It’s no secret—at Customer Paradigm, we do things differently.
Unlike other web design firms, we have a staff of in-house expert programmers ready and qualified to take on your project. Their combined experience and proficiency in website development means that no matter what you need—whether it’s a custom-built website or on-call Magento eCommerce support—they can deliver the high-quality, timely product you’re looking for. With Customer Paradigm, you can rest easy knowing your project isn’t overseas: it’s in the hands of experienced professionals right here at our Boulder, Colorado office.
We believe that in order to make your project—whether big or small—a success, we need to understand your unique business goals. That’s why a member of our Project Management Team will take the time to understand your needs and business mission, and manage your project from kickoff to completion. As long as you’re working with us, your Project Manager will be just a phone call or email away with the response to all of your thoughts, questions, or concerns with your project.
Our SEO/SEM Department and Graphic Design Team merge their knowledge of technology and aesthetics with the latest research in consumer psychology to bring you the best business strategies and principles. This means we have the skill and experience to create the perfect website for your needs and goals, while still making it original, effective and functional. So your business can acquire new customers and keep them.
At Customer Paradigm, we don’t think it’s too much to ask that you get top-tier development, design, and support at a price that makes sense. That’s why when you’re working with Customer Paradigm you can expect all your needs to be met, from expert consultation on marketing strategy to getting a real person on the other end of the phone every time. Meet the team that makes it all happen below.
Jeff Finkelstein is the founder of Boulder, Colorado based Customer Paradigm, an interactive marketing firm that has helped clients including Xcel Energy, 3M, Level 3, and BP achieve their goals through Search Engine Optimization, eCommerce, Web Design and various other marketing strategies. An expert on Internet Privacy and Web Marketing, Jeff evangelizes the customer experience and helps businesses design sequenced interactions that lead to loyal, delighted customers.
Finkelstein is an adjunct professor for Colorado State University, and has lead workshops around the country teaching companies how to better optimize their websites, get found, and convert visitors into paying customers. Finkelstein has written syndicated columns on web marketing, and reaches tens of thousands of people each month through Customer Paradigm’s eLearning Series newsletter.
Finkelstein has been featured in The New York Times as a Web Guru, and his company has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association Supplier of the Year Award.
Finkelstein is a professional photographer and has had images published in hundreds of publications in dozens of countries. He has images on permanent display in museums in three countries, has received paid contracts from the National Geographic Organization for his images, and will have thirty images featured in an upcoming book by Kar-Ben Publishing. A member of the National Press Photographers Association, Finkelstein is not often seen without his camera.
Finkelstein also helps his wife, Rabbi Jamie Korngold, run the Adventure Rabbi program. Through search engine optimization, reporters from Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA Today, CBS News and Ski Magazine found out about the organization and ran articles and TV segments. This intense media interest sparked a book offer from Doubleday Religion, who published Rabbi Korngold’s best-selling book, God in the Wilderness, in April 2008. Her latest book, The God Upgrade (April 2011), has also become a bestselling book.
Finkelstein studied Political Science and Psychology at the University of Michigan, holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Technology Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and has served as an intern at The White House, where he drafted executive correspondence, including the 1993 National Medal of Science & Technology message.
As our Online Media Manager, and with years of experience, Alisa is able to take your Social Media Campaign to the next level. She stays ahead of the curve for online trends, and can tremendously promote the virality of your online marketing campaign. She is worldly, being raised in New Zealand and spending her childhood in Hungary. Having recently moved to Colorado, she spends her days getting lost in the mountains and spending time with her dog, and loving husband.
David has been a “tech-thusiast” from the moment he touched his first Apple II plus. Before even reaching high school, David was part of a team that developed one of the world’s first online student newspapers, “The Vocal Point”, which earned international recognition from organizations as far away as Japan for being at the forefront of emerging online technologies. Over the past 15 years, David has been involved in a wide variety of internet-based businesses, including a fully-fledged Magento-based e-commerce company in the outdoor industry, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business.
In his off time, when he is not mastering a new video game, he is a genuine travel nut who loves exploring new places.
Chris is a front-end/back-end Magento programmer with over fifteen years of experience in web development. His skills give him the ability to understand large scale web eco-systems and the way they integrate with each other. Originally from the North East, he now lives in Louisville with his wife and daughter.
How many people at a Web development company have direct, hands-on experience running an
e-commerce site? Prior to joining the Customer Paradigm team, Shawna ran all aspects of an exclusive women’s retail clothing site on the Magento platform. With more than six years of e-commerce experience under her belt, she can easily understand what clients need in order to do a better job interacting with clients online. Shawna also has extensive experience with digital & print marketing, SEO, social media, brand management, customer relations, and Magento training.
When she isn’t busy trying to find the best Magento solutions for our clients, she enjoys attending to her garden and spending time family & friends.
When speaking with Tom, you can rest assured that, “every little thing is gonna be alright.” Tom has a passion for uplifting others and helping them succeed. He is also known for his integrity, creative problem solving, and impeccable service. Tom’s experience in web and graphic design, and business marketing means that he is able to carefully listen to your needs, then turn around and create an effective and personalized solution sure to meet your goals and exceed your expectations.
When he’s not at Customer Paradigm helping our clients succeed, he spends times in his home filled with love, laughter, his amazing wife, piggy back rides with his 3 kids, and his crazy chocolate lab, Marley.
He also loves playing drums and exploring the outdoors—hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding—and spreading love and smiles everywhere he goes.
Leah has a love for art & design, receiving her BA in Studio Art at CU-Boulder. While there, she also received her Technology Arts & Media program certification. She has extensive experience in Logo & Brand Design, and content management. When not in design mode, Leah enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and running. She has spent the last three years teaching cycling classes and often partakes in Triathlons, Marathons, and even Ironman races. As a transplant from San Francisco, Leah never found herself able to leave the allure of the Rocky Mountains.
Alex was born and raised in the small rural town of Waupaca, Wisconsin. Despite his upbringing of being an avid hunter, fisher, camper, hiker, and anything else outdoors, he’s always had a passion for technology and digital commerce. Alex received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
After college, Alex worked for startups and a Fortune 500 ecommerce company where he analyzed data, managed app operations, coordinated social media, and managed digital websites and projects. He grew tired of tiny cubicles and being poisoned by fluorescent lights and bad posture, so he decided to pack up and move to Colorado. Now, Alex is enjoying a great open office environment with a wonderful view of the mountains from his desk at Customer Paradigm.
While studying electrical engineering at Arizona State University, Tom realized his true interest lay in computer programming. Fortunately for us, he returned to his home state of Colorado and now brings his expertise in PERL, PHP, and JAVA to the Customer Paradigm programming team.
Tim Burch is a seasoned database developer and programmer with over a decade of experience. He has worked for companies large and small, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and has built several complex web applications from scratch, including a proprietary CRM system and inventory management software. A Northern Virginia native who came to Colorado by way of California, Tim attended Cornell University, graduating in 2002 with a degree in computer engineering and a minor in technical writing.
With 13 years of experience in web development, operating systems, end-user applications and project engineering, James brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table here at Customer Paradigm. This Illinois native’s degree in computer science from Bradley University helped develop his strengths in Perl, PHP, C, and MySQL programming.
An insightful philosopher both on and off the web, James enjoys mountain living and live music (and makes a mean Chateaubriand).
In his spare time, he plays the bass guitar in local bands and smokes amazing spareribs for friends and family.
Brandon Mikulka is developer and programmer with a diverse background in computer science and visual arts. His body of work has spanned from working on blockbuster films, to creating motion graphics, to building technical websites. Receiving a degree in Teledramatic Arts and Technology from California State University Monterey Bay and working on his BS in Computer Science, Brandon has a strong technical ability along with a keen eye for design.
Eddie, is an easy-going Magento enthusiast who loves creating websites. He has experience working in both the production side of e-commerce as well as an agency setting. Eddie was introduced to Magento early on his path to web developement and has decided to stick with it ever since. Eddie enjoys developing for usable modern e-commerce solutions. He is programmed for out-of-the-box thinking, loves solving problems, enhancing usability, and delivering working solutions. He has helped many clients in a variety of technologies and product markets reach their customers through the internet.
Eddie enjoys being with his family, spending time outdoors, snowboarding, enjoying life, art, and the world around him. He is always making something useful, interesting, or delicious!
Rob has been customizing and fixing Magento sites for the past 5 years. He is a strong backend programmer, able to implement and modify large features in Magento. Rob is easy-going, and enjoys helping others develop their programming skills. He has a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
Rob enjoys creating songs at his home studio with his many instruments (guitar, bass, synth, trombone, banjo, mandolin, ocarina, and djembe) as well as hiking, and playing the ancient
Manuel graduated from New Mexico State University with an associates in graphics technology and web design. He also holds certifications in 2D and 3D animation. He started his career as a graphic designer focusing on the layout and graphics for a newspaper and magazine in Las Vegas, Nevada. Manuel also worked on a project called, “Hollywood Meets the Strip,” at The Venetian casino resort in Las Vegas as a head editor and director. He gained an interest in web development in 2000 through building e-commerce websites.
When Manuel is not working, he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in software development and will be graduating in 2015.
Erin has an analytical and creative mind with a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Colorado School of Journalism. She enjoys the psychology of buyer behavior and the importance of strong branding and design.
When she’s not at work, Erin is often outdoors hiking, rock climbing, and volunteering with animal rescues.
Stacey was introduced to the world of accounting at seventeen, when she began helping manage accounts for her family’s business in São Paulo, Brazil. Now, she’s pursuing her degree in Accounting at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
The most important things to this Florida native are exploring, sunny days, and a well-balanced life (and checkbook).