Who are the people behind some of the best app development companies out there? Often, the mindset and direction founders give an agency will strongly determine their success and what it’s like to work with them and their company ethos. That’s why we’ve rounded up twenty of the CEOs, CTOs and founders of the some of the best app development companies out there who you should follow for being on the cutting edge of mobile innovation and delivering fantastic apps.
34-year-old CEO and founder of hedgehog lab, a company that has worked with Mitsubishi, England Rugby and Channel 4 among others. Pediredla has serious work ethic and it shows in his developer-focused studio which keeps going from strength to strength.
Founder of IT and outsourcing company Konstant Infosolutions, Vipin Jain comes from a background in marketing and project management, and has led his company to topping many “best app developers” lists.
Octal IT Solution, the outsourcing development company based in India, has Arun Goyal as its Founder & Managing Director since 2004. It’s now expanded to the UK, US, Italy and Singapore, Its portfolio ranges web & mobile app development for start-ups to fortune 500 companies.
The director and CEO of Shubhashish Reliantekk is a serial entrepreneur, heading another two companies in fields as diverse as packaging and logistics, all under the Shubhashish umbrella. An Oxford graduate and based in India.
Previously CEO of Weezlabs and Rus Wizards, his focus with app development and strategy company Distillery is to “enable other entrepreneurs to build businesses.”
Founder and CEO of Zymr, Inc., which focuses on developing cloud-based applications, he has previously developed software for the likes of Cisco, Novell and Qualcomm.
Founded Syon Infomedia, a full-service app development outsourcing company, back in 2012 and has since taken it to work for clients like Deloitte, Hitachi and Phillips.
Arpit Jain, Promatics
App development but also web and cloud development, UX and CMS and consulting are all part of Promatic‘s playbook, the company founded by Arpit Jain in 2008.
Jess Ladd is the founder (among other companies in the same field) of Sexual Health Innovations, which aims to develop apps and technology to improve sexual health and wellbeing.
Ashish is the CEO, but manages the sales and marketing side of things at Prismetric, an India-based app development outsourcing company with offices in the US and Saudi Arabia.
Alex Semenov is the CEO and one of the co-founders of digital product agency Heads and Hands, based in various locations in Russia and specialising in full-cycle development of data-driven web and mobile apps.
Co-founder, together with Matt Mills, of Ustwo – the award winning studio behind the fantastic game “Monument Valley.”
Current CEO of [x]Cube Labs, Bharat Lingam is a self-styled team maker and advisor, with specialties in sales, marketing and technical delivery.
Oleg Dats has built three startups and, as the co-founder and CEO of TechMagic, has led it to developing software and apps for Forbes 500 companies and other start-ups like Hagtap and Forq.
Shishir Dubey has led ChromeInfo Technologies to develop apps and software in 12 countries across the globe in a number of different sectors, from education to IT, finance and healthcare.
The COO of Robosoft Technologies started off in the company as far back as 1998 as a programmer. This technical background and her CS degree have given her a huge amount of experience in delivering high-end apps.
Business-head, founder and CEO of Mobulous Technologies, Anil Sharma has expanded the company he started in 2013 to a 60-strong team that has delivered more than 250 apps.
Danish Daniel Baek is a managing partner and co-founder of Nodes, one of the premier app development companies in Europe, with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London, and top-end clients like Samsung, Carlsberg and BMW.
Head of business development at Quy Technology, Ankur Mittal has focused the company chiefly on enterprise mobility in a wide variety of sectors, from sales force management to order tracking and distribution.
After a 20-year career in print publishing, Mike Anderson started UK-based Chelsea Apps Factory. Starting as a three-person team, it now employs over 70 people, has been trusted by Fortune 500 companies and is one of the premier apps companies in the UK.
Managing director, co-founder and CEO of Hidden Brains Vishal Chhawchharia comes from a mechanical engineering background and has brought Hidden Brains to a top position in the dev outsourcing market.
Codebrew Labs is a an India-based app development firm with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and New York. Aseem Ghavri is both the CEO and founder of the company which delivers iOS, Android, web and hybrid apps.
Prathapan Sethu founded Qburst in 2004 in India, and through 13 years of beings its CEO has led it to work with National Geographic and Peugeot as well as expanding its offices to six different countries.
The CEO of Miquido, Krzysztof Kogutkiewicz, writes the company is a “software house focused on mobile and wearable solutions.” Based in Poland with offices also in the UK.
Mehul Rajput’s experience covers both international IT businesses and finance – as CEO of Mind Inventory since he founded it in 2011, he has focused the company on developing exceptional apps for iOS, Android and tablets.
Alexander Skalabanov, Intellectsoft
Intellectsoft has grown from strength to strength under the leadership of CEO Alexander Skalabanov – they’ve developed mobile and IT solutions for Ernst and Young, Guinness and Harley-Davidson, to name a few.
We have to mention both founders of Appster, as they are both so influential to the app development landscape. Josiah was named in the “Top 15 entrepreneurs under 40” while Mark was EY Entrepreneur of the year in 2015.
Borne, founded by John Radford in 2014, is a boutique digital agency which help entrepreneurs achieve their potential in the digital sphere not just through app development but also through architecture, design and QA.
Head of product and operations at development superstar firm The App Business, Alexandra Johnson comes from a background in marketing and communications, and has her hands in every product The App Business deliver.
A Cracow University of Technology graduate and with a MBA, he has grown his company Ready4s from two to 32 people and developed apps for clients like Coca Cola, Roche and Credit Agricole.
Focused on cloud solutions, mobile strategy, cross-platform development and the Internet of Things (IoT), Shailendra is the co-founder and CEO of Mobisoft Infotech, who have worked with Samsung and Deloitte.
Considers himself a “Digital Media Marketing Entrepreneur” but his company Dot Com Infoway is a big player in mobile development, frequently named among the top agencies in India and a Microsoft Gold Partner.
Featured on the front cover of Boardroom Elite 2016, Vasile Tiplea has led Creative 27 to win a number of industry awards including best digital agency in California – no small feat when you consider the competition!
Since its foundation in 2009, Y Media Labs under the leadership of Ashish Toshniwal has grown to six offices across the world and over 200 employees. Toshniwal’s design ethos is to target one or two use-cases per app and do them extremely well.
Contest of Champions. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth. Heroes of Camelot. These are just some of the absolutely massive mobile games that would never have come to fruition without Holly Liu. Now Chief of Staff at Kabam, she remains one of the main players behind a gaming giant.
Graduated in 2008 from Northwestern University and one of the cofounders of Fuzz, of which he is now the director, Nathanial Trienens has made the company one of the global leaders in mobile application development.
Entrepreneur extraordinaire, Rameet Chawla’s list of business ventures stretches far beyond Fueled, but that company is considered one of the best in the world for app development. Has worked with Coca-cola and American Express.
CEO and creator of Raizlabs, which has been making apps since before the launch of the first iPhone, Greg Raiz has given his company a focus on transparency and helping entrepreneurs create their own mobile business.
A University of New Hampshire graduate, John Olapurath is constantly involved in ZCO‘s ideas, being the mind behind the “Public Eye” and “Maphub” projects,
Fourteen years at the helm of Digital Management Inc., which he also founded, has seen the DMI flourish into a 1800-employee company with strong ties to government and mobility solutions.
Before becoming managing director of Sourcebits he was COO of North America for Globo, another app giant. Graduated at the London School of Economics and is also director for iForce Communications SA.
Chris Howard founded Softeq in 1997 – initially a software company, it has now developed into a major player in mobile app development and the internet of things, working with Nike and Disney along the way.