Born In Manufacturing

Raised in Software

Boutique Agency

Typically, mid- to small-size firms without large IT staffs ask P1ston to help solve their problems. They always need software solutions, but often don’t know where to begin. As a boutique agency, we’re not for everyone, but we’ll talk to any client in the manufacturing, distribution, or services space.
P1ston takes on each project with the intention of someday showcasing it within our portfolio. Every engagement gets the attention of our leadership. It’s always personal for us. Principles of simplicity, utility, and stability combine into beautiful software solutions for everything we design and build.

Our Team

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. Our talented and diverse team works together for one purpose—to unlock the potential of those around us.
CEO, Founder

PJ Bellomo

Manufacturing, distribution, and services have dominated PJ’s career. After earning his MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute....

Manufacturing, distribution, and services have dominated PJ’s career. After earning his MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he served as an engineer at a chemical production facility followed by several years at Arthur D. Little where he served as a technology consultant to diverse manufacturing clients.

After migrating from engineering to management consulting, PJ accepted a leadership position at electronics distributor, Avnet, where he served as VP E-Commerce and VP Global Supply Chain. PJ then jumped into the startup space where he spent two decades in software leadership roles including COO, Commerce5; CEO, PropertyRoom; Partner, Black Mercury; and CEO, RocketDocs.

Developer

Sylvia Smith

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Natalie Wysocki

Lead Designer

A user-first focus has guided Natalie’s work since she earned her BS from the University of Michigan with a ........

A user-first focus has guided Natalie’s work since she earned her BS from the University of Michigan with a concentration in User Experience (UX) Design. In her design role at TWC, a nearby boutique agency, she led UX design efforts for both established and startup clients in the business service space. She also led UX efforts on a workflow application for a government agency focused on oil and gas production.

Natalie joined P1ston as lead designer for a supply chain collaboration platform. True to her user-first focus, she spent weeks shadowing and interviewing manufacturing ops personnel as well as a large supplier base. Her discovery process involved mapping and redesigning workflows, then presenting user with mock-ups followed by clickable prototypes. Supply Chain Collaboration Made Easy resulted from Natalie’s design work.

Sales

John Maher

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Developer

Kevin Felichko

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Designer

David Dussault

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Our Values

Delight or Go Home

We write this value not as idealistic newbies, but as grizzled veterans of both large companies and small startups. Life is too short to do shoddy work. Building and delivering delightful offerings will engender your creativity, fuel your passion, and simply feel good. So, first and foremost, we strive to delight.

Always Honest
Never Cruel

Think of this as real talk. We know that clear, open, and thoughtful communication will set us on the shortest path to delight. In contrast, a lack of honesty or respect will surely send us on an unpleasant detour. While we actively screen for a good communication style when hiring, we expect you to further develop your skills here at P1ston.

Learning Crushes Knowing

We also hire for passion and curiosity. People with passion and curiosity constantly grow. The technology space requires learning-oriented professionals because no one knows today everything required to solve tomorrow’s technical challenges. To keep up, you’ll need to constantly cultivate a breadth and depth of knowledge that expands with a rapidly changing industry. In addition to accelerating your personal development, when you grow, learn, and succeed, P1ston does too.

Seize the Deep Happy

We live our lives with the paradox of enjoying the present and preparing for the future. Present- mindedness enables you to appreciate the here and now, but it can devolve into instant gratification, adverse consequences, and shallow happiness. Future-mindedness can enable success, but in excess can distract from enjoying the day to day and addressing the needs of the moment.

“Deep Happy” refers to the enduring joy and success that comes from simultaneous focus on both the present and future. As P1ston employees, we must continuously balance the two. When we design and architect solutions, hire new staff, pursue new customers, and spend the company’s money, we do so knowing we need to make decisions for today, that still enable success tomorrow.

Collaborate, Iterate, Adapt

As a technology startup, uncertainty lies ahead of us as we forge a new path. We move at a fast pace, making calculated yet flexible decisions, unhindered by the fear of failure. We collaborate daily in just about everything we do, iterating our way to success. In true startup fashion, we adapt to shifting opportunities and challenges. The delightful solutions we create emerge directly from our dedication to collaboration, iteration, and adaptation.

Join Our Team

We’re always on the lookout for talented people that are passionate about creating software that not only solves real problems, but does so with elegance and style.

Who We’re Looking For

Business Analysts

Our solutions don’t just need to look great, they need to make sense and feel easy, too. We could always use more people that love to untangle complex challenges.

Designers

UX, UI, information architecture, user reseach, you name it. If you live to delight, we’d be delighted to have you.

Software Specialistz

A lot goes into building software beyond design and development. Data integrations, quality assurance, analytics, customer relationships, and product managent are all important to the success of our software. While wearing many of these hats may sound like being a generalist, we think that it really makes you a specialist in all things software. If you feel a home helping in lots of different ways, you’d fit right in at P1ston.

What It’s Like to Work With Us

Mix of office and remote
Unlimited time off
Healthy work life balance
Comprehensive health
New Downtown office
Learning and Mentorship

Let’s work together to build something great.