Our Values

Provide Great Customer Service

We strive to be the most responsive vendor on your team. We want to be your partner and consultant for years to come, not just another company that sells you software.

Solve Problems

We believe in solving problems, especially the hard ones. We work closely with our customers to understand what they are trying to accomplish and to craft solutions that provide answers. We have a long and trusted relationship with the Precisely Software team, and have worked with the team that first developed the original MapInfo Pro. We bring this expertise into every customer engagement.

Invest In Industry Expertise

We work with all types of businesses and have solved a lot of data challenges over the decades. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we invest in keeping our technical expertise up to date. Our team has in-depth expertise from working with telecommunications companies, retailers, and government agencies.

Our Team

SGSI is a nimble and responsive team of software engineers, project managers and business analysts. Our small team works in an open floor plan to more easily share ideas and collaborate on solutions. SGSI has earned the Precisely Software Business Partner of the Year designation numerous times and are frequent contributors at conferences and workshops.

John Tinker

(he/him/his)

President

With SGSI Since: 1993

What I do at SGSI: Most things except writing code and filing taxes – I leave that to experts on the team. My passion is for helping people solve real-world business problems that are connected to location.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Mountain biking, skiing, mountain climbing, photography, parenting two wonderful children.

Favorite Location on the globe: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, WY (44.5253,-110.8382)

Matthew Katinsky

(he/him/his)

Software Development Manager

With SGSI Since: 1995

What I do at SGSI: I perform design, construction, and testing of custom software. I am responsible for modeling and development of mathematical/geometric algorithms and making sure the software does what we said it would.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Playing the fiddle, jogging, hiking, knitting, reading out loud with my family, playing soccer with my boy, watching my daughter dance, cooking, learning French and Spanish.

Favorite location on the globe: Montpelier, VT (44.2606,-72.5756)

 

Nancy McGinnis

(she/her/hers)

Business Operations Manager

With SGSI Since: 2001

What I do at SGSI:  I take care of all things office and accounting.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Spending time with my husband and three daughters, attending musicals, reading and discussing books with my book club.

Favorite Location on the globe: Home, Sammamish, WA (47.6089, -122.0422)

Jason Kaden

(he/him/his)

Program Manager

With SGSI Since: 2010

What I do at SGSI: I make sure our customers get the best possible products by overseeing the entire process of creating them – from initial conception to delivery and providing them with continuous support and guidance throughout the product’s lifecycle.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Hanging out with my wife and kids, cooking, hiking, skiing, biking, watching sports. I like to eat, sleep, repeat.

Favorite location on the globe: Summit of Mt. Aspiring on the South Island of New Zealand (-44.3831,168.7162)

Christopher Alexander

(he/him/his)

Technical Analyst

With SGSI Since: 2018

What I do at SGSI: I test custom GIS solutions and software and provide customer support.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Spending time with my family, running, reading and playing word games.

Favorite location on the globe: Upper Pisang, Nepal (28.616240, 84.151714)

Holly Alonzo

(she/her/hers)

Software Engineer

With SGSI Since: 2018

What I do at SGSI: I follow good engineering practices to deliver quality code to our customers.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Reading, playing softball, watching movies and gaming with friends. Lok-tar ogar!

Favorite location on the globe: Bora Bora, French Polynesia (-16.54195,-151.73609)

Tim Porter

(he/him/his)

Software Engineer

With SGSI Since: 2018

What I do at SGSI: I build cool GIS software.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Video games, hiking, yoga, and playing with my cats.

Favorite location on the globe: Kauai, Hawaii (22.0519,-159.6259)

Brendan Woodell

(he/him/his)

Software Engineer

With SGSI Since: 2019

What I do at SGSI: I get to solve complex GIS software problems and develop new features.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: I play Ultimate Frisbee in the city league and travel for tournaments. I spend my downtime at home working on craft projects, I’ve made cosplay armor for Emerald City Comic Con and I 3D Print/Paint miniatures for the D&D game I run.

Favorite location on the globe: Bury St. Edmunds, England. (52.2429, 0.7105)

Richard O

(he/him/his)

Software Engineer

With SGSI Since: 2022

What I do at SGSI: Build and maintain GIS software

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Eating delicious food, weight lifting, reading, anything creative, video games, spending time with friends and family

Favorite location on the globe: Home, New York, NY (40.7887/-73.9649)

Ryan Gorey

(he/him/his)

Technical Analyst

With SGSI Since: 2019

What I do at SGSI: I rigorously test custom GIS software to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality tools and solutions for customers.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Hiking, yoga, cooking, strategy games, and petting strangers’ dogs.

Favorite location on the globe: Port Townsend, WA (48.117039, -122.760447)

Meghan Durovchic

(she/her/hers)

Office Admin/Bookkeeper

With SGSI Since: 2019

What I do at SGSI: I do general office management and bookkeeping to ensure operations run smoothly.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Reading and playing with my cat.

Favorite location on the globe: Whistler, Canada. (50.1281,-122.8642)

Katie Schroeder

Katie Schroeder

(she/her/hers)

Technical Analyst

With SGSI Since: 2021

What I do at SGSI: I work towards delivering quality GIS applications through activities such as planning, UX design, and testing.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Spending time with my family, playing video games with my family, playing Dungeons and Dragons with my wife and friends, baking family recipes for my wife, spinning wool, and weaving.

Favorite location on the globe: My hometown: Bothell, WA (47.7601, -122.2054)

Reed Tinker

(she/her/hers)

Social Media Manager

With SGSI Since: 2021

What I do at SGSI: I manage the SGSI Twitter and LinkedIn pages, posting every week to keep the public up to date on SGSI happenings and content. I also revise the website to ensure it stays relevant. 

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Spending time with friends, reading, climbing, playing ultimate, journaling, and creating things, as well as hiking and just generally being outside.

Favorite location on the globe: the summit of Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine (45.9242,-68.9276)

John Schlosser

Founder / Strategic Consultant

With SGSI Since: Inception

What I do at SGSI: I am the founder of SGSI and the company historian. I consult on business strategy and product opportunities and envision new spatial applications.

When I’m not at work I enjoy: Hiking and international travel, sometimes both at once.

Favorite location on the globe: Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii (19.2825, -155.545)

Location

We are located in beautiful downtown Seattle on the 30th floor of One Union Square.

Work With Us

Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions and apply.