Merged in 2014, Quick Left and go separate ways

BOULDER — Quick Left, the Boulder-based consulting firm that merged with Portland, Ore.-based software-development management firm in January 2014, announced this week that is again becoming an independent company to be led by its original founder, Joe Stump.

“At the time of the merger, we aspired to spend more of our free consulting cycles on, but high client demand has not allowed us the focus we had hoped,” wrote Quick Left chief executive Matt Work in a blog post. “We’re thankful for the time we had in our care (and for all the customers we were able to interact with along the way). We’re also excited for the future of both Quick Left and as we move forward as separate entities.

“After almost two years of work, we’ve decided that now is a good time for to be a startup again,” Work wrote. “Joe, who is on the Quick Left board of directors, was eager to reacquire and run it as an independent company. … Joe felt like he could give the product he built the singular focus it needs for its next stage of growth. As’s biological parent and the visionary behind the product, no one is in a better position to make succeed.”

The merger, Work wrote, “brought considerable product and executive talent to Quick Left. In turn, we were able to contribute to’s development by building features like Partyline, a new Kanban feature, and a public dashboard.”

Quick Left, founded in 2010 by Ingrid Alongi, is an in-demand web and mobile software development consultancy offering clients design and development services utilizing its Adaptable Agile methodology. It was recognized by BizWest as one of the Boulder Valley’s Mercury 100 fastest-growing companies in 2015.