Uncommon Outsourced Software Development

Who We Are

CodeStringers is an uncommon software development firm that brings innovation, craftsmanship, and integrity to the development of best-in-class cloud, web and mobile software products. We deliberately remain “boutique” in order to provide the hands-on focus of our leadership required to deliver high quality software at far lower cost than our client’s internal resources can typically deliver. We call that “upsourcing“. We develop both our own products and products for our clients. We provide end-to-endproduct strategy, software release planning, software development and quality assurance solutions for clients ranging from startups to large enterprises. We are headquartered in the United States and have a wholly-owned development subsidiary in Vietnam. To take a look at a CodeStringers innovation in action, give FileString – a file control and tracking service – a try.

Onshore Leadership, Offshore Budget

CodeStringers is headquartered on the west coast of the United States with offices in Portland, Oregon; Santa Cruz, California, and New York City where our leadership, who manage all client engagements, live and work. We proudly develop our software from our offshore development organization located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Unlike some firms that will claim to have an offshore team when in fact it’s merely a collection of contractors, our Vietnam entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary employing 50+ full-time product managers, user experience and interface designers, software engineers and quality assurance engineers. We remain “boutique” to enable our US leadership to engage with clients and personnel in Vietnam to deliver world-class software at a fraction of the cost of in-house teams.

Our Development Team in Vietnam

Our team in Vietnam includes product managers; user experience and interface designers; backend, frontend web and mobile developers; quality assurance engineers; and business and technical operations personnel. We hire the most talented people to ensure our standards (and yours) of innovation, craftsmanship, and integrity are delivered in every product we build.

Craftsmanship Starts with Leadership

The CodeStringers Leadership Team is involved in EVERY client engagement and EVERY CodeStringers product and innovation… that’s the main benefit of working with a boutique software development firm. We assign a team to your product, and that team is managed by the people on this webpage, ensuring quality from requirements through release.

Manzo-Michael CEO of Codestringers

Michael Manzo

President and CEO

Christian Schraga

Christian Schraga

SVP, Product

Cynthia Applegate-SVP,Marketing and Operations

Cynthia Applegate

SVP, Marketing

Nhi Do-Vice President/General Managerm Vietnam Operations

Nhi Do

VP and GM, Vietnam Operations

Christian Schraga

Hai huynh

Project Manager

Cynthia Applegate-SVP,Marketing and Operations

Hon Nguyen

Chief Architect and Web Manager

Su Le director of engineering

Su Le

Project Manager

Christian Schraga

Quyen Dao

Design Lead

Our Values

Every member of the CodeStringers team is held accountable to a set of values upon which our company is built. We are uncompromising in that regard. We interview candidates to ensure every person we hire meets these values. We execute our work inline with these values.


We strive to deliver exceptional quality in everything we define and develop, whether we’re building our own products or yours.


Integrity is about doing the right thing even when no one is watching you. We expect every member of CodeStringers to live their life and do their job with honor.



Innovation requires thoughtful risk-taking and acceptance of failed attempts. We encourage this at CodeStringers, and we manage that risk carefully to ensure we achieve high quality and deadlines, but still find opportunities to differentiate software through innovation.

Work Ethic

CodeStringers team members take pride in their work and ownership for the outcome their work creates. It is not at all unusually to find members of CodeStringers working late into the night in their adherence to this value.

Growth Mindset

At CodeStringers, we love people who love learning. We provide educational services and materials to our team members and ask them to be continually learning new technologies and processes that improve them as individuals and the quality of our work as an organization.

Our Product

In addition to providing software development services to clients, CodeStringers develops our own products. Our flagship product is FileString, a easy-to-use cloud-based service that attaches a digital string to the important files professionals share, enabling them to track and control how recipients view, download and print their content. And stay tuned because we’re working on some other CodeStringers’ innovations that will release soon…

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