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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
CPO
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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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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Mary Cleveland
EVP - Organizational Development
A dynamic business executive with 20+ years of proven expertise managing the day-to-day operations by leading teams across multi-functional areas. Mary is an expert in strategic planning and development, revenue growth, project forecasting and execution, customer experience, vendor management, contract negotiations, compliance-related initiatives, general business, risk management along with legal and regulatory activities. She's led teams at The American Heart Association, Spherion Corporation, Brown Mackie College, and FedEx Corporation. Ms. Cleveland earned a B.B.A. from Thomas More College and a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase, College of Law.
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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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Vivek Wadhwa
Director of Network and Secruity
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 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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Dr. Kareem Moncree-Moffett
Sr. Director of Strategic Development
Kareem earned her PhD in Education from the University of Cincinnati during which she prioritized the education of urban African American students. Kareem's extensive professional background collectively demonstrates her passion for the development of our communities, most recently exemplified by her role as Owner and Lead Consultant at Moncor LLC. Moncor LLC develops and supports the efforts of organizations and schools towards advancements in workforce development, professional development, and educational achievement. Notably, Moncor's Peer Mediation program is currently being piloted in two schools within Cincinnati Public Schools.
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Dr. Angelica Hardee
Director of Strategic Development
Dr. Angelica Hardee is a leading subject matter expert in health equity, program development, social determinants of health, and global health systems. Dr. Hardee earned her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. Additionally, the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing classifies Dr. Hardee as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Recently, she has served as the Vice President of Health Strategy for the American Heart Association. Dr. Hardee is also an accomplished scholar with two peer-reviewed academic journal articles, 10 National academic conference presentations, and 11 courses taught.
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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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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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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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Katherine Wang
Director of Marketing
Katherine has a very robust & impressive background in international business, marketing research, data analysis, and programming. She has a Master's degree in Marketing Analytics at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Katherine is very experienced with digital marketing and market analysis, with experience of analysing competitors & consumers behaviors for well-known brands such as Lancôme, L’Oreal, and Alibaba in her previous internships. Her background proves her to be meticulous and very detailed oriented.
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Wardah Sayeed
Human Resources Associate
Wardah is a developing Human Resources professional with extensive experience in customer-facing roles. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Human Resources at DePaul University and has recently completed courses related to preventing discrimination and facilitating diversity in the workplace. Wardah is also an active member of her community exemplified by her involvement in Muslim Society Inc where she implemented and coordinated lesson plans for groups of children.
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Haolan Ni
Data Analyst
Haolan is an experienced Software Engineer and Business Analyst. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Information Management and Information Systems and a Master of Business Analytics. He earned 1st Prize in both the China Collegiate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and in University Students' Innovative Undertaking and is the recipient of several academic scholarships. Notably, Haolan served as Founder and Software Developer for Integrated Media Center at Beijing Jiaotong University.
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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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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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John McGrath
Operations Coordinator
John is the newest member of the Digital Factory Operations Team. John has had some fascinating and diverse experiences. He had an internship with Illinois State Police, where he participated in ride-alongs with state troopers to learn daily procedures and protocols and assist with investigations. John has also been a substitute teacher for Mokena School District 159 as a substitute music teacher. With such a unique background, John understands people and is a natural fit for working in Sales.
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Janhavi Powale
Business Analyst
Janhavi is a customer-focused, data-driven professional with over 9 years of experience in consumer product goods, the banking industry, and the insurance industry. She completed her Bachelor's in Engineering Information Technology and is currently pursuing a Master's of Business Administration at the University of Illinois. Janhavi's academic and professional experience both exemplify her aptitude for business analytics, strategic product management, and data manipulation.
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Daniel Adjel
Software Engineer-DevOps & Deployment
Daniel has five years of combined experience working with Database Management Systems (Oracle, MySQL), Software Development (PHP, Python), DevOps (Git, Anisible, Docker, Jenkins, Nagios) and Linux Server Administration (CentOS, Ubuntu). He’s also held a variety of positions with the Government of Ghana with a strong focus on improving their technology infrastructure and developing and improving ways for Hewale Hospital Management System to manage user load and data on their mobile app. We are delighted to have his know-how working for the Digital Factory team.
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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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Yihui Ding
Business Analyst
Yihui is an exemplary student of accounting with a particular focus on data analytics. She graduated with distinction from Purdue University where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, and she has completed her Master's of Accounting Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Yihui has applied her education in several internships and as a Tax Associate at Fidelity Accounting Tax Service. In addition to her core curriculum, Yihui has acted as an Event Planning Department Manager for the Purdue University Chinese Student and Scholars Association.
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Charlie Wang
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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Sanjana Konde
Business Analyst
Sanjana is a well-organized Business Analyst skilled in problem-solving and information technology. She has worked as both a Software Developer and a Business Analyst, allowing her to develop a diverse and holistic set of skills. Academically, Sanjana holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management. Interestingly, she has also completed a Red Wine Quality Analysis using R, Python, and Excel for execution.
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Prathmesh Tare
Sr. Operations Manager
Prathmesh is a highly skilled engineer and data analyst. His diverse background includes experiences applying his skillset in various environments including healthcare, industrial engineering, and academic research. Prathmesh is committed to facilitating the success of organizations and other systems by analyzing functions and engineering solutions.
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Chaitra Venkateshaiah
Social Media Analyst
Chaitra is an accomplished young professional with strong analytical skills and extensive experience using data science to provide solutions to practical problems. Practical applications of Chaitra's work include identifying the predictors of H1B Visa sponsorship and identifying the key causes of travel delays in Alaska Airlines. Chaitra's refined analytical skill set allows her to efficiently provide empirical insights into pragmatic issues which is just one of the many reasons why we love working with her.
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Sara Tucci
Human Resources Associate
Sara has a true passion for helping others as exemplified by many of her academic and professional endeavors. Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her passion for service to others is especially exemplified by her work as a mentor with intellectually disabled peers. We are excited to have Sara as a member of the Digital Factory team and we look forward to seeing what her compassionate and empathetic perspective brings to the table.
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Sangjun Yoon
Sr. Operations Strategy
Sangjun is a dedicated business analyst who is passionate about maximizing organizational efficiency and efficacy. In addition to his technical skills and achievements, Sangjun's strong academic background demonstrates his commitment to improving his field and educating others. His commitment to academia and expanding knowledge in his field is demonstrated by several of Sangjun's academic projects, most notably his collection of U.S University data that he used to provide suggestions to improve educational operations.
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Anbumalar Saravanan
Data Analyst
Anbumalar is a committed electrical engineer with additional experience in academic research and organizational technology consulting. In other words, Anbumalar is scholar-practitioner who focuses on using her knowledge and skills to solve significant practical problems. Interestingly, Anbumalar has also published a research article in the International Workshop on Deep Learning for Human Activity. At Digital Factory, we greatly appreciate Anbumalar's dedication to bridging the gap between academia and practice.
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Hyun Jin (Grace) Kwon
Android Mobile
Hyun Jin (Grace) is an IT management and cybersecurity expert with experience developing and maintaining the security of various websites. Her academic experience includes projects in which she developed and critically analyzed various web-based systems in order to create a safer browsing experience. Professionally, Grace has demonstrated her dedication to software and web development and has served as a Web Development Team Lead.
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Leyla El-Naggar
Data Analyst
Leyla is an expert problem-solver who uses her extensive knowledge of computer science, data analytics, and business functions to provide organizations with key developmental insights. Leyla's unique skill set is an integration of computer science and business analytics which makes her a reputable subject matter expert and consultant in these fields. Leyla's skill set is particularly valuable in industries where the integration of these two fields is integral; Enter Digital Factory!
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Josh Hwang
Human Resources Associate
Josh is a passionate young scholar-practitioner who strives to improve employee experiences using scientific techniques. Josh has demonstrated his passion for helping others and cultural immersion through his work as a Cultural and Social Intern and Board Social Chair for the Asian American Association. Furthermore, Josh demonstrates significant leadership potential due to his humanistic and data-driven approach to leading others.
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Clare Hur
Human Resources Associate
Clare is an emerging leader with experience guiding teams to a more personal, connective, and collaborative relationship. Clare brings a sense of confidence and optimism to her practices as a recruiter at Digital Factory, likely originating from her passion for providing incoming employees with an enjoyable and productive experience at Digital Factory.
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Minal Hasan
Human Resources Associate
Minal is an empathetic and thoughtful young professional. She has demonstrated her passion for helping others in an organizational context through her experiences at Goodwill Industries and UNICEF. Minal truly cares for others and takes an innovative stance to help those who are in need. These traits make Minal a very pleasurable and productive member of the Digital Factory team.

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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