ABOUT US

About Our Company

We have grand ambitions. No, we don’t want to engineer driverless planes or build pre-schools on Mars, but we do want to elevate your business. We work to understand your business objectives and develop digital solutions tailored to meet those objectives. We ensure your company is outfitted with stellar branding and we employ innovative marketing strategies to connect you to your audience in new and meaningful ways.

 

Leadership

Widely Interactive was founded by two brothers from the humble roots of Columbus, Ohio. While one brother ventured to Tucson, Arizona to learn about software engineering, the other set up camp in San Francisco, dabbling in e-commerce startups.  Both eventually joined forces and planted their flag in Phoenix, Arizona.  Since 2002, the two brothers have partnered in various digital agencies, founding Widely Interactive in 2011. Jay and Ryan Belfore both share a love of design, but are purists when it comes to developing highly usable, functional technology to solve problems and build businesses.


Jay Belfore

Jay Belfore

CEO, Software Director

Jay Belfore is the CEO and Software Director of Widely Interactive. As Software Director, he plays an active role in all web and mobile development projects. In his career, Jay has been the lead developer on major projects for clients such as General Dynamics, Avnet, Realty Executives International, Insight and Cisco. Jay is a contributor for The Arizona Technology Council blog as well as the Scottsdale Airpark News. He is actively involved in the community and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for The New Foundation, a behavioral health and substance abuse treatment center for adolescents. In his free time, Jay enjoys drawing, painting, running, and being with his wife and kids.

Ryan Belfore

Ryan Belfore

President, Creative Director

Ryan Belfore leads Widely’s Creative Department, providing clients with new ways to enhance their marketing footprint. Ryan believes a crucial aspect to the success of any client-vendor relationship is stellar customer service – a practice Ryan employs religiously.

Ryan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the University of Michigan. He worked for dotcom start-ups in Columbus, OH and San Francisco before establishing himself in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has co-founded two successful companies during his fifteen plus years in the valley. In 2008, Ryan was featured in BizAZ’s Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 list. In March 2012, Ryan joined his brother to co-found their newest venture, Widely Interactive.

When Ryan is not obsessing about design – be it interactive, user interface, web or graphic design – he spends his free time rock climbing, golfing, painting, scouring new music, and traveling. His favorite city is Barcelona and his favorite band is Radiohead. 12 out of 10 clients recommend him.

 

Why Widely?

We'll Give You 8 Reasons

 

  1. WE'RE GREAT COMMUNICATORS
    This is not common in the industry, but it’s our top priority

  2. WE DELIVER AS PROMISED
    We take every measure to ensure the project is a success

  3. DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS
    We strive for an even balance between form and function

  4. NEVER OUTSOURCED
    We are true believers in the merits of developing in-house with local talent

  5. GREAT REFERENCES
    We have a track record of success and will gladly share our references with you

  6. EXPANSIVE PORTFOLIO
    We’ve produced hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes

  7. ADVOCATORS OF STARTING SMALL
    We believe in the “lean startup” approach

  8. WHITE GLOVE SERVICE
    We work with you every step of the way to ensure you’re fully satisfied

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