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On a mission to make a professional online presence accessible to everyone.

Our story.

Compass was founded by 3 Venture for America Fellows — all of whom have parents that are business owners. We saw first-hand how most business owners struggled with creating a meaningful online presence.

On the other hand, we and our designer peers knew how to create great websites by using tools like Squarespace and WordPress. We thought, “what if we connected the dots between the people who need help with their online presence and the people that could provide that help?” Compass was born.

After seeing the ways bigger companies were providing web services to business owners, we knew that they had to embody three core values to customers: transparency, simplicity, and efficiency. We believe that quality services should be provided as efficiently as possible to save everyone time and money, and that everyone should know what they’re paying for.

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Our story.

Compass was founded by 3 Venture for America Fellows — all of whom have parents that are business owners. We saw first-hand how most business owners struggled with creating a meaningful online presence.

On the other hand, we and our designer peers knew how to create great websites by using tools like Squarespace and WordPress. We thought, “what if we connected the dots between the people who need help with their online presence and the people that could provide that help?” Compass was born.

After seeing the ways bigger companies were providing web services to business owners, we knew that we had to do things differently–by prioritizing transparency, quality, and efficiency. We believe that creative projects should be delightful and financially viable for both small businesses and creatives, and we’re on a mission to make that universally possible.

Our Values

Our values shape everything from the way we operate in the office, to our business model, to the way we market ourselves both to customers and freelancers.

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Transparency

A business should have nothing to hide to its employees, customers, and all other stakeholders. Being transparent means we don’t spend time worrying about what picture we’re painting for different people. It’s just one picture, and that allows us to focus all of our energy on building something great.

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Alignment

Everyone involved in Compass–from employees to customers to freelancers–is able to serve their own interests while contributing to the growth of Compass. Our product and business model is also designed to ensure alignment between Compass, our freelancers, and our customers.

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Sustainability

We strive to be a sustainable business, which means having internal business practices, pricing, and service offerings that enable us and our customers to build businesses that are built to last.

Our Team

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Mike Wilner
CEO & CO-FOUNDER

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Taylor Sundali
COO & CO-FOUNDER

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Matt Fulton
CTO & CO-FOUNDER

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Jane McConnell
JUNIOR DEVELOPER

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Stuart Balcombe
DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Our Freelance Creatives

Compass connects you with a top web designer from around the country. All our freelancers are carefully vetted based on their professional and interpersonal skills along with their commitment to accountability. They are part of our family and are aligned to serve the needs of our customers.

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Fiona Sloan

Fiona has designed over 20 websites with Compass. She’s a 2013 Venture for America Fellow, and worked as a marketer for several startups, before founding her own e-commerce jewelry business.

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Brendan Kennedy

Brendan has worked on hundreds of projects as a web designer and loves interacting with clients. In January 2016 he founded Nashville based creative agency SoBro to help people solve problems through amazing experiences.

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Tracy Castro

Tracy has designed & built more than 20 websites. She founded her own digital design and marketing studio in Austin, and has worked with dozens of professionals to help them with their marketing over the years.