About Torc
We match the passions of developers with the passion of companies.
That's where the magic happens.
Welcome to Torc
Torc is more than just a marketplace connecting the most productive software developers with great work opportunities.
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Torc is pioneering the use of data to understand and measure developer productivity

Developer productivity is where the 'rubber meets the code' at Torc. Customers want to understand productivity to manage teams more effectively, and the best developers want to understand it to upskill themselves and be recognized.

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Torc is purpose-built for enterprises
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Torc is the simplest place to find high-quality jobs
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Torc is the best place to build a career as a developer
Meet the team
We’re passionate about what we do, about Torc’s mission, and about the impact open work models have in our society.
Mike Morris
Mike Morris
Co-Founder | CEO | Board Member
Mike is the flux capacitor of Torc’s engine, and has no qualms about holding meetings while slalom water skiing at the lake.
Dave Messinger
Dave Messinger
Co-Founder | CTO
Dave is a SABRmetician, Mendoza line specialist, tech visionary, and community leader.
Jordana Sobey
Jordana Sobey
General Counsel
Jordana is our legal brain, a problem solver, and mountain lover, powered by chocolate.
Adam Sandlin
Adam Sandlin
VP of Customer
Adam manages all things Customer, enjoys woodworking, and travels like it’s his job.
Chris DeLaurentis
Chris DeLaurentis
VP of Technology
Chris, aka Lazybaer, gently coaxes each and every electron to its proper place on the Torc platform.
Mike Cardillo
Mike Cardillo
VP of Operations
Mike is the true player/coach (and pizza chef) of Team Torc and keeps the business running on-time and efficient.
Monarch Wadia
Monarch Wadia
Sr. Developer | Community Leader
Monarch emcees tech and talk throughout the Torc Community and *tries* to make JavaScript fun for everyone.
Meet our board
Our board of directors are true leaders and visionaries. Each has pioneered new work models in their industries, including at Fortune 500, freelance platforms, and venture studio companies, as well as academia and government.
Frank D'Souza
Frank D'Souza
Co-Founder, Recognize | Former CEO, Cognizant
Josh Miller
Josh Miller
Partner, Recognize | Co-Founder, Atomic Ventures
Rob Biederman
Rob Biederman
Partner, Asymmetric | Co-Founder and Chairman, Catalant
Karim Lakhani
Karim Lakhani
Professor, Harvard Business School | Board Member, Mozilla
Our core principles
Our core principles guide everything we do at Torc from our community approach and product offerings to our people and R&D roadmap.
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arrowWe hire and develop better than ourselves
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The Torc story

For nearly two decades, the Torc Team and board of directors have all believed how people and businesses work is on the precipice of major change. In our own ways, whether starting freelancing and crowdsourcing platforms or running large, global transformational enterprises, we’ve all worked to accelerate this future.

We’ve watched the freelance market grow, waiting for a platform that would take the enterprise market by storm and be the clear leader with both companies and freelancers. When that didn’t happen, we began a series of conversations about what was missing and how we could bridge the gap.

Torc is the outcome of those conversations. We believe the crucial missing elements for both freelancers and enterprises are an ecosystem approach and an evolution on how developers are measured, incentivized, and compensated.

Freelance platforms today promise to democratize work from the constraints and rigidity of traditional, full-time employment. But finding your next job isn’t the same as establishing, growing, and shaping your professional career as a freelancer.

Torc is a Community; a source for great jobs; a place to build careers; an ecosystem based on trust, security, transparency, and opportunity. For companies and developers alike, freelancing should elicit excitement about the future, not concern or uncertainty.

Our name is derived from the physics concept of ‘torque’—a measure of force that can cause an object to rotate about an axis, often at an accelerating pace. We believe open work models and the ecosystems that support them are the ‘force’ that both freelancers and enterprises can use to change course and move beyond the confines of traditional employment. We call this the physics of work. This is Torc.

Torc. The physics of work.
founding team
Torc founding team