The US Army had a problem. How could Soldiers keep track of mission-critical Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) technical data while in the field? RightBrain Networks addressed the need by developing a custom mobile application based on the Android platform. When network access is available, technical manuals automatically synchronize to each device for near-realtime access to the latest information. The securely-stored data is then accessible offline at the Solider's fingertips to help keep equipment mission-ready—whenever and wherever.
RightBrain Networks develops custom, web and mobile device applications with a focus on cloud computing-based deployments. Our clients are from a variety of industries, and includes everyone from the US federal government to local small businesses. Please take a tour of the solutions we've built for others and let us know how we can help you.
- In business since 2004 and based in Dexter, Michigan (10 minutes north of Ann Arbor)
- 100% US-based development team.
- We manage our own private network within a SAS-70, HIPAA and PCI certified datacenter located in Ann Arbor.
- We founded and host AWS Michigan, the Amazon Web Services user group for Michigan.
Jamie BeginFounder / Systems Engineering
Jamie is responsible for the overall technical strategy of RightBrain's projects, as well as designing the underlaying network and systems behind most of them. With an expansive technical background, he is experienced in supporting open source, Windows, and cloud-based solutions and is a proficient software developer in a variety of programming languages.
Jamie currently holds six industry certifications, backed by more than 14 years of professional experience in internetworking systems engineering and application architecture.
Jamie has been a key team member on $1MM+ web-based projects for Chrysler, Arvin Meritor, Altair Engineering, and other local, high-profile clients and was principally responsible for the systems that power the web presence of Michigan's largest credit union, Michigan First. Since 2011 Jamie has also served on the CIS Advisory Committee at Washtenaw Community College where he consults on proposed curriculum from the perspective of a technical employer.
Branden DeRocheOperations & Project Management
An experienced leader as well as capable of getting hands-on, Branden brings a uniquely engaging approach to project management at RightBrain Networks. He is responsible for coordinating our production schedule and client communication, as well as managing many of the day-to-day business operations and project oversight. Not having enough responsibilities, Branden has also been known to write code in both C++ and Python and assists with project QA.
Branden is a graduate of the prestigious Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout two deployments to Iraq, he helped support coalition reconstruction efforts as a combat engineer and is accustomed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done right.
Michael GimbelSoftware Engineering
Michael hasn't yet met a programming language that he hasn't been able to craft into something amazing. Thoughout his eight-year career, he's written production code in PHP, Perl, Python, Java, C, C++, C#, VB.Net, and Ruby. He truly thinks in code and deftly leads RightBrain's software engineering efforts.
Michael comes to RightBrain Networks from ePrize, where he spent five years helping build some of the most highly-trafficked promotional websites on the Internet for such clients as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, General Mills, MTV, and others. He holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and is a native of Ann Arbor.
Dario NovoaUX Design & Development
Dario earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Universidad de los Andes (Mérida - Venezuela) and is currently pursing a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Media at Academy of Art Institute in San Francisco.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, he's contributed to a number of large, international projects. Upon graduation, Dario intends to rejoin the RightBrain team on-site in Michigan.
In addition to her full-time retail management career and being Elise's mom, Amy puts her accounting education to work on a part-time basis keeping us organized at RBN. She is responsbile for accounts payable, receivables, and payroll—helping keep the books accurate and complete so the rest of the team can stay focused on delivering top-notch client experiences.
Elise BeginChief Morale Officer
Elise is a life-long employee of RightBrain Networks with nearly one full year of experience. She wears many hats at the company, including: supervising emerging linguistics, usability testing, Q&A (she's uniquely gifted at breaking things), and paddy cake. Most crucially, Elise is responsible for inspiring spontanious "awwww"'s with her infectious smile.