Lawrence has been breaking new ground in technology 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.
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.
Zahra has a decade of experience in Labor Relations, Marketing and Change Management, in the public and private sectors of the U. S. Virgin Islands. She has also served as the former Natural Hair and Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine. Additionally, Zahra has contributed in Public Relations roles for several companies including her own. She has graced the cover of a few magazines, most recently, Sauce Magazine. Zahra has been featured in other media to include, Feast Magazine, as one of ten top 2020 rising stars in the culinary industry, nationally syndicated show on PBS, Food is Love, Fox News, and Riverfront Times.
Chief IP Counsel
Ted is an intellectual property attorney with over twenty-eight years of experience in both patents and trademarks. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University and a law degree from the Chase College of Law. Ted has worked with and helped launch several start up companies creating and protecting their intellectual property through the U.S. and worldwide patent and trademark systems. He greatly enjoys this work and particularly working with new and young companies. Ted is an avid reader and an enthusiastic Muay Thai practitioner. Ted loves American football and Fall Saturdays will find him yelling and rooting for THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
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.
EVP of Finance and 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.
EVP of Strategy and Innovation
Kalen is a versatile leader with repeated success in executing unique experiences across both the hospitality and political industries. Whether building a mobile food business from the ground up, developing and implementing employee-centered programs across 5,000+ individuals, or directing campaign outreach for Georgia’s largest region, Kalen identifies the needs and delivers results. Kalen has a true passion for connecting with people, fostering memorable experiences, driving change, and DEM BURGERS.
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.
Mark Samuel is a dynamic attorney who brings a wealth of legal and business experience to Digital Factory. Mark began his career in private practice in Texas and later worked in the law departments of Chicago Insurance Company and MetLife in New York City. Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in Economics and from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University with a Juris Doctor.
VP of Network and Security
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.
Sr. Software Development Engineer - IOS
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.
Shradha works as a Project Manager for Digital Factory and is currently pursuing Masters in Information System from the University of San Francisco. She is originally from India where she earned her bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, playing tennis and going out with friends.
Technical Project Manager
Haniyah is a technical project manager at Digital Factory. She has experience managing projects and working with diverse teams to assess ideas and ensure project success. She is also adept at developing scope and project timelines to improve productivity and accelerate project completion.
Reno is a graphic designer, avid photographer, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from Depaul University. He is fluent in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Premiere and is an excellent addition to Digital Factory.
Meet Hani, a Senior Marketing student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is passionate about improving the quality of life of consumers through the delivery of products and services that meet their needs. Her multicultural background, having grown up in South Korea and studied in an international school, gives her a global perspective that she brings to the table. Living in Chicago, a diverse city, has also enriched her outlook and made her an adaptable individual.
Apart from her studies, Hani actively serves as a marketing committee member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and volunteers as a tutor for children in Chicago. When she's not busy with her academic and extracurricular pursuits, she enjoys working on creative projects, playing the piano, and whipping up delicious Korean cuisine.
Fun fact: Despite her love for animals, Hani is scared of dogs after being bitten by a shih-tzu when she was just 8 years old.
David Fernandez is a creative at heart. He is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. He has a passion for vibrant colors and a love for storytelling. David is excited to work at Digital Factory and hone his skills even further. Previously, David interned at BBDO New York as an art director and designer. On the side he does freelance work as well. During his free time, David will be found reading comics, designing characters, or listening to a D&D podcast.
Claire Stevens is an artist and graphic designer, who enjoys bringing clients visions to life. She started her higher education at California State University (CSU) Channel Islands and will soon be graduating with her BFA in Graphic Communications from University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Her other outstanding work experience includes doing graphic design work for The Yellow Line art studio, an internship at Webbmason Marketing, and for the Be. org., a non-profit in Baltimore. Outside of work, Claire enjoys the outdoors, slapping the bass, knitting hats and connecting with her loved ones.
Krishant is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves to explore different cuisines and flavors. Food has always been a huge part of his life, from cooking with his family to trying out new restaurants and recipes.If you're ever looking for recommendations on where to eat or what to cook, feel free to hit him up. He is also a dedicated anime watcher with a deep love and appreciation for the art form. He has also been a fan of anime for as long as I can remember, and has always been captivated by the intricate stories, unique characters, and stunning visuals. If you're ever looking for anime suggestions or just want to chat about your favorite series, don't hesitate to ask him. He is always happy to connect with other anime fans and share his passion for this amazing art form.
Harshita Is a Business Analyst Intern in Digital Factory and is currently pursuing masters in information technology and management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is from India and has also worked for 8 countries as an Analyst. During her free time she enjoys watching Netflix or going out with friends.
Nicolas achieved a Bachelor of Science in Finance from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, at Austin. His interests lies in soccer and cooking, so these are the activities that you will find him doing in his free time.
Director of HR Operations
Tristan is an HR leader with years of experience on incredible teams with global reach. She holds a BSBA in HR Management and uses her knowledge and skills to bolster the capabilities of her teams, specifically in process improvement and utilizing technology to create a better employee experience. She enjoys spending time with her family, house plants, and the occasional video game.
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.
of combined tech expertise in creating and managing multimillion-dollar, mission-critical projects.
of combined marketing and advertising experience ranging from fortune 100 clients to tech startups.
of combined analytic experience managing, developing design and procedures for metric reports and market analysis.