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OUR TEAM

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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
CMO
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
CDO
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
EVP - Finance & Revenue
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
SVP - 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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Joseph Sadaka
VP - Product Development and Deployment
Joe has been driving technological innovation and continuous improvement initiatives for several years. He's a self-taught analyst who is team oriented with experience scripting in multiple languages including Python, SQL, Pl/SQL, C++. Joe's ability to juggle projects with precision has led to success at numerous companies including MSE-solutions, Bayer Material Science, and Westinghouse.​
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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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Surya Balarajan
Android Developer
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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Yangge Hu
Software Engineer
Yangge is a user focused individual with high attention to detail. He has created user interaction designs for MTS mobile application and worked with design teams to better improve user experience of various Dell and Alienware products. With several years experience in user research, user testing, and focus groups Yangge is here to ensure users receive a seamless experience.
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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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Gani ‘Lanre Akorede
Human Resources Associate
Gani is vastly experienced in Human Resources operations functions and has provided project and team management in fast-paced environments. He has successfully consulted, developed and managed HR application regulations, policies, hiring processes and employee/supervisor assessments for multiple international organizations. Gani is a team-oriented leader and DF is excited to have him!
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Enrique Rivero
Sr. Mgr 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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Silas John
Project Manager Associate
Silas is an experimental information technologist. In past projects, he has written code for information systems, game applications and retail websites. He is an active member in local professional organizations in the information technology and computer science industries. Silas’ creative approach to innovation makes him a great addition to the DF team.
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Ahmed Refaat
Digital Content Designer
Ahmed is a Graphic Designer with professional experience in 3D design, CGI, games, traditional art, and more. He has provided VFX on numerous television shows, including NCIS, designed websites for the Embassy of Egypt in Guatemala and the Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago, and has worked on texture mapping 3D visuals for clients in his previous roles.
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Sara Guttman
Digital Marketing Associate
Sara has an eye for creativity. She has years of experience as a freelance Graphic Designer, Gallery Assistant, Event Coordinator and Program Facilitator. She is passionate about food and environmental sustainability. Sara’s multimedia artistry makes her a great addition to the Marketing team.
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Karolina Bacewicz
Digital Marketing Associate
Karolina hails from a background in public relations and has previous experience in multiple areas including graphic designing, content creation, and event management. With the diverse set of skills that Karolina brings, she is a natural fit at Digital Factory.
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Ji-Hyon Kwon
Financial Analyst
Ji-Hyon is a self-driven business analyst. She has experience collecting data and determining information such as expected maintenance costs, analyzing unstructured data, and visualizing data. Ji-Hyon’s positive attitude and passion for research makes her a great addition to the DF team.
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Edrece Stansberry
Digital Marketing Associate
Edrece captivates with the visual and the story. He has photography published in National Geographic, Genius and other notable publications. Edrece specializes in Strategic Marketing, has experience as an AI Operator and does freelance work as a Creative Director for multiple clients. Edrece has a vision for success and dresses the part too.
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Yichuan Zhang
Digital Marketing Associate
Yichuan is an artistically driven strategist. She has developed her skills working with world-renowned brands at Ogilvy and Mather ad agency, exercised her storytelling skills at various news organizations and expanded her creative vision shooting and editing multimedia projects. Yichuan’s vision for success makes her a great addition to DF’s Marketing team!
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Bill Xiong
Financial Analyst
Bill has a diverse background as a financial professional. He has prior experience in investment banking, data analytics and financial advising. He has done research and analysis for large companies in the Chicago and New York City markets. Bill is currently a candidate for Masters’ in Computational Finance. He is a great fit as a Finance and Account Analyst at DF.

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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