Team

More than just code monkeys

We're not your average software dev team.

At Vertical Motion, we’re natural solvers and organizers with a passion for finding the cleanest way to eliminate an obstacle (or turn it into a stepping stone).

Vertical Motion is a Calgary based software and mobile development firm that has been creating customized Web, iPhone, Android, and Windows business solutions since 2006.

Vertical Motion offers full service software development, native and web-based mobile development, business analysis, enterprise integration, online marketing, and graphic design, and has developed multiple customized applications to solve real-world problems for businesses of all sizes.

Mobile Apps

Take your work mobile

We use technology to eliminate inefficiencies left over from the old days of paper processes.

We’re an award-winning team with cumulative decades of web experience. We specialize in innovating web and mobile-based solutions to streamline business processes.

Clutch Top App Developers Canada 2015
Clutch Top App Developers Canada 2016
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Calgary 2018
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Canada 2019
Clutch Top Mobile App Developers Canada 2020
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Jason Jones

  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS
  • SALES DEVELOPMENT
  • Jason’s strong business sense and entrepreneurial spirit are driving forces in his work. After selling his first retail business at the age of 19, he set out to be a pioneer in the emerging internet industry. Through his 20 year career, Jason has gathered a diverse client portfolio including Bell Emergis, Bell, Canadian Pacific Railway, Shell, Shaw Communications Inc., Lloyd’s of London, and Stuart Olson. A practiced leader and team–builder, Jason has grown and managed successful web departments in the UK and on Canadian soil. He capably organizes and directs resources in the service of internal and external customers, interpreting and facilitating business needs with careful efficiency. Jason has a multi–faceted background in the insurance industry, graphic design, web programming, and business analysis, in addition to his capable leadership skills. A consummate self–starter, he is equally able to direct vision from a high level, and get down in the trenches to get things done.

    Jessica Budge

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS
  • Jessica has over 12 years of progressive work experience as a Professional Project Manager, specializing in working with organizations that have lost their way, projects that have gone off the rails, and great ideas without a starting point. She has a track record of creating clarity in chaos, building commitment and direction in teams, and bridging the gap between technology and business to deliver value. She has a technical background with a Bachelors of Science in Geophysics (P.Geo), working in project management and Agile Methodologies and is a certified Professional Project Manager (PMP) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

    Gwynn Kirk

    Gwynn Kirk - Design
  • DESIGNER
  • EDITOR
  • Gwynn is a veteran of the turn–of–the–century Internet boom, but has considered the web her medium since 1997 when she made her first website. She initially studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the Alberta College of Art & Design, but worked as a graphic designer and writer early on for the Certified Management Accountants of Alberta. After cutting her teeth in their marketing department, Gwynn moved forward with Stormworks, a leading edge internet consulting firm which provided exposure to a variety of roles, such as site strategy development, interface usability analysis, graphic design, and copyediting. Gwynn continued as a writer and designer online with Star Choice, and later Replicon, where she designed the look & feel of next–generation web applications and managed usability decisions for new features. After Replicon, she consulted in the same vein as a writer and designer with Material Insight for over two years. With Vertical Motion, Gwynn has continued her interface design and graphic design career in everything from mobile devices to large scale print pieces.

    Kyle Anderson

    Kyle Anderson - Developer
  • DEVELOPER
  • WORDPRESS
  • With an ICT career spanning 20 years, Kyle is an experienced & dedicated professional who strives to continuously improve and innovate in developing digital communications solutions & strategies. A full stack web developer who keeps up to date with the tools of modern web development as well as a capable designer, Kyle partnered in an independent communications & design firm for over 17 years. He has extensive experience in budgeting & managing the design and development of online solutions for clients in a broad range of businesses and organizations. His goal with every project is to establish and enhance client online presence and help them stay connected with their stakeholders. Combining technical education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with art & design study at the Alberta College of Art & Design Kyle brings a well-rounded skill set to projects combining creativity with a broad range of technical knowledge and experience.

    Pablo Cafiso

    Pablo Cafiso - Developer
  • DEVELOPER
  • WORDPRESS
  • Pablo is a Microsoft Certified Professional with over 24 years of programming experience, in a wide variety of programming languages and technologies, developing Commercial, Financial, Interface, Data Conversion, Mobile and Utility Applications. His experience dates back to those days before Windows came to our lives, having designed and developed programs for old DOS machines.

    He also holds a Telecommunications and Electronics Technician High School diploma that gives him insight on what is happening inside the computer when a program is running, allowing him to understand how the data that powers the Internet and Mobile apps world travels back and forth.

    In 1998 he became a Microsoft Certified Professional, and after coming to Canada in 2002, he obtained his Web Site Creation and Design certificate, and finally settled as a Computer Programmer in 2005.

    Tyler Mikitka​

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • COMMS
  • Tyler is a bright and aspiring marketer whose passion lies in turning client’s visons into reality. He specializes in social media marketing, content development, design, communications, SEO optimization, and online advertising. Tyler’s enthusiasm towards optimizing organizational performance paired with his love for all things business helps him in positioning businesses in the best light possible. His Mount Royal University BBA education has equipped him with the skills needed to grow brand awareness, increase community engagement, connect with end-users, and drive leads. Tyler is considering the idea of furthering his educational journey with the addition of an MBA in the future, with the hope of gaining greater business insight while refining his already establish skills. His unique industry experience including the oil & gas industry, the golf industry, and independent consulting has given Tyler a diverse understanding of customer needs and has helped him in his role at Vertical Motion. Eager to jump on any project Tyler is always ready to help find solutions to your toughest problems.

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    Aryon Billings - Project Managment

    Aryon Billings

  • PM
  • BA
  • Joel Johnston - Developer

    Joel Johnston

  • DEVELOPER
  • QA
  • Iain Ingram - Architecture

    Iain Ingram

  • ARCHITECTURE
  • DEVELOPMENT
  • Austin Easton

  • DEVELOPER
  • QA
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