You set the vision.

We’ll help you execute.


Build a technology strategy and execute a product roadmap that aligns with your vision.


Stride combines customized product leadership consulting with engineering recruitment expertise to ensure quality product delivery that brings a founder’s vision to life.


Is Stride for You?


You’re an early stage startup founder who has a vision for a product but does not have the experience to build or implement the product roadmap to fulfill your vision.


You’re an early stage startup founder who has a vision and roadmap, but execution has stalled. You need support to get the product roadmap aligned with the right timeline and milestones.

How Stride Works

We’ve combined years of experience in hands-on product development & engineering leadership with hatch IT’s backbone of technical recruiting & scaling engineering teams for hundreds of high-growth startups. As a result, we’ve developed a process to guide startup founders down the path of successful technical execution.

Integrate with executive leadership to understand the vision or strategic direction of the company

Pinpoint gaps in areas of execution, technical resources, skills & experience

Deliver a roadmap paired with the network of resources needed to execute

You’ll Be Working With Us

Tim Winkler

Tim Winkler

Founder and CEO of hatch IT

Tim is a serial entrepreneur who has built three startups from the ground up. His background is in technical recruiting with a focus on building out software engineering teams for hundreds of local startups in the DMV region.

He is passionate about developing creative models to enable startups to scale efficiently.

Jason Minnick

Jason Minnick

Head of Stride

Jason leads the technical direction as the CTO for a Cybersecurity Non-Profit in the DC Area. He has a background of 17+ years building enterprise software across a multitude of industries ranging from start-ups to government.

He has led development and engineering teams, most recently as the SVP of Product Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity. Jason is a career technologist with a passion for solving complex problems.

Stride in Action

CultivatePeople used Stride to implement a development process and find someone to oversee the process.



Duration: 3 Months

Problem: CultivatePeople’s Founder (Lola Han) is a non-technical Founder who relied on offshore development in Ukraine for 8 months to build out her MVP.

She felt she was getting taken advantage of by the firm as the development of an MVP dragged out. She felt a disconnect between her vision of the core product and what was being developed.

She needed to bring on board a Key Engineering resource in order to land a substantial Seed round of funding.

Stride Solutions: We spent extensive time upfront gaining a deep understanding of the Founder, her product vision, and a deep dive into an active demo of what had been built to date.

We deployed a technical executive resource as a stop-gap “CTO” to vet the offshore team to ensure they were actually doing what the Founder was asking of them.

We placed “guard-rails” on the overall development (eg. Put in place code reviews that were not being done previously, got the Github repo in CultivatePeople’s name vs. the offshore dev’s name, etc.).

We sourced and recruited the Head of Engineering for CultivatePeople, onboarded the resource, and transitioned all of our technical knowledge onto this resource, bringing him up to speed quicker with less ramp up time. We then transitioned to an advisory role until phase two is needed.