All organizations need technology. We specifically help small to mid-size organizations design, build, customize and maintain the core technology they need. With 20+ years in industry, we have helped teams of all shapes and sizes innovate using a mix of off-the-shelf and custom solutions. Some of our areas of expertise include:
WEB DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
From simply a little website TLC to a full overhaul, we’re here to help. While you could probably build and maintain your website, do you really have the time to mess with it over and over again? We make the process of building and maintaining your website easy and ensure one of your most important assets is always up and running.
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION & OPTIMIZATION
We are willing to bet that your organization has at least one core system that you are only using a small portion of the overall capabilities which costs your team time and money. We help you look under the hood at your existing technology to determine what else can be done to make the most of what you already have, then get you setup and trained on how to actually use it. It’s that simple.
DATA MANAGEMENT & CUSTOM FORMS
Every organization collects, tracks and needs to move data throughout their team. Turn your website into a logic-driven intake platform and manage how and when your most critical information is accessed and edited by your key stakeholders and teammates. We can help make that a painless and integrated process that drives efficiency and innovation.
We’ve helped a wide range of organizations accomplish a wide range of things. Here are a few teams we’ve helped recently!
We also have the pleasure of providing pro bono assistance to several community partners who empower our entrepreneurial ecosystem including:
OUR AWARDS & HONORS
Over the past 20 years, our team has been recognized by local, national and international organizations for excellence in design and entrepreneurship.
3x Webby Awards
The Webby Award is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
8x Adobe SOTD Awards
The former Adobe Site of the Day Award recognized projects based on strong visual design, technical execution, usability, interesting and/or timely content, ROI and benefit to the organization as well as overall innovative use of Adobe products.
Dell/NFIB Small Business Excellence Award
Metropolitan Business League Extraordinary Startup Award
Venture Forum’s RVA Company To Watch
Virginia Governor’s Entrepreneur of the Year
Style Weekly’s Top 10 Richmond Web Designers
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I never felt any pressure or fake sales pitch from Greg, just a sense of honesty and integrity, which are qualities often lost in this cut throat business world. From the start, he made the whole process very easy and walked me through everything I needed to know. Not only did he teach me how to manage the website myself so I could save money, he took the time to really get to know my organization and what I was doing so he could incorporate more authenticity into my website. Greg’s creativity and ingenuity helped create a web based platform that helped tell our story while reaching our targeted audiences.”
Evan Kaufman The Hopewell Downtown Partnership
“Greg is fabulous to work with and I highly recommend his insight and leadership for any endeavor. He is a visionary and has a unique talent to see and create new opportunities. I was really impressed by his ability to understand complex problems of the small businesses and provide creative and strategic solutions. In addition, he has great work ethics and always gives 110% to any task.”
Sumit Bhandari ICONMA
“Greg is a thought leader in the web technology space. He is very adept at using technology to communicate to an audience and measuring the impact of the communication. He has strong consulting skills and provides the best technology solution to meet the client’s challenges.”
Timo Selvaraj SearchBlox Software, Inc.
“Greg Hofbauer is a business leader with many admirable and sought-after qualities: high ethical conduct, tenacity, relentless work ethic, creative problem-solver, high achiever, and a heck of a nice guy all rolled into one. He adds a lot of extra value via business consulting in the course of our project work.”
Jon Heckel Bench, Inc.
“I appreciate Greg’s creativity and very collaborative, team-based approach to creating solutions to clients’ needs. He is a visionary who hears not only what the client has expressed as a need, but sees beyond that to offer insights and creative solutions that go above and beyond the stated requirements. Greg always dealt with clients and contractors tactfully, honestly and ethically.”
Bart Levy BandyWorks LLC
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Greg Hofbauer is a career entrepreneur, educator and community builder.
Prior to launching Hofbauer Consulting, Greg led and successfully sold several award-winning technology companies specializing in interactive digital storytelling. Greg was most recently the Director of Innovation at ChamberRVA while also serving as the Managing Director of Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center / THRIVE Mentoring Program.
Greg’s passion is helping individuals/businesses succeed, especially leveraging web technology. Greg is catalyst in the RVA start-up community. In addition to mentoring dozens of companies as a mentor and director of the THRIVE Mentor Network, Greg has also been involved with the 1 Million Cups initiative, RVA Startup Weekend, the Lighthouse Labs accelerator, Capital One’s Design Jam, VCUarts’ CoLab Program, and The Community Foundation’s Amazing Raise.
A graduate of the University of Richmond, Greg has a background in Computer Science and Digital Communications. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching entrepreneurship courses at VCUarts. Greg earned a culinary arts certification and also recently passed the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional examination.
Summary of Qualifications
- Consultant – Big picture thinker able to uncover client challenges and make ambiguity tangible.
- Innovator – Tirelessly on the lookout for ways to fix, improve, optimize, and enhance.
- Builder – Love to roll up the sleeves and create something amazing alongside the team.
- Negotiator – Not afraid of difficult conversations; a highly patient, focused listener.