ABOUT US

HISTORY

Labs8 was launched in 2013, as a private startup incubator. The goal was to build a team of talents across key disciplines needed for a successful launch of digital products and services and to tackle opportunities in the world. Over the years, we have launched products and companies, small and large, and with the same recurring theme of helping visionaries and successful businesses digitize their business for the 21st century. These passionate visionaries and successful businesses needed help digitizing their business to keep up with customers demands and the modern era. From this, Labs8 Consulting was born. We started offering our software engineering capabilities as a service to clients who needed help executing on their software projects (anything from websites, mobile apps, and from large e-commerce platforms to complex data analytics platforms). With our training in Fortune 100corporations, we always do things with an end in mind. This allows our engineering practices to stay lean, build what the client needs now while being able to extend into the future.

In 2017, Labs8 made a strategic decision to extend our services with go-to-market strategies and digital marketing. While working with clients and digitizing product development, we saw clients needed help to better understand their market and how to turn customers into fans through the telling of their story in the digital world.

MISSION

Our Mission is to assemble strategic teams of talent who know that the old rules will not always apply and seek innovative ways to drive transformation for businesses. We strategically build digital products that win with customers and establish a sustainable competitive advantage, solidifying our client’s legacies. We shape the future. Together.

PHILOSOPHY

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE THE WORLD WHAT IT SHOULD BE, NOT BE CONSTRAINED BY WHAT IT IS.

The road paved to award-winning products and solutions is a complex one.

We understand that the global market is complex. And we believe that complex problems are solved best through collaboration. We respond by curating talent: the multifaceted gifts required to turn ideas into reality, all under one roof. Creative, competent, and diverse in gifting yet united in purpose.

We’ve been through the journey of creating award-winning products and solutions ourselves, building small startup companies into Fortune 100 businesses. We understand the complexity of the process, and that effective solutions require both execution for the present and an eye on the future.

We take on some of the most complex challenges, the big asks, and the ‘never been done before.’ Our project selection process balances the commercial needs of our firm with the potential for positive social impact, and we work more on revenue enhancement than cost optimization projects. Our firm has a clearly defined culture that we maintain diligently. We learn from each other constantly, respecting each other’s crafts and creating innovative solutions for our clients. We are privileged to get to work all over the world, from studios, client offices, and multi-disciplinary project teams. We don’t burn and churn people, but try to set a work pace that we can sustain.

At Labs8, we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses. Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. Labs8’s strategists are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We have hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. Weare some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design.

TEAM

Charles Chang

MANAGING PARTNER

An award-winning Product Management & Product Marketing executive with ~20 years of experience creating and delivering successful products and solutions across Fortune 100 companies (Microsoft, Geortek, Diageo, etc.) in a variety of industries anchored on unique/transformative experiences. Passionate and recognized for leading collaborative teams, fostering strategic partnerships, growing people, and delivering tangible business results.

Our software and hardware experience gives us a unique advantage of providing end-to-end solutions. We are excited about the future of IOT and believe the future is a connected future, from smart homes, hospitals, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Amanda Bratzler

SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Amanda Bratzler is a Marketing professional with over 13 years of experience helping B2B and B2C businesses develop and execute marketing programs across both online and offline channels. She uses data and analytics to craft multi-channel marketing initiatives which resonate with the target market and drive profitable results.

Shelby Burford

DESIGNER & STORYTELLER

Shelby Burford helps brands articulate their value proposition using words and visuals. Through a combination of concise and compelling language and highly visual presentations, his handiwork has helped national radio personalities attract new advertisers, startups secure funding, and agencies land new clients.

Tammie Springs

SENIOR FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Tammie Springs is a full stack developer with over 16 years of experience crafting solutions to technical challenges. Tammie has a collection of degrees centered on software engineering, yet also has the unique ability to create visually elegant and usable products. She is logical, creative, and a driven self-starter with a passion for great dev and design.

Mike Ma

MANAGING PARTNER

A serial Entrepreneur and Product Management & Development executive with ~10 years of experience creating and delivering successful products and solutions across startups and Fortune 100 companies, providing unique fresh perspectives as a result of his background and past experiences. Passionate and creative in problem-solving with transformation in mind.

Kellie Utzinger

MARKETING STRATEGIST

A seasoned Marketing professional with experience working for fortune 500 companies in both B2B and B2C businesses. Her background includes holding senior and executive-level positions in brand management, advertising, promotions, partnership marketing, and loyalty programs in the consumer products and travel industries. She is passionate about mentoring young marketers and building programs that are strategy-focused, results-driven and customer-centered.

Jason Winn

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Jason Winn is a software developer in Seattle, WA with nearly 15 years of professional experience developing technical solutions. Jason has been a co-founder and early-hire of multiple startups and is a published author in mathematics. Jason knows how to take an idea from the whiteboard, to a minimal viable product, to an offering serving millions of users.

Charles Chang

MANAGING PARTNER

An award-winning Product Management & Product Marketing executive with ~20 years of experience creating and delivering successful products and solutions across Fortune 100 companies (Microsoft, Geortek, Diageo, etc.) in a variety of industries anchored on unique/transformative experiences. Passionate and recognized for leading collaborative teams, fostering strategic partnerships, growing people, and delivering tangible business results.

Our software and hardware experience gives us a unique advantage of providing end-to-end solutions. We are excited about the future of IOT and believe the future is a connected future, from smart homes, hospitals, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Mike Ma

MANAGING PARTNER

A serial Entrepreneur and Product Management & Development executive with ~10 years of experience creating and delivering successful products and solutions across startups and Fortune 100 companies, providing unique fresh perspectives as a result of his background and past experiences. Passionate and creative in problem-solving with transformation in mind.

Amanda Bratzler

SENIOR DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Amanda Bratzler is a Marketing professional with over 13 years of experience helping B2B and B2C businesses develop and execute marketing programs across both online and offline channels. She uses data and analytics to craft multi-channel marketing initiatives which resonate with the target market and drive profitable results.

Kellie Utzinger

MARKETING STRATEGIST

A seasoned Marketing professional with experience working for fortune 500 companies in both B2B and B2C businesses. Her background includes holding senior and executive-level positions in brand management, advertising, promotions, partnership marketing, and loyalty programs in the consumer products and travel industries. She is passionate about mentoring young marketers and building programs that are strategy-focused, results-driven and customer-centered.

Shelby Burford

DESIGNER & STORYTELLER

Shelby Burford helps brands articulate their value proposition using words and visuals. Through a combination of concise and compelling language and highly visual presentations, his handiwork has helped national radio personalities attract new advertisers, startups secure funding, and agencies land new clients.

Jason Winn

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Jason Winn is a software developer in Seattle, WA with nearly 15 years of professional experience developing technical solutions. Jason has been a co-founder and early-hire of multiple startups and is a published author in mathematics. Jason knows how to take an idea from the whiteboard, to a minimal viable product, to an offering serving millions of users.

Tammie Springs

SENIOR FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Tammie Springs is a full stack developer with over 16 years of experience crafting solutions to technical challenges. Tammie has a collection of degrees centered on software engineering, yet also has the unique ability to create visually elegant and usable products. She is logical, creative, and a driven self-starter with a passion for great dev and design.