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Lawrence Griffith
CEO
Lawrence has been breaking new ground in digital for more than 15 years. Leading diverse digital and social initiatives for companies like Procter & Gamble, Hasbro Inc. and Nokia, Lawrence is an innovator having founded three successful businesses. A serial entrepreneur, he has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Who's Who, Bloomberg Businessweek, and National Public Radio.
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Adrian Delancy
CTO
Adrian has developed and managed all facets of technology from optics to wireless communications and from energy sustainability to information technology. A master of the software development life cycle, he completed scientific research and development on major projects for institutions such as Purdue, Harvard, Princeton, and Accenture.
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Vikas Wadhwa
CIO
Vikas has over a decade of experience in information technology consulting and management. He also possesses deep creativity and a love of innovation—Vikas is the founder of several film and video production companies working on projects for such companies as Allstate, Accenture, and Slalom Consulting.
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Jerry Caggiano
EVP - Brand Content Strategy
As an Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett and as Chief Creative Officer of his own advertising agency, Jerry has managed brands that rely on using many media channels to reach their audience: webisodes, social, branded entertainment, ambient media, DRTV and direct mail on top of a steady diet of print, television and outdoor. He has led award-winning campaigns for clients like General Motors, U.S. Army Recruitment, Procter & Gamble, and Allstate Insurance.
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David Thierry
EVP - of Design Content
As a former big advertising agency Creative Director, and Chief Creative Officer of his own advertising agency, David Thierry has a long history of being a conceptual and literate art director who challenges himself and teammates to achieve the best possible outcome. He has an exceptional visual and graphic sense and brings a passion for design to all of his work. He has led award-winning work for clients like Procter & Gamble, Kraft, and A-1 Steak Sauce.
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Alan Tsao
VP - of Revenue Forecasting
Alan is a seasoned financial executive who has led small to large finance and accounting teams for billion dollar divisions at such companies as Nielsen, Kraft, Tenneco Automotive, and Pentair. Alan specializes in business analytics, revenue optimization, corporate due diligence, process excellence, and mergers & acquisitions. His passion is in driving the top and bottom lines of the P&L through strong financial and accounting stewardship.
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Mary Cleveland
EVP - Organizational Development
Mary is an excellent business woman with an extensive career in for-profit and non-profit operations. She has experience in business development, management, analysis and human resources. She has started multiple businesses in the service and digital industries and is an active advocate for healthcare innovation. Mary has an empowering approach to business that makes her a shoe-in at DF!
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Jason Young
VP - Experiential Content
Jason is extremely passionate about developing immersive & engaging experiences through his mastery of cinematic storytelling and technology strategy. With 27+ years experience in the field of cinema production, app development and digital marketing, this seasoned creative executive searches for industry pain points to design luxury ecosystems that connect brands to their customers for conversion.
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Vivek Wadhwa
Director - Product Deployment
Vivek has over 15 years of IT experience. His passion for technology parallels his dedication to apply and deploy it for Digital Factory and its clients. With his extensive background in computer and mobile technology, Vivek has served as principle network engineer for three of the largest computer software companies in the U.S.
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Mike Obrzut
Senior Client Engagement Manager
Michael is an expert in business development in sales. He has a diverse portfolio reaching desired audiences of big box brands, local businesses and smartphone applications. Michael’s ability to incentivize consumer/brand engagement digitally makes him a vital part of Digital Factory.
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Patrice Brown
VP - Client Engagement
With over 20 years of experience in sales & marketing, Patrice has an impressive and successful background in developing client strategy, project and change management, goal setting, retention, recruiting, organizational leadership and training. She is also a certified contract advisor from State of Ohio Athletic Commission. Patrice graduated with a bachelors in communications management from the University of Dayton and she holds a masters from the University of Phoenix. Patrice's work experience proves that she is capable of leading, managing, developing, and executing strategies that are powerful and effective to any business.
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Surya Balarajan
IT Manager Android
Suryadevi has a background in app development and has worked for many international brands. She has led mobile development projects in the Healthcare and Food industry and has created coding for various applications. Suryadevi brings a valuable, diverse skill set to Digital Factory.
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Jason McVey
Web Developer
Jason has a background in computer science and marketing, which helps him bridge the gap between technology and business. He has started a marketing agency and has extensive website development experience. Jason also has worked for both a corporate team at TCF Bank and many nonprofits and startups.
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Geena Jacobson
Human Resources Associate
Geena is certified in Human Resource Management. She has worked and volunteered for multiple organizations as an administrator for talent recruitment and employee development. Geena is great at getting people together to work towards a greater goal. Her people person personality fits well into DF’s culture.
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Brian Castro
Human Resources Associate
Brian is an enthusiastic, self-driven individual who thrives in a team environment. He is always eager to please his customers and serve his community. Brian is experienced in detail-oriented tasks and accustomed to carrying administrative responsibilities. He is also empathetic towards people of all backgrounds and with disabilities. Brian is currently studying at the University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC where he is majoring in economics and statistics.
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Enrique Rivero
VP - of Finance and Accounting
Enrique hails from an Accounting background and specializes in analysis, financial reports, and auditing. He also has solid ground floor experience in bookkeeping. With Enrique’s extensive Accounting knowledge, he is a great asset to the Digital Factory team.
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Maliik Cleveland
Software Engineer - Python Webservice API
Maliik is an aspiring software engineer who has the gifted ability of speaking multiple programming languages. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in Python, C/C++, R, Java, MySQL, PHP, and Apache UIMA Ruta just to name a few. Maliik is also a fresh graduate from the University of California where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. At his most recent internship, he built pipelines for extracting overlooked health data from medical records using CLAMP. Maliik’s previous projects involved creating process control blocks & designing SQL databases.
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Katherine Wang
Social Media Analyst
Katherine has a very robust & impressive background in international business, economics, marketing research, data analysis, and programming. She is currently finishing her graduate studies in Marketing Analytics at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Katherine is very experienced with achieving calculated results through building simulated models and analysing competitors & shopping behaviors for well-known brands such as Lancôme, L’Oreal, and Alibaba in her previous internships. Her background proves her to be meticulous and very detailed oriented. She is Digital Factory’s newest Facebook analyst.
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Nadeem Alqerem
Digital Writer
Nadeem is a creative digital writing intern at Digital Factory. He is a recent honors graduate from Roosevelt University with a burning passion and desire for developing new skills and accumulating knowledge in the dynamic field of Marketing. Nadeem is skilled in digital marketing, SEO, copywriting, and email marketing. He also enjoys writing and generating ideas for content creation.
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Andrew Delforge
Grant Writer
Andrew is Digital Factory's newest grant writer. He has professional experience in recruiting, interviewing, and managing teams. Andrew also has received two governor awards in 2018 & 2019. He currently calls and performs wellness checks on vulnerable seniors and ensures access to necessities to coordinate the distribution of wellness response kits.
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Stephanie McNiel
Programmer
Stephanie is an accomplished designer and recent graduate who will be leveraging her machine learning background to teams dedicated to cutting-edge research and intelligent systems applications. Her passion revolves around experimenting, prototyping, and providing researched reports to companies seeking solutions that utilize natural language processing, data science, and design. Stephanie is Digital Factory's newest programmer.
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Tiffani Wills
EVP - Client Engagement
As the Director of National Accounts in North America for Adhesives Systems, Tiffani strategically pursued new growth markets, adding major accounts with Kraft, Coca Cola North America, and MillerCoors. She also signed and implemented an advanced inside sales and service structure, reducing sales expenses by 25%. Throughout her career, Tiffani has achieved the ability to bring large-scale projects together with clients by defining a clear set of requirements, translating products and services complexities into practical business solutions. She holds an MBA from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
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Jess R. Semple
Human Resources Associate
Jess is a human resources associate at Digital Factory. With skills in quantitative research, statistical analysis, and problem resolution, Jess is a talented young professional who is very experienced in human resources and psychology. His latest work experience involves developing a qualitative coding scheme used in the analysis of open-ended survey data. Jess is currently a research assistant at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Gokul Rajakumar
Data Science Engineer
Gokul is an experienced analytics consultant who is skilled in Python, R, SQL, Data Engineering, Data Cleansing, and Data Visualization. He is a detail-oriented individual with a statistical mind and a programmer who develops well-documented code. Gokul is a graduate student from UNC Charlotte where he worked on several projects and research in Data Science related disciplines. His previous role involved designing and developing programmatic solutions and simplified data processing at Tiger Analytics. Gokul is Digital Factory’s newest Data Science Engineer.
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Michael Baer
Business Development Consultant
Michael Baer graduated from the University of Louisville in May of 2001 with a Bachelor's in Finance. After spending years in the financial and technology industries, his passion for Fusioncorp got the best of him. In the technology field, Michael focused on growing Fusioncorp latest spin-out, Gamifi, LLC, or PIVT, a software platform designed to create immersive experiences utilizing Augmented Reality and other technology integrations. Michael is the Chair of the Board for the IT Career Path for the Academies of Lexington. He also focused on the evolution of our technology sector in our local community sitting on the board of The City of Lexington Jobs Fund Initiative, Commerce Lexington, Bluegrass Community, and Technical College, The Technology Association of the Bluegrass (TAB), and The Muhammad Ali Center. Michael is Digital Factory's newest employee.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

At Digital Factory, we believe that all people have untapped gifts of talent that only need a helping hand to unlock. Training and education are keys to growing future leaders of the community, regardless of race, color, or creed. To this end, we are committed to working with local, underserved communities, colleges, and universities to lift up those individuals who have the work ethic, the drive, the heart, and the big dream. We hire local for a reason -- We Believe.

60
YEARS
of combined tech expertise in creating and managing multimillion-dollar, mission-critical projects.
75
YEARS
of combined marketing and advertising experience ranging from fortune 100 clients to tech startups.
40
YEARS
of combined analytic experience managing, developing design and procedures for metric reports and market analysis.
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