A proven team of teams.

Building and retaining great teams has always been core to our mission. Human-centered design is not only how we build great digital products, but how we’ve built our business.

The future of tech innovation?

It's not where you think.

In 2008, three of us began building mobile apps in Charlottesville, VA. As we've grown into a full-service digital product consultancy with over 1,000 team members, we never once considered relocating our headquarters to a traditional tech hub. Why?

From day one we had a thesis: high-impact tech work doesn’t just happen in high rent cities. And we've spent the past decade proving it.

Today, we help the world’s leading brands create digital products that impact millions and improve lives—and we do it from cities that offer a high quality of life, comparably low cost of living, and proximity to world-class universities. The result? A steady stream of top talent, happy team members and industry-leading retention. Our three largest office locations—Charlottesville, VA; Durham, NC; and Columbus, OH—are small, but cosmopolitan cities that widen the platform for work-life balance. Because we believe that you can build cutting-edge digital products while also putting down roots.

The power of small, dedicated, autonomous teams.

By removing the barriers—both physical and psychological—between our team members, we’ve created a rewarding and sustainable environment for innovative product development.

Embracing a flexible work environment, team members can choose to spend a portion of their week brainstorming, building, and iterating in a shared physical space where every stage of the product life cycle is represented. Strategists, designers, engineers, and project managers fully dedicated to a single project work side-by-side and are given the autonomy to make necessary decisions. Having built the trust and established the psychological safety required to test bold ideas, our tenured teams accelerate time to value and ship products faster.

Great teams do more

than build great products.

We’re proud of the outcomes we’ve achieved in partnership with our clients. We’re even more proud of the contributions we’ve made to how their teams build digital products—even after our partnership ends.

Our relationships with our clients go beyond transactional. We don’t just get to know your product, people and priorities. We get inside your processes. As our teams model their battle-tested delivery methodologies, our clients pay attention—and find value in both the products we build together and how we go about building them. We don’t just hand over a product and walk away. We leave our clients functioning better, with sharper tools and understandings, so they can maintain the things both tangible and intangible that we’ve built together.

Forging a different path paid off.

We help iconic brands on their path to digital leadership.

Our clients are consistently recognized as industry leaders.

Multiple wins including FOX
Sports, Nat Geo and Vocable.
Mobile Award of Excellence for
Alliant, Regal & Care Credit.
Best UX design for PepsiCo's
SodaStream Connect.
Top ranked apps across multiple categories in the Apple App Store.

Our employees have built an award-winning culture.

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The best thing about WillowTree is the energy in the space. I work amongst the most positive and talented people I have ever met. They inspire me to do my best work. I don’t ever feel like I’m solving a problem on my own. ”
4.6
2021 Best Place
to Work.
Deloitte Technology
Fast 500.
2020 Inc. Best
Workplaces.
Great Place To Work
Certified 2022.

And we continue to help our clients build even stronger teams.

" There is no question that we have learned tremendously from the entire WillowTree team. It has been a true pleasure to be part of such a fantastically open and collaborative partnership. "
Fredrik Ekelund – vp product development

Partner certifications.

Apple Mobility Partner
Google Developer
Certified Agency
AWS Select
Technology Partner
Microsoft Xamarin Certified
Premier Consulting Partner
1 of only 20 global
SAP AppHaus locations
Braze Alloys
Partner Program
Adobe Solution
Partner Program
Roku
Development Partner

Leadership.

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Michael Colombo
Managing Director, Adobe Practice
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Abby Cook
SVP, Finance
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Tobias Dengel
Chief Executive Officer
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Cristiano Franco
Managing Director, LATAM
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Will Mayo
SVP, Business Development
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Keith Miller
Chief Marketing Officer
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Mike Moore
Chief Commercial Officer
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Kelli Palmer
Chief Diversity Officer
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Christy Phillips
Chief Talent Officer
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Salil Rao
 Chief of Staff
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Blake Sirach
Chief Product Officer
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Jamie Timm
Chief Delivery Officer
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Patrick Wright
Chief Engineering Officer

Board of Directors.

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Johan Aurik
Global Managing Partner and Chairman Emeritus – A.T. Kearney
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Tony Broglio
Founding Partner – Insignia Capital Group
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Tobias Dengel
Chief Executive Officer – WillowTree
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Matt Dopkiss
Co-Founder – Dynamit
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Marcus East
Chief Digital Officer – T-Mobile
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Mike Moore
Chief Commercial Officer – WillowTree

Let's talk.

From full cycle product builds to supporting an existing team, we’re here to help.
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