About Performance Foundry

Managed WordPress hosting and web development — why us?

In 2013, Craig Martin was running a successful travel blog. One of the world’s first professional bloggers (and later a founding member and then President of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association), things were going well. But one thing stood out: he was getting as many requests for technical help as he was for travel advice. When his wife, Linda, took a sabbatical to study for a Masters in Spanish Language and Education (in Madrid, of course!) he took the plunge and formed Performance Foundry.

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
After completing her Master’s in Spain in mid-2015, Linda joined the Performance Foundry team as the Customer Services Director — before that, she’d been a largely silent (and occasionally loud) partner and co-owner of the company. 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 traveling, hiking, and eating Italian food.

Yuriy squareYuriy Vasilyev
Yuriy joined Performance Foundry as a WordPress developer almost before Performance Foundry existed! Based in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, listening to music, and playing table tennis and billiards. Yuriy specialises in front-end development with a specific focus in scalable css and javascript.

Dmitriy Dzyuba
The second member of our Zaporizhia hub, Dmitriy joined Performance Foundry as a junior WordPress developer in 2015 and is a key member of our development and support team. In his free time, Dmitriy likes to exercise, do yoga, and watch movies.

Ricardo square 1Ricardo Correia
Based in the beautiful Portuguese city of Porto, Ricardo is our lead back-end WordPress developer. His passion for all things WordPress is demonstrated in his participation in WordCamps and WordPress meet ups, and the fact that he has a podcast all about WordPress! He also likes going to the movies, hanging out with his dog, and relaxing with friends and a good bottle of wine.

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.

Janessa Mc Kell
Janessa is one of our junior WordPress developers and a member of the support helpdesk team. Janessa got hooked on WordPress in 2008 after seeing how simple it was to get started while still being complex and progressive enough to sustain lifelong learning. Janessa loves writing songs and books, running, doing triathlons and dreevaying in nature (dreevay is a Patois term meaning ‘wander about’).

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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