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Who we serve

Our expertise is digital content. We typically work with medium to large companies in the Communications, Media and Technology industries. But, given the proliferation of content being created and managed by companies in every sector from healthcare to finance and higher education, it’s easy to see how our experience might come to serve more companies in more industries.

Why Spark Digital?

1
We’re Experienced
We only take on projects where our experience will be a tangible advantage to the client. As former in-house product engineering and strategy leaders ourselves, we understand our clients’ challenges and needs— we’ve been there, we get it, failure is not an option.
2
We’re Focused
We only do what we do well. We work with clients on projects focused on the analysis, distribution and monetization of digital content: nothing more, nothing less.
3
We Put the Client First
We solicit feedback and accept criticism openly. By listening to what our clients have to say we improve the way we work.
4
We're Flexible
We tailor our services to the client need. We will never try to tailor the customer need to our services.
5
We're Full Service
We are consultants, designers and developers. We understand everything that goes into making great software products. That collective experience helps us to outperform even in projects where the full gamut of services aren’t being used.
6
We're as Close as We Need to Be
We do not have a singular approach to staffing. Sometimes it makes sense to be on premises, sometimes we can work entirely remote with our team in Argentina, usually a mix of both. Either way, we’re in the same time zone, working when you work, with you.
7
We're Humble
No one knows-it-all. We’re confident in our ability, but we’re not arrogant. We know that good ideas can come from strange places and that the best results come from close collaboration among peers.
8
We're Always Learning
We teach each other something new every day. We invest in training and the betterment of our people. The more we learn, the better we serve our clients. The more our team gets to learn, the happier they are.
Our People

The special sauce is experience.

  • Chris Cali
    Managing Partner
    Co-Founder
    Chris Cali
    Managing Partner
    Co-Founder
    • Managing Partner responsible for sales, operations, marketing and finance.
    • Media technology executive with deep experience in digital media supply chains and online video. Previously founder and CEO of Panvidea, a venture-funded cloud-based video management solution with customers such as A&E, Fox, Metropolitan Opera and Vevo. Sold to T3Media in 2012.
    • Previously a Solutions Architect at Maven Networks (an online video platform acquired by Yahoo!). Software Engineer at Sony Music Entertainment and Sony BMG.
    • B.S. Computer Science from University of Delaware.
  • Francisco Amadeo
    Partner
    & Co-Founder
    Francisco Amadeo
    Partner
    & Co-Founder
    • Final responsibility for technical leadership, project staffing, process efficiency and delivery quality.
    • Entrepreneurial software leader with broad and deep expertise in digital media, SaaS technologies and highly scalable cloud architecture.
    • Past experience includes IBM, Performance Review Institute, Uniloc and Panvidea in roles such as Sr. Architect, Project Manager and CTO.
    • Holds a B.S. in Software Engineering and an MBA from UNICEN, Tandil, Argentina.
  • Kevin Norris
    Partner
    Kevin Norris
    Partner
    • Senior digital product executive and award-winning designer responsible for software design and consulting services.
    • Fortune 100 product leader and entrepreneur with expertise in digital strategy, end-to-end software design and product development.
    • Former President & CEO of Brevity, a video transport and transcoding software company- sold to All Digital in 2014.
    • Previous Global Director at American Express, who oversaw all digital investments, in-house UX/visual design, and numerous enterprise capabilities.
    • Holds a B.S. in Professional and Technical Communications.
  • Christopher White
    Partner
    Christopher White
    Partner
    • Digital leader with responsibility for all client partner management and development.
    • Overall responsibility for team quality, delivery efficiency, client success and commercial account management.
    • Deep digital strategy, product development and team leadership experience at companies such as Bertelsmann, EMI Music and Gaming Media Group.
    • Managed successful digital product delivery and client partnerships with Accenture, Verizon, JW Player, Wall St Journal, Dow Jones, AP and others.
    • Holds an MA from Oxford University and MBA from INSEAD.
  • Dennis McGovern
    Principal
    Dennis McGovern
    Principal
    • Focused on identifying and building relationships with clients to build great software products.
    • Former Client Executive at EMC’s enterprise M&E vertical. Previously led an EMC consulting practice serving enterprise clients across the Western United States. Responsible for GTM efforts, client success, revenue and margin.
    • Prior to EMC, joined Hewlett Packard and its Technology Services group. Worked alongside enterprise customers in addition to civilian and DoD agencies within the U.S. federal government. Tasked with helping clients improve their IT operations and transition to emerging technologies.
    • Holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The California State University – Chico with minors in International Business and Project Management.
  • Lucia Zinovile
    Director of Human Resources
    Lucia Zinovile
    Director of Human Resources
    • HR leader with experience in staffing management, employee development, career planning and performance management.
    • Responsible for managing career development efforts across the organization, coordinating career path planning activities, performance reviews, compensation planning and overseeing all HR-related Admin tasks.
    • Previous HR Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporation, responsible delivering of a full range of HR services to all expat employees and managing the continuous improvement of HR practices.
    • Holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UNICEN and an M.S. in Human Resource Management from San Andres University in Buenos Aires.
  • Valentina De Loof
    Vice President of Recruiting
    Valentina De Loof
    Vice President of Recruiting
    • Experienced software and technology talent acquisition professional.
    • Responsible for recruiting top talent in multiple technologies and disciplines. Areas of responsibility include managing the recruiting team company-wide, talent-focused marketing initiatives, and maintaining a high quality candidate experiences.
    • Past experience includes Communication and Marketing Analyst at Making Sense and researcher for the Spanish Ministry of Education.
    • Holds a B.S. in International Business from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign an M.S. in Digital Literature from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.
  • Rocio Colacci
    Director of Organizational Development
    Rocio Colacci
    Director of Organizational Development
    • Organizational development leader with experience in designing and executing plans to ensure employee satisfaction and retention and improve overall organizational health.
    • Responsible for leading company culture, designing training programs and ensuring effective internal communications.
    • Previous experiences includes Human Resources Manager at Bulonfer, and Human Resources Analyst at Making Sense.
    • Holds a B.S. in Foreign Affairs and a Masters in Business Administration, both from UNICEN in Tandil, Argentina.
  • Tom Schuyler
    Director of Marketing
    Tom Schuyler
    Director of Marketing
    • Brand development and lead generation professional with deep experience developing integrated brand experiences centered around digital platforms for B2B and B2C brands across multiple categories.
    • Responsible for branding, content, events, lead generation and aligning the client experience to promises of brand messaging.
    • Previous agency and in-house experience includes: Adobe, Dassault Systemes, GyPSii, Metso, Ashcroft, Valmet, American Express, The Ritz Carlton, The Macallan, and many others.
    • Holds a B.A. in Political Theory from The University of Arizona with a minor in Business Administration.
  • Pablo Saavedra
    Director of Technology
    Pablo Saavedra
    Director of Technology
    • Responsible for ensuring the technical quality of every project.
    • Seasoned software architect and technical leader, with wide experience in consulting and software delivery projects.
    • Previously, Software Architect at Playphone and a Tech Master at Globant, responsible for leading software architecture and development teams.
    • Studied, Software Engineering at Universidad Nacional del Centro in Buenos Aires.
  • Pablo Gotthelf
    Director of Delivery
    Pablo Gotthelf
    Director of Delivery
    • Responsible for ensuring a consistent customer experience and increasing the quality and efficiency of the agile methodology across projects.
    • Formerly Development Manager at Spark Digital, responsible for coordinating development teams for large client accounts.
    • Previously Tech Lead at Thomson Reuters, leading development teams for Core integration projects within the Online and Search Platforms Department.
    • Holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Software Engineering from UNICEN in Tandil, Argentina.
Spark Digital distinguishes itself on our experience and our industry focus. We only hire people who have already earned a few stripes and know the languages and technologies that drive the digital content ecosystem.
At Spark Digital, we know that smart strategy and clever management don’t build great software products – people do. That’s why we take so much care to hire people who make great things happen.
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