COMPANY

After research and discussions with numerous companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, they discovered a recurring dissatisfaction among companies who had previously outsourced development work to other companies. Two common themes became apparent. First, traditional outsourcing hotbeds such as India's pricing have increased dramatically in the past 10 years, significantly decreasing the value proposition. Second, communication issues, caused by differences in language, culture, and timezones resulted in poor quality and missed deadlines.

Vinasource resolved these issues by creating a unique program called Pilot to Partner that includes a hybrid model of onshore/offshore resourcing which is explained in detail on the Services page.

Vinasource currently has a staff of 80 program managers, developers, and testers. The company is growing rapidly and continues to augment the staff with the best talent worldwide.

MANAGEMENT

We pride ourselves on hiring only the best talent from the top, most prestigious universities in Vietnam and the U.S. Our team consists of a talented staff of project managers, developers, test engineers and graphic designers.

Tim - Chief Executive Officer

Tim Nguyen is a twenty-two year veteran in the IT industry. During his tenure, Tim spent most of his time in business transformation, advising companies and individuals on how to operate. These organizations range from $8.5B pa companies to small start-ups across four different continents.

One of Tim’s highlights was the reorganization of an Australian Systems Integrator (Alphawest) and subsequent nationalization of a product business unit responsible for $200M in annual sales.

Another exciting accomplishment is the successful completion of a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) for YellowPepper. This involved attracting 55 new people to join the organization, induct and make productive inside 6 months while in parallel create new operating processes.

Tim is also an aspiring PGA Tour golfer.

Ben - Founder

Benjamin Liu founded Vinasource  in 2008 after 10+ years of software development experience at companies including Microsoft, Action Engine, and Onclave. He brings technological, process, and project management experience to Vinasource having shipped both enterprise software at Microsoft as well as more agile products at smaller startups. Mr. Liu has a passion for helping clients achieve their business goals through dynamic, high quality, and on-time software consulting and development services.

Benjamin graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Computer Science where he won numerous academic and athletic honors as captain of the men’s tennis team. An avid sports enthusiast, Benjamin enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and playing semi-pro football. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two children.

Sven - Director/ PM

Sven Larson leads the US Program Management team with nine years of diverse experience. He joined Vinasource in 2012 and drives iOS, Android and .NET projects for a wide variety of clients. He enjoys working as a partner with clients, using an agile approach to ensure that the delivery meets client expectations and satisfies users. He serves as an advisor to clients regarding modern technologies and standards. He facilitates strategic partnerships, leads technical integrations, and builds products and solutions to serve all types of users – consumer, small business and enterprise.

Sven has professional experience in both software engineering and program management. Previously, he was a technical program manager with Marchex Inc. where he implemented solutions for mitigating risk for credit card fraud, business monitoring and reporting solutions, integrations with partnering companies, and managed several beta pilot products.

Sven holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Washington. He lives in Kirkland, Washington with his wife, and they enjoy spending time with their very energetic young Vizsla.

Ryan Farmer - Chief Architect

Ryan has over 16 years of experience as a software developer, engineering manager and architect. He’s worked at IXD, a company that focuses on secure communications, as Director of Engineering. Prior to that, he worked at Microsoft on real-time communication products including LiveMeeting, Communicator/Lync and Skype. His first job was as a developer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Deep Space Network group.

Ryan has degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from the California Institute of Technology. As a Seattle native, Ryan is an avid runner and cyclist that enjoys all of the seasons.

Thanh Lam - Operations Manager

Thanh joined Vinasource in 2012 with 8 years of experience in Public Accounting, Auditing, and Human Resources from small start-ups to global companies. She has worked for Vietnam Auditing Accounting and Consulting Company where she’s involved in audits and provides tax consulting services for multinational companies. She also worked for Asian Liver Center and Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers (Palazzo Club) as Chief Accountant and Finance Manager.

Thanh’s current responsibilities include overseeing departmental functions related to Human Resources, Performance Measurement, Accounting, Finance and other administrative functions.

Thanh holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.

Trinh Do - Director of Project Management

Trinh Do joined Vinasource in 2009 as a project manager in charge of web and mobile application projects. Before this position, he worked for IT companies in Singapore, mainly focusing on software development. His passion is building a sustainable IT company which creates world class products that help people to realize their potential. Having worked through various projects in Vinasource, he believes that project management plays a key role in fostering a culture of quality and continuous learning.

Trinh’s current role is ensuring company’s projects are successfully delivered and company resources are optimally utilized. He shares in the responsibilities including overseeing and growing the team and their competencies, developing company strategy and processes, and managing complex projects.

Trinh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Information System from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He’s living with his family in Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), an energetic and thriving economic hub of Vietnam.

Nam Vu - Development Manager

Nam joined Vinasource in September 2015 with 11 years of experience in technology and management. He came to us from ELCA, one of the Switzerland’s largest independent companies. He ran dozens of successful projects around the implantation of sophisticated tax systems for a canton in Switzerland, requiring an extremely high level of precision and stability.

Nam graduated from FPT-Aptech, a programming training center, in 2004 and finished his Bachelor’s degree at FPT-Greenwich University in 2012. He’s been a professional shuttlecock-kicking athlete since 1999 and has won 5 gold medals in Vietnamese national championships.

He loves and lives by the quote, “Work smart, play hard.”

WE OWN OUR WORK

WE OWN OUR WORK

We are not a services company. We are a partner. Each and every team member takes pride in their work, treating every piece of code as if it were their our own. Ownership means doing whatever it takes and taking full responsibility when things don’t go quite right.

BE INNOVATIVE
AND CREATIVE

BE INNOVATIVE
AND CREATIVE

There are so many ways to build software. Our way isn’t just to plod through a customer's written spec and throw together some code. We think, we feel, we listen, we plan - we push the limits with every feature we build. Creativity happens right here, between us and the bond we've created with our partners.

COMMITTMENT IS OUR
PROMISE TO OURSELVES,
OUR TEAM & OUR PARTNERS

COMMITTMENT IS OUR
PROMISE TO OURSELVES,
OUR TEAM & OUR PARTNERS

With ownership comes commitment. With every iteration there is a commitment involved to quality, on-time delivery. No matter how hard one tries, mistakes happen, which is why our commitment extends beyond delivery.

BUILD OPEN
HONEST RELATIONSHIPS
THROUGH COMMUNICATION

BUILD OPEN
HONEST RELATIONSHIPS
THROUGH COMMUNICATION

In the world of outsourcing – both onshore and off – communication is the gold currency. We believe the only way is to operate with full transparency and that’s how our relationships are built.

CONSTANTLY PERSUE
HIGHER LEARNING

CONSTANTLY PERSUE
HIGHER LEARNING

Tech changes daily. It’s impossible for any one person to keep up on their own. That’s why our whole company rallies around higher learning. We stay on top of the technology, so our partners can stay ahead of the competition.

MAKE EVERYONE AROUND YOU SMILE
WORK IS FUN!

MAKE EVERYONE AROUND YOU SMILE
WORK IS FUN!

Our favorite company t-shirt (and yes, we have a lot of them) is made up of bold colors and the words ''Work Hard, Play Hard''. Software development doesn’t have to be a lonely place. Who doesn’t like following up a thorough peer code review with a good game of Ping Pong?