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Magento Development

About Cadence Labs

Founded in 2014, Cadence Labs is a digital agency that focuses on providing expert development and consulting services. We set out to build great, lasting relationships with our clients and provide a healthy work/life balance for our team. Whether you’re engaging with us on a small project, or a complete overhaul of your online business, we guarantee you’ll receive thoughtful analysis, attention to detail, and top quality code.

A few of our specialties include:

  • Magento Development
  • Branding & Website Design
  • App Development
  • Custom Platform Development

Meet The Team:

Gillian Owen, CSO & Co-Founder

Gillian Owen, CSO & Co-Founder 

After studying molecular biology at C.U. Gillian decided to do a 180 on the career path and dived into graphic design and eCommerce. She has a talent for translating her clients’ ideas into a real world presence. Gillian’s passion for all-things-web makes her a great project manager and point of contact for our clients. During her time off she enjoys skiing and hiking in the Colorado mountains.

  • Design (Photoshop, Wireframes, CSS) 100%
  • Sales & Project Management 100%
  • User Experience 100%

Alan Barber, CEO & Co-Founder

With 14 years of experience in over a dozen programming languages, Alan is an expert developer. He’s developed websites and software applications to help hundreds of companies sell products, take online reservations, solve logistical challenges, optimize accounting procedures, and engage with their consumers. Alan’s expertise is complemented by his business acumen, giving him a knack for understanding the “business logic” behind the websites he builds. When Alan’s not crafting code, he’s mastering his chess game, doing a crossword puzzle, or playing racquetball.

  • Magento Certified Development 100%
  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100%
  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100%
Alan Barber, Owner
Raisa Buenaventura, Executive Assistant

Raisa Buenaventura, Production Manager

Raisa was brought on board to help increase the efficiency of Cadence Labs operations. She comes from a background in industrial-organizational psychology, which allows her to apply psychological theories and principles to the workplace in order to boost productivity within the company. In her free time, Raisa enjoys cooking, jamming out on the piano with friends and hiking in the mountains with her two dogs.

Jay Chow, Lead Magento Developer


Jay graduated from UCSD with a BA degree in ICAM (Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts major). He’s been programming professionally for 6 years with an emphasis on eCommerce and also has a background in Big Data research on social network datasets. When he is not working he enjoys traveling around the world and learning about different cultures.

  • Magento Certified Development 100%
  • Web Development (PHP, Javascript, MySQL) 100%
  • Visualization / Processing 100%
Jay Chow, Senior Magento Developer
Jonathan Alexander, Magento Developer

Jonathan Alexander, Magento Developer

Jonathan has more than a decade of experience working with eCommerce websites and mobile apps — including over 7 years of experience developing on the Magento platform. Jonathan is highly experienced in backend development and has developed a wide range of applications from custom ERP integrations to online financing applications.

  • Magento Development 100%
  • System Administration / Devops 100%
  • AngularJS 100%

Jenny Houdersheldt, Technical Project Manager

Throughout the span of over a decade, Jenny has garnered extensive hands-on expertise. Within that time, she has become well-versed in UI/UX design, 8+ programming languages, and holds professional certifications in Project Management. When she’s not digital designing or software developing, Jenny enjoys exploring new places and capturing beauty through a camera lens. Most importantly, she loves spending quality time with her husband and son.

  • Project Management 100%
  • Web Development & Design 100%
  • Quality Assurance 100%
Brent O'Neill, Mobile App Developer
Joe King, Magento Developer

Joe King, Magento Developer

Joe brings his superb backend development (PHP, MySQL) and server administration (Linux, Git) skills to the table. He is a self-taught programmer, beginning his career with the help of a hand-me-down Commodore 64 when he was 11. He has since received his BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and become familiar with Basic programming, C++, Python, and of course, Magento. He is an indie game developer in his spare time, operating as the artist, musician, programmer, designer and tester.

  • Magento Certified Development 100%
  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100%
  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100%

Asaf Meisels, Frontend Developer

Asaf graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS degree in Computer Science. Since then, he has been working with many different programming languages, ranging from HTML and CSS, PHP, and SQL to JavaScript, jQuery, Java, C, C++ and C#. Over the last decade, Asaf has become an expert in WordPress and Shopify, as well as many other CMS. In his free time, Asaf enjoys all kinds of sports and entertainment, including music, movies, card games, etc.

  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100%
  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100%
  • Shopify Development 100%
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist
Daniel Horton-Wellings

Daniel Horton-Wellings, Magento Developer

Daniel has been programming for almost a decade using languages such as C, Java, PHP, Javascritp and Ruby. He has been focusing on eCommerce development for 4 years specifically using Magento. Being a Brit growing up in France he enjoys traveling the world, cooking and tasting international food.

  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100%
  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100%
  • Magento Development 100%

Josh Hannan, Frontend Developer

Josh has been developing websites professionally for 8 years, focusing on eCommerce for the past 4 years. He is a self-taught developer who is consistenly broadening his horizons in the field. He has focused on front-end development within a variety of systems such as WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, and Magento. When Josh is not coding, you can find him spending quality time with his wife and daughter, hiking and camping, catching a Philadelphia sports game, or playing video games.

  • Frontend Development 100%
  • Backend Development 100%
  • Magento Certified Front-End Development 100%
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist

Jeff Barber, Security Specialist

Jeff has over 20 years experience as a software architect and developer. With a technical specialty in low-level operating system software, Jeff has spent his career developing enterprise-level security solutions for a variety of global clients. Jeff’s accomplishments range from the development of DDoS mitigation software (used by national ISPs) to ICS solutions used by utility vendors and power plants across America. Jeff has recently made a foray into eCommerce security, where he assists our core team in resolving data breaches and hardening websites to prevent future attacks. When Jeff isn’t behind his Macbook, you can find him sampling the craft breweries in Boulder or taking his road bike out for a spin.

  • Multilevel security, cryptography 100%
  • Software system architecture 100%
  • Linux kernel, device drivers 100%
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