About Us

The Best Results Come From Small, Highly-Skilled Teams

If you look at a lot of agencies you'll see a lot of sales people, and a strong focus on selling the next project. That's fine, but paying those sales people adds to the cost of hiring those agencies, and it's not how we roll. We believe that if you're hiring someone to developing something, you should be paying for development.

We're a developer's agency. We don't have a sales staff, and we don't have flashy offices, because our focus is on development. We keep our teams small, nimble, and highly skilled. If you need the help of good sales people then we're not a good choice. We pull from an extensive network of resources to assemble a team that best meets the needs of each project, always led by a key player.

Join Our Team

We're always looking for good developers to join our team. Good people are hard to find. We need highly skilled developers who are experienced and disciplined. Team players who can work well independently, or play well with others. People who get the job done on time and on budget. People who deliver. If that sounds like you, please contact us!

Key Players

Robert Crowe

Robert Crowe

CEO/CTO

For over 20 years, Robert has been successfully combining his technical talent and marketing background to provide customer solutions. After a life in the corporate world at Xerox, Sun Microsystems, and Kaleida Labs, Robert joined Searchlight Group and has led success projects for Microsoft, SAP, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems, among others. Robert holds a US patent for graphic algorithms he developed while at Xerox and did his undergraduate work in Computer Science and Business Economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In his spare time Robert loves to sail and serves as VP Technology at a local non-profit that promotes STEM education, as well as teaching classes in 3D printing for middle-school kids.

Grant Willavise

Grant Willavise

Senior Solution Architect

Grant is an experienced enterprise technology specialist, with a proven success in developing solutions for leading technology organisations around the globe. Grant received a BSc in Business Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University in 2002 and is a certified Business Intelligence developer and Microsoft technology specialist. Grant is currently studying part-time for an MBA.

Kevin Ohlson

Kevin Ohlson

Strategic Advisor

For over 20 years, Kevin has helped companies market dozens of hardware and software products and services. Kevin blends his strong writing and communication talent with extensive firsthand expertise in product marketing and marketing communication. Prior to starting Searchlight, Kevin worked at Sun Microsystems (software, hardware, and government systems), Palantir (now ScanSoft), and Convergent (now Unisys). Kevin earned a degree in communication from Stanford University, and attended UCLA Graduate School of Management. In his spare time Kevin designs and builds sets for a local theater group.