About

Solutional’s results are driven by our great people who have proven experience. Using excellent processes, we specialize in helping our partners rapidly identify bold ideas, develop strategies, build teams, and develop products that enable a strong launch, predictable growth and profitability.
The key to helping our partners is to look at their business through the eyes of their customers. We have developed specialized experience across strategy, design, and development that has been tried, tested, and refined for over two decades.
We go beyond strategic recommendations to develop clear, actionable plans tailored to the realities of our partners’ businesses and resources. We walk with our partners from strategy through execution to ensure successful implementations.
We will serve in interim leadership roles as we build out an industry-leading team, execute on the company’s business plans, and lay the groundwork for predictable success.

Leadership

Drew Dunn

Principal, Creative/UX

Drew has 20 years’ experience helping companies move products from ideas into experiences. He does this through a multidisciplinary approach to creative direction and user experience design. Prior to Solutional, Drew founded and managed two digital agencies that provided digital design, UX, and development solutions to businesses from start-ups to Fortune 100 brands including Nike, Intel, Leatherman, Boeing, Microsoft, Symantec, HP, Ziba, Yahoo!, Chrysler, and Adidas. Drew’s has extensive experience in design, UX, and brand for enterprise applications, web, mobile, IoT, wearables and automotive.

Eddie Raffaele

Principal, Development

Eddie is a seasoned technical leader who thrives in the ever-evolving world of software development.  His adaptable approach to development helps teams find the shortest and most effective path towards their goals.  Eddie has worked with several of the world’s leading brands including Nike & Intel, as well as successfully leading start-up teams through launch.  His blend of product management and development experience has given him a unique perspective on how to approach projects from start to finish.  Eddie’s hands-on experience in everything from back-end API development to front-end consumer applications makes him a seasoned multi-disciplinary technologist.

John Wolcott

Principal, Operations

John has over 30 years’ experience in executive and engineering management, engineering development execution, and program management. He has worked at all stages of the development process from concept to production. John previously led technical projects at TriQuint Semiconductor and Intel, as well as consulting and holding key positions with several technology startups over the past 15+ years. He brings extensive expertise in engineering development processes, IC/FPGA and systems architecture, design, test and validation across multiple communications technologies. His business development experience covers concept engagement, contract negotiations, and partner relationship and program management.

James Dirksen

Founder and President

James has 24 years’ experience bringing products and services to the global market. He began his career as at Northrop Grumman and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the computer and network security industry. Over the last 20 years he has started, grown, and sold companies, technology, and services to companies including Microsoft, Symantec, Cisco, Sophos, F-secure, AVG, Verizon Wireless, Yahoo!, AT&T, Telefonica, T-Mobile, Citrix, Riverbed, US Marine Corps, and the US Air Force. He lives with his wife Dana and their children in Portland, Oregon.