Websites and full-stack development for associations

Washington DC Metro

Phil Varady, III

Full-stack developer with

association expertise

I started Philstack LLC to solve technical problems for associations and non-profits. As a full-stack developer / business analyst hybrid, there’s nothing lost in translation. I understand the value of understanding, and with nearly 13 years of experience working with associations, I know how to sift through heavy details and stay focused on the goals.  I am ready and able to help you unpack and solve your most challenging objectives.

My first computer class was a program called FUTUREKIDS, which covered the basics of using MS DOS to load programs and update data. Having just turned 6 years old, I had no idea that this would spark an interest and send me careening head-first into an exciting career in software and computing!

Fast forward a couple of decades – after I completed my Bachelors degree in 2010, I landed a job at a leading iMIS reseller, where I spent nearly 13 years helping associations reach their technology goals. This experience would serve as a master-class in professional consulting and the software industry.

I had the opportunity to explore my interests and work in many varying technical roles: IT admin, systems architect, software support analyst, systems migration and upgrade specialist, webmaster, data analyst, project manager, technical trainer and documentation writer, SSO and integrations expert, and full-stack programmer. I became the resident expert on the iMIS RISE web platform and completed dozens of complex website implementations and projects. I also leveled-up my other iMIS skills and earned the Certified iMIS Professional (CiP) and Administrator (CiA) designations. As time went on and iMIS became more website-focused, I helped clients move 20+ year old systems to the cloud / EMS enterprise version by using my web skills to tailor the staff and member-facing RiSE websites.

After few years into working on RiSE and iMIS, I began learning more about other website platforms and started using WordPress for a few side projects. In 2020, I combined tools from Vimeo and Zoom along with iMIS and WordPress, and masterminded a virtual event that was delivered to a LIVE audience of over 300 attendees watching via live stream. It went great, the client was thrilled, we did it again the following year, and I was absolutely ecstatic! My creativity was thriving, and I became eager to do more innovative and inventive work.

As I considered the future, I decided that the time had come to branch out on my own and start my own company. I formed Philstack LLC in April of 2023. At Philstack, I continue following my calling – serving up professionally-tailored websites and clever business solutions to the association community.


I'm the partner you need to maximize the impact and value of your website and business software.