Our Mission

Our dual goal is to empower clients’ technology recruiting and staffing efforts and provide our team members with rewarding careers.

Our Mission

Our dual goal is to empower clients’ technology recruiting and staffing efforts and provide our team members with rewarding careers.

Meet Our Team

17 zipdev team members on their team retreat in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada

Michael Lenny


Mike is an entrepreneur with the big picture in mind. He studied International Business at San Diego State University and studied abroad in Germany. Mike started his first business while living in Lima, Peru.

Zipdev is the second company Mike has co-founded. He is a lover of startups, tech, futurism, rugby, ceviche, and life in general.

Daniel Altenburg


Daniel is a people person by trade and has over 15 years of international recruitment experience. Daniel studied at SDSU and after graduation moved to Peru for 5 years before returning in 2013.

Daniel is a father, husband, action sports enthusiast, soccer fanatic, and a Southern California local who will never turn down a plate of tacos.


Staffing Manager

Ingrid has 7+ years of recruitment experience and has placed over 400 people in Mexico successfully.

When she isn’t recruiting she is spending time with her family, wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe or cheering on her husband who has been known to race in the Baja 1000.


Our Story

Why was Zipdev Founded?

Zipdev’s co-founders, Mike Lenny and Daniel Altenburg, first met while living in Lima, Peru, where they earned each other’s trust playing rugby and traveling around Latin America together. Zipdev was born after they had both moved back to San Diego, when Mike asked Daniel for help finding solid software engineers to help develop an app he wanted to build. 

At first they struggled to find the right option. Trying to build out a full team software development team in California was costly, and a couple false starts with teams in disparate time zones was discouraging. But soon they realized that they had a resource that they knew well right in their own backyard: Latin America.

So after much searching and relationship building, Mike and Daniel found some very talented software engineers to work with. They then spread the word about their experience with members of the San Diego startup community, some of whom convinced them to start Zipdev and became its first customers in 2015.

Zipdev has since grown into a multidisciplinary team of recruiters, software engineers, designers, QA testers, project managers, product owners, and more spanning multiple cities in the United States and Latin America and all dedicated to providing its clients with dependable technology professionals whether remote or onsite.

Our Core Values


We choose quality over convenience or expedience. We do it right the first time and always give our best effort.


We communicate clearly, concisely, and proactively. We are honest, transparent, and positive in all communication.


We are helpful and collaborative with our coworkers and clients. We value, respect, and support them. We contribute to the team.

Problem Solving

We think creatively, critically and carefully. We start with first principles and don’t make assumptions.


We do what we say we’re going to do when we say we’re going to do it. We don’t make promises we can’t keep. We accept responsibility and don’t pass blame.

Continuous Learning

We’re curious and open minded, always learning. We’re not afraid to ask questions and we seek answers until we understand.



Our Locations

Zipdev recruits local candidates for your on-site positions and specializes in building your distributed team in your time zone with candidates based in Latin America.

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