Equip is a group of men and women with curious minds, robust technical skills, a true love for the Atlassian tools, and a deep appreciation for honest to goodness human connection.


Equip was founded in 2013 as BlackPearl PDM. At the time, we were a vibrational analysis company offering Atlassian tools consulting on the side. As the demand for Atlassian expertise grew, founder Mick Flanigan set out to build a team of passionate and skilled Atlassian practitioners and never looked back.

Today, we’re known as Equip – a team of men and women fully dedicated to helping businesses adopt and optimize the Atlassian tools for their work. Headquartered in Portland and Seattle, we’re proud to serve happy customers across the United States.



Every business, every team, and every Atlassian journey is different. Equip is dedicated to ensuring that every customer experiences the best we have to offer. That means:

  • Deep Atlassian expertise and robust capabilities
    Skills are just one piece of the puzzle – knowing how to apply those skills to solve complex business problems and incite progress requires a team that embraces challenge and the belief that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
  • A passion for exploration and discovery
    We are explorers at heart – and we embody this in our work by asking the right questions, equipping ourselves with the right resources, skillfully maneuvering obstacles, relentlessly pushing boundaries, and striving to uncover the greatest opportunity in every situation.
  • Unwavering dedication to your success
    We work with people (and companies, but really people) that we respect and believe in. We are here to ensure their success, and we go to the ends of the earth to make it happen each and every time.
  • A commitment to partnership and exceptional service
    “Serve, don’t sell” is one of our company values, and it rings true at every level in our organization. We don’t believe in soapboxes or backroom conversations – just open, honest, and responsive communication to empower you to navigate your toughest journey.



Equip lives by a set of core values. They are our guiding tenets, our true North. We live, eat, and breath these values – and strive to work with customers who share these philosophies as their own.


As consultants, we take our responsibility to clients to heart. That doesn’t mean dropping and eating a bowl of kibble to prove our dedication, but it does mean keeping tightly aligned with the litmus test: “Do I believe in what I’m recommending?”

This core value requires every team member to walk in the shoes of the people they work with every day. And it holds true in our interactions with clients as well as one another. “Eat your own dog food” is pretty much the golden rule on steroids, and if this is how you like to do business, we want to hear from you.


Bear with us for a moment while we get warm and fuzzy… without passion, Equip simply would not exist. Our passion for our work and our clients underwrites everything the Equip team brings to the table. We fundamentally believe that we are good at what we do because we love what we do. And we are so damn dedicated to ensuring our clients feel supported and cared for, our standard of success is when they “feel the love.”

We’ve created a team of people who bring passion to all aspects of life, and this philosophy lives on after we leave the office each day. Between outdoor adventurers, bicycle fanatics, fútbol fans, and far-flung fishing excursions (to name a few) – we’re proud to call ourselves a team of passionate people.


With more people, goods, and services surging through the economy than ever before, there’s an immense opportunity to connect the dots and leverage technology for greater insight and efficiency. But this opportunity requires a hunger and a passion for asking the hard questions, exploring alternatives, chasing down promising paths, and pushing the boundaries of understanding. That’s how the Equip team believes we can bring our best ideas to the table.

We are here to help businesses navigate their options, find new frontiers for growth, and build action plans to create new realities. We want to help people help themselves, and we’ll explore every opportunity to do it. That’s what “keep pulling the thread” means to us.


At Equip, we understand that every business grapples with its own unique set of opportunities, challenges, and needs. And our goal is the same whether we’re meeting someone for the first time, engaged in an ongoing discussion, or parting ways – first, seek to understand, then to help.

We strive to be a resource to our clients, our partners, our team, and to anyone navigating the Atlassian ecosystem. Have a question? We’ll try to help you answer it. Struggling with a problem? We’ll try to help you solve it. (And if we can’t, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can).

No matter who you are or what you need help with, we are here when you need us. What we won’t do is plague you with unnecessary elevator pitches, e-mails, or phone calls. Hopefully you find that as refreshing as we do!

Interested in joining our team?

Good news – Equip is hiring! Head over to the Careers page to browse open positions and submit a resume to join our teams in Portland or Seattle.

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