44 App Development Leaders You Need to Know

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.

They are…

Sarat Pediredla

Sarat Pediredla, hedgehog lab

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.


Vipin Jain

Vipin Jain, Konstant Infosolutions

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.


Arun Goyal , Octal IT Solution

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.


Mohit Jajoo

Mohit JajooShubhashish Reliantekk

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.


Andrey Kudievskiy

Andrey Kudievskiy, Distillery

Previously CEO of Weezlabs and Rus Wizards, his focus with app development and strategy company Distillery is to “enable other entrepreneurs to build businesses.”


Haresh - Zymr

Haresh Kumbhani, Zymr, Inc.

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.


Ajay Seth Syon Infomedia

Ajay Seth, Syon Infomedia

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

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

Jess Ladd, Sexual Health Innovations

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 Parmar Prismetric

Ashish Parmar, Prismetric

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 Heads and Hands

Alex Semenov, Heads and Hands

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.


John Sinclair Ustwo

John SinclairUstwo Studios

Co-founder, together with Matt Mills, of Ustwo – the award winning studio behind the fantastic game “Monument Valley.”


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Bharat Lingam, [x]Cube Labs

Current CEO of [x]Cube Labs, Bharat Lingam is a self-styled team maker and advisor, with specialties in sales, marketing and technical delivery.


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Oleg DatsTechMagic

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 ChromeInfotech

Shishir Dubey, ChromeInfo Tech

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.


Shylaja Rao

Shylaja Rao, Robosoft Technologies

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.


Anil Sharma Mobulous

Anil Sharma, Mobulous Technologies

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.


Daniel Baek Nodes

Daniel Baek, Nodes

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.


Ankur Mittal Quy

Ankur MittalQuy Technology

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.


Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson, Chelsea Apps Factory

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.


Vishal Hidden Brains

Vishal Chhawchharia, Hidden Brains

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.


Aseem Ghavri

Aseem Ghavri, Codebrew Labs

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 Qburst

Prathapan Sethu, Qburst

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.


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Krzysztof KogutkiewiczMiquido

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 Mindinventory

Mehul Rajput, Mind Inventory

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 Intellectsoft
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.


JM Appster

Josia Humphrey and Mark McDonald, Appster

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.


John Radford Borne

John Radford, Borne

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.


Alexandra Johnson App Business

Alexandra Johnson, The App Business

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.



Greg FrączekReady4s

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.



Shailendra Sinhasane, Mobisoft Infotech

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.


Venkatesh C.R.

Venkatesh C.R., Dot Com Infoway

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.


Vasile Tiplea

Vasile B. Tiplea, Creative 27

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!


Ashish Toshniwal

Ashish Toshniwal, Y Media Labs

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.



Holly Liu, Kabam

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.


Nathanial Trienens

Nathanial Trienens, Fuzz

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.


Rameet Chawla

Rameet Chawla, Fueled

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.


greg raiz

Greg Raiz, Raizlabs

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.


John Olapurath
John Olapurath, ZCO Corporation

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,


Jay Sunny Bajaj

Sunny Bajaj, DMI

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.


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Dimitris Protogirous, Sourcebits

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

Chris Howard, Softeq

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.

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