About Us

We Believe in the Art of the Possible

Why does UpTop exist?

Good question. John Sloat had an epiphany while attending college that people should do work they love. Work that inspires them, while challenging their skill sets and expanding their view of the world. He also wanted to be in the business of helping people.

In the year 2000, Rick Wangen and John Sloat teamed up to launch their first digital products company, Peak Systems. Qwest's various projects had led them to realize the need for developers and designers that could scale and build things efficiently. The ever-changing world we live in and the user experience humans have with technology inspired Rick and John to create the team that you now know as UpTop.

At the core of UpTop, we are your guides to the digital jungle. Your sherpas helping you, and your users, navigate the internet. Through the years we have cultivated a team of nerds. We love tinkering, staying curious, innovating. The art of the possible is always at the back of our minds as we solve problems, and dig deeper to find the ones you didn’t realize you had. 

Leadership

Jon Hu
Dir. of PM & Engagement
Jackie Suarez
HR Manager
Wallace Logie
CFO
Rick Wangen
Founder & VP of Operations
Craig Nishizaki
Senior Dir. of BD
Michael Woo
Director of UX
John Sloat
Founder & CEO