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The Stride Difference

Expert Engineering Meets Modern Process:
Our Approach to Agile Consulting

Looking for a true technology partner? You’ll find that in Stride.

Our seasoned Agile development and product consultants don’t believe in a one size fits all solution. The ‘Stride Way’ is a mindset focused on learning and continuous improvement, not a prescribed set of processes. If there’s a better path to success for your team, we’ll help you find it.

Our goal – Help you get valuable software into the hands of real users as fast as possible.

Whether you need to get high-quality code out the door, technology mentorship, Agile process refinement, or an MVP launched, we are here to help.

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Teamwork: An Ongoing Partnership

Regardless of your immediate need, our intention remains the same – help you be your best, forever. We are here to help your business improve through software. We help you embrace change in a way that actually becomes a competitive advantage. Why? We believe that the companies that can best leverage the process of building software are the ones that will succeed in the next decade.

Customized Agile Consulting

Whether your current technology team is 1 or 1,000, Striders co-locate with you, at your office. We embrace and respect your existing culture. By embedding with you, we see everything that you see, work side by side at the same desks, drink the same coffee. We fully immerse ourselves in your culture, and by doing so, we are 10x more valuable than if we missed out on all of the non-coding conversation and decision-making that happens every day.

If you are an entrepreneur and in the ideation phase, or would rather us not come to you for any reason, we welcome you to come work along-side us at our office in Soho.

Agile as a Mindset

We view Agile as a mindset, a tool kit. We seek first to understand what success looks like and what keeps you up at night. Then, we work alongside you to create a customized solution that results in the right approach for your team right now.

Fastest Ramp Up Time In NYC

Our seasoned Agile developer and product consultants hit the ground running and immerse themselves within your team. We’ll adapt quickly and get you the results you need even quicker. You’ll be wondering why you didn’t find us sooner.

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Paul Julius
CTO, Intent Media

“Working with Stride has been a pleasure. They show true respect for my existing culture. Through teamwork and a flexible approach, Stride helped set us up for long term success.”

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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