LARRY EHRHARDT

FOUNDER AND CEO

Larry is responsible for Ballast Lane’s industry expertise, client relationships and firm development. He loves working with our long-term and new clients to build great products to engage customers, grow new businesses and create operational efficiencies. Equally, he enjoys building and supporting the Ballast Lane team that is so critical to our clients’ success.

He has a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the Darden School of Business and has completed computer science course work at the Harvard Extension School where he was also a Teaching Fellow for Intro to Computer Science and Mobile Applications.

Prior to founding the company, he led teams and initiatives in enterprise software, management consulting, and IT professional services.

WIDO DE VRIES

PRINCIPAL AND COO

Wido is a professional with a great drive to improve, using his analytical, change management and operational skills. He has experience in digital product development, online sales and service, market research, consultancy, project and program management as well as in operational management within Digital Agencies, Health Insurance, P&C Insurance and Life & Pensions.

Wido is responsible for the daily operations of the team in Medellin and for the overall delivery of the digital products. From start to Finish, from specifications to deployment and support, Wido is supporting clients to make their digital dreams come through. Together with his team he has been responsible for the launch of 10s of new digital products.

Maarten Hertog

PROJECT MANAGER

Maarten is passionate about developing new products / services that people love to use. At Ballast Lane Applications he is applying his background as Industrial Design Engineer and years of experience in developing products with human interaction. Working in a multicultural and multilingual environment interests him as every day there are new things to learn.

He is responsible for guiding the design, development and client team to the optimal result on time and within budget. Next to the day-to-day responsibilities he is busy with topics like process and personal development within the company. During his free time he enjoys once in a while to take a hike in the mountains that surround the Medellín city.

Stan Colpacov

PROJECT MANAGER

Stan is an analytics and business intelligence professional with experience in consulting, insurance, cloud computing managed services operations, and aviation industries. Stan graduated with degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Stan has lived and worked in six countries on three continents, interacting with his colleagues and customers in four languages.

At Ballast Lane Applications Stan leads data-intensive projects: from analysis of requirements, through design of architecture to delivery of a working solution and support. He is passionate about Data Engineering and always seeks opportunities to help his customers extract the biggest value from their data. In his free time Stan plays tournament poker and likes dancing salsa.

PAT MILNER

VP CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Pat loves to solve problems and help potential or existing client figure out what they need through discovery, to managing development to delivery and support. Developing fabulous products requires balance between meeting the hopes and dreams of clients and customers without getting bogged down with process, documentation and obstacles.

In her free time Pat loves to be active, competing in lots of different sports, and also spending time with her family.

RICH DOWNING

VP CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Rich brings more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience to Ballast Lane, having founded three ventures, in mobile payment, enterprise scheduling, in addition to a brick-and-mortar retail business that he grew to four locations in Boston before exiting to return to technology, which is his passion. Rich has also formally consulted and advised startups at Harvard Business School, where’s he’s sat on marketing and prototyping event panels during school events. Rich also has experience in product marketing and management in consumer-to-business chat, as well as global go-to-market strategy for a leading telecom company in cloud computing.

Before becoming a tech-focused entrepreneur, Rich earned his MBA from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Prior to Darden, Rich worked for Cambridge-based CSP Associates, the leading transaction advisory service for investors and companies in the aerospace and defense industries.

THERESIA OBERHAUS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GERMANY

Theresia is a strategic marketer, finance and product development specialist with more than 7 years of experience in project management, spanning the FMCG, telecommunication and digital marketing industries.

In her role as Senior Project Manager at ballastlane, Theresia fosters an environment of teamwork while being responsible for total project management including controlling budgets, providing day-to-day communication with the project team to ensure jobs remain on schedule and within budget and client support. Besides the love for managing the process of building digital products she has a passion for exploring the beautiful surroundings of Medellin, specialty coffee and master chef ottolenghi recipes.

Nate Lassiter

LEAD UI/UX DESIGNER

Nate loves to create, and for the past 12 years, he’s been doing UX & UI Design for companies of various sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He works across all key design roles, including branding, media, user research, UX design, UI design, copywriting, communication design, and front-end development.

Nate is responsible for Ballast Lane’s design practice, where he brings client’s ideas to life and designs experiences with people at the center. Prior to Ballast Lane, Nate ran a product design agency, as well as lead the creative team for Publicis Groupe’s mobile group, Phonevalley.

Alex Demidov

UI/UX DESIGNER

Alexander Salazar

iOS developer

Alexander Ramirez

Backend developer

Antonio Saad

Backend developer

Beatriz Vanegas

Administrator

Daniel Corbatta

iOS Developer

Daniela Pérez

Android developer

Enmanuel Carrasquel

Frontend developer

Iván Iguarán

Backend developer

Iván Darío Ramírez

NodeJS Backend Developer

Iván Villa

Backend Developer

José Saad

iOS Developer

Juan Carlos Marín

Frontend developer

Juan David Giraldo

Frontend Developer

Juliana Zapata

UI/UX designer

Laura Palacio

Project Manager Assitant

María Isabel Bastidas

QA

Mariangela Salcedo

Android developer

Matías Mazzei

iOS developer

Raúl Neis

Backend developer

Tatiana Barrios

Backend developer