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ThoughtFocus Expands Banking DevOps Capabilities

Corporate | April 4, 2023

New services address (and solve for) the weakest link in financial services’ digital transformation


BROOKFIELD, WI – Following the acquisition of Chicago-based BreakFree Solutions by ThoughtFocus, Inc., the company recently announced new services that help banking and financial services clients implement and scale strategic digital initiatives through a marriage of agile and DevOps frameworks. 


“The weakest link in financial services digital transformation is the disconnect between the operating model used to build, operate and manage your on-prem IT infrastructure and the model used by your Agile dev teams,” said Mitch Northcutt, managing director of BreakFree. “The practices used in on-premises environments inhibit the success of these efforts. Cloud-native is quite different and requires the use of different processes, skills, and tools.”  


ThoughtFocus, through its expertise in product development, cloud enablement, DevOps platform engineering, digital security, IaC (infrastructure as code) and automation, has a demonstrated track record helping on-prem financial services organizations behave like cloud-native DevOps teams with new skills, processes, and tools. 


How BreakFree operates: 

Agile Delivery MethodsBreakFree Scrum FrameworkComprehensive Delivery KitCross-Functional Teams Pairing, Coaching, Skills DevelopmentDevOps Playbook FrameworkStreamlined Product Development

“Unlike other IT consultancies, we do more than strategy. Our experts work alongside your team to make the strategy a reality, leaving you with high-value digital products and teams who are skilled at maintaining and improving them,” said Shylesh Krishnan, ThoughtFocus’ Chief Executive Officer.  


About BreakFree 
BreakFree Solutions – a ThoughtFocus company – is a leading digital consulting firm that helps its clients’ institute and scale strategic digital initiatives through its sophisticated agile and DevOps frameworks. BreakFree has a proven track record of helping enterprise financial services firms respond to disruptive technological change. For more information, please visit


About ThoughtFocus 
ThoughtFocus is a global provider of digital services and technology-enabled digital operations focused primarily on the financial services end market. ThoughtFocus’ innovative and cutting-edge technology solutions enable its customers to deploy new capabilities faster, deliver better user experiences, and drive operating efficiencies. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in the U.S., the Company has a global delivery model with employees across 12 locations in 5 countries. For more information, please visit