Chris Finlayson
Chris Finlayson
August 27, 2018


Chris began his professional career at Cardinal Health in a financial leadership rotation program just following graduation from The Ohio State University. After several different financial analyst and consulting roles, Chris moved to Boston to work for Bain & Company as a SharePoint developer. While living in Boston, Chris began to learn software development outside of work, realized he had a passion for it, and decided to make a career out of it. Chris is new to Lakeland and looks forward to meeting new people and delighting customers with his custom software solutions.

What is your business? We create custom software with an expertise in building web-based e-learning technology, content management systems, and user-certification platforms.

Who are your clients? We work primarily with small to medium-sized businesses that do not have space in their budget or enough projects for in-house developers. Our typical expected duration is 2-4 months per project.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? To put it simply, I love the freedom to work on fun projects and make my own business decisions.

What was the hardest part of starting your business? Juggling trying to develop software for existing clients while also searching for new clients.

What are your short-term goals? Currently, I’m building a marketing strategy to obtain new clients in the Lakeland area.

What are some business wins? We built the educational and certification software for a pharmaceutical drug launch. The success of the project led to a multi-year contract.

Why Lakeland? Lakeland just recently became home and I truly believe it offers plenty of opportunity for business growth.

How has Catapult helped you? Catapult provides a comfortable work space, great coffee, and the opportunity to network with innovative entrepreneurs to keep me motivated.

What is your Secret Sauce? Being able to dissect customer needs then deliver solutions that exceed expectations. I bridge the gap between technical IT talk and business needs in the form of custom, clean, and user friendly software.


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