Limelight Web Development is a full-service ecommerce, website, and web solution developer. We specialize in taking existing websites and ecommerce stores to the next level while also offering development of brand new websites, ecommerce stores, and custom web solutions. We bring together the best in creative design, software functionality, custom application development, and secure hosting all under one roof. We also supplement our core team with some of the best writers, photographers, and videographers in the industry.

Our mission is to arm you with everything you need to compete online. We start by gaining an understanding of your needs and establishing project requirements and scope. Our design team creates a custom look based on your vision, brand standards, industry, demographic, and other creative indicators. We also coordinate and integrate audio, video, and animation where applicable. Once your website looks its best, our team of experienced developers brings it to life and ties it into our hosted content management software, making it easy for you and your staff to update and manage. Our websites are built to support both mobile and desktop screen sizes, so you can rest assured yourwebsite will look its best regardless of whether your users are using phones, tablets, or computers to access it. If your website requires custom integrations for accounting, inventory, shipping, or other backend or 3rd party systems, we build those right in and provide applicable management tools. Once your shiny new website is ready for the wild, we offer search engine optimization to help you get found and reporting tools to keep you in the loop on performance and effectiveness.

Limelight Web Development is a one-stop shop for your web solution with design, development, and hosting all in-house. Our scalable software provides great value for small businesses and global capacity for worldwide enterprises. Whether you need e-Commerce, a corporate intranet, or email hosting for your entire organization, we’re the last web partner you'll ever need.


After gathering an understanding of the client's needs, specific requirements and scope of the solution are determined.


Proper groundwork prior to this phase ensures maximum efficiency in the development process, maximizing quality and minimizing rework.


After client review and approval, we conduct our final tests of the solution. The solution is launched and CMS training is provided.

  • Steve KrausePresident and CTO

    Steve Krause founded Limelight Web Development in 2003 with the mission of bringing enterprise web technologies to companies of all sizes. To achieve this mission, Limelight Web Development developed a robust, integrated content management system and e-commerce management platform that provides customers with a user-friendly interface for updates. Our proprietary SiteConnector engine allows non-technical users to self-serve the most common tasks while enabling our web design and development team to rapidly implement custom applications for new and existing websites.

    Before founding Limelight Web Development, Steve Krause was the Chief Technology Officer at TEAMTalk, responsible for management and growth of the technology team. There he successfully delivered a high-availability, multi-lingual, content management system (1Touch Publishing System) that enabled a worldwide network of writers and news feeds to contribute to the production of sports websites such as,,,,,, and

    Prior to his service at TEAMTalk, Steve led technology initiatives at various start-up, medium-sized, and Fortune 100 companies. These projects included solutions in such industries as logistics, consumer packaged goods, and financial services.

    Steve, a graduate of Davidson College, began his career as a software developer for Metasys, which later merged with Optum, a leading supply chain software company. Following his work at Optum, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a managing consultant on a large Fortune 100 e-business implementation.

  • Jennie WongBusiness Development and Copywriter

    Jennie serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Limelight Web Development and brings a wealth of education and corporate experience to her role.

    Jennie holds a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California and has worked in organization development for Rockwell International, Mercer HR Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Countrywide Financial Corporation, and AIG.

    She has over 11 years of project management experience, including training other project managers for AIG. Her previous work includes global projects for Rockwell and website projects for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Countrywide.

    In addition to her business development and project management responsibilities, Jennie also provides client account management and content development.

  • Robert WaddellWeb Development Manager

    Robert joined the Limelight Web Development team with over 7 years of professional web development and e-commerce experience. He oversees our front-end and back-end web development while helping clients to achieve their business objectives via integrated email campaigns, social media integration and search engine optimization (SEO).

    While attending the University of South Carolina, Robert bootstrapped his own e-commerce startup which grew to over 40,000 products on a constantly evolving platform. By the time he graduated, his startup had gained significant market share and was generating increasing revenues each year.

    Robert came to Limelight with the desire to help other organizations and companies with their web development needs. He offers a unique perspective that blends business management experience with web development expertise. This allows him to create a harmony between practical application and technical proficiency, resulting in added value for Limelight Web Development’s clients.

    Robert is Google Analytics Qualified. He is experienced not only in building and optimizing websites, but also in tracking their success with Google Analytics.

  • Chris TrauschCreative Director

    Prior to working as Creative Director at Limelight Web Development, Chris Trausch earned his degree in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University.

    While employed at InternetSoccer, later acquired by TEAMTalk, Chris helped to produce and maintain its flagship website, Receiving over 25 million hits per month and containing 250,000+ website pages, was the world's largest soccer community website and the industry leader in providing fan-based soccer information to enthusiasts around the globe. Aside from responsibilities on, Chris also helped develop team websites for the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) and for the NCAA West Coast Conference.

    Chris has played a vital role at Limelight Web Development since its inception, developing leading-edge multimedia presentations and designing some of the sharpest looking websites online today.