More than a decade ago, Skookum co-founders James Hartsell and Bryan Delaney (friends and fellow UNC Charlotte alumni) took a leap of faith. They left secure jobs to team up and focus on a mission, which for them held more promise and purpose: to work alongside innovative clients in growing organizations in order to solve their most pressing and complex technology challenges, the tough, roll up your sleeves stuff. Getting started wasn’t easy, but with fierce resolve, an entrepreneurial spirit and a quest for quality, Skookum was born.
Today, those same principles: relentless motivation to succeed, a deep commitment to clients and grit, unite our team of talented business, design and technology professionals around a strong set of values focused on giving clients what they need.
It’s only fitting that the name Skookum by definition means: brave, strong, and marked by excellence in quality. It defines our culture and it is our unrelenting promise to those we work with. We thrive on the challenge to amaze and delight our clients.
Skookum’s leadership team is committed to getting to the heart of understanding the complex needs of your organization or team to help your business win, thrive, grow, and compete. We know that collaboration produces the best results. Meet the team that works together to make it happen:
We believe that complex solutions are a sign of mediocrity. Time is the most valuable thing a person can spend, and doing it today instead of tomorrow is the difference between mediocrity and greatness. The way to maximize learning is to experiment early and often – to make decisions and move forward.
We live in a fast changing world, and what works today will not work tomorrow. Change is a normal part of what we do. We believe in taking calculated risks, analyzing the results, and learning from everything. Whether things work out or not, we make sure we are better for it.
We believe that it’s never not my job. We all have permission to improve our company. If you love working here in the first 18 months, then you are enjoying what we have created. If you love working here after the first 18 months, then it’s because you are enjoying what you have created for yourself.
Life is too short to be unhappy, so we won’t tolerate negativity. We believe that happy employees do better work and make for a more fulfilling, collaborative environment. We should enjoy what we do, where we do it, and who we do it with. No one owns your future but you.