MICHIGAN, March 4, 2015 – SpinDance, Inc., of Holland, has expanded its team over the past few months with the hiring of several systems and software engineers to meet the growing demand for its consulting services.

In November of 2015, SpinDance hired Brendan Rabb as Lead Systems Engineer. Prior to joining SpinDance, Rabb served as a Senior Systems Engineer for Visteon (formerly Johnson Controls). Rabb will help expand SpinDance’s growing capabilities for designing and engineering solutions for its Internet of Things (IoT) customers, and will be based out of the Grand Rapids office. Rabb has a Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College and a Master of Arts from Marquette University.

Also in November of 2015, SpinDance hired Zack Sharkey as a Junior Software Engineer on the web development team. Sharkey will be focused on serving one of SpinDance’s largest customers with web development for their industry-leading mortgage servicing software. Sharkey spent time as a software developer at Sales Pad, Solid Circle, and Mophie. Sharkey earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Western Michigan University.

Thomas Peterson joined the SpinDance mobile development team as a Software Engineer in December of 2015. Brought onboard primarily to expand the mobile team, Peterson will also be engaging in cloud software development for key IoT customers. Before coming to SpinDance, Peterson served GeLo as a software developer. Peterson holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University.

In January of this year, SpinDance added Sean Hamstra, Paul Skentzos, and Brian Tol.

Sean Hamstra joins the company as a Software Engineer on the mobile development team. Hamstra will be a key resource in helping SpinDance deliver best in class mobile applications in all markets, including connected, smart products. Hamstra served School Zone Publishing as a mobile app developer previous to SpinDance.   Hamstra earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Full Sail University.

Joining the embedded development team as a Lead Software Engineer, Paul Skentzos will be focused on growing SpinDance’s IoT development capabilities and customer base. Immediately prior to joining SpinDance, Skentzos was Director of Technical Business Development at DornerWorks. Previous to that, he served in a variety of software engineering roles at International Met Systems, Smiths Aerospace, and AT&T. Skentzos holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University.

Brian Tol joins the cloud development team as a Senior Software Engineer. Prior to SpinDance, Tol served Five Q in several engineering capacities, most recently as Product Director, where he was responsible for software architecture and development for SaaS products. At SpinDance, Tol will be an important part of our expanding cloud team focused on IoT projects with our customers. Tol earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Calvin College.

Megan Baily and David Hughes joined SpinDance in February.

Megan Bailey is a Software Engineer on the web development team. Bailey comes to SpinDance from Bituminous Insurance, where she was a Software Engineer. As part of the web development group, Bailey joins Sharkey on the team supporting our customer in the mortgage servicing software industry. Bailey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Roosevelt University.

David Hughes joins the quality assurance team as a Lead Quality Engineer. Hughes comes to SpinDance from Visteon (formerly Johnson Controls), where he was most recently a regional Chief Engineer for Quality. Prior to that, he was with Smiths Aerospace. Hughes earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

On March 1, SpinDance hired Chris Samuelson as Lead Software Engineer on the mobile development team. Samuelson will be responsible for leading IoT projects in addition to mobile application development. Samuelson comes to SpinDance from Varsity News Network, where he was a senior mobile developer. Prior to that he was CTO of Swingpal.

“With these engineering team hires, SpinDance is well positioned to continue to serve its key clients and exceed their expectations for custom software development,” said Eric Smith, VP of Engineering.  Smith continued, “It will also allow us to grow our role in helping current and future clients realize their connected, smart product visions.”

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