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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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Brandy Renae Tapp
EVP of Human Resources
Brandy is a retired US Air Force Major and fellowship-trained healthcare professional with 21 years of military service and over 15 years of medical training and personnel management. During her tenure, she worked as a Surgical Oncology Physician Assistant and was the Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Defense's largest General Surgery clinic. As an officer, she was awarded several military honors for leadership and is highly proficient in interdepartmental coordination, consultative relationship building, coaching, training, communication and schedule planning.
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Carl DeBrule
EVP of Client Services
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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Pamela Miller
General Counsel
Pamela is a highly accomplished and regarded C-suite executive with extensive experience in the healthcare and energy sectors. She has deep expertise in pharmacy benefits management, payor, managed care, and public health sectors. As the President and CEO of Summit Global Strategies, Ltd, she has led significant initiatives counseling major healthcare providers in designing their corporate sustainability strategy. She also has had a pivotal role in consulting with an international public sector client in developing a new health care plan to serve rural populations.
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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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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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Charlie Wang
Sr. Software Development Engineer
Charlie is a results-driven, highly organized, and analytical bilingual Software Development Engineer with experience in design, development, integration, and delivery of web applications and analysis. He creates compelling, custom software solutions that solve challenging problems using a combination of industry-standard and cutting-edge technologies. Charlie has superior academic qualifications that include near completion of a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a completed Master of Science in Power Mechanical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. Digital Factory is delighted to have an out-of-the-box, analytic thinker who pushes creative limits to solve complex technical issues and optimize project outcomes.
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Maliik Cleveland
Sr. Software Engineer – Backend
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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Preethika Adapa
Project Manager
Preethika is a well-rounded Information Technology and Computer Science professional with experience using a host of programming, development, and database software. Preethika is dedicated to the management and analysis of data to improve organizational function exemplified by her multiple roles as a Data Analyst. Academically, Preethika has completed several notable projects including creating a CTA Metro Line Visualization and providing University of North Carolina Charlotte students with a free music streaming application.
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Surya Balarajan
Sr. Software 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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Zhiyuan Xie
Data Scientist
Mars is pursuing his second master’s degree in actuarial science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His expertise is in predictive model construction and machine learning algorithm for data analyze. He is a highly productive individual, quick to grasp essential procedures and protocols, and possessing the stamina to do whatever it takes to complete the task.
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Rahul Dahya
Data Analyst
Rahul is an accomplished and committed Engineering Professional with a particular interest in Mechanical and Software Engineering. Rahul has several notable achievements including earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and being awarded 1st Place in the 2018 Engineering Expo. Furthermore, Rahul completed a Certificate Program in Data Science and Visualization at Northwestern University.
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Brandon Chin
Financial Analyst
Brandon is pursuing his business administration degree with a concentration in finance and global business management at Babson College. As a third-year student, Brandon has co-founded and worked on two start-up companies in college to test his entrepreneurial skills. In addition, Brandon has work experience in various fields such as marketing, website development, and translation (Spanish and Chinese). Aside from his studies at college, Brandon is an avid swimmer and enthusiastic hiker.
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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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McKenna Frey
Marketing Account Manager
McKenna is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Economics, Business Institutions, Psychology and Marketing. She is passionate about consumer behavior and marketing. She is eager to continue to learn more about the field through Digital Factory and gain valuable experience while offering her skills and hard work.
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Babi Beluah
Social Media Analyst
Babi Beulah is a social media analyst currently working at Digital Factory. Babi is enthusiastic about learning and gaining new experiences. She is tenacious and determined once her site is set on a goal. She hopes that through her work at Digital Factory she would get enough experience and knowledge to develop her career. She is currently a third year software engineering student from the university of Buea, Cameroon.
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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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Jacob Ocker
Graphic Designer
Jacob Ocker is a recent DePaul graduate, with a BFA in film and television and a minor in graphic design. He is looking forward to utilizing his skills design skills while at the Digital Factory. In his free time you can find him riding his bike or looking at plants.
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Lavan Kumar
Business Analyst
Lavan is pursuing master’s degree in Management and Information Systems with a Business Intelligence Specialization at the University of Colorado Denver with interests lying towards Data Analytics, and Visualizations. Previously, he has led the project Human Emotion Recognition using Speech Signals during bachelor’s, which was awarded as the best project of the department in 2019 COMSPRO. Lavan has also gave a presentation on JPEG Security and Privacy from springer paper. Was an organizer for Aaruush Techno Fest during my bachelor's degree and also a member of National Social Services in India.
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Koy Peerenbom
Digital Sales Representative
Koy is an energetic Client Services intern who is double majoring in Business Management and Marketing Sales, while also minoring in Arts Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Previously, Koy has taken on leadership roles at his school by participating in the Peer Mentor Program, serving as an on-campus resource and dedicating his time to helping new students adapt to the university. He also credits joining American Marketing Association with giving him a step up, and making him a perfect fit with Digital factory.
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Jared Solid
Strategic Analyst
Jared is a second year student at Hofstra University in Long Island NY. He is studying Exercise Science, Kinesiology & Healthcare. He not only loves aspects of medical health and anatomy but the vastness of technology. Jared wants to get a deeper understanding of bioinformatic technology and merge health and tech as one. This year he has been expanding his expertise in technology. He is learning a coding language called Python, alongside the pursuit of a Google IT Support Certification to kickstart my tech journey. Jared previously specialized in independent contracting for sales and marketing. He enjoys creating business strategy opportunities through data and science. On the athletic side, he also participates in college men’s lacrosse and volleyball club. His hopes to create a positive impact as a strategic analyst at Digital Factory.
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Alex Gaydos
Manager- Proposals
Alex has more than 15 years of professional experience in the arts and academia. For the past eight years, Alex has worked to develop programs, improve processes, and design strategic communication initiatives for Harvard University, including at the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard College Writing Program. Alex takes an enthusiastic approach to problem solving and is passionate about creating innovative opportunities to help artists, leaders, and organizations realize their vision(s).
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Junyi Xie
Business Analyst
Junyi is pursuing his second master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering with an optimization focus at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He obtained his first master’s degree in Business Analytics and Risk Management from Johns Hopkins University. He can speak both languages of data scientists and business professionals. Previously, he was the project leader and main programmer of Illini Datathon hosted by Procter & Gamble. He was elected class president for his program at Johns Hopkins University, responsible for hosting multiple intra-departmental gatherings with his Marketing professor.
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Jason Phillips
Operations Strategic Analyst
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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Tianxing "Norman" Guo
Strategic Analyst
Tianxing “Norman” is a first-year Master of Public Policy student at the University of Chicago, focusing on Data Analytics and Finance & Policy. Last summer, he earned his MBA at Bowling Green State University. He worked as an intern for a startup company in California, helping this e-commerce company with strategic planning and product development through in-depth quantitative and qualitative consumer research and market analysis. Before coming to the U.S., Tianxing had years’ studying and working experience in Tourism & Hospitality industry in Macau, China. As a Strategy Analyst Intern at Digital Factory, Tianxing hopes he can use what he has learned in both business and policy school to help the company make such business decisions that can maximize profit and social responsibility.
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Tianrun Gu
Strategic Analyst
Tianrun is an expert in multiple programming languages and data modeling. He believes data is the most important source to make efficient strategies. He finished his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in Business Analytics at the University of Rochester. Academically, Tianrun has completed various data analytical projects, from pricing strategy to social media text. In Digital Factory, he has a passion for more real industry experience.
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Gabriel B. Nóbrega
Strategic Analyst
After living in the US as a kid for two years, Gabriel knew he wanted to return to continue his education. He is currently completing his bachelor's degree at the University of San Diego, majoring in Finance and Marketing. As for hobbies, he enjoys playing tennis and soccer.
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John Kent
Strategic Analyst
John Kent is a Strategy Analyst at Digital Factory. He is currently studying Finance as well as innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame. John is originally from Jupiter, Florida. With strong leadership, creativity, drive, and organization, John is excited to contribute to Digital Factory.
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Spencer Staley
Strategic Analyst
Spencer is a strategy analyst here at Digital Factory. Currently, he is a senior at Southern Methodist University studying finance. He lives in Chicago all of his life and spends most of my free time on the golf course.
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Sam Dailley
Strategic Analyst
Sam is from the United Kingdom and is a second year student at Northwestern pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Statistics with Honours. He is on the college swim team and has represented Team GB internationally and broken British records. He has previously worked at a PE startup. Sam is a big fan of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and it is in his humble opinion that he cooks the best spaghetti bolognese in Chicago.
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Nirmal Patel
Financial Analyst
Nirmal graduated from UT Austin in December 2020, with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Business minor with a 3.63 GPA and will be obtaining a MS in Financial Econometrics at Johns Hopkins University from August 2021 to August 2022. He hopes to work in the field of Finance once he graduates.
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William "Bill" Hu
Financial Analyst
Bill is currently pursing an MBA at Wayne State University after earning his Bachelor Degree in Economics at the University of Michigan in May 2020. He joined the Digital Factory team after previously doing internships in Singapore and Hong Kong and hopes during his time with Digital Factory, he will gain experience working in a social and team-related environment. During his free time he likes to explore and learn about the world."
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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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Victor Shin
Human Resource Associate
Victor is a Human Resources Associate who has recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Economics. Victor has demonstrated leadership and organization in school-related tasks and assignments. He has also discovered a passion for Human Resources through the numerous courses taken from his minor in Business and hopes to build a successful career path in that very department. Victor possesses a genuine passion for solving real world problems in economics and business as well.
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Bridgette Watkins
Human Resources Associate
Bridgette Watkins is a Human Resources Associate at Digital Factory. She is currently studying Finance and Management at Loyola University Chicago while working as a Sales Associate in retail in downtown Chicago. Bridgette is originally from Cleveland, OH. She has strong communication, organizational, and managerial skills, and is excited to be working for DF!
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Takia Moss
Human Resource Associate
Takia is a graduate of Florida A&M University She currently a graduate student. Take is passionate about helping people in anyway she can. Her favorite hobbies are listening to music and creating art.
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Ryan Huber
Human Resource Associate
Ryan possesses a passion for HR, through strong interpersonal communication skills, he strives to establish an inclusive work environment for all. Further, Ryan recently obtained of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DePaul University and has a budding desire to make data-driven decisions and generate actionable insights within the analytical world of business going forward.
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IIektra Lebl
Human Resource Associate
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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Ricardo Cazares
Human Resource Associate
"Ricardo is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in communication at University of Illinois at Chicago. He developed skills in interpersonal communication through his college coursework and leadership roles from student organizations. Ricardo takes pride in contributing to a team in any way that he could for future success."
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Yugma Shukla
Human Resource Associate
Yugma is a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is majoring in Human Resource Management with a minor in International Studies. Previously, she served in a leadership role by participating in International Mentors. She helped new international students adapt to the school and the city, which gave her strong interpersonal skills that she strives to use in fostering teamwork and establishing an inclusive environment at Digital Factory. Why Human Resources? I have a passion for business and working with people, and I get to do both in HR.
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Eric Tran
Human Resource Associate
Eric is a Human Rersources Associate who's been going to San Jose State University to major in International Business. He enjoys getting to know people from all walks of life, getting to know the cultures of various countries, and learning what makes people tick. Eric joined us as a Human Resources Associate so he could continue practicing his social skills, and have friendly conversations with people during their interviews.
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Mathew Mak
Human Resource Associate
Matthew is currently a Senior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Psychology. His favorite hobbies are spending time with his dog, reading, and going on walks. Matthew joined us as a Human Resources Associate so that he could pursue his recently discovered passion for Human Resources through courses taken in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

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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