“Armed with the right talent, passion and expertise, any company can be unstoppable”
-Stu Stern – Co-founder and CEO
Self-professed geeks and recovering Wall Street guys, Stu Stern and Ed Schwarz founded Gorilla Logic to deliver world class software development and consulting services around mobile, Web and cloud applications. Companies rely on our high-performance, distributed, Agile teams to enhance their existing resources and accelerate their time to success. Based at our nearshore development center in Costa Rica, our “Gorillas” are English-fluent, culturally aligned, and operate within the same time zones as our clients. They provide unsurpassed technology expertise and a passion for serving our clients.
At Gorilla Logic, we value:
- Talent – we only hire the best
- Respect – everyone deserves it
- Communication – we’re transparent, free and open
- Excellence – we demand, develop and celebrate it
- Teamwork – we’re more powerful when we collaborate
- Clients First – or we’ll go out of business!
32 years, 2 startups and one rock band later . . .
Meet the Silverbacks
Meet the Executive Team
Jay loves brainstorming with Gorilla Logic’s engineers on new technologies – helping them to develop creative, well thought out solutions for their customers. A startup veteran who ran development organizations for Leopard (acquired by Ogilvy Mather), Symplified (acquired by RSA/EMC) and TapInfluence, Jay has “an absolute blast” leading Gorilla Logic’s talented team of developers, software engineers and scrum masters.
VP Marketing & Business Development
Cindy’s natural curiosity about people and places has shaped her career as a marketing leader, executive coach and global traveler. These experiences have honed her ability to see greater potential in people and projects while clarifying and delivering on an organization’s vision. Keenly interested in the evolution of marketing as an art and science, Cindy previously initiated the development of DigitalGlobe’s demand generation center. She continues to leverage that expertise in her role as Gorilla Logic’s VP of Marketing and Business Development.
VP Client Services & Talent
Tess Manderson has serious skills. A South Dakota native, Tess can drive a tractor, brew a mean Double IPA, and manage global talent and HR operations for more than 170 Gorillas. As VP of Talent Operations for Gorilla Logic, Tess oversees a team of ace recruiters, manages global HR and training programs, and works with our clients to deliver Gorillas who have the exact skills and expertise they need.
Managing Director, Costa Rica
Since joining Gorilla Logic in 2014, Mario has transformed the Costa Rica development center from a 3-person startup to a thriving 300-person nearshore operation. A developer at heart (he started developing web applications in 1999), Mario loves the drive, energy and commitment to excellence that Gorillas bring to each project, as well as the long-standing relationships they form with their clients.
Director of Business Development
Chris learned at an early age the values of integrity, perseverance and commitment to success. These traits have stayed with him throughout his career, starting with teaching mixed martial arts at age of 12, after earning his first-degree black belt (yes, he’s an overachiever). This led to a seven-year career in motocross racing. As Gorilla Logic’s director of business development, Chris leverages his business acumen and passion for helping others to guide our clients in reaching their maximum potential through partnering on enterprise application development.
Meet The Band of Gorillas
Our Practice Leads, Area Engineering Managers and Technical Recruiters work together to ensure you get the best resources possible. Learn more about their unique experiences and passions.
“There are many people in tech, but there is an elite that are just really, really good at it. We seek to identify those people. We celebrate the talent and the passion and the attitude that makes a great developer.” – Stu Stern, Co-founder and CEO
Your vision is our vision.
From emerging companies to global enterprises, we help our clients develop forward-thinking software solutions that drive growth and enhance customer experiences.