to day and will change the way the world perceives and interacts with that organization. Nikki is an avid traveler, self proclaimed foodie, paleo lifestyle devotee and a beach volleyball enthusiast.
Jon graduated at the University Of Iowa with a BBA specialized in Management Information Systems. Jon is very driven and enjoys learning about the newest technologies. Jon is currently working with one of our successful clients as a web developer. Jon's technical background includes .NET , ASP.Net, Windows 7 Phone, and SharePoint. In Jon's spare time, he likes to play hockey and soccer.
Deepti is a Consultant at Solstice Mobile. Deepti has a MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinios University and has over 8 years of experience in Enterprise Application Development. Her expertise is in cloud computing, SOA, J2EE technologies and mobile development. Deepti has experience leading Development and Support teams. In her free time, Deepti enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and watching movies.
Kelly is a Principal at Solstice Mobile, with broad experience in managing project teams and delivering on mobile initiatives for established and growing enterprise companies. She is focused on using agile methodologies to strategically deliver projects efficiently and effectively, and implementing sustainable mobile initiatives that span across the iOS, Android, Adobe Flex, and Mobile Web platforms. In her free time, Kelly is an active participant in Chicago's Dance Marathon charity organization and is currently working on her tennis game.
"Henry Oyuela has 10+ years of experience working in the software industry. Prior to joining Solstice, Henry was a lead developer at Motorola where he worked on several R/D projects, many of which lead to productization. His experience includes the development of innovative real-time based solutions for wireless carriers, enterprises, and public safety customers. He has experience project planning, defining software development strategies, and assisting others in completing project deliverables. Henry is an analytical thinker who is passionate about mobile software development and innovation. His greatest joy is spending quality time with his wife and two little girls."
Dinesh is a Mobile Developer Analyst at Solstice Mobile. He joined Solstice Mobile in the summer of 2012 as an Intern. Most of his experience has been developing web services using Spring in Java. He also has some experience developing mobile applications. In his free time Dinesh spends most of his time playing video games and watching soccer. (Manchester United Fan)
Kelton is a mobile developer as Solstice. He graduated from DePauw Unveristy with a degree in Economics. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, exploring Chicago, programming, and hanging out with friends.
Chris joined Solstice Mobile full time in 2013 after being a summer intern with us for three years in a row. He graduated with a software engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and is always looking to learn the next big technology. For fun Chris owns the pitch on the FIFA video game under the gamertag RG Crispy.
Michael is a Mobile Consultant at Solstice Mobile, with a passion for iOS development though he dabbles in Android development from time to time. A die hard Apple enthusiast from early on, Michael effectively leverages the newest apple technologies to maximize application innovation and usability. In his free time Michael enjoys attending concerts, maintaining and enjoying a large media library, and cultivating a small Bonsai tree collection.
Angelique is a User Experience Consultant at Solstice Mobile. Her undergraduate studies include Digital Design and Interactive Media. She has a Master's Degree in Human Computer Interaction and over ten years experience in interaction design. Her HCI background keeps her focused on the end users, so she is particularly passionate about creating seamless solutions that make the most sense in the context of their use. In her free time, Angelique enjoys traveling to new places, staying active, and learning new skills.
Jamal is a graduate of DePaul University with an MS in Computer Science. He has a strong background in Object Oriented Programming and SQL, and currently focuses on iOS and Ruby on Rails development. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and theater.
Eric is a Director of Client Engagement and has been with Solstice since 2008. He has over 13 years of experience within the Financial and Technology industries where he has excelled in client and partner relations, project management, and business process design and analysis. Clients appreciate his thoughtful approach to problem solving and the way he collaborates with individuals and teams across an organization. Eric's first job after graduating from the University of Illinois was as a Certified Flight Instructor.
Ryan Sander is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelors in Computer Science and has been professionally developing mobile applications since 2010. He is a frequent concert goer and hockey/football enthusiast. When he's not developing at Solstice, he usually has a number of side projects going on including games or expirimenting with new API's.
Manikanta Sanisetty works as a mobile software developer at Solstice. His main area of focus has been iOS development, and also has experience working with .NET and Java. His entrepreneurial spirit drives his passion and willingness to learn new technologies. Outside of the office he loves to spend time playing Sony PlayStation, watching movies, and his love for the badminton sport made him gain accolades among his peers.
Jessica is a UI Designer, Consultant, at Solstice Mobile. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelors in Visual Communication Design. Jessica has several years of experience in print and web design, which she looks forward to morphing into many years of mobile. With a love for creating designs that work, she strives to keep mobile design looking sleek while still functioning to serve its ultimate goal. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, painting, cooking, and trying new restaurants.
Robin is a member of the Talent Acquisition Team at Solstice. She is an alumnus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Go Illini! With a background in full life-cycle technical recruiting, Robin strives to utilize her experience to find the best person possible for each job. In addition to traditional sourcing methods, she uses tactics such as recruiting via social media and networking events to find and retain top talent. In her free time Robin enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as exploring Chicago with her dog, Chance.
Scott is an Analyst with Solstice Mobile. Scott recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Computer Science. While at NAU he gained valuable team experience, working on many Java projects along with web and Android development. He is always striving to gain more experience and knowledge and enjoys contributing all of his skills to any project at hand. In his free time, Scott enjoys camping, bike riding, disc golf, music, working on his car, and gaming.
Andy Sheehan is an Android developer with great enthusiasm for game development and gamification. He also has experience developing rich internet application using the Adobe Flex SDK. When he's not writing code Andy practices juggling and unicycling. Andy is a proud graduate of Knox College.
Andrew joined Solstice straight out of the University of Chicago, where he studied Political Science. As a Mobile Delivery Analyst, Andrew draws upon his organizational skills, ability to learn quickly, and overall enthusiasm for the mobile space to deliver the best product possible with maximum value. In his free time, Andrew enjoys PC gaming, photography, and basketball.
Amol has earned his masters in Information Systems from Illinois State University in August 2010. He is experienced in web application development on .Net framework. Before joining Solstice in June 2011 Amol has worked as an intern at Liventus and as a C#/SQL programmer at americaneagle.com.
Adam is a Mobile Delivery Consultant at Solstice Mobile, working to deliver the latest mobile applications with a strong emphasis on the end consumer. Utilizing his past Mobile Program Management experience, he is well versed in marketplace trends and the constantly evolving mobile space. He drives for excellence in all of his projects, and nothing but positive results. In his freetime, you can find Adam traveling, golfing, or skiing.
Kenny uses his passion for helping others and strong desire for understanding how things work to bring success to his projects. Studying computer science in a primarily engineering school taught him to quickly learn new technologies and apply them to solve clients' needs. He also enjoys running, playing any sports, and studying psychology and philosophy.
Since joining Solstice, Sam has learned and developed an assortment of technologies and unique skills. When he's not developing stellar Android applications, thinking about design, or working through Objective-C, he can be found outside enjoying nature or playing disc golf.
John is a Mobile Delivery Consultant that joined the team in 2011 after graduating from The University of Iowa's Tippee College of Business. At Solstice, John is focused on delivering mobile solutions to enterprise level clients through agile methodoligies. John possesses strong planning and attention to detail skills to execute business related critical tasks on time and with high quality. Known for “can-do anything and nothing is impossible” attitude, and recognized for the ability to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality. John is an avid sports fan and loves music so he is constantly trying to attend the next big game or concert.
Priya is a recent full-time scholarship graduate from Illinois State University with a Masters degree in Information systems and a certification as a System Analyst. She also has HIPAA certification to her credit. She has experience working as a UI developer for iPhone app development and Business analyst in the web development domain. For past three and half years she worked as an Administrative/Technical GA with Illinois State University. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends and cook.
Jon is a mobile developer who has been creating native Android applications, who graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Computer Engineering degree. Jon is a passionate Android developer, with interests in web development as well. In his free time you can find Jon playing basketball, bowling, golfing or watching sports.
Gian offers a unique blend of experience in the area of IT recruitment. He has over 5 years of full lifecycle recruiting, specializing only in IT. His strengths lie in both candidate development and talent assessment. He uses his solid communication skills, can-do attitude, and sense of urgency to directly benefit his clients. At Solstice Consulting, we partner with leading organizations looking for the talent that can take them to the next level.
Teja is currently working as Consultant at Solstice.He has strong Java/J2EE skills. He also has experience working with Databases, iOS, Cocoa. He likes to play table tennis, racquet ball and loves travelling
Lucy is the newest member of the Talent Acquisition team. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, she started her career recruiting recent college graduates for a third party agency. She followed her passion to work with emerging technology and joined Solstice in October 2012. She is excited to help grow the firm and work with such passionate and intelligent people. Lucy drinks more coffee than she'd like to admit, enjoys traveling and sticks out Chicago's winter because you can't beat a Chicago summer.
Mark joined Solstice Mobile in 2013 as a Mobile Developer Consultant. Mark's career in development goes back more than 20 years, including the development of applications used by thousands of automobile dealership employees across the United States. Mark has a passion for mobile development, specifically the iOS platform for iPhone and iPad native apps using the Objective-C programming language. Mark also has 18 years of experience with .NET languages used for Web and mobile applications. In 2012 Mark was the iOS developer on a small team which was a finalist in the Chicago Startup Weekend 54-hour challenge. He is still very involved in the Chicago Startup scene. Mark's main hobby is taking an artistic approach to Halloween decorating with a strong mix of technology.
John is a Mobile Delivery Consultant. He is a Colorado native that found his way to South Bend, IN for undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame to complete a BA in Marketing Management. He then found a passion for emerging technologies while earning a master’s degree in Information Systems from DePaul University, where he graduated with distinction. An ongoing passion for service is reflected in his work with Lead-ND, Teach for America, and Horizons for Youth. He currently finds athletic challenges in the form of triathlons and pick-up basketball.
Chris joined Solstice Mobile in 2012 as a Senior Consultant. Chris has over 20 years of experience leading teams and designing and developing creative solutions to business problems through the effective use of technology. He has developed applications for healthcare, financial, sports, content management, media and online communities on mobile, web, desktop, broadcast and interactive television platforms, and won a team Sports Emmy® award for his work on live data-driven visual enhancements for Fox Sports NASCAR broadcasts. Chris' many hobbies include photography, travel and culture, music, sports (hockey, soccer and cycling), design and the maker movement.
Bedford joined Solstice Mobile in October 2012. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Florida State University and has specialized in Quality Assurance for the past 6 years. An interest in new technologies and background in computer science led him from initially working with desktop systems and metrics into the exciting new landscape of mobile applications. His goal is to help define quality standards and practices as they relate to this area of software development. Bedford's interests and hobbies include physics, psychology, guitar, chess, and gaming.
Dustin graduated Ohio State University in 2010, and worked for 3 years in mobile before coming to Solstice. He enjoys reading, exploring the Chicago food scene, and finding new things to make into code.
Julian is a mobile developer who specializes in Android applications. Julian graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2012 with a degree in Computer Science. Julian is passionate about programming, biking, and learning.