Digitist, LLC. was founded in 2011 to build startups and digitally transform small and mid-sized businesses with specialized, best-in-class software technology solutions.
To design, build, and become the canonical example of a "digital smart company" by applying unparalleled intuition, ingenuity, and capability for connecting business and technology best practices in specialized software systems that advance our clients’ and company interests using a shared technology-driven model for success.
- Business Integrity: Conducting all business with the highest integrity by maintaining, at all times, the mutual best interest of our company and clients
- Technology Leadership: Experimenting with the latest technologies, continuously expanding knowledge and capabilities, but prioritizing stability and reliability by discerning between proven practice and technology fad
- Service & Software Quality: Holding our business and software engineering practices to the highest industry quality and security standards
- Clarity & Accountability: Building trust by delivering consistent ROI by establishing clear objectives, reliability, attention to detail, professionalism, and by providing a first-class experience in all interactions
- Client Advancement: Developing strategic software and technology solutions that go beyond meeting requirements to deliver business value
Business expertise meets IT capability and design thinking to deliver highly-specialized technology solutions
The real opportunities that technology has the potential to solve are missed before the first line of code is ever written. Digitist is more than an expert web & software development company, specializing in delivering business value through bespoke software solutions. We commence projects with an understanding of business objectives rooted in the realities of finance, policy, company culture, and real end-user needs. We employ a design-inspired methodology and modern engineering best practices with proven technology stacks.
Reliable and affordable partners in software development, support & and technology guidance
In the software development industry with project failure rates estimated as high as 40%, Digitist has had ZERO projects fail to deliver and ZERO clients cancel due to dissatisfaction with service. Beyond the initial project, protecting your software investment and associated business operations with a Digitist Monthly Support Plan (MSP) is a smart, affordable, and cost-effective decision. With our fully customizable service and support plans, your software value will be preserved and continuously enhanced, receiving maintenance updates, immediate critical security fixes, and we'll remain a partner in helping you continue to shape and support your software solution as your business needs evolve.
About the Founder
Kyle D. Simpson, Founder and Managing Partner of Digitist, LLC., is an experienced business technology consultant and software engineer who has consulted over 50 companies in a wide variety of industries and growth stages. He began his entrepreneurial career path at an early age, teaching himself how to write software and later receiving his B.S.B.A. from Max M. Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University with a specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS) and additionally Economics, and Design. Kyle founded Digitist to bring business and IT together in synergistic and effective fashion, tailored specifically to the needs of startups and SMBs. Kyle continues to actively operate and grow Digitist, directly consulting with clients on technology strategy and the design, development, and management of specialized software systems.
Christopher Pletcher, MBA Strategy & Business Development Read bio
Chris Pletcher currently serves as the General Manager of Assured Testing Services, a corrosion simulation laboratory in Pennsylvania. He previously worked at the Dow Chemical Company in sales and marketing for the chemical and plastics industries. Chris holds a B.S.B.A. from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University and an MBA from Cornell University, entering as a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow.
J. Ryan Faber B2B Sales & Marketing V.P. Sales, DeltaPly, Inc. Read bio
J. Ryan Faber is currently Vice President of Sales & Marketing at DeltaPly, Inc., a commercial engineering firm. Ryan holds a B.S. in Business Management with prior work experience gained as an Adjuster in a Fortune 100 insurance company, a sales consultant for a privately-held retirement planning and annuities firm, and as an Account Executive focusing on B2B sales. Ryan has developed many sales channels & opportunities and currently manages a multi-million dollar sales funnel, while also overseeing and continually improving the sales operations at DeltaPly. Ryan’s expertise includes building successful customer relationships, improving sales processes, marketing psychology, and cultivating an energetic and positive corporate culture.
Mark Arnold B2B Sales & Growth Strategy Read bio
Mark is an experienced presenter and sales professional in the marketing and software industries. Throughout his career, he has received 7 promotions into leadership positions. He is passionate about training, coaching and developing sales people and prides himself on developing strong relationships with his clients and peers. Mark works with businesses of all sizes helping them leverage technology to work more productively, profitably and ultimately puts his customers in a position to scale their businesses responsibly.
Daniel Lim IT Project Management Read bio
Daniel Lim is an experienced real estate investor and the co-owner of List Realty. Prior to his real estate career, Daniel worked for IGS Energy as a project manager and business analyst improving processes in operations, logistics, risk management, marketing, finance and IT. Daniel is also an internationally certified martial arts instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience. He holds a B.S.B.A in Marketing & Logistics from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Troy Hittle Operations & Logistics Read bio
Troy is the Regional Sales Manager North America for UAV/drone company senseFly (www.sensefly.com) based near Raleigh, NC. Troy began his career in aviation as a TACP in the United States Air Force from 2003-2007. Since that time, Troy has become a recognized operator of UAS across the world, including multiple deployments with US Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Troy has over 1000 hours of UAS flight experience on three platforms, in both operational and instructional settings. Troy is a former founder of Farmspace Systems and has in-depth knowledge and expertise on UAS and its design and operation and is connected with UAS manufacturers across the globe.
Brian Yungfleisch, CPA Accounting & Tax Matters Read bio
Brian Yungfleisch is a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Ohio. He is the Indirect Tax Manager at Honda North America, Inc. where he oversees the sales and use, property, payroll and excise taxes for several Honda entities. Additionally, Brian was formerly a Sales & Use Tax Manager at Clarus Partners and Lead Tax Commissioner Agent for the Ohio Department of Taxation. Brian is very knowledgeable about matters related to state and local tax with an emphasis on sales & use tax where he has eleven years of experience. He has a unique perspective towards tax compliance forged from his experience working public, industry and governmental sides of state and local tax. Brian is a graduate of Franklin University with a dual degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Rick Baldini II Finance & Accounting Read bio
Rick is formerly a CFO at Global Administration Management and currently a Financial Consultant. Rick has over 10 years of finance experience in various industries working with companies in the start-up, turnaround and growth stages. While CFO at Global, Rick structured a multi-million dollar licensing deal with a public company. Rick is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.
Advisory Board Member Roles & Client Consultation Availability
Digitist's Advisory Board Members provide a wide range of expertise to guide Digitist's
corporation vision, mission, strategy, and operations.
Additionally, Digitist's Advisory Board Members are
available resources to consult Digitist clients on various business matters, projects and objectives. If you would
like to request consultation from one or more of our Advisory Board members, please use
the contact form and specify which member(s) you would like to engage. In addition to the
Advisory Board, Digitist also has many expert professional resources that assist in the production of startups and
ongoing consultation for emerging or established SMBs.
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