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Orchid Suites is a woman-owned, woman-run product development company. Orchid provides strategic consulting, profitability analysis, commercialization, prototyping and MVP development.

product development, strategic consulting, profitability analysis, commercialization, MVP

Executive Team

Tanya Renne
Senior Management
Tanya is the CEO of Orchid and manages the growth and vision of the company. Her role is to establish the baseline of every product development effort – understanding the core drivers and how they fit into the vision forward. She guides the Design Directive process, the outcomes of the wireframing of the system and the overall vision and goals. She also plays the role of sourcing talent specific to each project effort and manages the resources needed to successfully complete each stage. Her involvement is steady and strong through the entire lifecycle of the project.
Paul Mark Bartolome
Implementation
Paul is the Chief Implementation Officer at Orchid. His role is to operationalize the vision of the platform and communicate the execution to the rest of the team; managing personnel, tasks and outcomes as necessary. Paul’s knowledge of Orchid technology together with a broad understanding of changing product delivery best practices makes him an invaluable part of every product effort at Orchid.
Hadley Kincade
Project and Product Management
Hadley is an internal project manager and quality assurance engineer with great attention to detail and tolerance for tedium. Hadley’s focus on the user experience and how an interface communicates its function is her specialty. Her involvement in the project is to make sure milestones are met and functionality is rolled, clearly communicated and tested appropriately. Hadley is also part of any documentation and support effort that engages once a product is launched.
Leo Gallardo
Interface Design
Leo is a gifted interface designer skilled in both admin and user UI/UX. His technical skills surpass most designers’ skill sets, making him invaluable in any integrated effort. His role is to take Design Directives and turn them into 2-3 design expressions, identify opportunities for ease-of-use or interactivity and continue to offer refinements to the UI/UX as the project proceeds.

History

1995

January 20, 1995

OmniPeacock (a full service design agency) is incorporated in Washington DC, to focus on the nascent web identities of non-profit organizations. These were the early years of the internet still. There were no content management systems – even a simple editor was unheard of. Everything was built in hand-typed HTML….

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1998

June 20, 1998

OmniPeacock (design) and Novejan Resources (administrative services) merge to form RenneDevelopment – a full service consultancy to aid non-profits and associations with their technical infrastructure, process and presence. It’s still early days, non-profits are still just beginning to find their place on the web. They still find it challenging to…

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2003

March 10, 2003

Incorporated as Orchid Suites, Inc in 2003, our first focus was progressive political parties and labor organizations. Our custom software was built to address multi-level, de-centralized organizations that needed collaboration, fundraising and content tools at every level of their network. Our distributed infrastructure was eventually in use by 310 interconnected…

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2004

April 17, 2004

In 2004 Orchid purchased E-Angel, a boutique web development firm in Washington, thus doubling the size of it’s development and executive staff and positioning the company to grow dramatically among associations and distributed advocacy organizations.

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2005

January 20, 2005

In 2005 a core team of Orchid staff retreated to the mountains of West Virginia for a staff retreat. We were grappling with focus and strategy just like many of our clients. We didn’t solve the problem over those three critical days but we crystalized a desire “visualize the data”…

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2006

June 21, 2006

Orchid grows to a staff of 32, with two remote offices and a head quarters in Washington, DC

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2008

January 20, 2008

We’ve made every mistake and enjoyed a great deal of success in a market that has remade itself many times over. We’re excited to have survived the 2008 finanicial crisis and the many lean years that followed.

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2008

June 21, 2008

In the months leading up to the 2008 economic collapse we built an astounding 45 member partner team. Through that network we backstopped the development needs of marketing and communications teams all over the country and grew our involvement in back and front end web development efforts 5 fold. Unfortunately…

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2009

June 21, 2009

After the shock of late 2008 we were faced with difficult decisions that lead to the lay off 90% of our own staff; leaving a small crew to continue servicing existing clients and deliver consulting and technical services to associations and non-profits.

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2010

January 20, 2010

We’re also excited to have done a lot of work in data visualization in recent years. This has been a great confluence of our best skills and interests – data, geo location and dashboards.

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2010

June 21, 2010

In 2010 Orchid goes completely virtual and started to build staff again, primarily as remote teams building products, dashboards, and visualizations for internal back-office applications.

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2013

June 21, 2013

In 2013 Orchid develops a comprehensive rubric designed to assist organizations in re-developing and commercializing internal products and systems, together with systems that leverage data from internal sources. This rubric is currently in use in some 20 organizations and businesses.

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2015

June 21, 2015

IN 2015 Orchid develops several prototypical data portals in the education space, designed to surface trends, indicators and performance indicators in the pursuit of reform. These data portals became the basis for the development of Orchid Analytics as a separate division of Orchid Suites.

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2016

June 21, 2016

Orchid Analytics becomes a key partner to Human Capital Labs in building municipal dashboards for community leaders and service providers to manage the needs of returning citizens and their receiving communities to better facilitate re-entry and reduce recidivism.

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