The Breakthrough Team
Fun, passion, creativity, and the pursuit of knowledge. This is how we deliver smart and creative custom software and website solutions.


We envision a world where smart creative people can collaborate with organizations of all shapes, sizes, and missions and unlock the potential within software to improve the world. 


Founded in 1998 by three Chicago-based senior software engineers, Breakthrough Technologies, LLC serves clients by creating innovative web, mobile and software solutions for complex problems. We believe that collaborating with our clients and partners gives us the opportunity to combine emerging technologies with innovative thinking to empower organizations, facilitate communication and create positive change on a global scale.

With a staff of 70-plus dedicated, local professionals, Breakthrough encompasses a wealth of knowledge spanning a variety of industries. Through our extensive experience and a process based on client involvement, we’ve developed a strategy for understanding the unique challenges organizations face.

Meet the Team

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Doug Wilson
Managing Partner
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Randy Knapp
Managing Partner
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Robynn Upton
Software Development Manager
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James Williams
Chief Strategy Officer
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Michelle Bolander
Visual Design Manager
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Jonathan Franks
Senior Drupal Developer
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We believe a fun, diverse, collaborative culture is where passionate designers and technologists can make an impact.