The Art of Coding

We’re not suits. We’re coders. Kikoda is fast, affordable, onshore, and transparent. Our teams are ultra-responsive and approachable, delivering effective solutions to fully meet your needs, budget, and timeline. Our team is highly effective as an end-to-end partner for full scale technology projects, or for providing targeted staff augmentation to fulfill individual roles.

We’re Diverse, Professional, and Experienced

Our full-service staff is composed of developers, project managers, analysts, and designers. Our experience is extensive, in a range of disciplines from IT consulting to complete software creation. Because we’ve built, supported, and serviced software for many different enterprises, we know the best way to meet your needs.

Headquartered in Tallahassee, FL and serving clients nationwide, Kikoda was founded by experienced software engineers specializing in enterprise-level government systems and complex, mission-critical applications.

We Understand Security = Peace of Mind

As a SOC 2 Type 2-compliant company, Kikoda has the proven ability to provide our customers the highest level of information security.

SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) is a standard of compliance showing how service organizations like Kikoda handle sensitive information in a cloud-based environment.

A SOC 2 Type 2 audit examines whether controls are designed properly and operate effectively to meet the relevant trust service criteria (security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy). Type 2 means that the audit covers a period of time, typically several months, rather than just a point-in-time evaluation, to offer a more comprehensive and reliable assessment.

Kikoda is excited to offer our current and prospective clients:

  • Increased business efficiency
  • Peace of mind knowing that their data is safe
  • Lower costs spent on audits
  • The knowledge that we operate ethically
  • Internal access controls and audits
  • Customer NDAs
  • Competency and experience architecting, designing, and verifying systems for HIPAA, CJIS, FERPA, and PCI DSS
  • Experience in the application of local, state, and country data protection laws wherever our customers do business. These include Consumer Privacy Acts / Data Protection acts, and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies to all of Europe.

Employee Directed Charitable Outreach

Kikoda employees are passionate about their community. Through our employee-directed charitable outreach program, employees are able to nominate organizations to receive additional donations and services through Kikoda.

GSA MAS Vendor

As a recognized technology vendor vetted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), we are qualified to assist government agencies with their specific technology needs. Visit Kikoda’s GSA Profile.

AWS Select Tier Partner

Kikoda is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner – which means we’re highly qualified to work with you and your team to determine the best options that meet your organization’s needs.

Kikoda Management Practices

Kikoda sets itself apart from the competition through innovative management ideas. Our focus on employee engagement, continuous learning, and adaptability aligns with contemporary best practices for fostering a dynamic and successful workplace. Here are some key points to highlight our focus:

  • Employee Engagement: Prioritizing employee engagement is crucial for creating a motivated and committed workforce. We actively involve employees in decision-making processes, recognize their contributions, and foster a positive work culture to help contribute to higher engagement levels.
  • Continuous Learning: In a rapidly evolving business landscape, our commitment to continuous learning is essential. By investing in professional development programs, Kikoda ensures that its employees remain equipped with the latest skills and knowledge, enabling them to stay ahead in their respective fields.
  • Adaptability and Agile Methodologies: The ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances is a valuable asset in today’s business environment. By embracing agile methodologies, Kikoda positions itself to respond promptly to client needs, stay innovative, and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Fostering a collaborative environment with open communication and idea-sharing at all levels is key to harnessing the collective intelligence of your team. This approach not only promotes innovation but also strengthens the sense of belonging among our team members.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Responding quickly to the needs of clients is a significant competitive advantage. By empowering our teams to be agile and adaptable, Kikoda demonstrates a commitment to delivering exceptional value to clients.

Kikoda Company Culture

At Kikoda, we believe a positive and empowering work environment is crucial for fostering creativity, collaboration, and individual growth. Here are a few key elements that contribute to our strong organizational culture:

  • Values: Clearly defined values serve as the guiding principles for our organization. They help shape the behaviors and decisions of our team members, creating a shared sense of purpose and direction.
  • Policies: Our commitment to a positive is reflected in our company policies. Our policies promote fairness, equality, and inclusion, ensuring that everyone feels respected and supported.
  • Practices: The day-to-day practices within our organization play a significant role in shaping our culture. Encouraging open communication, teamwork, and recognition of achievements builds a positive and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Sense of Belonging: Fostering a sense of belonging among team members is achieved by organizing team-building activities, celebrating achievements, and creating opportunities for social interaction.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We actively promote diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices and throughout the organization. Embracing different perspectives and experiences contribute to a more innovative and dynamic work environment.
  • Mutual Respect: We encourage a culture of mutual respect where everyone’s contributions are valued by recognizing and appreciating the unique strengths and skills that each team member brings to the table.
  • Continuous Improvement: We cultivate a culture of continuous improvement where feedback is welcomed, and there is a commitment to learning and growing as individuals and as a team.
  • Employee Well-Being: Kikoda prioritizes the well-being of your employees. This includes physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We support work-life balance, offer resources for stress management, and create an environment where employees feel supported in their overall health.
  • Leadership: Leadership sets the tone for our organizational culture. Our leaders exemplify the values and behaviors they wish to see in the broader team, creating a positive and motivating influence.
  • Recognition and Rewards: Acknowledging and rewarding the efforts and achievements of our team members not only boosts morale, but also reinforces the positive behaviors and contributions that align with our organizational culture.

By consistently embodying these principles, Kikoda continues to strengthen its organizational culture, creating a workplace where individuals thrive and contribute to the overall success and sustainability of the company.

Proud Member

Kikoda joins other community leaders in the private and public sectors to support the innovation, advancement, and initiatives of the technology sector in the Sunshine State.

 

Our Team

World-class software engineers and technology professionals – Meet some of the team that will help empower your IT.

Matt Dufek

PRESIDENT & CEO

Chris Korta

EXECUTIVE Vice President

Tammy Anderson

Project Manager

John Long

DIRECTOR OF APPLICATION SERVICES

Nathan Cazell

DIRECTOR OF CLOUD AND PLATFORM ENGINEERING

Antoine Diot

Senior Software Engineer

Denim Pennington

DIRECTOR OF DATA ANALYTICS

Kimberly West-Philips

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Paul Fritschle

Senior Business Analyst

TJ Harris

Senior Software Engineer

Ben Hybart

Software Engineer

Cali Slaughter

PROJECT MANAGER

Jeff Uhrick

Software Engineer

John Skinner

Senior Software Engineer

Jorge Barreto

Software Engineer

Beth Owen

Head of Marketing & Creative Services

Corey Holt

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Michael Nolan

DATA ANALYST

Matthew Clevenger

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Robert Cayouette

Software Engineer

Roger Herzfeldt

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Logan Ballard

Junior Software Developer
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Randall Christ

Software Engineer

John Sears

Business Development Representative

Preston Bowen

Systems Operations Specialist

Michelle Smith

Senior Account Manager

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