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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
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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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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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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Rahul Dahya
Sr. 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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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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Rochelle Liu
SDE (Software Development Engineer) Manager
Rochelle has earned bachelor’s and Master’s degrees both in Computer Science with a scholarship. With the leadership training experience and solid programming background, she is leading our software development team. Also, she is the co-founder of a start-up company since 2018. She utilized her expertise in computer science and the talent in business development and analytics to study on digital trends and their impact on business strategies to deliver valuable solutions for institutions such as Stanford, UC-Berkeley, Oakland, McKinsey & Co, and IPSOS.
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Brett Fujioka
Android Developer
Brett is an aspiring software engineer and data scientist with a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Occidental College and a Masters in Information Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is from Los Angeles, CA and previously lived and worked in Japan. He dabbles in freelance journalism with bylines in Tablet Magazine and Noema Magazine. He is passionate about any subject matter where STEM and the Humanities overlap. He is currently pursuing his second Masters in Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago. When he isn’t studying, coding, reading, or writing, you can find him at your local café, craft brewery, or exploring Chicago with his dog, Olaf.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anna Peters
Public Relations Associate
Anna is a junior at Boise State University. She is pursuing a major in International Business and a minor in Marketing. Anna works for Boise State University College of Business and Economics as a Microsoft Products Tutor for the Supply Chain Management Department and a Teaching Assistant for the International Business Department. She has gained great communication tools while working for the University. Before changing her major, Anna studied Civil Engineering and interned for Emerick Construction Co. While at Emerick she honed her attention to detail and investigative skills while working in the Estimating Department. She is ecstatic to work for Digital Factory, she's eager to learn as much as possible. She hopes to work in PR and Marketing once she finishes with her education.
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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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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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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
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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Jacob Lee
Financial Analyst
Jacob is currently an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying finance with a minor in computer science. Jacob first joined Digital Factory in the summer of 2020 and is excited to continue working for the finance team this summer. In his free time, he enjoys reading, learning more about quantitative finance, and taking care of fish tanks."
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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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Bridgette Watkins
Director of Human Resources
Bridgette Watkins is the Director of Human Resources and assists with acquisition and management of the Finance Team 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 Digital Factory!
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Victor Shin
Human Resource Director of Talent Acquisition
Victor is the HR Director of Talent Acquisition 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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Ryan Huber
Human Resource Director of Talent Management
Ryan possesses a passion for professional development, and through strong interpersonal communication skills, he strives to establish an inclusive work environment for all. He is the HR Director of Talent Management, and 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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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 Lebl
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
Human Resources Associate: Talent Management
Danielle McDonald: HR Associate 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 a Talent Acquisition Manager 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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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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Megan Genke
Talent Manager
Megan is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse studying Management and Psychology. While not in class she enjoys going for runs, working as a barista, and baking all types of desserts. Megan joined Digital Factory to learn more about the world of business while connecting with a wide range of individuals. She is excited to use her wide array of skills to help make the Human Resources department the best it can be.
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Brad Rempert
Human Resource Associate
Brad is a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studies Human Resource Management. During his time at UIC, he has been a part of multiple projects including doing research on an exchange-traded fund to better evaluate the social impact of the companies in it. Here at Digital Factory, he is actively working to screen and hire the best people for the HR team. "
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DeMond Menefee
Human Resource Associate
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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Lily Chang
Social Media Strategist
Lily Chang is currently an MBA student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, concentrating in Human Resource Management. Previously, she was a project manager at a foreign government agency that promotes international trade. She would like to use her great observation and creative mindset to support employees in various ways and she looks forward to learning from the best at Digital Factory.

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
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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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