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.
Christi Amend, Technical Recruiting Manager
Christi is a 10+ year full cycle recruiter based here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She goes beyond keyword searching when looking for that perfect fit and gets excited when that perfect match is found for both candidates and clients alike. She has a deep understanding of technical recruiting as well as accounting/financing, creative / marketing, sales, administrative, ecommerce and much, much more. Her strength is developing long term relationships and digging in deep to understand the root of what needs to get done. A creative at heart, Christi thinks out of the box to meet customer’s needs. When not chasing purple squirrels and herding cats, you can find Christi floating on her boat, listening to live music and kayaking.
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.
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!
Adam Green, Senior Technical Recruiter
Adam is an accomplished Technical Recruiter with over 13 years of industry experience. His biggest motivation in the industry has been to help others define and accomplish lifetime career goals. Adam spent nearly 15 years in the music industry and radio before evolving into Technical Recruiting. One of his biggest virtues is his desire to help others achieve something greater than just a new position.
Adam brings with him his sense of humor. It is very important for him to have fun at the office. He brings his fast-paced, high-energy attitude with him each day.
Outside of the office he spends most of his time with his two children exploring ghost towns in the area and panning for gold. If you catch him on the couch he will most likely have a guitar in his lap.
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.