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Building great software doesn't have to be an insurmountable task. It requires a solid idea, a clear vision & the right team to put them together.

That’s where we come in

We Are Bellacrest

 

We’re a group of software development professionals who have worked together since 1999. We launched our initial web startup during the first internet boom and have been helping new software companies launch ever since.

We can leverage our experience for your company as well.

 

See who we've helped out

Projects

 

Bellacrest has created solutions across a variety of industries. Here is a collection of our recent partnerships and a brief description of the services we’ve provided each.

Our work has included the creation of custom software solutions for Fortune 100 companies, building out 1.0 releases for small startups and helping established companies transition aging product lines to more agile platforms.

Every project has its own unique requirements and we welcome the opportunity to discuss yours.

 

Marketing Exchange

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Microsoft

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GLAM

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Coca-Cola

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Desvio

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Selfhelp

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Medialink

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Blueberry Systems

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Touch Commerce

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FieldView Solutions

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Advitam Sports

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ecolumens

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Thinking that your company would look good on that list?Contact Us

 

A good quartet is like a good conversation among friends interacting to each other’s ideas.

— Stan Getz

 

Services

We have worked on a wide range of projects from web based geographic information systems, to integrating banking system APIs to creating social networking sites from the ground up.

Our software solutions have been created for a variety of industries including green technologies, mortgage banking, human resources, non-profits, finance, social media and advertising. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we look forward to the opportunity to discuss your project.

    • User
      Experience

    You only have one chance to make a first impression. In a rush to get a product to market the focus on user experience can become an afterthought. A few versions later and your user interface styles, conventions and navigation will begin to diverge and can make things confusing for your customers. Bellacrest has extensive experience designing usability into new products as well as upgrading the user experience of established product suites.

    • Web
      Development

    Our wheelhouse, this is where we as a team have focused much of our collective time over the last 15 years. Many of our projects are built on Ruby on Rails, given that is allows us to quickly deliver scalable software as quickly as possible. While Rails is our current favorite, we have expertise in .NET, Java, Perl, Python, and HTML5.

    • Mobile
      Development

    This is just plain fun. Have an idea for an mobile or tablet app? We would love to work with you to develop it. We have created several apps and are focusing on this as a growth area for 2014.

    • Systems
      Integration

    Not only have we built out APIs and Web Services we have extensive experience in integrating with them. Whether it be Salesforce, Google, DoubleClick, PeopleSoft or some other vendor, we likely have integrated with them at some point on one of our projects.

Our Team

We’re four guys that take developing software seriously and have serious fun doing it. We’ve worked in enormous corporations and scrappy startups, learned a lot from both experiences and now put that knowledge to use for our clients.

Stuart Piltch

VP of Engineering

Stuart is responsible for the architecture, implementation, and deployment of Bellacrest's custom software tools and products. Using Ruby, Objective-C, Java, MySQL, and many proprietary and open source technologies, he and the development teams build the systems that are used by our clients and business partners.

Stuart was CTO of GolfBuzz Inc, developers of innovative publishing tools and technologies dedicated to the golf community. After the acquisition of GolfBuzz, he stayed on as VP of Engineering at Sportgenic, Inc, where he led the development of the AdPortal suite of self-service advertising products. Stuart first worked with Scott and Don at PureCarbon as one of the original architects of the JobPlanet suite of software. Previously, he was the Director of Operations for the New York University Center for Advanced Technology and a Senior Systems Engineer at Apple, Inc.

Stuart holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from New York University and a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Cornell University. Stuart lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and two boys.

Scott Kinghorn

VP of Business Development

Scott is responsible for defining the software we create for our customers. This process can include the creation of a product strategy, business requirements, functional design and managing quality assurance.

Scott ran Product Management for Sportgenic, Inc - a sports focused technology company and ad network. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Product Design at Del Mar Database, now owned by Ellie Mae, which develops mortgage banking software for small to medium lenders. Scott was responsible for designing the software suite built around the award winning DataTrac mortgage banking platform.

Scott first worked with Stuart and Don at PureCarbon where he served as the Vice President of Software Design. Before being sold in 2002, PureCarbon focused on providing Human Resources solutions to Corporate 1000 clients and was the winner of the 2001 HR Executive Magazine's Product of the Year for its JobPlanet software.

Scott grew up in Southern California and currently lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington.

don mcallister

Director of Design

Don is responsible for the visual design on the Bellacrest team. He provides design support to our clients ranging from something as simple as a consultation on an existing site to a full logo and branding design.

Don most recently served as the Director of Interactive Design at Sportgenic, Inc. where he was responsible for the branding and UI of Sportgenic's AdPortal software. Prior to that, Don helped found the startups GolfBuzz and PureCarbon. He has designed websites since the mid-90's for such Fortune 500 companies as Apple, The Home Depot, Bank of America, AT&T and CNN.

Don received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and currently lives in a midcentury-modern split level near Atlanta with his wife and their two hounds.

Alex Pecqueur

Director of Software Development

Alex Pecqueur is a web and application developer living in Charlotte, NC. He focuses on "front-end" and "middle-end" application architecture and has an extensive background working professionally (12+ years) with Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Alex's professional background has contributed to his strong skills in software development, organization, teamwork, attention-to-detail, learning and applying new skills and dedication to large-scale projects and contexts.

Contact

We’re always looking for a fresh challenge or a new contact in the industry. Drop us a line at info@bellacrest.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

 

Cheers,