Meet the folks who make it happen.

The name Carbon Five was inspired by the Buckminsterfullerene – a spherical structure that is made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at each vertex of each polygon. Basically, a soccer ball.

At Carbon Five, we're committed to building great products, surrounded by awesome people. Like any good soccer team, collaboration is a base assumption about how we work. It's intrinsic to who we are. We are software engineers, designers, and product managers. A team of innovative problem solvers ready to work closely with you to deliver together.

CEO

Mike Wynholds

CEO

Mike is one of the founding partners and the CEO of Carbon Five. He does much of the strategic planning for the company and runs all aspects of the Los Angeles office. During his 17 years at the company, Mike has led dozens of projects, opened offices and helped develop the core Carbon Five process and practice groups. In his free time, Mike enjoys drinking fine wine and constructing elaborate Magna-Tile structures with his two young daughters (ideally at the same time).
COO

Don Thompson

COO

As one of the original Carbon Five, Don has worn just about every hat at the company — CFO, Accountant, Counsel, HR Director, Client Services Rep, Ops Manager, Barista, Fridge Stocker, Waiter, Driver, Event Planner — before finally settling on COO. Don cut his teeth in the startup world during the Dotcom era, when he scaled the technology for an ecommerce website. If you can't reach him on his mobile, Don's likely biking, hiking, hanging with his kids or traveling overseas (where he's too cheap to pay for a SIM card).
VP of Engineering

Erik Ingenito

VP of Engineering

Erik came to Carbon Five 14 years ago from Fire Engine Red, a software development consultancy, where he was a founder and partner. He currently serves as the Team Lead for multiple projects across the company. When he’s not leading teams at Carbon Five, Erik can usually be found with his head in a science (or science fiction) book, or at Gordo Taqueria enjoying his favorite burrito with family.
VP of Design

David Hendee

VP of Design

David sets the creative vision and oversees the design discipline at Carbon Five. Prior to joining the company in 2004, David served as a Creative Director at IDG and as a founder of Fire Engine Red. Cultivating collaborative teams and the integration of design and engineering are two of David’s passions. David has also done numerous speaking engagements, including Distill, Lean UX SF and Sum of the Parts, among others. In his free time, David enjoys cooking and building things to delight and annoy his wife and children.
VP of Product

Courtney Hemphill

VP of Product

Courtney works with the talented team of Carbon Five product managers to execute on strategic product roadmaps based off the business vision of our clients. Her ten year tenure as a software engineer allows her to also advise clients as a technical lead. Courtney frequently shares her passion for lean and agile development at conferences and events worldwide. She is on the programming committee for QCon, is an advisor to several startups, sits on the board of NatureBridge, and is ever so slowly become a rock climbing curmudgeon.
VP of Engineering

Christian Nelson

VP of Engineering

Christian is the VP of Engineering for the San Francisco office, where he serves as a manager and mentor. Over the past 11 years, he is proud to have helped Carbon Five mature into a design and development powerhouse. Outside of work, Christian can be found playing in the mountains or constructing multi-storied clubhouses for his children.

Now let’s meet some more of the team…

Managing Director, Chattanooga

Alex Cruikshank

Managing Director, Chattanooga
Director of Engineering

Rob Pak

Director of Engineering
Director of Design

Suzanna Smith

Director of Design
Managing Director, LA

Chris Svenningsen

Managing Director, LA
Managing Director, NYC

Marc Love

Managing Director, NYC
VP of HR

Amanda Prince

VP of HR
Principal Product Manager

Matt Sullivan

Principal Product Manager
Senior Engineer

Anna Neyzberg

Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer

Hannah Howard

Principal Engineer
Director of Engineering

Wil Wade

Director of Engineering
Director of Engineering

Matt Bricston

Director of Engineering
Director of Marketing

Nancy Samahito

Director of Marketing
Senior Product Designer

Mandy Valladares

Senior Product Designer
Business Development Lead

Dan DeCoste

Business Development Lead
Product Manager

Grace Song

Product Manager
Director of DEI

Ruth C. White

Director of DEI

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