Our Team & History
Who is Cypress North?


Matt Mombrea - Chief Technology Officer / Partner

Matt is a longtime entrepreneur and software engineer. He is a founder of Cypress North, and chief technology officer. Matt also contributes to the community as a columnist on ITworld, a main source of tech news and information. When it comes to programming, Matt stands by two main principles: know your audience and know the problem you’re trying to solve. He likes to keep things simple and anticipate the end user's needs.

Prior to engineering solutions for Cypress North, Matt directed the software efforts for various other companies including a financial entity, a furniture manufacturer, and FedEx Trade Networks. Matt holds a degree in Computer Science from St. Bonaventure University.

Software Design
iOS, Android, PHP, JAVA
Likelihood of becoming a vegetarian
Respect for Parking Enforcement
Magnetism to dog hair
Odds of a lunch beer on Friday


Greg Finn - Internet Marketer / Partner

Greg has been managing internet marketing campaigns for more than ten years and is a certified Google AdWords partner in search advertising. He is a contributing editor at the most popular search engine marketing website, SearchEngineLand.com, and sister site, MarketingLand.com. Greg has been a featured speaker at some of the largest search engine conferences like, Search Marketing Expo and SES Conference & Expo.

Organic Search
Content Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Paid Search
Adoption Of Crash Diets
Podcast Consumption
Adoration of David Hasselhoff
Ability To Consume Food Slowly


Jessica "JBudde" Budde - Internet Marketer

Jessica is a Western New York native, and recently moved back to the Buffalo area from New York City. She loves working with people and has a passion for details. Previously, Jessica worked in series development, talent, and casting at MTV. She holds a Master’s in television, radio, and film from Syracuse University and her undergrad is in communication studies from Niagara University.

Organic Search
Paid Search
Project Management
Darkness of the Soul (But Also Lightness of the Heart)
Beer Geekiness
Eating Things With Faces
Spilling Coffee


Jon "J2" Nalewajek - Senior Mobile Developer

Jon moved back to Buffalo from Rochester to work with us and is largely responsible for mobile application development. Prior to joining Cypress North, Jon was a software engineer at Xerox's Advanced Technology and Incubation Center where he led their mobile development team.

Jon graduated with a computer science degree from SUNY Fredonia and is the co-founder and lead developer of Academy Geeks, where he develops applications for the Android operating system for use amongst academics. Jon has also become an active professor at his alma matter, teaching mobile development classes.

Mobile Development: iOS, Android
Web services, REST, XML, JSON 
Corn Eating
Yelling things while other people are on the phone
Salad Eating
Sparkling Water Consumption

Sarah Burke - Internet Marketer

Sarah is an Internet Marketer at Cypress North, with a strong background in search engine optimization. She is Google Analytics certified, and is dedicated to making sure every marketing campaign achieves its’ full potential.  Sarah is a Buffalo, NY native, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Canisius College.

Organic Search
Content Marketing
Paid Search
Pretending something's funny
Being more sensible than others
Salad related lunches
"Wild Child" T-Shirt ownership


Adam "Adam" Gold - Software Developer

Adam is a software developer specializing in both front-end and back-end development. Driven by the idea that the web should be intuitive, beautiful, and accessible, he joined the Cypress North team to help make the internet a better place. Prior to coming to work with us, Adam was with The Buffalo News, where he developed the site's search and video management platform. He graduated from Buffalo State college with a degree in computer information systems. When he's not working hard for the money, Adam is busy living the dream -- fishing, home brewing, and making sure there's always plenty of gas in his car.

HTML, CSS, JavaScript
RESTful web services
UI/UX Design
Resume making
Photoshop laser manipulation
Trout wrangling
Ability to eat at Greg Finn speed


Ryan Frawley – Software Developer

Ryan is a software developer hailing from a little town called Westchester, NY. He’s been an Android developer since its inception (yes, really) and was awarded “Top Developer” status in 2010. Aside from working with the awesome folks here at Cypress North, this guy gets to put developing an app with the Guitar Hero engineers on his resume. A fan of hiking and urban exploration, Ryan has developed an affinity for exploring grain elevators and silos since moving upstate. So, in his spare time you can probably find him in all sorts of creepy places when he’s not stalking food trucks using Trucktor Beam (a free app for tracking food trucks, which he invented).

Android Development
HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP
Postgres, MySQL, OracleDB
C, C++, Java
Table Tennis Mastery
Love of Food Trucks
Frisbee Throwing
Ability to Eat Things With Olives in Them


Rogan - Greeter

Rogan is a two-year-old Yellow Lab who will greet select visitors if he isn’t partaking in one of his many naps. Rogan helps keep Cypress North staff productive by delivering internal office mail, fetching drinks for the thirsty and increasing company morale.

Rogan graduated from the Greg Finn School of Training and is fluent in 90 percent of commands. He thoroughly enjoys belly rubs, sneaking out of Greg's office and hanging with the gals, who often get him into trouble. He will work for food and Coconut Water.

Morale Boosting Ability
Beer Fetching
Gopher Chasing
Peeing On Leaves
Tagging Along For Conference Calls

Why Cypress North?

Working with a small team can be advantageous. Here are a few reasons why Cypress North is your top choice when hiring a team of professionals to improve your business.

You get one-on-one attention and custom plans so you know exactly what to expect. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes and recognize no two projects are the same. We don’t want you to be surprised during any stage in the process, that’s why we make it a point to provide detailed blueprints of the project scope at hand. We make ourselves available for questions and schedule regular progress calls to check-in and make sure we’re all on the same page. And we’re always available via email.


We have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our team has more than 25 years of combined experience under our belts in our respective areas of expertise. Each of us brings a unique perspective to the table.


We are continual learners, which means we’re constantly trying to get better at everything we do. We stay current on the latest and greatest in web programming and internet marketing by attending educational workshops and conferences. And we don’t have the “I invented it” syndrome. When we find a way to improve something, we share it.

You work directly with the experts. We take care of you from start to finish. When you email us for a quote or more information, your email doesn’t get lost in a general inquiry box. It goes straight to a member of our team that will be responsible for managing your project — if you choose us as your partner! We value developing relationships with our clients because it helps us gain a greater understanding of you and your business. That way we can build an effective strategy with the perfect blend of tactics that will help boost your bottom line.


We deliver superior results. We take pride in the work we do for our clients. We produce results rapidly and have one of the fastest development cycles in the industry. We invite you to browse our portfolio for a sample. You can be confident in our team’s ability to provide the support you need to accomplish your project every step of the way.


You will clearly understand your return on investment. We focus on getting people to take action, whether that’s signing up for a newsletter on your website or downloading an app. That’s why we emphasize the importance of conversion tracking so you can clearly see your return on investment. Our team compiles in-depth data reports to effectively analyze each of the efforts in our plan.


Our Toolbox

Internet Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Paid Search Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Video Optimization
  • Social Media Training & Consultation
  • Social Media News Aggregation
  • Web Analytics

Programming & Development

  • C#
  • PHP
  • JAVA
  • JavaScript
  • Objective-C
  • SQL

Mobile Platforms

  • iOS (iPhone, iPad)
  • Android
  • Windows Phone 7


Clients choose Cypress North because, not only are we easy to work with, but we’re not limited to a specific skill set, device, or programming language. We excel in all major programming languages and work hard to stay abreast of current knowledge and trends in our respective fields so we can best serve our clients’ needs. We are comfortable working with the tools of your choice, but also don’t hesitate to present alternative recommendations if we think there’s a better solution out there.

Additionally, we are proud to state that there is no outsourcing when you work with Cypress North. All of our websites are coded and maintained by our expert developers on staff, right from our office in Buffalo.

Company Values & History

Our Mission Statement…

Is to provide unparalleled results for our clients and to become an essential part of their team that helps them meet or exceed their goals. It’s simple, we will treat all projects and contracts as if they were our own, providing unbiased recommendations on the best technology, tactics, and mediums to help drive profit — and to take the proper road, not the easy road.

Our Mission Statement To Employees…

Is to teach, train, and help employees while providing a fun and nurturing atmosphere including company-wide activities (Go Bisons!), our weekly Friday sushi lunch date, and emoji filled Google+ Hangouts. We want our employees to embrace the client service, but more importantly to enjoy the time spent doing it.

Our Core Values…

Simply put, we aim to provide the best possible work at reasonable prices while becoming an extension of our clients. Our exceptional work, astounding communication and unmatched knowledge will provide you with exceptional results.


Moved to new office in the Larkin district

Launched internal Smart Sign Out project
Launched internal WagerMinds project
First Employee was brought onto the team
Leased first office space in Allentown
Launched internal Easy Legal Billing product

Cypress North was officially born

We provide exceptional results for our clients, take a look at some of our recent work.

View our portfolio.