A Codefi Guy Doing Codefi Things

We put the


TECHNO


in technology

Whether you’re looking to build an application from scratch, upgrade an existing system, or searching for ways to innovate, we are a team that combines entrepreneurs and technical talent to help you scale your company.

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Our Work

Our differentiator?
We're entrepreneurs.

Our team is led by and made up of seasoned entrepreneurs who have started, managed, and sold multiple technology companies. We are highly motivated by your success.

We’re more than just a software company. We are your technical founder in residence.

We eat technology like yours for breakfast.

James Stapleton

James has 25+ years of entrepreneurship experience with expertise in business and customer development. He is currently co-founder of three technology companies. He earned his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University and was the founding director of Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

James Stapleton, Ph.D

Co-founder/Business and Customer Development

Brian Holdman

Brian, a native of Cape Girardeau, brings 21 years of software developing to Codefi Labs. He specializes in Ruby on Rails, PHP and MySQL development, ASP, ASP.net, MSSQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Network Administration, Database Maintenance, Database Reporting, Web Development, Internet Marketing and SEO. He has extensive knowledge in both desktop and web applications and proven success in leading teams and finding innovative solutions.

Brian Holdman

Co-founder/Sr. Software Engineer

Alan Long

Alan comes to Codefi Labs with 7 years of software engineering experience. He specializes in software architecture, C#/ASP.NET, Ruby/Ruby-on-Rails, JavaScript, and GIS. From Learning Management Systems for the Education sector, to optimizing trading engines for Fortune 500 Finance companies, to custom software for the DoD, he brings with him strong technical and domain knowledge. Alan is a native son of Southeast Missouri, and has lived here his entire life. He has been with Codefi since 2017.

Alan Long

Senior Software Engineer

Jay Bennett

Jay started in the field of construction before venturing into Launch Code 101. He began coding as a hobby over 20 years ago when he became interested in text based games as a teenager. This led him to freelance coding before eventually ending up in the LC program. Jay excels at JavaScript and jQuery and began working at Codefi in 2017 upon completion of the Launch Code course.

Jay Bennett

Full Stack Software Developer

Chris Carnell

Chris has 10+ years experience working in and alongside startups and SMEs. He specializes in customer, process, and innovation development. He’s led economic development organizations the past three years, raising over $1 million to support startups and computer programming training for adults and youth.

Chris Carnell

Co-founder/Venture Development

Brian Rhodes

Brian utilizes his skillset in website and graphic design to create sites for a broad set of clientele. He uses his expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to tailor the user experience and bring a client’s concept to life. In addition to website development, Brian has experience in content writing and illustration as well. Brian has been at Codefi since 2015 and has over 11 years of design experience.

Brian Rhodes

Front-end Developer and Designer

Stephen Myers

Stephen has 8 years of professional experience developing software for everything from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State Univeristy. Specializing in web technologies and mobile software, he regularly works in Ruby on Rails, Elixir, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Swift, Objective-C, Java, Android, SQL and NoSQL databases, Developer Operations, and UNIX-based systems.

Stephen Myers

Mobile Developer

Zach Young

Zach is a full-stack developer that works on every aspect of software development at Codefi Labs. He has also has extensive knowledge developing, as well as designing, maintaining, and project management for E-commerce sites. A lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri, Zach has been designing and developing for 6 years and came to Codefi in 2017.

Zach Young

Full Stack Software Developer