DevelopmentNow Chicago

Hello, Chicago!

We opened an office in Chicago, a year later the Cubs won a World Series. We’re not saying there’s a connection there… but we’re not saying there isn’t one.
The Pacific Northwest has been our home for the last ten years. Now, we’re going back to where it all started for our CEO Ben Strackany.

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We’re excited to continue our rapid growth in the digital space and reconnect with our Chicago roots. We see a Chicagoland branch of DevelopmentNow as a strategic opportunity to be part of the innovative, hard-working digital and startup community there, while collaborating with the best and brightest to deliver high-impact technology solutions to partners in the Midwest.

− Ben Strackany, CEO

Meet Our Chicago Team Leads


Brendan Adkins

Brendan Adkins has been developing dynamic, standards-driven technology for over ten years.  At Trover Solutions, he maintained mission-critical database systems with thousands of live interactive users, and in his capacity as a consultant for New York-based firm Indelible Media, he worked with clients including Casio, Citi, White + Warren, and Cook’s Illustrated.  As an iOS developer, he brings to DevelopmentNow a focus on high performance, user accessibility and visual polish.  Brendan’s mobile expertise has contributed to the success of several high-stakes and innovative DevelopmentNow projects, including apps for Manheim and Ready Auto Transport.

Scott McMillin

Scott has co-founded multiple startups and created many successful products and services over the past 15 years. In 1997 he co-founded Hopscotch Media, a Web agency, and subsequently was co-founder of both ShopLocal (1999) and Timelines (2007). As an independent contractor he designed and developed solutions for Windstream Communications, Kraft Foods, Buena Vista International, Dow Chemical, First Analysis, and many other smaller companies. He enjoys advising startups and early-stage companies in Lean practices and JTBD methodology.