About us

Network Ninja is a software development firm based in Chicago that works in a variety of sectors, but primarily focuses on organizations that provide services which positively impact society, from legal assistance to medical care and event marketing firms.

While these two primary target client types may seem like strange bedfellows, they do share some important characteristics: their revenue depends on their ability to prove their effectiveness. They each serve two constituencies: their customers, and their clients or funders. Their users, typically not very computer savvy, need to safely share data with multiple sites. We feel that this is excellent proof of both our applications' flexibility and our ability to achieve expert-level knowledge in our clients' fields, be it inventory management for a marketing company or document management for immigration law.

Wrapping it up: Since 1998 Network Ninja has developed a proven, flexible, scalable, and cost effective framework that allows us to quickly assemble and customize applications for clients of all sizes and shapes.

Meet the ninjas

Matt Bochneak

homebody runner, oxford comma enthusiast, 2017 Portland transplant, pretty good whirlyballer, character counter, motivated by food and wine

Matt Bochneak
Andy Plax

Graduate of a prestigious middle school and founding partner of Network Ninja

Andy Plax
IV Ashton

IV Ashton
Jon Snell

Jon Snell
Ryan Shay

Software Engineer, Database Dictator, Toddler Wrangler, Ninja of Nonsense. I build things and tame wild developers for fun and profit.

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Joshua Mullin

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Ron Wilhoite

Mottos: It's all about client service. Question authority.

Ron Wilhoite
Alex Escalona

Alex Escalona
Robin de Bled

Robin de Bled
Katrina Corbi

Katrina Corbi
Tyler Lannom

Tyler Lannom
John Williams

Books, Beats, Biking, Beer and Bolunteering

John Williams
Jason Crittenden

Jason Crittenden
Chris Long

Chris Long
James Jennison

James Jennison
Marisa Vande Velde

Marisa Vande Velde
Leah Brach

Leah Brach
Jeff Hogue

Iconoclast, injustice fighter, marathon paddler, and Ubuntu addict. Integrator of things and people. Kansas from the boots down.

Jeff Hogue
Jim Watson

Jim Watson
Nick LaFoy

Professional browser tab hoarder. Favorite movie: Paul Blart Mall Cop. But seriously, so many tabs.

Nick LaFoy
Xander Karsten

Coffee lover. Subtly charming internet junkie. Amateur tech geek. Avid paddler. Lawyer turned cat herder.

Xander Karsten
Mike Matz

Web & mobile developer, surfer, snowboarder, cyclist, photographer, traveler.

Mike Matz
Cynthia Echendu

Cynthia Echendu
Marcel Appelman

Tall, skinny Dutch guy with a penchant for cycling, Nutella, and nerdy computer crap.

Marcel Appelman
Steve Dolloff

Steve Dolloff
Robyn Perry

In previous lives, Robyn made pastries and filed bankruptcy cases. She now lives in Chicago with her cat named Potato.

Robyn Perry
Deanna Phillips

Software archaeologist, amateur naturalist, trepid explorer.

Deanna Phillips
Caitlin Muldoon

Process optimizer and methodology seeker who loves to cook without recipes. Morning trail runner, and nighttime nursery reader.

Caitlin Muldoon
Aaron Krause

25+ years sales guy who appreciates as much time as possible with four kids and life outdoors skiing or hiking.

Aaron Krause
Alison Bovaird

Professional paper filer and amateur homebody with a raging maple syrup problem.

Alison Bovaird
Sharen State

Slow trail runner, player of video games, knitter, photographer, and caretaker of kitties.

Sharen State
Steve Cornelison

Steve Cornelison
Brooke Parker

Lifelong learner, marathon runner, IPA lover, and future ukulele player. Lived in four countries, visited 24—and counting.

Brooke Parker
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