Our Team

Founded by developers. Focused on consulting and technical execution.

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NextLink Labs, with an office in Pittsburgh, is a consulting and technical execution company founded by developers. It was built with the mindset that in order for companies, teams, and products to scale the engineer on those projects must be put in a position to succeed.

From our experience, projects that strongly consider an engineer's happiness and productivity are more likely to be on time, more efficient, and scale/age well. Work-life balance is important to us. Taking a vested interest in the growth of our clients is equally important.

Our Team

NextLink Labs, with an office in Pittsburgh, is a consulting and technical execution company founded by developers. It was built with the mindset that in order for companies, teams, and products to scale the engineer on those projects must be put in a position to succeed.

From our experience, projects that strongly consider an engineer's happiness and productivity are more likely to be on time, more efficient, and scale/age well. Work-life balance is important to us. Taking a vested interest in the growth of our clients is equally important.

Our Team

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Jordan Saunders

CEO

​Jordan Saunders has 12 years' experience in this industry. He is dedicated to upholding our company values and delivering the greatest possible experience to our partners.

Matt Haluska

Director Of Strategic Initiatives

In early 2019, Matt joined the team at NextLink Labs to help develop digital transformation solutions for small- and medium-sized companies to optimize business outcomes and meet the demands of an ever-increasing digital marketplace.

Jeremy Dodson

Chief Information Security Officer

Jeremy Dodson has more than 20 years in cybersecurity and information technologies. He is committed to helping companies secure their data, stay current with security practices, and maintain compliance regulations.

Jay Korpi

Director of Sales Development and Principal Consultant

A 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Jay is a subject matter expert in social engineering and human intelligence (HUMINT) operations. Jay is also a seasoned red team coordinator as well as an expert in physical intrusion and assessments.

Colin Soleim

Principal Software Engineer

For the past 8 years, Colin has worked with dozens of companies to deploy high-quality, well-tested products. He enjoys working with organizations large and small to introduce processes that encourage open communication and better code quality.

Leah Dodson

Cybersecurity Specialist

Leah has over 10 years of cybersecurity experience, specializing in technical documentation, policy and program development, and compliance. She is dedicated to helping companies across industries undergo digital transformation with a secure foundation.

Mike Juliano

Software Engineer

A highly-motivated, full stack web and mobile developer specializing in React, Django, Angular, AngularJS, Typescript, and Node.

Kyle Johnson

Software Engineer

​An ambitious full-stack software developer specializing in Python/Django applications, DevOps, and Big Data.

Jared Blumer

Software Engineer

Jared began his career as a Database Administrator and Data Analyst for nonprofit organizations. He then chose to pursue his passion for software development and now specializes in React, TypeScript, JavaScript, Node.js, and Python.

Dmitriy Chuchuva

DevOps Engineer

Dmitriy has had his hands in all parts of the software development life cycle for four years. He is most passionate about helping development teams automate and optimize their DevOps pipelines.

Michael Datz

DevOps Engineer

Graduating in 2021 with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Michael is excited to utilize his knowledge of programming as well as explore his passion for DevOps.

Kat Roll

Software Engineer

Graduating in 2019 with a degree in Math, Kat is pursuing a passion in software development specializing in React and Ruby on Rails.

Dustin Gault

Software Engineer

With degrees in philosophy, microbiology, and clinical laboratory science, Dustin started his career in laboratory research and clinical pediatric medicine. In 2014, Dustin pivoted into Software Engineering and he now specializes in python, Django, Rails, AWS, and Full Stack Development.

Josh Bhattarai

Software Engineer

With three years of full-stack web development, Josh is well experienced with Django/Python applications, as well as the React, Angular and Vue frameworks.

Afeefa Zaman

Full Stack Engineer

Afeefa has over 6 years of software development experience. She has worked with various companies to deliver robust and highly scalable products. She is passionate about keeping pace with the emerging technologies in the tech sector.

Jeffrey "Zee" Zivkovic

Fullstack Engineer

In his first life, Zee loved teaching math and coding to middle-school students. Now he's thrilled to be developing great software for NextLinkLabs, specializing in Ruby on Rails and React.

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