DrupalSquad was created to serve Drupal site owners who need to ensure their web presence is stable, secure, up-to-date and tuned for high performance. We focus on white-glove maintenance and support, incorporating engineering best practices into your business, and maintaining exceptional status within the Drupal Community.
Unlike other Drupal services companies that perform Maintenance and Support as an afterthought DrupalSquad helps you prevent emergencies and proactively complete tasks.
DrupalSquad was originally founded as a joint venture that brought together two teams with years of experience in software and web service consulting plus a history in the Drupal community that dates back to 2005. Its global team has offices in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, and Minsk.
In late 2014, one founding join-venture partner, NuCivic (formerly New Amsterdam Ideas) was acquired by GovDelivery. Although NuCivic is no longer an equity partner in DrupalSquad, it is a client and close collaborator. And NuCivic’s founders, Andrew Hoppin and Sheldon Rampton, remain co-owners and partners in the business.
Warecorp Warecorp was founded in 2004 in Minneapolis to provide affordable web and software services to the impact economy. Since its founding, Warecorp has earned the loyalty of international change agents and innovators working in coworking, media, health care, education, open government and nonprofits. Warecorp has been building large-scale Drupal projects since 2009.
DrupalSquad is committed to giving back to the Drupal community and platform by contributing documentation, modules and patches on Drupal.org and by sponsorship of Drupal events. DrupalSquad is a proud member of the Drupal Association.
Meet the Team
Our leadership has a long history of leadership in technology, impact entrepreneurship and the Drupal community. Our developers have an outstanding track record of contributions and community organizing. We sponsor and attend DrupalCons, have been the primary organizing force behind DrupalCamp Minsk for several years running, and have more Acquia Certified Master engineers than just about anybody else.
In addition to being a Partner in DrupalSquad, Andrew is co-founder and CEO of NuCivic (formerly New Amsterdam Ideas), a leading provider of software and web services to governments and civic organizations. Previously, as CIO of the NY State Senate in ‘09-’10, he successfully led team that built the first major New York State government website using the Drupal. That Drupal website, NYSenate.gov, won a "Best of New York" award for Project Excellence. Andrew was awarded the 2010 New York State Public Sector CIO of the Year by GovTech Magazine, and was named one of the top 50 government CIOs in the United States by Information Week magazine.
Chris is a serial technology and media entrepreneur, community leader, and artist. He is a founding partner and CEO of Warecorp, Chairman and Co-Founder of The UpTake and Founder and Publisher of TheContributor.com, a daily publication of the work of an international network of bloggers; and Co-Founder of GoodCarts, a network of online stores seeking to grow the impact economy. He lives in Minneapolis. He views Drupal as the most promising open-source platform for addressing government transparency, improving civic storytelling and growing the practice of triple-bottom line entrepreneurship.
VP Business Development
Prior to joining DrupalSquad as VP of Business Development, Sarmeesha’s vision and entrepreneurship resulted in the creation of Dharmatech in 2001; a nonprofit organization she created from the ground up with the goal of using technology for positive social change. As both Founder and Executive Director of Dharmatech, she spent the last 11 years in business development and architecting systems for a variety of organizations.
Director of Engineering
Resource manager, offshore project manager and herder of cats. Vitaly likes working with the team because he gets to experience different projects and work with an international team. When you ask him to choose a favorite module, well, he can’t. He likes Admin Menu, Rules, Views, Features... to name a few in the Modular system. But wait, there’s more he likes: Symfony 2 in core of Drupal 8. When he isn’t working in Drupal he likes to spend time with family, friends, his pets, computer games, good beer, and traveling. Did we mention he is also a polyglot? He speaks four languages.
Senior Software Engineer/Tech Lead
DrupalSquad's lead software engineer, Igor most enjoys the diverse and interesting mix of technologies, clients and colleagues he gets to work with. His favorite Drupal modules are the ones that make Drupal faster. But Drupal is not the only framework he spends his time with - Angular.js, React,js, Symphony - just to name a few platforms he likes to work with. "Learn as much as you can - this is the only way to succeed in ever changing world of Open Source technologies." Once he is tired of learning new stuff and mentoring his colleagues, he spends his free time with airsoft gun playing mercenary in large-scale military games.
Senior Software Engineer
Before Dmitrii joined DrupalSquad, he worked as freelancer on lot of various projects and he is pretty sure there are no more Drupal projects that can frighten him. When he is not wrestling Drupal code he enjoys being a avid cyclist, aquarist (really likes aquariums) and has a weakness for gadgets of all kinds, especially technical ones. Dmitrii is the first Drupal developer getting Acquia Certified Grand Master badge in Belarus.
Yury likes the diversity of tasks we throw at him. If you ask him about favorite Drupal modules well he will say, “Devel - is my favorite.” Looking ahead to Drupal 8 he wants to see UI changes, simplification in theme layer and Ajax handling. When he isn’t working he’s enjoys spending time with his cats, practicing aikido, travelling, and photography
Business Analyst / Project Manager
Marina is a Pulp Fiction fan. If you ask her what she enjoys about working here she replies, “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems.” If you ask her about what she likes about drupal or what are you looking forward to in Drupal 8? “I want it to have less beta modules and fewer bugs.”
When she isn’t working she likes to spend time travelling to exotic places. So far she has crossed Cambodia, Tibet, and Nepal off her bucket list.
Along with being a Partner in DrupalSquad, NuCivic co-founder and CTO Sheldon Rampton previously served as the Senior Web Developer at the New York State Senate, where his responsibilities included installing, configuring and managing the site’s combination of 132 contributed Drupal modules as well as coding and maintaining the site's 24 custom Drupal modules. He has contributed documentation to Drupal.org and code patches to Drupal core and contributed modules and is the author of contributed modules including Interwiki, E-Publish, Webform Locked Fields and Taxonomy import/export via XML.
Senior Software Engineer
After years as a freelancer, Evgeniy joined DrupalSquad because he likes the flexibility, including the option to occasionally travel and do his work from anywhere in the world. His favorite modules? Webform Multiple File & Views scroll pager, "because I'm a contributor of these modules. :)" At home, however, he likes to relax by playing guitar and irritating his neighbors with his singing.
Asked what he likes about working here, Stas says, "the variety of interesting projects and people." But when it comes to picking a favorite Drupal module: "I prefer to write my own."