We are software engineers, developers and craftspeople.

We founded Artium to help our clients build extraordinary software, and to learn and adopt best practices and methodologies of software development and engineering. We strive to create an open culture of successful collaboration, and future-fit teams, empowered by the highest quality technology and intelligence and harnessed creativity.


At the heart of every technological advancement, there is a human mind envisioning possibilities, solving complex challenges, and daring to imagine the future.

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Ross Hale
CEO & Founder

A veteran technologist with more than 15 years of experience, including multiple CTO positions, Ross has worked in both high-growth venture-backed startups and in partnerships with major enterprise companies. Before founding Artium, he ran multiple Pivotal Labs regions, including its flagship office in San Francisco. 

Elizabeth Gansen
VP of Operations & Founder

Elizabeth defines, protects, and refines the culture at Artium. She optimizes for the eudaimonic fulfillment of everyone who works with us and for us. She plays a key role in our DEI&B practice and our partnerships with non-profits. She is truly the spirit of artium and her focus is on creating the most compelling environment for artisans.

Henry Meller
SVP of Strategy & Innovation & Founder

Henry is continuously exploring new approaches for Artium to redefine and reimagine how we can help our clients advance the craft of software development. He also leads our partnerships with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and the venture capital community and startup ecosystem.


Jared McClain
GM of Artium

Jared has brought dozens of products to market, in organizations big and small, with experience in driving large digital transformation efforts, creating digital experiences and leading digital strategy. He has spent nearly 15 years focused on shepherding organizations through product-led growth by building sustainable delivery and scaling practices for cross-functional teams. He is passionate about building culture and mission-driven teams around user-centered design and software development best practices.


Holden Steinberg
Chief Design Officer

Holden is a trailblazer in product innovation and leadership. With over 15 years of experience, she drives her team through trust, transparency, and collaboration. Recognized as the youngest member of the Wharton Board of Advertising and part of Google Women Techmakers, her contributions are far-reaching. A fearless entrepreneur, she raised millions in VC funding. With a balanced approach towards good design and engineering, and an impressive feat of creating a machine learning engine for casting movies, she continues to bring magic into tech, setting new benchmarks in the industry.


Mike McCormick
VP of Technology

Mike helps software teams catalyze outcomes. From slinging the first code at startups to technology leadership on 200-person, multi-client / multi-server products, brings a set of experience that helps teams ship regularly and confidently, grow headcount and personal skills, create outcomes, roadmap, and results, and communicate better across product, technology, and business teams in the organization. His last decade of technology leadership allowed him to serve Fortune 10 companies, startup founders, and a variety of companies in between.


Gene Gurviche
VP of Engineering, East

Gene is a versatile polyglot software engineer and engineering leader based in New York. He has successfully managed and delivered software projects for startups, Fortune 100 companies, academic institutions, and non-profits. He has expertise in databases, messaging systems, and microservices. Gene follows Agile methodologies and values collaboration, emotional intelligence, and empathy in software development.


John Wilger
VP of Engineering, West


Mark Whaley
Senior Director of Product

Mark is a highly experienced professional with a strong belief in the power of genuine communication for product success. With a diverse background in product and leadership roles, Mark excels in managing talented teams and facilitating collaboration. His expertise lies in bridging the gap between engineers and business professionals, streamlining operations, and fostering transparent management. 

Our Values


In a world driven by continuous advancement, mastery is the cornerstone of progress. It bridges the gap between potential and realization, offering a rare and invaluable gift to those who embrace its challenges.


The value of humanity is an enduring reminder of our shared essence and interconnectedness. It encompasses empathy, compassion, and a profound recognition of the dignity inherent in every individual.


At its core, courage is the driving force behind progress and innovation. It emboldens explorers to venture into the unknown, artists to express their unique visions, and advocates to champion justice and equality.


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Send an email to joinus@thisisartium.com and let’s talk!

We’re always searching for people who care passionately about their craft, embrace the humility of consulting, and consider themselves evangelists for software best practices.



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