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Geek Chicago provides technology guidance, web development, and advisory services to small businesses, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs.

There are as many different needs, questions, and concerns as there are small businesses, and we recognize that solving them requires a consultative approach.  We bring dozens of years of technology consulting experience to small businesses and to Fortune 500 enterprises alike.   

We can help with a gamut of technology needs including:

  • Building a dynamic web presence that actually reaches your existing customers and a broader audience
  • Developing and delivering customized training for new processes, new pieces of software, or new hardware (like tablets for your sales team, as an example)
  • Analyzing your needs in the context of a new software investment
  • Evaluating new technology purchases in the context of your needs, and recommend processes for everyday tasks like backing up data and optimizing PCs

There are many consumer-oriented and small business-oriented tools and software as a service (SaaS) offerings that are incredibly inexpensive, or even free. Where practical and appropriate, Geek Chicago enjoys leveraging these tools to ease communication, data sharing, and peace of mind that your valuable business resources are backed up and available to your team wherever you may be. We personally use these tools ourselves on a variety of platforms - including Windows, Android, and iOS (iPad and iPhone) - and we're increasing our reach prospectively every day.

Have a new problem or new technology that you think we haven't seen before? We're fast learners too. With more than a decade of consulting experience, we've been thrown in the deep end a few times!  Drop us a line today.

Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).