Def Method
Software Development & Consulting
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A team committed to writing good code

At Def Method we value a humble, yet confident team with deep technical skills and passion for coding, a strong commitment to partnership, and a commitment to excellence in code.

 

The Def Method Team

At Def Method we believe in the integrity of code and in always learning.  We tirelessly work to help our clients build the best product possible, because it's not just our job, it's our passion.   We also love New York and hip-hop, specifically Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Chance the Rapper, and MF Doom. 

Joe leo

President/Partnership Director

After spending more than a decade delivering high-quality software solutions spanning government, education, finance and e-commerce, Joe set out to offer something unique in New York City: a development shop of talented engineers who can step back and see the bigger picture. Joe brings his mix of engineering muscle, business acumen, enthusiasm for challenges, and technical leadership to the helm of every Def Method project.

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BRYANT MCCOMBS

OPERATIONS Manager

Bryant has several years of operations experience in a wide array of industries, ranging from agriculture to financial services at PNC Bank . Most recently a Program Coordinator for Columbia University’s MBA program, Bryant brings his ability to work effectively with others and a competitive drive to complete tasks to an already dedicated team of personable professionals.

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Julia Macalaster

Head of Strategy & Growth

Julia is a technology professional who has worked in entrepreneurship, data analytics, strategy consulting, e-commerce and mobile solutions. At Def Method she draws on her experience to help build sustainable strategies and partnerships for both Def Method and their clients.  

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Merziyah Poonawala

Product manager

Merziyah's professional experiences ranges from Software Development to Implementation and Project Management. She works as the liaison between clients and developers, understanding needs and making sure the priorities are conveyed to the development team. 

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  Ben Gross “I like that everyone in our community is excited to write good and sharable code”

 

Ben Gross

“I like that everyone in our community is excited to write good and sharable code”

  Jeff Jia “It’s not the domain that makes it interesting, it’s the problems we’re solving for."

 

Jeff Jia

“It’s not the domain that makes it interesting, it’s the problems we’re solving for."

  Eric Tillberg “We take our methodologies seriously and build products that last.”

 

Eric Tillberg

“We take our methodologies seriously and build products that last.”

  Keith Hickman-Perfetti “My favorite thing about working at Def Method is getting to see other’s thought processes in building things, since we may think about it in a different way, but both have a well thought out reason for our approach.”

 

Keith Hickman-Perfetti

“My favorite thing about working at Def Method is getting to see other’s thought processes in building things, since we may think about it in a different way, but both have a well thought out reason for our approach.”

  Jarrod Spillers   “You’re going to get a very engaged organization when working with Def Method.”

 

Jarrod Spillers

 

“You’re going to get a very engaged organization when working with Def Method.”

Christina Leuci “We have a very helpful community with developers from senior level to junior level all freely sharing insights and learnings with each other”

Christina Leuci

“We have a very helpful community with developers from senior level to junior level all freely sharing insights and learnings with each other”

  Mark Simpson “We provide well crafted code that is maintainable by anyone so in the long term you will be able to continuously build and evolve new features”

 

Mark Simpson

“We provide well crafted code that is maintainable by anyone so in the long term you will be able to continuously build and evolve new features”

  Joe Leo “We’re a team that likes to come together to nerd out and talk tech.”

 

Joe Leo

“We’re a team that likes to come together to nerd out and talk tech.”

  Josh Hawkins   “There’s always a way for us to build a better package for you, it is our goal to work to tailor a solution for you.”

 

Josh Hawkins

 

“There’s always a way for us to build a better package for you, it is our goal to work to tailor a solution for you.”

  Randall Reed   "Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci

 

Randall Reed

 

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."

-Leonardo da Vinci

Julia Macalaster

 

"At Def Method is intellectual curiosity is encouraged creating a dynamic and supportive office environment." 

  Josh Book “We’re a company that has true values.  One of the reasons I like working here is that our product is the engineering, and since it is the engineering, we put a lot of thought into providing the most high quality code.”

 

Josh Book

“We’re a company that has true values.  One of the reasons I like working here is that our product is the engineering, and since it is the engineering, we put a lot of thought into providing the most high quality code.”

  Paul Ort “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” — Otto von Bismarck

 

Paul Ort

“Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” — Otto von Bismarck

  Don Schrimsher “The people at Def Method are very personable and friendly.  We have a community of people who all care about the product they’re building and about helping one another succeed.”

 

Don Schrimsher

The people at Def Method are very personable and friendly.  We have a community of people who all care about the product they’re building and about helping one another succeed.

Merziyah Poonawala “I love working for a team that's highly motivated, cares about delivering an excellent quality product and works with the latest ideas in technology and takes being agile seriously.

Merziyah Poonawala

“I love working for a team that's highly motivated, cares about delivering an excellent quality product and works with the latest ideas in technology and takes being agile seriously.

  Bryant McCombs   “We have a family like team structure here and are a very tightknit group.”

 

Bryant McCombs

 

“We have a family like team structure here and are a very tightknit group.”

Jack Huang

 

"I love the passion everyone has for tech at Def Method"