We’ve been improving engineering orgs since 2005

We are a purposefully small group of engineers who want to create scale-ready tools

“Everyone at Frontside has a great attitude of can do and we will solve this. Their work ethic is strong, coupled with the desire to be a great partner.”

— Brian Beale, Director of Software Engineering at Resideo

We plan
for evolution

The best version of your software always exists in the future. We provide robust architectures and tools that enable your team to experiment and pivot quickly.

We build
long-lasting software

High-quality applications should not require re-writing every few months or years. We design future-forward software system with predictable long-term maintenance.

We favor
delivering consistently

Not delivering features fast enough can have costly consequences. We equip your teams with the tools and know-how to minimize regressions and shorten feedback loops.

We care
about developers' experience

The right tools get more done swiftly and effortlessly. We reduce bottlenecks and untangle technical complexities by automating deployments and other repetitive tasks.

We lead
with insight

The most substantial challenges in software design are not at the codebase level. We develop deep relationships with our clients to help them improve their velocity across the organization.

We work with
OSS contributors

Our long-standing relationships with top performing experts from the Open Source community allows us to bring you elite level talent who can address short term needs and identify issues on the horizon.

Meet the team

Charles Lowell

CTO / Head of Research & Development
Austin, Texas

More than 25 years ago, Charles torched a promising career in biochemistry and joined the dot-com revolution. After coding daily on systems big and small, he founded Frontside in 2005 based on the belief that good software development patterns are universal. Charles currently researches testing platforms and structured concurrency to power up every developer’s daily coding life.

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Taras Mankovski

CEO
Toronto, Canada

Taras began his journey into the realm of digital technology when in early 2000s his first clients started asking him to build websites. He quickly realized that rather than go it alone how much more satisfying it was to bring together cross disciplinary teams to work collaboratively towards common goals. At Frontside, Taras creates and nourishes relationships among his team, clients and partners to achieve ambitious long-term objectives

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Jeffrey Cherewaty

COO
Austin, Texas

After succeeding in the trenches of the startup world—leading frontend teams through hyper-growth and a decade consulting for global corporations—Jeffrey now calls himself a "software diplomat." With a masters in Software Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, he facilitates technical conversations and rolls up his sleeves to make change happen.

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Rachelle Stewart

Business Administrator
Richmond, Virginia

After leaving the U.S. Air Force, Rachelle began her decade-long career in business administration. She has successfully managed two businesses of her own and earned an MBA from Capella University.  She now orchestrates financial and legal affairs at Frontside and is at the core of its strategic planning.

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Paul Cowan

Engineering Consultant
Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

In his more than 20 years of experience, Paul has done it all: from leading the entire frontend division of a key public institution to working on one of the most famous worldwide yacht races. Indeed, large British banks also carry Paul's work in their codebases. Not only is he an elite developer, but he also shines in Competitive Boxing and MMA. At Frontside, Paul specializes in building tools and automation that power up developers.

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Elrick Ryan

Engineering Consultant
Boston, Massachusetts

For over a decade, Elrick has been leading product teams as a creative engineer. Drawing from his background in print design and marketing, he brings together impeccable user experiences that deliver business value.

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Robbie Pitts

Engineering Consultant
Richmond, Virginia

Driven by a strong passion for technical excellence, Robbie has helped teams with their development tools and testing practices since 2012. With a scrum certification under his belt, Robbie knows how to coordinate developers to deliver quality software on time.

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Jordan Nieuwhof

Engineering Consultant
Halifax, Canada

After the startup he worked at got acquired, Jordan spent five years as a consultant, developing smart process that automate key business and research activities for his clients. At Frontside, he puts his Computer Engineering degree from the University of Toronto to work to the same ends, creating tools to automate development processes.

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Min Kim

Associate Engineering Consultant
Toronto, Canada

Min's career as a professional cellist took a turn when a friend introduced him to programming a few years ago. He now specializes in creating developer tools and CI/CD pipelines, as well as researching new technologies as they emerge.

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Jacob Bolda

Engineering Consultant
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

After designing skylights and touring the US and Europe through structural engineering, Jacob started transitioning to software engineering over the past decade. At Frontside, he combines the rigor he used to make buildings stand up with in-depth technical knowledge to ensure your development tools and apps will run smoothly.

Jorge Lainfiesta

Communications / Marketing
Barcelona, Spain

After working in software engineering for five years, Jorge pursued his interests with a masters in digital communication at UCLA and AAU. Now Jorge channels the tech enthusiasm at Frontside into messages for everyone.

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