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Why Stride?

We believe co-locating with existing development teams is the best way to help you and your company be your best. We embed and collaborate with your tech team to help you achieve the results you want.

Our highly skilled full stack software developers, product and UI/UX specialists partner with your team and use their knowledge to help you improve your code quality and process.

Whether you need process refinement or high-quality code to launch your MVP, Stride is here to help.

The Stride Difference

What can you expect from Stride?

When you need a true technology partner, turn to Stride. We’re specialists in Agile software development and co-locate with tech teams full-time to help you deliver a high quality product.

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Stride By The Numbers

Stride By The Numbers

The Leaders Behind Stride

Debbie Madden

Co-Founder + CEO

Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and is passionate about helping businesses improve through software. As CEO, Debbie has unparalleled ... Read More

Debbie Madden

Co-Founder + CEO

Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and is passionate about helping businesses improve through software.

As CEO, Debbie has unparalleled leadership experience in the technology space since she built five companies from the ground up prior to co-founding Stride.

With a reputation as a passionate woman executive in technology, Debbie is a sought after writer and speaker. She has appeared in popular media outlets such as Huffington Post, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to Stride, she was the CEO of Cyrus Innovation, which she helped grow into a 5-time Inc. 5000 winner and Crain’s Best Places to Work.

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Rex Madden

Co-Founder + Board Member

Rex has over 20 years of software development and leadership experience and is one of the original Agile adopters in 2000. As Technical Co-Founder of Stride, Rex is ... Read More

Rex Madden

Co-Founder + Board Member

Rex has over 20 years of software development and leadership experience and is one of the original Agile adopters in 2000.

As Technical Co-Founder of Stride, Rex is passionate about the technology space and helps teams improve using software as a competitive advantage.

Rex is a serial entrepreneur and a 5-Time Technical Founder and has extensive experience running startups in the NYC tech community.

Prior to Stride, he was the owner and COO of Cyrus Innovation, which he helped grow into a 5-time Inc. 5000 winner and Crain’s Best Places to Work.

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John Galioto

President

John brings to Stride 30 years of software consulting experience and a proven track record of helping clients realize business value from strategic systems development and integration projects. He is passionate about ... Read More

John Galioto

President

John brings to Stride nearly 30 years in IT consulting experience and a proven track record of helping clients realize business value from strategic systems development and integration projects. He is passionate about leveraging the best of Stride on each and every customer engagement.

John has worked with a variety of clients on 6 different continents ranging from start-ups building mission critical products to transformations of large multi- national organizations.

Prior to Stride, John held various leadership positions in the agile consulting industry including COO of ThoughtWorks and CEO of Valtech. John began his career with American Management Systems (now CGI), where he was a Vice President in their Financial Services Group.

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Evan Walczak

Director of Business Development

Evan brings extensive experience scaling high growth technology companies to Stride. As the Director of Business ... Read More

Evan Walczak

Director of Business Development

Evan brings extensive experience scaling high growth technology companies to Stride. As the Director of Business Development, Evan is responsible for Stride's sales, marketing, and recruiting efforts.

Prior to Stride, Evan ran a sales team at Shopkeep, a venture backed start-up in NYC. During his time at Shopkeep, they experienced a 500% growth in recurring SAAS revenue.

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Stride Careers

Stride values integrity above anything else. Our team collaborates with some of the most progressive, thoughtful and intelligent leaders in NYC. We have a passion for delivering quality work and it shows. Stride will always put people first, even when it’s the hard thing to do.

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Ken Judy
Ken Judy, CTO The Daily Beast

“Stride consistently provides talented people who encourage collaboration and discipline in my team. They care about the quality and the value of what they build with us. I have great confidence in the effectiveness and maintainability of the work we do together.”

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