Band of Coders
, a custom software development company, recently expanded its services to Milwaukee by opening up an office in the city's Historic Third Ward neighborhood, at 310 E. Buffalo St., its first in Wisconsin.
[caption id="attachment_158940" align="alignright" width="378"]
Hudson Business Lounge[/caption]
The new office is located in the Hudson Business Lounge, which is a hub for local tech and startup professionals. The company chose the space temporarily to make connections and be a part of the tech community before finding a permenant location.
Band of Coders consists of product managers, software architects, and developers who partner with business executives to build products or reinvent existing ones. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Verizon, and Telus. They have also previously worked with Uber, but the company works with clients of any business size.
With their new space in Milwaukee, Band of Coders says they are hoping to work with local companies, such as Northwestern Mutual. However, they are not looking for a specific type of company and are open to a wide range of clients.
[caption id="attachment_374923" align="alignright" width="202"]
The new office will be headed by Steve Balistreri, a senior software developer and Wisconsin native. Band of Coders chose Milwaukee based off of Balistreri, who it says excels as a top tech talent. The company was searching for a developer and someone who knew the city he or she served, as well as an individual who possessed connections and clients. According to Band of Coders, Balistreri is great with both technology and the people of Milwaukee.
Band of Coders was introduced to Balistreri through Romke de Haan, a Milwaukee-based technology leader and business development executive who the company has worked with previously. Romke knew Band of Coders was looking for a senior software developer who is not only strong in management, but connected with his local community.
Band of Coders says it values global, yet a local approach to its clients and service customers globally. Milwaukee is one of the company’s nine global offices, including locations in the United States, Canada, and Argentina.
Band of Coders was founded in 2002 by Bobby John, a seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur.