Slalom reimagines how companies build software and technology with launch of Slalom Build


New York and two other cities to join seven existing North American Build Center locations to deploy “Build as a Service,” a new category for cloud-native software and product engineering

SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Slalom Consulting, the $1.4 billion purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business and technology problems, announced the next generation of software- and technology-building services: Slalom Build. As companies continue to transform themselves into organizations that use technology as a strategic advantage, they are being forced to rethink how they build modern software.

“Shifting from a project mindset to a product mindset is critical for companies to drive success in the modern business era,” said Mike Cowden, Slalom Build General Manager. “Slalom Build puts interdisciplinary teams to work, with proven methods, in close proximity with clients, to create technology and software products – faster, cleaner and more nimbly than ever before.”

Recognizing that building is mission critical and that modern technology requires a different way of thinking, Slalom Build has pioneered the “Build as a Service” (BaaS) model, a new category of professional services. BaaS enables any company, large or small, to build cloud-native software and technology products.

“What started as an experiment to build engineering centers on-shore has become one of the most successful, bold moves in our history,” said Slalom CEO Brad Jackson. “Every company is looking to reimagine themselves, and they’re counting on technology to fuel their next generation of growth. Slalom Build helps our clients take a differentiated approach to disrupting the status quo.”

With teams distributed across seven Build Centers in North America, Slalom Build will add three new Build Centers in early 2019 in New York and two other locations. The company aims to disrupt traditional product engineering models by blending beautiful design, product engineering, analytics, and platform and process automation to custom-build technology and software products. Slalom Build comprises five components – all working in concert with one another to create one seamless BaaS experience including:

  • Builders – The talent with the skill, aptitude, and passion to build with the latest, most cutting- edge technology.
  • Build Centers – Located in clients’ time zones, these centers of knowledge, collaboration, and culture are where Builders create.
  • Elasticity – Clients have the ability to seamlessly shift or scale work, so that every project gets exactly what is needed, then ramps down as necessary.
  • Methodology – A pragmatic approach that drives fluidity with rigor, acceleration with quality, and ties it all with business relevance.
  • Co-Creation – More than just products, Slalom Build forms teams, processes, and culture – together with clients – to lay the tracks for building modern software through every project.

“There are no enterprise-class off-the-shelf solutions in our industry today,” said Bron McCall, Senior VP of IT of Extra Space Storage, the second-largest self-storage provider in a $38 billion industry. “Slalom Build helped us build for the future with modern software development tools and processes, transforming our IT organization along the way.”

With 1,000 builders in seven Build Centers across North America, Slalom Build serves more than 1,200 clients in a wide variety of industries and categories. Current Build Center locations include Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Denver, Toronto and Charlotte.

About Slalom Build
Slalom Build, the next generation of software- and technology-building, reimagines how companies build modern software, transforming how companies create change with technology. With 1,000 builders and seven build centers distributed across North America, Slalom Build establishes “Build as a Service” (BaaS), a new category for cloud-native software and product engineering. Slalom Build puts interdisciplinary teams to work, in close proximity with clients, to build modern technology and software products for enterprises – faster, cleaner and more nimbly than ever before. Learn more at

About Slalom
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. Named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018, Slalom has more than 6,000 employees across 25 cities in North America and Europe. Learn more at

SOURCE Slalom Consulting

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