Technology

Building lasting foundations. Designing ecosystems. Protecting your assets. We use best-in-breed technology to bring your digital to life.

Our developers and architects expertly design your digital ecosystem and build your platform using best-in-breed technologies, including Sitecore, Wordpress, Keystone and more. With developers passionate about code and deployment engineers ensuring the quality of your digital, you can rest easy on launch day.

Digital is more than a website, and with technology platforms constantly evolving, our team strives to evolve with it. Because of this, we ensure all digital experiences are optimized and crafted for mobile or app delivery.

Our technicians actively evaluate our hosting environments and consult with you on digital security best practices to ensure your most important digital assets are protected and maintained. With hundreds of applications hosted in the cloud environment and 24-hour support, we are a leading provider of hosted applications for professional services within Microsoft Azure.

We know the big picture is just as important as the tiny details. That’s why we share an informed view of the optimal integrations needed for you to make the most of your systems, data and marketing technology ecosystem.

Meet the Team

  • Keegan Bowers Developer

    As a Developer at One North, Keegan works to build digital properties for our clients. With over six years in cross-platform web development, Keegan enjoys working with his team to produce quality materials that meet and exceed client expectations. Keegan has a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • Three hobbies: Car enthusiast, self-taught mechanic, amateur astronomer
    • One more hobby: Noob home beer brewer (I have too many hobbies.)
  • Eric Burger Developer

    Eric is a Developer at One North focusing on Node.js and web development. He helps deliver application solutions for clients, using his background as a full-stack developer to solve problems ranging from front-end user experience to backend software architecture. Eric has delivered hybrid-mobile, web and native mobile applications for a range of businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

    • Super power you wish you had: Flight! 
    • Favorite movie quote: “This is an adventure.” – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 
  • Erik Carron Senior Developer

    As a Developer at One North, Erik provides technical assistance to new and ongoing client projects. He brings his wide range of technical expertise and experience to his role at One North. Erik graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering.

    • Fun fact: My first name is John, however, I go by my middle name Erik.
    • Coach Erik: I coach the boys lacrosse team at Downers Grove South High School.
  • Michael Ciacco Senior Systems Engineer

    As a Senior Systems Engineer at One North, Michael's responsibilities include the configuration, maintenance and 24/7 support of our clients' digital experiences. He understands the importance of maintaining business-critical applications, and ensures that they are up and running at all times.

    • Extracurricular activity: Riding my vintage late 70's red Roland bicycle around the city
    • Favorite dessert: Gelato

  • Ethel Crosby Director of Technology Operations & Offerings

    As Director of Technology Operations and Offerings at One North Interactive, Ethel is responsible for the management and execution of leading digital technology solutions and software product management for B2B relationship-based businesses. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Ethel once zip-lined, upside down, in a rain forest in Costa Rica.

    • Favorite movie quote: "With great power comes great responsibility." - Spiderman
    • Favorite vending machine snack: Reeses Pieces
  • Ben DeLeon Developer

    As a Developer, Ben applies his knowledge of full stack development to build and maintain client projects. His hard-working nature, sense of humor and collaborative problem-solving makes him an asset to the One North team.

    • Last thing you geeked out about:  Marvel movie
    • If you were a vegetable, what vegetable would you be and why? Potato, because French fries
  • Chris Elston Technical Lead

    As Technical Lead, Chris uses his digital expertise to offer smart solutions as well as mentor his team. Chris has worked with numerous platforms, languages and systems that give him a unique perspective to build innovative sites for clients.

    • Fun fact: I spent a semester in Bonn, Germany back in college.
    • Favorite hobby: I’ve been brewing my own beer, off and on, since 2000.
  • Eric Frus Managing Architect

    Eric Frus is a Managing Architect at One North, leading a team of developers and working on the architecture of web applications and custom data integration solutions. He prides himself in having the cleanest desk in the office (a prize he awarded to himself).

    • Favorite movie: Office Space
    • Favorite Chicago spot: 222 North LaSalle St, Suite 1500
  • David Guan Associate Developer

    David is an Associate Developer and his responsibilities include building and maintaining websites that fulfills a client’s needs. He knows how to ask the right questions to help solve client problems, loves to learn new technologies and quickly educates himself on that technology to improve client experiences.

    • Fun fact: I took a summer trip to Asia after graduation, visiting Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
    • Favorite TV shows: The Wire, The Office and Breaking Bad.
  • Alex Hawley Technical Lead

    As Technical Lead, Alex leads the planning, implementation and deployment of custom web solutions across multiple platforms.  He is certified in both Sitecore and Sitefinity content management systems, and works with clients to establish goals for their desired applications, building robust implementations to meet those goals.

    • Favorite hobby: Running. I’ve ran over 23 marathons which included running 12 in 2013.
    • Favorite travel experience: Taking a trip out to the west coast to run along Highway 1 on the Pacific Ocean. If you don’t want to run on Highway 1, I would strongly recommend at least driving down the coast.
  • Ryan Horner Managing Director, Technology

    As Managing Director of Technology, Ryan is responsible for overseeing One North’s strategy related to technical applications, systems and client implementations. He got his start at age seven, programming an Apple IIe.

    • Last thing you geeked-out about: This happens on a daily basis, oftentimes to the internet of things coming to life and novel uses of the technology-enabled sharing economy – or some combination of the two.
    • Most unusual job: I grew up on a working farm, so I've had lots of unusual jobs: baling straw, sweeping bins, cleaning a cattle barn, etc. 
  • Jaclyn Huey Associate Developer

    As an Associate Developer, Jaclyn uses her interests in UI/UX Design and Human Computer Interaction to give her a different perspective while developing sites for clients. She’s passionate in the strategy behind creative and technology decisions and uses that passion to continuously produce great work.

    • Favorite breakfast food: BACON
    • Last thing you geeked out about: “Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman
  • Vinu Krishnaswamy Architect

    Vinu is an Architect at One North, responsible for overseeing multiple development projects and architecting and implementing full life cycle digital strategies. Fun fact: he can speak three languages fluently and two more in a way that irritates native speakers.

    • Favorite season: Summer – love the beach.
    • Super power: Ability to breathe underwater
  • Jeff Lu Associate Developer

    As an Associate Developer, Jeff assists his team in making improvements and enhancements to client websites. He uses his background in business to help him understand how to solve problems differently.

    • What did you want to be when you were little? A baseball player. 
    • Favorite Chicago spot: Wrigley Field, because above.
  • Tom Mahr Technical Lead

    As a Technical Lead at One North, Tom builds and maintains websites and applications for our clients. By collaborating with his team, he is able to provide best possible solutions with efficient and well-practiced implementation capabilities.

    • Favorite movie: Royal Tenenbaums
    • Favorite breakfast food: Eggs Benedict (with Homemade Hollandaise Sauce, not the powder mixed stuff)
  • Kyle Marek Developer

    Kyle brings years of experience working with .NET and web-associated technologies to his role as a Developer at One North. Constantly striving to achieve his clients’ needs and goals, Kyle uses various front-end and back-end technologies.

    • Fun fact: In my spare time, I like going to concerts and collect vinyl. I have collected over 100 records in the past year alone.
    • What you wanted to be when you were little: Ninja astronaut
  • Kyle Mattimore Developer

    As a Developer at One North, Kyle "solves problems and builds cool things." He received his Computer Science degree from the University of Michigan and considers himself a self-taught network/security geek.

    • Fun fact: I have a hobbyist recording studio and play around with making music. Some evidence of this can be seen here.
    • Favorite sport to play: I will go to any lengths for a good game of Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Adam Moericke Senior Systems Engineer

    As a Senior Systems Engineer at One North, Adam helps provide a stable and high performing environment for the client websites that One North hosts. He brings over a decade of experience working with SQL Server and experience in supporting a 24/7 environment to his role at One North.

    • School and major: University of Wisconsin-Madison / Computer Engineering
    • Last thing you geeked out about: Did you know that within the next 30 years, you'll be able to "ingest" information by simply taking a pill? You can watch MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte's prediction during this TedTalk.
  • Michael O'Laughlin Head of QA & Managed Applications

    As Head of QA & Managed Applications, Michael is responsible for delivering One North digital experiences to clients and creating both web applications and custom data integration solutions. Michael’s favorite Chicago spot is at the United Center, watching the Hawks in the playoffs.

    • Favorite movie quote: “Great moments...are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game; not tonight.” - Miracle
    • What you wanted to be when you were little: A firefighter
  • Zach Peer Director, Technology

    As Director of Technology, Zach Peer leads the managed hosting team at One North. He establishes and maintains the appropriate policies, procedures and controls for One North’s hosted offerings and works to ensure the availability, security and performance of the hosting environment – which he modeled out of Legos (playing with Legos is one of his passions, both with his kids and without).

    • If I were a vegetable: I'd be a Cucumber because they are cool (and tasty on sandwiches).
    • Last thing you geeked-out about: Backyard Chickens
  • Alex Pershteyn Architect

    As an Architect, Alex is responsible for overseeing the implementation, testing and ongoing support of web-based projects. When he’s not coding away on JavaScript, ASP.Net or what-have-you, he is flying off to distant lands, adding to the growing list of countries to which he’s traveled.

    • What you wanted to be when you were little: A World Traveler
    • Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
  • Stephanie Petrusha Technical Lead

    As a Technical Lead, Stephanie provides clients with quality products and services to ensure 100 percent satisfaction, continuously working to find best-in-breed technology to improve testing capabilities and solution performance.

    • Favorite breakfast food: Pancakes all day!
    • Most unusual job: Growing up on a farm, every summer from about age 10 I was a “bean walker”. A bean walker walks down a designated row in a bean field with a hook and to cut out weeds from the fields. This job of course no longer exists thanks to technology and chemicals.
  • Joe Reiser Technical Support Engineer
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    As a Technical Support Engineer at One North, Joe ensures the technology to achieve maximum business effectiveness is efficient, practical and – most importantly – working. He brings over 15 years of personal IT experience to the company as well as more than five years of corporate support in an Enterprise setting.

    • Hobbies: Amateur astronomy and astrophotography, fishing, trying new restaurants and working out!
  • Rikin Shah Architect

    As an Architect at One North, Rikin brings his passion for coding and technology to debug websites, data integration errors and SEO issues for both One North and our clients. He works with other members of Team Technology to provide the best technical solution that both aligns with client requirements and enables a great user experience.

    • Favorite hobby: Gaming and traveling
    • Favorite movie: The Godfather
  • Mike Skutta Architect

    As an Architect within the Technology Labs group at One North, Mike works to research, test and integrate new technologies for both One North and its clients. He is also a Sitecore Technology MVP – a distinction received by only 217 people worldwide – and holds more than 14 years of experience architecting, designing, developing software and leading technology teams. Based in Florida, Mike is often seen wheeling around the office via our robot.

    • Favorite vending machine snack: Doritos
    • Most unusual job: Working as a Serf at Medieval Times
  • Ian Tannehill Senior Developer

    As a Senior Developer at One North, Ian provides technical assistance to both new and ongoing clients at One North. He brings over four years of experience in full stack development to his role. Ian attended Marquette University, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering.

    • Fun fact: Every school I have attended has had some type of bird as the mascot (eg. Cardinal, Falcon, Eagle, Golden Eagle).
  • Rick Tham Director, Technology

    Rick Tham is the Director of Technology at One North, working to research, test and integrate new technologies for both One North and our clients. Rick is the only Rick at our company…and, yes, this was his fun fact.

    • Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Before I moved to Chicago, this movie was my main source of things to do in Chicago.
    • What you wanted to be when you were little: A doctor, but I guess my patients are now just applications. They get sick too.
  • Shefali Varma Operations Analyst

    As an Operations Analyst, Shefali is responsible for analyzing and executing leading digital technology solutions and software product management for B2B businesses. To ensure that employees can efficiently work with IT equipment’s in a smooth fashion, Shefali analyzes, refines and provides feedback for security policies, compliances and digital initiatives that are imperative for the B2B business.  

    • Favorite movie quote: "Fly, you fools!" – Lord of the Rings
    • Favorite breakfast food: Belgian chocolate chip waffles
  • Dom Vespo Senior Systems Engineer

    As a Senior Systems Engineer, Dom is responsible for the configuration, maintenance and 24/7 support of our clients’ digital experiences. He has extensive experience deploying and supporting custom web applications in a production environment. He is also a die-hard White Sox fan (what else do you need to know to love him?).

    • Favorite breakfast food: Bacon. That is the only acceptable answer.
    • What you wanted to be when you were little: A professional baseball player
  • Matt Weeks Developer

    As a Developer at One North, Matt works with a strong knowledge of programming technologies and JavaScript libraries to implement full stack development on new and existing projects.

    • Fun fact: I love playing music and songwriting. My main instruments are acoustic and electric guitar.
    • Favorite movie: Wolf of Wall Street
  • George West Associate Developer

    As an Associate Developer, George is primarily tasked with writing code and collaborating with One North’s technical and design teams. With varied experience in both front-end and back-end web technologies, he is a versatile asset in the development process for his fellow team members.

    • Spring, summer, fall or winter: Winter! I like cold weather and my birthday is in December.
    • Most unusual job: I used to clean stables for my boss, who also owned the music store I worked at. Interesting dynamic.
  • Sean Whaley Developer

    As a Developer at One North, Sean works across teams and with clients to create full-featured, data-driven websites. With several years of full-stack web development experience and a depth of Sitecore knowledge, Sean helps clients translate specific requirements and business objectives into feature-rich, functional solutions.  

    • Super power you wish you had: Eidetic memory 
    • Favorite vending machine snack: Big Texas cinnamon rolls 

Meet Account

Connecting the dots. Sharing what’s new. Guiding the process.

One North Interactive 
222 North LaSalle St, #1500
Chicago, IL 60601

+1 312.469.1740