Brad Colacino, Founder & CEO

Our company was founded in 2019 with the goal of serving small business and individual customers in Upstate New York and the surrounding regions. Our mission is to create products that are both artfully designed and skillfully coded. I believe that quality and design don't have to be trade-offs—that it's possible to be excellent in both.

We all want to be where Great Design and Great Technology merge. That's the driving force behind this company. In our industry, we create a visual identity for our customers. Our work reflects on us, sure, but not nearly as much as it reflects on our clients. And that image is so important when you're a business fighting for market space and trying to get noticed. This company will be the place that small businesses trust to present their face and voice to a potential audience of thousands, even millions of visitors online.

The Back Story

Upstate New York is my home—from birth, through school, through now. That's why this region is imporant to me and it's why I'm focused on helping support community businesses and causes.

I spent the first two decades of my career in the local IT industry, starting as a 17 year-old intern on the mailroom floor. My path took me through Quality Assurance, Software Development, Project Management and "People" Management. With that background and a truckload of ambition, I set out on my own in 2018 to pursue two of my passions that I could never find together in the corporate world—art and coding.

The Five Towers in our name are a nod to Albany's Empire State Plaza. No matter where the company goes or how it grows, we'll always know where we came from.

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