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Our senior stacked team has experience building and scaling software, cloud, and blockchain solutions of all shapes and sizes

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A Tragic History

Supporting businesses and founders since 2009

Rich Rudzinski left his position as a javascript developer at a prominent San Diego agency to start Tragic in 2009. Rich saw a growing gap in the digital service landscape for a development agency focused on providing technical strategy backed by reliable, experienced resources.

Over the years the company's solutions and approach have evolved, but our focus in partnering with startups and growing businesses to manage their technology roadmap has not.

Scalable, Reliable, Knowledgeable

  • +Design, development, and cloud resources
  • +Remote, senior stacked team
  • +Diverse platform and framework expertise

Partnerships and Associations

  • Clutch Partner
  • Google Cloud Partner
  • Shopify Partners

Todd Budzinski

Lead Engineer | CTO

Todd is the backbone of Tragic. A back-end wizard, he has more than 15+ years of experience in programming enterprise websites and applications, specializing in languages including PHP, Python, and Node; frameworks like Drupal and Laravel; and has extensive server experience building lean cloud-based infrastructures in GCP and AWS. Todd spends time keeping up with the latest advances in digital technologies and back-end frameworks to ensure Tragic is always leveraging bleeding-edge tech to produce modern, high performance applications and infrastructure.

Todd has been in software development his whole career, but his skills reached new levels working at Digitaria (now the global agency Mirum), where he gained exposure working with large brands like Taylor Guitars, Qualcomm, SAIC, and Petco. After Digi, Todd  became one of the most valued engineers at Business.com before leaving to work as a consultant for local agencies in San Diego. He first started working with Tragic as a consultant in 2011, and was extremely impactful in our early growth. After several years, Todd came on-board full-time to grow Tragic's engineering department.

Todd is an avid video gamer and can be found playing games on Steam or Battle.net. He also likes to travel the world and has visited many countries including Thailand, Singapore, Laos and Malaysia.

Preventing tech tragedies since 2009