If there is a single word that summarizes our attitude toward pretty much everything, it is this. We push ourselves. We push technology. And we push the boundaries of conventional thinking. Did you notice that hummingbird in our logo? That’s no icon, that’s our symbol. Hummingbirds are flying ninjas—focused, energetic, and wickedly fast. They are the perfect visual representation for who we are and how we work.
Just a small portion of our amazing people
Barg UpenderFounderRead More arrow_forward
Barg Upender is the Founder of Mobomo, with over twenty years of software development experience for federal and commercial customers. He specializes in mobile app development, user experience design, Web 2.0 designs, social media, cross-browser development, and Agile project management. Barg has written numerous articles, and presented workshops at various conferences: he has received many awards for his user experience expertise. With two successful companies (Mobomo and Intridea, a web application development company) to his name, Barg was elected as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Top 100 Tech Titans in the D.C.-metro area. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, a MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford. He is a 2008 alumni of the prestigious MindShare CEO Network, the leading entrepreneur network in the DC-metro area.
Ken FangPresidentRead More arrow_forward
Ken Fang is the President of Mobomo, primarily overseeing the strategy and operations of the company. He works closely with clients to create mobile solutions to meet their strategic needs, and is adept at developing apps on all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and mobile web. In addition to running Mobomo, Ken is the founder and chairman of Altum, Inc., the market leader of enterprise grants management and performance management solutions for federal and philanthropic organizations. In 2009, the Washington Business Journal recognized Ken as one of the D.C.-metro area’s top minority business leaders; additionally, he has published a number of titles and articles in educational software and advanced computing technology. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a certificate in Bioinformatics from Stanford University.
Brian LaceyCEORead More arrow_forward
Brian Lacey was named CEO of Mobomo in April of 2015, since the company has grown around 50% in revenue and 50% in employee growth each year. Under his leadership he has led Mobomo to being named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies (2015,2016), Best Places to Work (2016), Webby Award (2016), Muse Creative Award(2016), DCA Live Media(2016), Top website and mobile developer by Clutch (2015, 2016).
Brian serves as a thought leader in the industry recently being named as an industry chair to Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.
He received a double B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College.
Wendy KessellCFORead More arrow_forward
Wendy Kessell is Mobomo’s Chief Financial Officer. She manages all financial and administrative aspects of Mobomo and oversees its security matters. Wendy holds a BS in Accounting and Management from the University of Maryland University College, graduating in three and half years while working full time in the Accounting Department of a satellite manufacturing company. She passed the CPA exam at her first sitting in 1991 and became a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) in 2007. She also is a notary.
Wendy joined Mobomo as a partner in 2011. She also is the CFO of Altum, Inc. (since 1999) and the CFO and Managing Partner of Dimora Enterprises (since 2014).
Prior to Altum and Mobomo, she was the Controller (1992-1994) of Keystone Corporation, a telecommunications company. Keystone was purchased in 1995 by the owner of National Telecom, USA. Wendy was CFO of both companies from 1995 to 1998 when the telecom consortium relocated all operations to Florida. Wendy started her own public accounting firm in 1998 which she sold to Metro, Metro and Associates in 2008.
In 2015, Wendy was recognized with an Executive Management Award by Smart CEO Magazine. This is her third award by Smart CEO Magazine as in 2010, the publication chose Wendy for a Smart CFO Award and her fellow finalists selected her as THE Smart CFO. The Executive Management award celebrates C-Suite executives for their creative management, vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. In 2015, Wendy also was recognized by Who’s Who of Distinguished Alumni for ascending the summit of professional accomplishment and by The National Association of Professional Woman as VIP Woman of the Year Circle for 2015-2016 for excellence, leadership and commitment to her profession, while encouraging the achievement of Professional Women.
Shawn MacFarlandChief Technology Officer (CTO)Read More arrow_forward
Shawn MacFarland is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Mobomo, bringing more than 20 years of software engineering experience designing and developing both federal and commercial enterprise solutions. Over his career he has developed shrink wrapped and mobile apps, lead teams and business units, linearized legacy costs and championed modern approaches, and most recently architected and directed the creation of an AWS dual Region FedRAMP compliant Content Management PAAS. He loves to solve complex technical problems and to oversee the implementation of solutions to those problems. Over the years he has worked with large projects based on COM/CORBA C++ Enterprise, JAVA EE, Ruby on Rails, Percussion, both Drupal and WordPress CMSes, and node.js. He is OS agnostic, loving Linux and Windows equally, so long as the master-images are CIS-Benchmark compliant and current with security patches. Rather than focusing on a specific language stack, he advocates polyglot solutions to leverage language strengths to the specific problems spaces in which they excel. Because he respects the difficulty of distributed computing problems he prefers cloud service solutions particularly AWS-based offerings, to the creation of custom coded solutions to handle enterprise infrastructure services. He is currently driving company wide technical vision and coordinating multi-discipline engineering teams to make this vision a reality. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Paula CintioniDirectorRead More arrow_forward
Ms. Paula Cintioni is the lead interaction designer at Mobomo. She has 9+ years of experience, including web/mobile interface, interaction, and usability design. Her job consists of directing the strategy and delivery schedule of all graphics deliverables. In addition, she’s the director of our team in Buenos Aires coordinating the whole offshore operation.
Gerardo PinkusCreative DirectorRead More arrow_forward
Gerardo Pinkus has been passionately delivering exceptional graphic design for 8 years now. As Mobomo’s Art Director, he’s the beacon that leads all the design efforts to bring every product delivered to its highest quality. Mr. Pinkus’ attention to detail and talent help him set the desired styles tailored to fulfill every client’s needs.
His first steps in the digital world began years ago designing websites for a variety of clients at design studios. Later on, he jumped on board into the mobile world to which he has devoted his career up to today.
William HaymesDirectorRead More arrow_forward
William is a Director with two decades of experience in IT. Working on whitehouse.gov with both the Clinton and Bush administrations, William started his professional life as a graphic designer and worked his way up to be the manager of Web Technologies and Application Support for the White House. Having additional experience with other Washington-based organizations, he’s well equipped to navigate the special challenges that beltway projects can contain. Known for a good sense of humor, William can make the most of any situation and works hard to make everyone’s experiences as stress-free as possible. When not building SharePoint lists or PowerPoint decks, William likes to play with his two dogs, two cats, and three guitars. (Not all at the same time, of course.)
Jason SchulteDirectorRead More arrow_forward
Karandeep KangDirector of SalesRead More arrow_forward
Karandeep Kang is a Director at Mobomo, bringing extensive expertise in quality assurance, test management, test automation, requirements gathering, and development management. He received a B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary.
Mary MatalasDirectorRead More arrow_forward
Mary Matalas has over 15 years of client-focused experience developing strategy and leading teams in delivering digital, social networking and cloud-based platform solutions with both public sector and commercial clients. Her strengths are in working collaboratively with clients to build long lasting, trust-based relationships and in building creative, motivated cross-functional teams that deliver high quality services and products.
Ryan McNeyDirectorRead More arrow_forward
Ryan McNey is a Director at Mobomo. He brings 6+ years of IT experience supporting federal and commercial clients, with a specific focus on Systems Integration. Ryan is passionate about design, problem-solving, and collaboration. He received a B.S. in Business Management from West Virginia University.
John DemmieDirector of
Federal Business Development
Mr. Demmie has more than 29 years of progressive consulting, engineering and program management experience serving both the federal and commercial marketplaces. In his Federal Sales role, he has wide-ranging experience in forging winning teams of customer, vendor and specialized contractors to deliver successful, mission-focused solutions.
Emily ScalaDirector of
Marketing and Communication
Emily is head of our Marketing and Communication department. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Clemson University and a M.A. in Strategic Communication from American University. She is a member of Women in Technology where she serves as the Vice Chair of Communications.
Peter VanDirectorRead More arrow_forward
Peter Van is a Project Manager at Mobomo with over 7 years of IT and systems engineering experience. He thrives on solving operational and technical problems by implanting new processes and procedures, and revamping technology. Notably, Peter served as a technical subject matter expert on multiple software products focusing on the exchange of healthcare information for members of the military. He holds a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University.
Adam BarthelsonTechnical DirectorRead More arrow_forward
Adam Barthelson is a Senior Software Engineer at Mobomo with over 5 years of development experience. His technical background is in DevOps tools such as Docker and Kubernetes, and frameworks including Ruby on Rails, React, Angular, NodeJS, and numerous others. As a former student of George Mason University’s Systems Engineering program, Adam heavily advocates Agile and Test Driven Development best practices.
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A few achievements we’re proud of
Webby Award2014, 2016, 2017
NASASmall Business Subcontractor of the Year
AMERICA’S NAVY APPAFCEA Innovation Jam
Inc. 5000 5 years in a row (2013,2014,2015,2016,2017)
MUSE CREATIVE AWARDSPlatinum Award Winner, 2016, 2017
HOT IN WASHINGTONAward Winner, 2016
BEST PLACES TO WORKAward Winner, 2016, 2017
DCA Live MediaAward Winner, 2016
CLUTCHTop Website Designer and App Developer, 2016, 2017
Washington Technology Named as Fastest Growing Small Business in
Government Market, 2017
Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards Gold Winner, 2017 (USO)
AFCEA Technology Trailblazer Award, 2017 (USGS)
The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, Davey Awards Website design and development, Silver, 2017 (Pulse)
Diversity Top Rated
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Small Business (Joint Venture with DV United)
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