The Quardev Team is an eclectic group all working together to ensure we provide the best people with the key skills you need to deliver the best technical solutions.
Joe Dillon, CEO & President
Joe is the founder, President, and CEO of Quardev. Joe has more than 25 years working with technology and software and has been lifelong entrepreneur who has started numerous companies; the first of which was started at 12 years old. Joe is the founder of the Quality Assurance Special Interest Group (www.QASIG.org) which hosts regular meetings that seek to engage members of the high-tech community in discussions on the evolving challenges in the software industry. Outside of work, Joe is a committed husband, a family person, and father of a terrific 10-year old son. He enjoys bicycling, playing music and really, really good food.
Shelly Dillon, Executive Director
Shelly is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Technical Communications Manager for Quardev. She has a long history in writing technical material for various audiences and leading the charge in creating the right content for the right audience. Always curious, Shelly is enamored with technology and is a lifelong student. When she isn't working you can find her hanging with her family, reading, checking out the newest restaurants, walking her dogs, or watching hockey (Go Wings!).
Krista Lindley, Business Development Manager
Krista is a Business Development Manager with over 15 years of experience working with clients to find and deliver the right solutions for challenges they are facing. She has a fierce commitment to her clients providing innovative problem solving to bring project success. Outside of the office you can find her spending time with her family, hiking, playing softball and golf, and on the sidelines of many sporting events from Little League to Cougar Football.
James Frazier, Business Development Manager
Jim is an 18-year veteran in supporting the IT Consulting Community in the Seattle market. He says that one of his favorite things about the industry is that he has been able to work with so many of the same clients year after year as their businesses have grown, all while keeping his eye on the latest trends and emerging technologies in this dynamic environment.
Jim is a native Washingtonian, who after having had the chance to cover most of the USA in a BDM capacity, says that there is nowhere he would rather work and live than the Pacific Northwest.
An avid outdoorsman, you will almost always find him pursuing one of his many outdoor activities with family and friends when he is not in the office.
Tom Armitage, Senior Manager – Finance, Contracts & Scheduling
Tom has worn many hats at Quardev from managing test lead to recruiting manager to payroll manager. He created Quardev’s financial tracking and projection spreadsheets giving the company a unique insight into its financial health and future. Tom spent 20 years in television broadcasting before transitioning to the computer industry after earning his MBA from Northeastern. He spends his spare time with his family at their cabin in Gold Bar where he likes to hike, fish and photograph the area.
Parke Blake, Senior Test Lead
Parke is a software professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has been recognized for strong problem solving and leadership skills in many areas of the software lifecycle, including programming, software testing, and QA Management. Originally from California and later Colorado, Parke has since made Seattle his home and enjoys camping and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Kris Minkel, Recruiting Manager
Kris is a seasoned Technical Recruiter with seven years of professional recruiting experience with his five most recent being in IT. In a past work life, Kris was a hiring manager and really developed a passion for helping others find work. One of Kris's many strengths (besides being the resident tall guy who dusts the top of the fridge) is being able to look at a resume and understand how technology works and not just key words.
At the office, Kris brings lots of fun with his quick wit and likes to put a smile on everyone's face he interacts with. Kris is someone who operates with integrity and does what is right. For Kris a good day at the office is when his wife asks him how his day was at work and he doesn't have much to say. Outside of work, Kris enjoys spending time with his family, running outside, playing basketball, teaching his son new things and many other hobbies. As a Gemini, he likes to dabble in everything. Just ask, he's an open book.
Cindy Ponko, Senior Technical Recruiter
Cindy is an experienced Technical Recruiter and committed to supporting the on-going success of candidates and organizations. Equal parts consultant, confidant and coach to top tech and creative talent, she is known for going above and beyond on behalf of those who work with her. Outside of the office, you can find her supporting entrepreneurs with growth-strategy, discovering the quaint-n-quirky -- be it bookstore, art studio or café, practicing archery, painting and spending time outdoors with her family splashing in mountain creeks, rockhounding, and hiking.
Ryan Penner, Technical Recruiter
Ryan is a longtime product of the PNW. He received his BA from Western Washington University in 2008 and has held leadership, management, and sales positions throughout his career. Through a fierce dedication to learn new things and proven intangible skills, Ryan transitioned into Technical Recruiting in 2017.
Ryan is an avid musician and enjoys spending time at his cabin in Leavenworth with friends, his dog Harry and especially his Wife and infant son. He brings with him a deep appetence to make a positive impact and to work collaboratively and transparently to achieve lasting growth and success.
Heena Patel, Marketing Operations Analyst
Heena is the newest addition to the Quardev Team. She has a Masters in Information Systems Management and brings in more than 7 years of professional Analyst experience. Her degree in Digital Marketing and a keen interest in visual communications lends itself to our online marketing techniques and strategies. Heena is a passionate marketing coordinator and helps on the implementation of digital presence including social media posts, blog updates, and analytics.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and drinking tea!
Aussie is a young mini Australian Shepherd who enjoys hiding treats around the office, going for walks along the Burke-Gilman trail, snoozing, and playing with his pal Bomber.