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Let's go!

The AppFusions team is growing fast.

Our team includes top-gun experts in the industry. You can read about us below!

Our expertise can quickly help you get through your engineering challenge areas, with efficient services and a transparent iterative agile engineering delivery process, allowing for your active involvement as much as you wish along the way.

Our Guarantee

AppFusions commits to delivering only the highest caliber professional services.

This level of service starts from the first moment we speak with you and continues through constant, proactive, and engaged communications during the project.

Join us

Are you a top-gun developer looking for a great new career path with endless opportunity?

Consider working with us if you have the drive and desire to be the best and to never stop learning, honing, and perfecting your craft with great challenges.

[Our Advisors]

Ellen Feaheny

CEO, Co-Founder


Ellen manages all daily business, sales operations and strategic directions of AppFusions, while also handling much initial solution design, pre-sales and customer support efforts.

Prior to AppFusions, Ellen consulted for over 15 years in the Silicon Valley in over 30+ high-tech companies. I guess we can say "she's been around". This experience of seeing and working in so many business and development environments (good and bad), an MBA, and strong E2.0 and agile development product management experience, only fuel her energy and passion even more.

Ellen loves hiking, skiing, reading, lakes, music, her 2 children and husband, and positively the AppFusions team and customers!

Colin Goudie

Sr. Developer, Solution Architect, NetOps+


Colin is a senior system and network operations, integrations, and plugin developer. He's been working with the Atlassian stack since 2007, and is a solid backbone to many of our projects. Colin has one of the most positive senior developer attitudes one will ever encounter. Always eager to jump in on the tough problems, and explain them patiently to a customer.

Colin's specialties are in Crowd dev (any system SSO/UM to Crowd), Atlassian dev tools and end-to-end environment, agile dev processes and tools (Atlassian's and Nexus, Mercurial DVCS, Git, etc.), and custom application development. Colin is marrierd with two adorable daughters, which next to AppFusions, are his pride and joy.

David Simpson

Sr. Developer, Solution Architect, Analytics+


David is pretty well known in Atlassian circles for his crowd-favorite Google Analytics plugin for Confluence. As a senior engineer on our team, his focus centers around Confluence custom application and plugin development.

Prior to AppFusions, David was a senior integrations developer at University of Nottingham, which followed his receiving a PhD in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences at same university. That said, we're keen on finding a University or Pharmaceutical interested in sponsoring a Sub-Structure Search application for Confluence. If interested, we'll share the design ready to go!!

Outside of AppFusions, David sneaks away for quality time with his adorable wife and two children, Lily and Thomas.

Lee Ackerman

Agile Process Expert\Coach


Lee has spent the last 17 years as a developer, architect, instructor and researcher - investigating and evaluating new ideas, designing and developing solutions and helping others to do the same. Lee’s books, articles, conference presentations and workshops have been used to enable thousands in best practice based approaches to software delivery. He has had significant impact in the area of software reuse with a focus on Patterns-Based Engineering, Strategic Reuse and Service-Oriented Architecture.

Mark Lines

Agile Process Expert\Coach


Mark is a “Disciplined Agile” specialist and has been building software for over 20 years. Iterative and Agile Project Management are his passions. During his career he has acted as lead in most aspects of the software development lifecycle, including Lead Architect, Analyst and Project Manager. He operates as a coach for organisations and projects seeking to improve their capability and maturity in the adoption of software development best practices. He is also an IBM developerWorks Contributing Author, and is a technical reviewer of manuscripts for IBM Press and Addison-Wesley. Mark writes for publications such as the IBM Rational Edge, the Agile Journal, and is an Agile dZone MVP author.

Craig Rudman

Agile Process Expert\Coach


Craig is a rare blend of software engineer and organizational change management professional with over 20 years experience planning, implementing, and managing software engineering projects and business process improvement initiatives. His areas of technical expertise are software development lifecycle management, IT governance, processes and tools. Craig has over 12 years experience working with the Unified Process and with Agile methods. He has helped dozens of organizations raise levels of engagement and overall achievement through planning, technology implementation, process improvement, coaching, training, and communication.

The 24x7 Contegix Managed Hosting Team!

IT Support, Operations, and Health


AppFusions moved their 7-server humble beginnings begun on AWS servers to Contegix managed hosting in June 2010, and since then, we've never looked back; far too much else to always look forward to.

We'd be remiss to not include Contegix techs in our team list - they are a very core part of our daily business operations, with 24x7 always available support for our now 24-server AppFusions' infrastucture (between production, stagings, test, demo systems, etc.).

Very honestly, AppFusions' fast growth has been largely because of Contegix's awesome support - because without stable systems in your business - well, you might as well just go home!

Thank you Contegix!

Patrick Li

Sr. Developer, Solution Architect, Co-Founder


Patrick is a senior integrations, applications, system and network operations and plugin developer. However, keeping him in that box, like any great cat, is pretty close to impossible.

We've been trying to break Patrick's technical back for over a year now - and no matter what the challenge - Patrick delivers, always - clean and straight purpose-driven solutions with agile iterative releases. Needless to say, customers get excited by this.

Prior to AppFusions, Patrick spent 3 years focused on Atlassian consulting for many Fortune 500s to small startup companies. Patrick has developed and delivered 100s of plugins, extensions, workflow configurations, etc. And finally - he's also now an author with the release of JIRA 4 Essentials, demystifying JIRA.

Patrick has a parrot named Mango, who attends most of Patrick's project or engineering meetings. Fortunately, so far Patrick hasn't delegated other tasks to Mango yet.

Laura Kolker

Sr. Developer, Solution Architect, Migrations, UWC+


Laura is a senior developer often focused on Confluence migrations - some very large ones (for example, 18K pages!), and lead developer of the Universal Wiki Converter (UWC) project, hosted on Atlassian's Website.

However, Laura's skills extend well beyond migrations into plugin development, webapp development, UI design, build systems, and unit testing. Whenever possible, she dives into Java application development with a vengence.

Working with Laura is a pleasure beyond measure for clients - she's organized, clear, always pleasant, and dedicated to continual progress. Laura is based in Philadephia PA and loves the snow - Bring it on! likes working from home where she and her robots (well, at least one roomba) can observe snowfall without driving in it.

Danielle Zhu

Sr. Tech Project Manager, Config Mgmt+


Danielle helps our customers in both technical project management and client system operations support. In short - she's hold it together for us, which with Atlassian projects, there are indeed alot of details to keep an eye on - efficiently and in order.

Prior to AppFusions, Danielle was a traveling consultant, managing and implementing engineering and collaboration projects, primarily with SharePoint. She's dug in deep with Atlassian technologies, and she's one of those "you don't have to tell her twice" type people. We love it! True expert style!

Danielle is based in Washington DC, but she seems to be everywhere during the course of an AppFusions project! As mother of two boys, Danielle wears her soccer mom hat proudly when she is not managing AppFusions' projects.

Kevin Cheng

Sr. Developer, SSO/Authentication+ Solution Designer


Kevin (aka Barney) is a senior developer with over 4 years of Atlassian experience, and over 10 years of system and network operations experience in large Enterprise organizations. While Kevin's skills are vast, lately Kerberos SSO (single sign-on) development with Active Directory, as well as Wiki migration automation scripts and analysis has been his thing. Kevin wrote this quick note to help demystify a few confusions around this common SSO subject: NTLM v1 or v2 or Kerberos.

Prior to AppFusions, Kevin worked as a senior system operations developer on a large Enterprise Confluence integrations team.

Randy Lexvold

Agile Process Expert\Coach


Randy has 22 years of experience in all aspects of software development, from real-time robotics navigation to on-line grocery web applications. Most recently Randy worked for 8 years at IBM Rational Software as a technical sales specialist, consultant and worldwide subject matter expert in Software Architecture. He has consulted with a wide range of clients in many market sectors, including financials, technology, and large government R&D laboratories.

Justin Bishop



Justin manages all our accounting and financial systems so we stay in business, simply! Justin also plays backup to technical writing needs in any project, an easy fit for him since he has a Masters in Computer Science.

Prior to AppFusions, Justin was a Sr. Engineer at Apple Computer for many years, and now in his free-time, he's a much better than your average construction hack, and super-dad to his favorite charges: Stella (7) and Ryan (9).

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