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. While various projects for Qwest had led them to realize the need for developers and designers that could scale and build things efficiently. It was the ever-changing world we live in and the user experience humans have with technology that 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. 


Jon Hu Project Management Team Lead
Jon Hu
Dir. of PM & Engagement
Jackie Suarez Human Resources Manager
Jackie Suarez
Human Resources Manager
Wallace Logie Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Wallace Logie
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Wangen
Founder and VP of Operations
Craig Nishizaki
Sr. Dir. of Business Development
Michael Woo User Experience (UX) Team Lead
Michael Woo
UX Manager
John Sloat Founder and CEO
John Sloat
Founder and CEO
Jon Edwards
Development Team Lead