People

I often get asked for referrals to consultants in various areas. Below is a list of consultants which I can recommend in good faith. This means that I have personal experience with either by hiring them directly, working with them in some context, or watching them work.

If you would like to know more about any of the consultants listed below, please feel free to contact me. I will not list anyone who I do not have personal experience with in a work context even if I like them personally.

Lean Startup Consultants

Tristan Kromer, San Francisco Bay Area – Yes…occasionally I consult. For early stage startups, I recommend you simply find me at a Lean Startup Circle SF meetup or large companies looking for longer term engagement can contact me here.

Sean Murphy, San Francisco Bay Area – Specializing in B2B

Laura Klein, San Francisco Bay Area – Author of UX for Lean Startups

Brant Cooper, San Diego – Co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development & The Lean Entrepreneur

Patrick Vlaskovits, Los Angeles – Co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development & The Lean Entrepreneur

User Experience

Janice Fraser with LUXr, San Francisco Bay Area – Lean User Experience training

Lane Halley, Los Angeles – Lean User Experience

Shawn Elson, San Francisco – User Experience and User Research

Graphic Facilitation

Kate Rutter, San Francisco – Sketch noting!

Graphic Design

Kim Gladow, virtual – User experience and graphic design

Design By Seeing, Buenos Aires – Graphic design

Sales

Sean Murphy, San Francisco Bay Area – Specializing in B2B

Scott Sambucci, San Francisco Bay Area – Sales with a slant towards creating a scalable sales process using lean (Build-Measure-Learn) methodology

Software Development

Cloudspace, San Francisco – Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, iOS and Android

Peter Backx, Belgium – PHP, javascript, wordpress

Arthur Klepchukov, San Francisco – Ruby on Rails

Doug Goldie, San Francisco – Ruby on Rails

Think Black, Monterey Mexico – Ruby on Rails

Christos Dritsas, San Francisco – Ruby on Rails