About

Collaborative. Non-dogmatic. Transparent.

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Stride believes

It's possible to meet and exceed delivery goals while leaving technology teams transformed for the better. Our expert engineers, designers, and product managers collaborate deeply with our clients to build custom software and coach their teams on best practices. The result? Products that scale as you grow, teams with greater efficiency, and lasting value for both your business and your users.

The values that guide us

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Nurture the curious impulse

teamwork

Build your working relationships to be the best they can be

a rocket ship blasting off

Make it better than you found it

collaboration

Collaborate like the work depends on it

challenge systems

Challenge systems

think of more options

Think of more options

The Stride Story

Stride was founded in 2014 by industry veteran and serial tech entrepreneur Debbie Madden.

As Chairwoman, Debbie brings over 25 years of leadership, scaling profitable technology startups, including SaaS platforms, professional services, e-commerce, and enterprise organizations, while driving excellence in business strategy, agility, operations, sales, and company culture.

Stride is proud to be a place where diversity of thought and experience combine to create truly high functioning teams, both within and for our clients.

Debbie Madden, Stride Founder & Chairwoman

Debbie Madden

Founder, Chairwoman

Executive Leadership

Francisco Martin

Francisco Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Francisco Martin is an interdisciplinary technology executive with over a decade of technology and commercial leadership at global consulting and product organizations in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Rebecca Braitling

Rebecca Braitling

Chief People Officer

As Stride Consulting’s Chief People Officer, Rebecca’s purpose is to enable a productive and meaningful employee experience. Rebecca is helping Stride build equitable people policies and processes that enable a sustainable culture of trust, continuous learning, and career growth.

Ken Judy

Ken Judy

Senior Partner

Husband, father, and software professional trying to do more good than harm. Eighteen years learning and applying Agile Software values, principles and practices as a developer, product owner, coach, and leader. Advocate for empowered, self-organizing, cross-functional teams.

LEaders at Stride

Stephen Meriwether

Stephen Meriwether

Director of Consultant Management

Michael Kellman

Michael Kellman

Partner

Benjamin Blair

Benjamin Blair

Director, Marketing

Alice Toth

Alice Toth

Principal Designer

Rob O'Brien

Rob O'Brien

Partner

Dan Mason

Dan Mason

Principal Product Consultant

Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel

Principal Product Manager

Alex Bernardin

Alex Bernardin

Partner

Michael Wytock

Michael Wytock

Principal Software Engineer

Hee (Simon) Shin

Hee (Simon) Shin

Principal Software Engineer

Aaron Foster Breilyn (afb)

Aaron Foster Breilyn (afb)

Principal Software Engineer

Eric Schoenfeld

Eric Schoenfeld

Partner

Michael Silvi

Michael Silvi

Principal Software Engineer

Ramon "Ray" Veliz

Ramon "Ray" Veliz

Principal Software Engineer

Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson

Partner

Co-location in a hybrid world

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With our main hubs in NYC and Chicago, Striders are located within 15 states — and growing! — across the country.



At Stride, we pride ourselves on our ability to seamlessly embed and co-locate with your team, even when we're not physically present in your offices. We operate as a remote-first company with a strong physical presence in NYC and Chicago, and we are experts at working collaboratively in any environment (in person, hybrid, and remote). 

Our client testimonials speak for our adaptability and commitment to delivering results, with one CEO stating, "Stride was able to assimilate into our rapidly evolving company under absurd time parameters." Trust Stride to be your technology partner for life, providing the support and expertise your team needs to excel.

How Co-location Works


When Striders co-locate with your team (whether in person, hybrid, or remote), we immerse ourselves in your company culture, ensuring we don't miss out on the crucial non-coding conversations and decision-making processes that happen every day.

This immersion allows us to become ten times as valuable, understanding your team's context and sharing any relevant expertise in real time. Striders join your stand-ups (or have you join ours), and create or reinforce great Agile practices within your teams.  With a focus on collaboration and understanding, Stride identifies and addresses issues at both the architecture and application levels, working together with your team to achieve your goals.

Let's collaborate.