We design and build awesome digital products that you can grow on.
In-House & Independent
Years in Business
Websites & Apps Launched
Tight-Knit Team by the Beach
We’re a small, 100 percent in-house creative team of developers and marketing storytellers, ready to take your idea to the next level.
Our super talented crew works collaboratively on every project to bring emerging and enterprise-level tech to growing businesses. We turn your tech problems into progress and bright ideas into functional products.
Located in Downtown ILM
Centered between S 16th Street and Queen Street on Hutchison Lane, our office is situated proudly within the Cargo District. Our team often holds client meetings in our office with a Bespoke Coffee in hand, and we sometimes participate in networking events alongside Alcove Beer Garden, which lives right beneath our office!
Urban Life and Work District
We love that our business lives in the middle of a coworking space because the friendly, free-spirited community here perfectly blends with the culture we solidify at Wide Open Tech.
Our team members are free to rotate from in-office or at-home working shifts, and sometimes swing by just to hang out on off times in the mess hall!
Our creative team packs a powerful punch with their diverse skillsets.
Founder | CEO
John has over 20 years of web and software development experience, including building robust platforms for financial exchanges. He founded Wide Open Technologies over 15 years ago to bring his enterprise-level software experience to small and medium-sized businesses.
With over 7 years of experience in marketing and creative writing, Mel keeps his finger on the pulse of online trends and leverages storytelling as the driving force that sways the modern consumer into a loyal fan. He’s worked on high-level marketing campaigns for major brands like Audioengine USA, and his writing has appeared in encore magazine.
Strategic and creative marketing and sales leader offering an extensive rolodex of experience in building B2B and B2C relationships, retaining top accounts, and growing profit channels by establishing trust. I’m performance-driven and love creating marketing plans, leading successful campaign launches, and contributing to my company’s bottom line.
15 years of web development experience with a specialization in e-commerce projects and software for franchises. Kelly has worked with numerous software platforms and frameworks.
Kierstin has worked as a visual designer for over 6 years designing brands, print media, and websites. She creates designs with shape, color, movement, typography, photography, and virtual interactions that tell the brand story of her clients. During her time as a designer, she has worked for all sorts of businesses, from chiropractors to boutique owners. She’s always excited to dive into new creative projects.
Specializing in search engine optimization, web ads, analytics, and campaign strategy, he’s able to increase traffic, inbound leads, sales, and revenue for his clients. Mike is all about crushing goals and has managed major digital ad campaigns that have earned his clients thousands back in ROI.
Senior Full-Stack Developer
Scott brings 18+ years of software and web development experience to the table, with expertise in application development, integration, and enterprise architecture in cloud-based environments. He’s about designing and executing solutions that result in reduced costs and increased efficiencies.
Senior Software Developer
Peter has over 9 years of experience in developing and supporting a wide variety of web applications. His experience ranges from management platforms, point of sale, and e-commerce solutions. He views every challenge as an opportunity to learn something new.
Writer | Marketing Strategist
With an education in creative writing and countless marketing certifications, Emmi leverages the power of storytelling to develop exciting marketing strategies that generate results. She’s been published in Adelaide Literary Magazine and Atlantis: A Creative Magazine. She’s also a writing consultant for Melbee Academy, an online learning platform.
Justin has over 6 years of full stack development experience on a variety of applications. His experience includes developing custom CRMs and ecommerce systems, maintaining enterprise platforms and also helping businesses move their applications to the cloud. He has a passion for problem solving and working with new web technologies.