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Frequently Asked Questions


Risetime was founded in 1984. Our efforts originally focused on supplying highly technical consulting, engineering design and programming services for industrial, manufacturing and biomedical industries. Risetime developed and designed a wide array of successful medical and industrial devices between 1984 and 1990. During the 90’s, Risetime began offering software application and web development solutions. Risetime still focuses on project-based development teams working with clients to build mission critical solutions in all major IT areas.


How did you get your name, Risetime?


Much of our early work was in electrical engineering services. In digital electronics, when describing a signal transitioning from low to high, 'rise time' refers to the time it takes to make that transition.  When we incorporated, the average computer ran at 4 million operations per second.  Today modern PC's run 1,000 time faster!  This means that the 'rise time' needs to be 1,000 time faster as well.  In the 1980's it was impossible to predict just how far things would evolve.  Truly spectacular! The name has stayed with the firm throughout the years as a reflection of our roots.

Where does Risetime do business? 

Risetime is headquartered in Chicago but has offices in New York and Phoenix.  We have clients all across the United States and Canada. Most of our clients have worldwide operations that we support.




What’s the culture like working at Risetime? 

We consider ourselves to be a relaxed yet challenging environment where consultants can make a solid contribution while building business and technical acumen. Risetime consultants enjoy: 


  • Working with a team and the ability to collaborate with their peers

  • Office amenities including a foosball table, a dart board, and a casual dress code


We are always looking for good people. Please submit your resume to


If you have further questions about Risetime, contact us today.

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