Meet the team

Finding Esteemed talent is our talent.

Our story begins with two software developers who met at their day jobs and discovered they had quite a bit in common.

Chris McGrath and Albert Volkman founded Esteemed to address their shared interest. Together with a team of ambitious go-getters, they built one of the world’s largest Esteemed talent networks

Meet the team

We've built an Esteemed network for contractors and employers alike

Esteemed exists to solve the very issue AI and Chris noticed while working at a Seattle-based digital agency. Employers in the digital space struggled to hire Esteemed talent.

There simply weren’t enough developers to fill open roles, and anyone good was already busy.

The solution? A platform where advice support, tools, and people can come together.

We've built an Esteemed network for contractors and employers alike

Our company, by the numbers

20+
years strong in digital technology
100%
of developers reviewed by experts
950+
digital professionals in the community

We're in it for the people

Our vision is built upon the idea that relationships matter. People matter. Communities matter.

We strive to lower your hiring risk by building a vast network of high-quality, pre-screened digital Esteemed professionals available for whatever work you current team can’t handle.

Careers

Meet our team

Chris McGrath

Chris McGrath

CEO
Albert Volkman

Albert Volkman

CTO
Rob Schaust

Rob Schaust

Vice President
Matt Obert

Matt Obert

Director of Screening
Matthew Ellis Pritchard

Matthew Ellis Pritchard

Director of Marketing
Will Kirchheimer

Will Kirchheimer

Senior, Principal engineer
Julia Panchenko

Julia Panchenko

Executive Assistant
Bianca Perez-Rubio

Bianca Perez-Rubio

Associate Business Manager
Trishia Cachila

Trishia Cachila

Operations Manager
Jenny Lam

Jenny Lam

Social Media Coordinator
Rachel Anne Cadag

Rachel Anne Cadag

Recruitment Coordinator
Josh Kendall

Josh Kendall

Front-end Developer
Alex Novak

Alex Novak

Back-end Developer
Patrick Lake

Patrick Lake

Full-stack developer
Kelton Reid

Kelton Reid

Content Writer
Casey Horgan

Casey Horgan

Web Content Creator

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The good word on esteemed

  • A consistent, reliable source for quality Drupal Developers.

    Matt O'Bryant, VP Professional Services, Oomph

  • High-quality resources quickly. We couldn't be more happy with the relationship.

    Gibson Smith, CEO Avionos

  • The structure of Esteemed is awesome. It saves time in hiring by putting top talent just a message away.

    Brandon Baker, VP Technology - FreshForm