the executive team


LOREN horsager

Co-Founder | CEO

Loren has led multiple technology companies and managed hundreds of development projects prior to founding Mobile Composer in 2013. Based on his 20+ years of experience, he believed that when companies develop software products, they should focus on the parts of the solution that make their application truly unique and not rebuild standard components. He created the Mobile Composer Platform™ to address this need. By creating standard, best practices components on which to build, companies reduce risk, improve speed to market and ensure a consistent level of quality.

Loren is active in STEM education efforts, working with students of all age ranges to explore technology projects and learn about how technology can make a difference. He is a regular speaker and mentor in the Minnesota startup community. His presentation–Generating Reoccurring Revenue by Developing Software Products helps small business owners understand how they can improve their valuation by creating proprietary software apps.


  • Software application development including mobile, web, iOT and AI

  • Database architecture and development

  • Data Analytics

  • Product and Service Innovation

  • Startups/Entrepreneurship

 Recent Articles and Presentations 

  • Entrepreneurs and The Enterprise, Presented to the Minnesota High Technology Association in conjunction with Stephanie Hammes-Betti, U.S. Bank Senior Vice President of Innovation, May 2017

  • Leveraging Mobile Strategies for B2B Growth, Minnesota High Technology Association Lunch & Learn

  • From Enterprise to Entrepreneurship and Back Again, Presented to the Society for Concurrent Product Development, June 2017

  • Leveraging Mobile for B2B Growth, Panel Participant, Minnesota High Technology Association

  • Three Examples of Mature Use of Cloud Services, Presented to TechPulse 2017

  • Life After Business Podcast: 3X The Value of Your Business With Recurring Revenue

  • Managing Data Storage for Mobile Apps, Presented to Minnesota Mobile Enterprise

Other Community Involvement 

  • Mentor, gBeta Med Device

  • Judge, Minnesota Mobile Hackathon, Startup Week

  • Mentor, Prime Academy

  • Coach & Mentor, Washington County 4-H STEM Committee and First Robotics team

  • Mentor, University of Minnesota FarmHouse Computer Science Program



Catherine gillis

Co-Founder | CMO

Catherine has 25+ years of experience in marketing and developing business for technology companies, prior to founding Mobile Composer in 2013. She understands how software solutions can solve real world problems and develops strategies that connect with customers and drive revenue.

When clients work with Mobile Composer, they not only get am exceptional software product but Catherine’s expertise to help them build a business case, bring it to market, and socialize it with key stakeholders from customers, to employees to investors.


  • Marketing strategy

  • Business Development

  • Sales Enablement

  • Leadership Consulting and Training

  • Human-centered Design Coaching

  • Startups/Entrepreneurship 

Presentations and Community Involvement 

  • From Enterprise to Entrepreneurship and Back Again, Presented to the Society for Concurrent Product Development, June 2017

  • Mentor, gBeta Med Device

  • Judge, Appapalooza Minneapolis, A Technovation Program for Girls Who Code

  • Collection in Focus Guide, Minneapolis Institute of Arts



The Mobile Composer Story

On a cold day in 2013, Loren Horsager, Mobile Composer’s CEO, was driving and thinking–two of his favorite things to do! After 20+ years of developing software apps, he saw the same challenges over and over again. The process was often cumbersome, inconsistent and lengthy. The challenges seemed to be even more complex with advent of mobile technology.

How could he make the process of creating software products easier? How could companies surface the most innovative ideas quicker?  Could they get to market faster in a way that leveraged best practices for development and minimized risk?

He called his friend Catherine Gillis, who appreciated his big brain and they started talking. What if there was a platform that standardized all the components that were required and you customized on top of the platform?  It made sense, but what did others think?

 After talking to hundreds of people who worked in financial services, health care, manufacturing and professional services, from small venture start-ups to global enterprises, the idea had traction.

Once again, driving, this time on a road trip with a friend, Loren thought about what to call the new venture. (Catherine had her own ideas, but Loren wasn’t satisfied!) He came back to the office and asked what about Mobile Composer? That’s ultimately what we are doing-giving people a better way to compose world-class apps.

 Since 2013, Mobile Composer has been dedicated to:

  • Helping companies get software products to market faster, with less risk

  • Developing mobile, Web, ioT, AI apps that solve real business problems

  • Stretching the limits of technology to provide innovation solutions

  • Creating an environment of collaboration in which our team do our very best work

  • Serving clients diligently every day

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