2022 Q4 Foxbox Founders Update
Foxbox rounded out 2022 with a flurry of new activity.
Both figuratively: we’ve adopted a new Centers for Excellence organizational model to help our teams increase collaboration, personal growth, and continue to deliver stellar results for our clients.
And literally: I moved to Minneapolis, barely, as snowstorms left me stranded in the middle of Northern Iowa.
Celebrating Our Clients' Successes
Nothing makes me more proud as a leader than getting to publicly celebrate our team’s work. With that in mind, we published two case studies that I’ve been eager to share.
Rain is a Bahrain-based cryptocurrency brokerage aiming to expand to new markets and deliver their 1mm+ users the type of consistent, credible and seamless experience expected from dominant brokerages. Through a custom headless CMS platform, Contentful, and a revamped mobile application, we equipped Rain with the tools necessary to adapt quickly and grow confidently.
Foxbox proved to be an invaluable partner in bringing Rain 2.0 to life. The headless CMS was a game changer for our marketing and growth teams, and their ability to solve problems collaboratively meant we were always in good hands.
Joseph Dallago, Co-Founder & CEO, Rain
Prior to being acquired by Versapay, DadeSystems was an early pioneer in large-scale, AI-based payment processing. As they struggled to deliver a top-tier mobile application alongside its renowned desktop platform, we helped them bring their vision to life.
With a focus on automated mobile end-to-end testing and proactive maintenance, we not only rebuilt the Versapay Cash Application but have become a vital partner in Versapay’s ability to serve their customers with speed and ease.
Foxbox absolutely chewed up our backlog. They worked like surgeons.
Doug Hathaway, VP of Engineering, Versapay
I’ve asked Joseph, Director of Delivery, to share details of our new organizational model
Adopting a Centers of Excellence model
We push our clients to never stay stagnant, even amidst success and growth. In the spirit of taking our own medicine, we’ve reorganized Foxbox under a Centers for Excellence model to deliver our clients deep expertise, agility and speed they can feel from Day 1.
The short of it: our new model for delivery means our engineering teams are embedded alongside project management teams to break down silos and bring key areas of talent even closer to our clients.
Aligning Expertise to our Client’s Challenges
Greater lateral capabilities means that as our customers’ needs change, we’re built to adapt faster than ever before.
New Opportunities for Talent Growth
Not only does this model cultivate better cross-team collaboration, but our teams are excited because it provides a range of career growth paths that go beyond typical management-focused models.
Organizing around specific areas of expertise means elevated and more precisely defined best practices across Foxbox. So whether it’s our team of architects, QA experts, web, mobile, back-end, we’re raising the bar on ourselves and passing that value to the businesses we serve.
Thank you for reading!
On the personal front
Patrick and I moved to Minneapolis! Turns out the mid-December snowstorms that hit the Midwest made for a less-than-ideal time to pack your life in a semi-truck and drive through vast open cornfields. We started the 377 mile journey separately: Patrick made it, barely, then they closed the highway. I was stopped by an impassable snow bank and spent the night in a motel in Northern Iowa. My movers got stuck in a snowbank, while driving in a whiteout, and spent the night at -10℉ in their truck. We eventually made it, days later, and if my frozen espresso machine is the most significant casualty of the experience, I’m calling it a success.
Rob Volk is Foxbox Digital’s founder and CEO. Prior to starting Foxbox, Rob helped Fortune 100 clients, including Pfizer, USPS, and Morgan Stanley build and scale enterprise apps. He was the CTO of Beyond Diet and implemented technology that scaled to over 350k+ customers, and was the CTO and Co-Founder of Detective (detective.io), a venture-backed intelligence platform that amassed 200k+ users in a short time frame. Read more