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Magento Development

About Cadence Labs

Founded in 2014, Cadence Labs is a development-centric agency that focuses on providing top-tier support for our clients through consulting, design and development 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
  • Shopify Development
  • Website Design
  • Custom Platform Development
  • Performance Optimization
  • Security Audits

Meet The Cadence Labs Team:

Gillian Owen, CSO & Co-Founder

Gillian Owen, President & 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% 100%
  • Sales & Project Management 100% 100%
  • User Experience 100% 100%

Alan Barber, CEO & Co-Founder

Alan oversees Cadence’s development team and acts as our chief architect. 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. When Alan’s not crafting code, you can find him playing racquetball or reading a good book.

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

Raisa, 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.

  • Resource Planning 100% 100%
  • Quality Assurance 100% 100%
  • KPI Measurement 100% 100%

Jenny, 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% 100%
  • Web Development & Design 100% 100%
  • Quality Assurance 100% 100%
Brent O'Neill, Mobile App Developer
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist

Ali, Technical Project Manager

With a background in the arts and psychology, Ali makes a point to combine design
and logic into the projects she manages. An avid fan of online shopping herself, Ali
has been applying her skill to eCommerce and Magento builds for over 5 years and
loves creating a roadmap that transforms technical requirements to a fully
functional web experience. Off computer screen, Ali is typically creating custom
artwork (mainly pet portraits!), cooking with her family, playing the drums, or
immersed in a good video game.
  • Project Management 100% 100%
  • eCommerce Design and Development 100% 100%
  • Solution Architecture 100% 100%

Jay, 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% 100%
  • Web Development (PHP, Javascript, MySQL) 100% 100%
  • Visualization / Processing 100% 100%
Jay Chow, Senior Magento Developer
Daniel Horton-Wellings

Daniel, 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% 100%
  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100% 100%
  • Magento Development 100% 100%

Asaf, 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% 100%
  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100% 100%
  • Shopify Development 100% 100%
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist
Joe King, Magento Developer

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

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

Ostin, Software Engineer


Ostin has been programming professionally for 13 years, almost entirely self-taught. He’s worked on a variety of systems his entire life, starting with his father’s Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 when he was a boy, up to top-of-the-line MacBook Pros. Most of his professional programming has been web apps backed by PHP and a MySQL database, spiced with a smattering of Python and Visual C#. He is picking up Magento quickly. Off the clock, Ostin writes music at his piano, edits audio for movies, and spends lots of quality time with his wife and step-son.

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

Paul, Software Developer

Paul comes from a background as a bike mechanic and now applies his carefully honed problem solving skills to web development. His passion and primary focus is in using Javascript and front end frameworks to create responsive and interactive user interfaces. When not at his computer, Paul can be found in the mountains trail running, mountain biking, or backcountry skiing.

  • Frontend Development (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) 100% 100%
  • Backend Development (PHP, MySQL) 100% 100%
  • NodeJs Development 100% 100%
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist
Jeff Barber, Security Specialist

Jeff, 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% 100%
  • Software system architecture 100% 100%
  • Linux kernel, device drivers 100% 100%
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