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Lawrence Griffith
CEO
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.
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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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Carl DeBrule
COO
Carl has over 30 years in health care technology experience deploying health care solutions B2B. Carl held operations and technology leadership roles at Medco (Express Scripts) and Johnson & Johnson. His passion is lean process execution, delivering technology solutions to healthcare clients that exceed expectations. Carl prides himself and his team for being first on the field and last to leave.
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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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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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Zahra Spencer
VP of Integrated Marketing
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. Zahra will serve as the president of the National African American Association of Human Resources (NAAAHR) in the U.S. Virgin Islands (2021-2022).
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Michael Clark
Strategic Consultant
Michael has extensive business experience managing customer contact centers, developing customer contact teams, sales of technology and services, product management, program management, information technology solution development and delivery, enterprise shared services, managed services, lean startup for internal IT, business analysis, and performance analysis and measurement (people, process, technology). 30 plus years of success at establishing and nurturing high performing IT teams across industries, technologies, organization models, and development frameworks. 20 years at AT&T followed by 20 years of strategic consulting at senior leadership levels.
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Vivek Wadhwa
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.
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Surya Balarajan
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.
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Emad Hussni
Devops Engineer
Emad Hussni graduated with an Electrical Engineer and Computer Science Master's degree from the University of California in Irvine. He has more than eight years of experience with system infrastructure and networking. Passionate about building the infrastructure of the data center and cloud computing.
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Ruobin Hu
Full Stack Web Developer
Ruobin is a second-year Computer Science master's student at Brandeis University. Before coming to Brandeis, she earned her bachelor’s degree at Boston College in Economics. Ruobin hopes to apply theoretical knowledge to a real-world setting and impact people’s lives with technology. She has developed solid skills in communication, problem-solving, and leadership through her previous intern experiences. During her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and hiking with friends. She joined Digital Factory as a Full Stack Web Developer and is excited to bring valuable contributions to the company.
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Qiaochu Song
Data Scientist
Qiaochu Song earned her second master’s degree in data science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her expertise is in algorithms, EDA, and machine learning models. She is excited about contributing her skills set and innovative ideas to Digital Factory.
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Jayden Cho
Data Scientist
Jayden currently is a Master's of Business Analytics at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Jayden has much interest in Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Human Resources (HR) Analytics, and Startups. Jayden has two goals at Digital Factory: 1. Make an impact that matters to business by data-driven decisions. 2. Network with experts who are passionate about their work in different fields.
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Shixian Silvia Yang
Data Scientist
Shixian “Silvia" is pursuing her Master's in Mathematical Finance & Financial Technology at Boston University. She has earned B.A. in Mathematics from Occidental College. From financial engineering to data analytics, she utilized her expertise in modeling and mathematics in various projects, including option pricing modeling, trading algorithm construction, and the delivery of data-driven business solutions to Chinese mobile banking apps. Silvia brings a unique and diverse skill set as a Data Scientist to Digital Factory. If you found her not coding, she might be enjoying Yoga and exploring coffee.
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Ying Yip
Web Developer
Ying is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Computer Science and Statistics at Boston University. She joined Digital Factory as a Web Developer and is excited to pursue and grow her coding skills. Ying is always striving to improve her problem-solving skills and expand her coding knowledge! When she is away from her laptop, she loves to figure skate, dance, crochet, and knit during her leisure time.
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Simon Huang
Web Developer
Simon is originally from Shenzhen, China, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Computer Science at Cornell University. As a software engineer, his expertise is in web development and data analytics. He always strives to improve himself by setting a high standard on his work and by keeping learning from others. He also demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and coding skills in his academics and previous internships. Besides coding, he likes soccer, writing, and cats. "
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Krystal Zhuo
Data Scientist
Yeying "Krystal" Zhuo is pursuing her Master's in Analytics at university of Chicago. Previously, she worked in banking and e-commerce with focus on customer data analysis and product marketing. She hopes to further gain solid experience in technology and become a data expert. She loves swimming very much and had several years of professional training on that.
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Godwill Nkemka
Paralegal
Godwill Nkemka is a graduate student, currently enrolled at The George Washington University, under the paralegal studies master's program. When he is not engaged in his academic pursuits, he loves to spend his time drawing, taking long walks, and reading various novels. He joined the Digital Factory general council department, as a paralegal intern, to gain the practical knowledge and experience needed for his field. He is very thrilled to be a part of the Digital Factory team.
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Jennifer Berrum
Paralegal
Jennifer is currently a senior at DePaul University, majoring in Political Science minoring in Psychology and Criminology. She has worked and interned for Community Youth Network and Chicago’s 40th Ward Office. Jennifer has a debater (ENTP) personality type. She excels in diverse environments and loves bringing unconventional ideas to the table. Her favorite hobbies are hiking, trying new foods and exploring historical landmarks. She is originally from California and plans to move back to attend University of San Diego Law School.
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Reno Delaflor
Creative Designer
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.
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Dakota Diehl
Marketing Writer
Dakota is a Marketing Writer at Digital Factory. She is also pursuing a Marketing degree at the University of San Francisco. She is creative and hardworking which will contribute to her work at Digital Factory. In her free time she enjoys dance and skiing.
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Ryan Bonnifield
Marketing Strategist
Originally from California, Ryan is currently a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder majoring in strategic advertising with a double minor in business and leadership. In his free time Ryan enjoys snow skiing, running, and watching football. Through his time in school Ryan has developed a strong passion for advertising and marketing. He is looking forward to expanding his knowledge and skills while working as the Marketing Account Manager Intern for Digital Factory!
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Tiffany Ramos
Graphic Designer
Tiffany is a recent college graduate with a bachelor's in Visual Communication Design. She is well-rounded in social media design, web design, and anything UI/UX. She hopes her design skills will easily help convey the messages she wants to send out to her targeted audience.
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Charles Good
Marketing Strategist
Charlie is currently a senior at Loyola Marymount University, pursuing a major in marketing and a minor in economics. In his free time, he enjoys activities like board sports, playing golf, and music. Charlie joined the Digital Factory to learn more about the marketing landscape and the responsibilities involved with being a marketing account manager!
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Shahnaz Jaleel
Social Media Analyst
Shahnaz’s family is originally from Southwest India, and she grew up in Dubai and Missouri. She is pursuing her Master’s in Health Leadership at Western Governors University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management, with a minor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Missouri State University (MSU). In conjunction with her academic career, she has held various roles within her community, such as volunteering and professional work. Throughout Shahnaz’s six years of professional experience, she has had the pleasure to work with diverse populations assisting them with navigating the health care system, health literacy, and proactively connecting to community resources, which has solidified her interest and passion for public health. She aspires to bring her skill set and many other qualifications with a mission to propel Digital Factory’s capacity to new heights.
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Joseph Javorski
Proposal Writer
Joe is pursuing his master’s degree in writing and publishing from DePaul University. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied English with a concentration in creative writing and poetry. When not glued to a book or writing in his notebooks, Joe can be found riding his bike through forest preserves, watching various esports events, or playing strategy and card games.
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Myon Lassiter
Business Analyst
Myon is currently pursing a masters in computer science with a concentration of Data science, at Nova southeastern university. He obtained a bachelors of science in computer science at Troy university. He excited to gain knowledge and show off his analytical skills with in the business analytic department.
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Vaidehi Rayate
Business Analyst
Vaidehi recently earned her Master’s in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has previously interned as Data and Reporting Analyst for a start-up in New York to analyze user engagement and reach of the product for suggesting strategies to implement marketing techniques. She has experience in roles that involves dealing with client expectations and facilitated as a liaison between product owners and technical team to pin down solutions. Vaidehi has joined the Digital factory as a Business Analyst where she is looking to implement her educational learning and her professional experience so far.
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Jason Phillips
Director of Finance
Jason Phillips is an MBA candidate at the Crummer School of Business in Winter Park, Florida. He received his BBA in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Manhattan College in May of 2020. Jason enjoys working with financial information for all types of organizations and businesses. He enjoys running and playing golf in his free time.
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Brianna Zhang
Strategy Analyst
Brianna recently earned her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She is also quite involved in the finance industry. She has worked for a bank as a business analyst and for an advisory as a financial risk management consultant. With her strong background in accountancy and finance, she is thrived to contribute to the finance team. In her spare time, she loves playing golf, dancing, and other outdoor activities.
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Geena Jacobson
Sr. Human Resources Associate: Administrator
Geena is certified in Human Resource Management and is the Senior Administrator for HR. 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 Digital Factory’s culture.
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IIektra Lebil
Sr. Human Resource Associate: Talent Acquisition
IIektra Lebl, is a recent Northwestern graduate. She is from Athens, Greece. IIektra plans to continue her studies in psychology, a field that interests her when she moves to Texas. She would like to pursue professionally career in psychology in the future. IIektra swam in the varsity swim and dive team at Northwestern and plan to swim in Texas as well. She is a member of the Greek national swim team since 2015. In her free time she love hanging out with friends, listening to music, and doing yoga. IIektra love working for Digital Factory as a HR associate because she values the culture of the company and employees’ work ethic.
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Danielle McDonald
Sr. Director of Human Resources
Danielle McDonald is a Business Management and Human Resource student at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She works as the Director of Human Resources at Digital Factory. She has efficient skills in communication, organization, and is a great team player. Working at Digital Factory is a great passion and goal for her. She also looks forward to many interactional opportunities at DF.
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Jenna Ward
Human Resource Associate
Jenna Ward is a Human Resources Associate focusing on talent acquisition at Digital Factory. She is a junior at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studies communication and sociology. Jenna is excited to help build the team at Digital Factory with an emphasis on creating platforms for all people to communicate.
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Jiacheng Lin
Human Resource Associate
Jiacheng recently graduated from Auburn University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in the technology and networking fields while hoping to pursue a career in Human Resources. He is excited to join the Digital Factory family as a Human Resource Associate
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DeMond Menefee
Associate Director of Talent Experience
DeMond has recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Louisville. DeMond is originally from Cleveland, OH. He enjoys getting up early and starting his day by going to the gym. He has strong communication skills, a team work ethic, and always brings new ideas to the table. He is very excited to be apart of the Digital Factory family!
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Emma Sweatman
Human Resources Associate
Emma Sweatman is a Human Resources Associate who currently attends Wheaton College in Chicagoland. She is pursuing degrees in Psychology and Economics. In her free time, she loves to run, hike, ski, and wake-surf! Emma enjoys working on a team and looks forward to collaborating with others at Digital Factory.
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Jon Shaw
Human Resources Associate
Jon loves all forms of art and self expression, he even has a few pieces of art on his walls. Jon loves taking as many photos as he can, when he can. Jon spends a lot of his time reading books or catching up on the latest shows/movies.
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Ai-Vi Luu
Human Resources Associate
Ai-Vi Luu is currently a senior at the University of California, Irvine, majoring in Psychological Science and minoring in Business Management. She is originally from Westminster, California. In her spare time, she likes to explore scenic areas and try new foods. Ai-Vi Luu is excited to help foster growth at Digital Factory with her position as a Human Resources Associate.

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
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of combined marketing and advertising experience ranging from fortune 100 clients to tech startups.
40
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of combined analytic experience managing, developing design and procedures for metric reports and market analysis.
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