About Performance Foundry

Managed WordPress hosting and web development — why us?

In 2013, Craig Martin turned a part-time WordPress consulting practise into a specialist WordPress Development and Hosting company.

By helping site owners to scale their business, in under a year Performance Foundry was a worldwide team of half a dozen managing over 100 websites for clients from Auckland to London; Dubai to San Francisco.

Performance Foundry is the web team you wish you had.

Performance Foundry specialises in WordPress solutions for businesses worldwide. We’re on a mission to become the best WordPress services company in the world.

Our managed WordPress hosting and maintenance is perfect for small to medium-sized sites. We love to see websites loading fast and performing well — we care as much about your site as you do!

We use excellent server technology and invest real human hours into maintaining and improving the sites we manage — we don’t just rely on automatic updates. Plus, we’re constantly implementing the newest best practices and making improvements to our service to keep it right at the cutting edge.

Our WordPress development retainer is a perfect addition to hosting with us; or can be combined with other hosting providers; giving you the building blocks of online success.

As well as keeping sites performing well, we also build excellent sites from the ground up and optimise existing sites for performance.

We believe in partnering with website owners to make sure the sites in our care are the best they can possibly be. We not only host your website, we look after it for you.

100% remote

One thing that sets Performance Foundry apart is the fact that our team is spread around the world, working from home or coworking spaces across four continents. This means that we can provide excellent helpdesk coverage as we aren’t limited to business hours in just one timezone. Plus, if you’re on a tight deadline, chances are that someone in the team will be working on your project while you sleep!

Key Staff

We’ve searched high and low to find the best developers and support people, wherever they may be in the world!

Craig Martin
Craig is the co-founder and Managing Director of Performance Foundry. He started Performance Foundry in 2014, and is learning how to build great remote teams and excellent client-focused products. A Kiwi, he loves wine, coffee and hiking.

Linda Martin
As a co-founder and Director, Linda has been part of Performance Foundry since the very beginning. After completing her Master’s in Spain in mid-2015, Linda took on an active role in Customer Services. Though she has recently taken a step back from operations, she remains a Director and is still involved in admin and accounts. She loves travelling, chocolate, Spanish, and disappearing into a good book.

laura-squareLaura Smith
Laura joined Performance Foundry in 2016, and is based in South Carolina in the United States. She currently manages our various WordPress Site Development projects from start to finish. Before joining the team, she received her Master’s from Clemson University and worked as a Digital Producer at an advertising agency. She also loves spending her time travelling, hiking, and eating Italian food.

Jennifer Wicks
Jeni is our Customer Service Lead. She spends her time travelling between Montreal, Canada, and Granada, Spain; and is currently finishing up her doctoral thesis on transnational art and teaching collaborations. She spends her spare time reading philosophy, drinking natural wine, and riding motorcycles – not all at the same time, of course.

 

Ricardo square 1Ricardo Correia
Based in the beautiful Portuguese city of Porto, Ricardo is our Chief Engineer. His passion for all things WordPress is demonstrated in his participation in WordCamps and WordPress meetups, and the fact that he has a podcast all about WordPress! He also likes going to the movies, and relaxing with friends and a good bottle of wine.

Dmitriy Dzyuba
Dmitriy joined Performance Foundry as a junior WordPress developer in 2015 and is a key member of our development and support team — he’s involved in everything from full site development, to small projects, to tiny site fixes. He’s based in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, and in his free time, Dmitriy likes to exercise, do yoga, and watch movies.

Robin Singh
Robin is one of Performance Foundry’s developers and a key member of the support helpdesk team. Robin completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Computing at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand, and is now based in Warsaw, Poland. When not on his computer he likes to indulge his wanderlust by living like a local and participating in local community activities.

Paul Grejaldo
Based in Iloilo City, Philippines, Paul is one of our fantastic WordPress developers. He loves the challenge of development, as well as the rewarding feeling of helping people out by solving code-based problems. He loves video games, movies, and learning more about all things tech-related.

Glenny Abellana
Glenny is the third member of our Asia hub, based in the city of Cebu in the Philippines. A WordPress developer, she splits her time between front-end development and the support helpdesk, and loves continuously improving her development skills. In her free time, she likes listening to music, playing badminton, spending time with friends, and travelling.

Victor Carvalho
Our Support and Migration Specialist on the Performance Foundry team, Victor is based out of Tubarão – Santa Catarina/Brazil. He has a passion for learning, and his love for helping people is a primary motivator! Already bitten by the travel bug, Victor hopes to begin his travels next year. Before joining Performance Foundry, Victor was a full-time entrepreneur and founded a startup in the condominium management area. He is the recipient of several innovation prizes in Brazil and loves to build new tech-related software in his spare time. 

Trish Summers
As Director of Business Development at Performance Foundry, much of Trish’s leadership and strategy styles were developed while serving in the US military as a young soldier. In her role as President and Director of Business Development for her own award-winning company, Trish provided construction services to US federal agencies, which required high-security clearances to perform work. She has also served as Procurement Board Member for Women Impacting Public Policy(WIPP), the largest women’s business organization in the US, as well as a ChallengeHer panellist.
Trish, her wife Lynn, and four-legged companion Bella currently reside in Chiang Mai Thailand. Trish’s interests include energy work and healing, meditation, and exploring third-dimensional consciousness and beyond.

Ezequiel Cortez
Ezequiel Cortez is the Web Strategist and SEO consultant here at Performance Foundry. Currently based in Jacksonville Florida, Ezequiel originally hails from Los Angeles California. He is health-conscious, and loves audiobooks, music, live stand-up comedy and documentaries. In his role at Performance Foundry, he always puts the client first, and is focused on providing a roadmap towards our clients’ business targets and subsequently meeting those objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Better WordPress websites

When looking for a web developer or managed WordPress hosting provider, the question “why Performance Foundry” is easily answered: we care. We truly want you to have the best site possible, and will do everything in our power to make sure you get it.

You’ll get excellent service from our Customer Service team, our developers will create custom solutions using their considerable knowledge and experience, and you won’t have to worry about keeping your site up to speed — because we’ll be doing that for you.

Whether you’re looking for a brand-new website, need a fresh digital direction, or want visitors to your site to have a better experience, Performance Foundry is here for you.

Get in touch today!

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