Core Values

Passion

Experience working on a team that's "all-in" on your project.
Software engineering is more than just a job to us; it's our passion. We are software engineers because we care about what we do—problem solving, creating new technologies, and helping improve our community. It is our passion and care put into our work that drives our success—not the numbers.

Integrity

We look forward to growing with you.
We operate on a foundation of integrity and symbiosis. It is our firm belief that every relationship we form should have these values at its roots. We treat every introduction as if it were the beginning of a long-lasting relationship, leading to an open, honest conversation. In every one of our business interactions we ensure:
  • It's the truth.
  • It's fair.
  • It's helpful.

Technology

Let us keep you up to date as a technological leader.
Technology is a core part our lives. We embrace it, we learn from it, and we're excited by it. Simply put: new technology doesn't scare us. We're the champions of "nothing is off the table" because our knowledge is built on understanding the full stack. (Ask us how TCP/IP works! We'll tell you.) We believe staying up to date with new innovation is a core tenet to success; it would be hypocritical if we didn't.

Guiding Principles

Tight Feedback Loop

In every kind of project, communication is key. No requirements gathering process is perfect: people forget things, mis-remember them, and even change their minds, especially over the course of long projects. This is exactly why Agile development lifecycles emphasize frequent feedback.

As such, we prioritize quick turn-around of features and regular communication to make sure that we are always on the same page as our clients. We don't disappear as soon as we think we know what you want, we check and double-check our understanding along the way to make sure you're getting what you need.

Creative Thinking

Every business has different constraints. As a result, sometimes the standard solution isn't practical or even possible. Our team will work with you to find a solution that is optimal for your cirumstances.

We are able to accomplish this because our engineers are first and foremost problem solvers. When necessary, we build a list of possible solutions and work with you on the cost-benefit analysis. We'll advise you on the technical trade-offs of each option so you can make an informed decision.

Security Mindset

As soon as we start envisioning how we'll solve a problem, we start thinking of ways it could be compromised. The diverse backgrounds of our team members translates directly into knowledge and experience that you can count on.

So as soon as we start building as sensitive component, we identify the risks and do the research necessary to make sure that it will be built to modern security standards from day one. To us security is a perpetual mindset, not something that gets tacked on later.

Testing

Every application needs to be tested to ensure it works as expected. There are many strategies for accomplishing this and many organizations are eager to tell you why the method they use is the most important.

At Software Verde we recognize the merits of all of these methods and don't try to force a one-size-fits-all methodology. As a result, we work to identify the testing methodologies that will work best for each feature and allow it to evolve with the feature.

For every application we build, unit testing, integration testing, and system testing are a part of every phase.

Post-Production Support

We sincerely care about the value we add to your business. When the initial project is done we don't want to wipe our hands clean of it, we want to stay involved and ensure that it is as successful as it can be.

Whether it's bug fixes, new features, or hosting, we're here to provide whatever is needed to fulfill your vision.

Team

Josh Green

CEO & Founder

Josh is the founder of Software Verde, and has been programming since the age of 10. His ability to create things and solve problems is a large part of how he defines himself. Josh is passionate about his profession; when he’s not at work he is programming at home, where he creates applications, games, and innovations for the joy of it. Josh is a free-thinker, and believes knowing the reason behind why things are the way they are is an integral part of making good decisions.

Before Software Verde, Josh served in the US Military as a infantryman and scout sniper for the 509th Airborne. He deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007, and was decorated for his service amidst combat. Although his service was wrought with turmoil, Josh’s time spent in the military gave him a wide breadth view of the world, and instilled a sense of camaraderie, dedication, and courage.

Josh is very introspective of himself, and tries to find the good in others. He values his co-workers, friends, and family as people, and is protective of their welfare. He believes that an organization is not a single person, but is instead the sum of its people.

Luke Davis

Director of Technology

Luke's has been interested in technology for as far back as he can remember. He was the type of kid that would ask for a Walkman and have it disassembled in a matter of minutes, just to see how it worked. He wrote his first program in a high school robotics class. From that moment, he has been fascinated with electronics, software, and connecting the two together. After his first mobile project he found himself very attracted to developing on mobile platforms. He was attracted to it because of its intimacy with the user and its opportunity to directly impact their life. He has since worked on many iOS and Android projects, including the Wendy's Mobile Ordering application. Throughout the years he has worked on many aspects of the technology stack, ranging from Bluetooth 4 to back-end services and databases. In his free time he likes developing anything IoT related, wood working, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Andrew Groot

Master Software Engineer

Andrew was a part of the original team that formed Software Verde. Originally a math and physics double-major at OSU, he quickly found computer science and immediately fell in love with it. He is an extremely detail-oriented person that cares deeply about how software is made and how it maps to a client's needs.

After graduating from The Ohio State University, Andrew worked at JPMorgan Chase as a middle-ware developer where he formed a passion for building simple components that elegantly solve complex problems. He has also focused much of his career so far on cyber security. As such, he always focuses on building secure and cautious systems.

He is also a free-software enthusiast, homebrewer, and poet. When not coding, brewing, or writing he enjoys playing Dwarf Fortress, listening to hip hop music, and watching movies with his wife Kate.

Alain Darcy

Value Consultant

Alain Darcy has spent most of his career within information technology application and infrastructure with the exception of when he had operational responsibility for global customer service and supply chain logistic functions. A large part of his experience relates to understanding and managing through the corporate structure and getting things done both at home and overseas. His passions revolve around coaching, mentoring and sponsoring great people. When not working, Alain likes to attend live events and spend time with family. He feels very fortunate to have had many great experiences, support and good health, knowing tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

John Jamiel

Value Ambassador

John Jamiel recently graduated from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with his BSBA in Marketing. Previously completing his Associate's of Arts as well as the Ohio Real Estate Educational certification, he is a self-motivated go-getter with experience in promotions, sales, and a deep understanding and connection with the service industry. He is an avid woodsman who loves hiking, camping, fishing, and all things outdoors. Born and raised in Columbus, he has a deep affection for the city he lives in. With a passion for learning, John is able to adapt and excel at whatever he puts his mind to.

Joe Hughes

Value Ambassador

Joe has spent his tenure within Information technology in infrastructure and application development. Prior to that he enjoyed a rewarding career in hospitality. Through his experiences in both fields he has developed a great understanding of efficiency and accuracy. He has had success working on various style teams as well as managing them. When he isn't working he loves camping and adventuring with his family. He also enjoys road races and obstacle course competitions.

Lindsey Wernecke

Social Media Manager

Lindsey is a born and bred Ohio State Buckeye. Although she attended college down South at Elon University, she migrated back North to Columbus, where she truly considers home. Mom to one daughter, Lindsey enjoys spending her time curating her blog, A City Explored. The blog is what made her realize her passion for social media management which she has since turned into a career. If she’s not working or blogging you can find Lindsey reading, traveling or exploring her favorite city, Columbus.

Colleen Cain

Digital Experience Designer

Colleen Cain is a freelance graphic designer based out of Columbus, Ohio. With a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University, Colleen moved to Oakland California, where she spent nearly ten years working for leading national publishers on projects across several categories including cooking, career, health, and humor.

Since relocating back to Ohio, Colleen has continued her passion to work creatively by taking on a variety of design projects, ranging from typography and brand identity to app design and digital experience. At Software Verde, Colleen uses her eye for design to organize information in a way that's appealing and accessible to the user.

Colleen is also a registered yoga teacher, and leads weekly power yoga classes around town. With the remainder of her free time, she is in the classroom pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy.