We do things the way they should be done. We strive for mastery across all of our expertise areas. We want our clients to be confident in our work and the quality we deliver. At Atigro, we do things a better way.
We are a team of experts who demonstrate honesty, helpfulness, and a strong work ethic every day. We hire good people we enjoy working with, and we think you’ll like them too. We are constantly learning and improving. It is in our DNA. We trust each other and that allows us to produce the best results for our clients. We are so proud of the success our clients achieve.
Ken Fischer is founder and CEO of Atigro, a Washington DC-based agency specializing in web development, software development, mobile apps, and digital marketing for companies and nonprofits nationwide.
He leads our team of engineers and technical managers in the US and Hyderabad, India. Ken’s business acumen combined with his technical expertise ensures that technology is thoughtfully applied to create long-term value for clients. He has implemented over 100 enterprise solutions successfully.
Ken attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
DIGITAL MARKETING DIRECTOR
Nicholas Blazer is our Digital Marketing Director. Prior to Atigro, he was a digital marketer and a state and local elections consultant for a Washington, DC-based government relations firm.
His work history includes over 3 years of experience with search engine optimization, inbound and email marketing, social media management, and WordPress development. He brings an inbound approach to ranking in search engines and generating website leads.
CHIEF MARKETING STRATEGIST
Deb Lavoy is our Chief Marketing Strategist. She has 20 years of experience as a marketing executive at companies from startups to AOL, Adobe, OpenText, and Jostle Corporation.
Her approach is to pinpoint what is meaningful about a product or service and make sure what matters most gets across on your website and in your communications. Deb is an award-winning writer on marketing innovation. She is an organizer for the TEDxMidAtlantic and a speaker coach. She speaks regularly at a variety of conferences nationwide on narratives, marketing and misinformation.
KIM GUARINO BULGER
SENIOR MARKETING STRATEGIST
Kim Bulger is our Senior Marketing Strategist. She has 20 years of experience as a marketing leader and interim CMO at nonprofits, professional service firms, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
Clients enjoy her big-picture perspective to align your goals with your marketing. She delivers savvy strategy, compelling messaging, and results-focused campaigns to elevate your brand, engage your audience, and drive revenue. Kim has been recognized as AMA’s Nonprofit, Technology, and Services Marketer of the Year for campaigns with exceptional results. She has a master’s degree in marketing from Johns Hopkins and taught marketing at Georgetown.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jessie Newburn is our Business Development Manager. She has over 25 years of experience in communications, marketing, and engagement.
Prior to Atigro, she oversaw communications for a large municipal organization where she directed strategic communications, internal communications, community and media relations, a dozen social media channels and a TV show. She also led a boutique communications agency for 15 years.
Above all else, Jessie is a continual observer. She stays on top of social, cultural, business, and technological shifts impacting businesses and continues to adapt at each step.
WEB DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Keshav Rao is our Web Development Director. He has over 20 years of experience as a senior technical manager.
Keshav excels at ensuring that projects move swiftly and successfully throughout production. He possesses strong organizational and communication skills. Keshav values client engagement and uses his expertise to assist customers in optimizing processes, including technical support for web development, planning, product development, and network support.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and holds the following certifications: MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), and SCSA (Sun Certified System Administrator).
WEB OPERATIONS MANAGER
Devender Madishetti is our Web Operations Director. He has over 18+ years of experience successfully managing and executing IT projects, including website design and development.
His work includes partnering with clients, multiple business groups within the organization, vendors, and staffing partners to quickly build partnerships and deliver high-quality projects.
Devender’s ability to motivate teams and communicate effectively has aided him well in his line of work. Clients enjoy his problem-solving skills, ability to think analytically, technical expertise, and tenacity to see projects through to completion and successfully reach his client’s goals.
KAVITA TUMPALLI, PMP
APP DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kavita Tumpalli is our App Development Manager. She has more than 14 years of experience with software web development and application development. She has previously worked for GE Energy, Genuity, and Fidelity Investments.
Kavita is a versatile project manager with expertise driving projects and leading cross-functional teams to consistently meet key deliverables. Clients enjoy her keen ability to focus on bottom-line results while implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a variety of needs. She has exemplary communication skills and attention-to-detail. She often exceeds expectations with high levels of client satisfaction.
Kavita holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification and Six Sigma credentials.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Peggy is our Senior Graphic Designer. She brings over 20 years of experience in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design as a visual designer delivering engaging brand and product experiences that transform the customer experience.
An empathetic designer and meticulous researcher, Peggy is dedicated to leveraging data to anticipate user needs, and she enjoys immersing herself in diverse subject matter. Clients appreciate her overriding desire to solve complex problems through thoughtful, original design. She takes pride in a hands-on approach that guides multidisciplinary teams toward visionary solutions.
She is fluent in a variety of methodologies, including Agile, Collective Intelligence, Design Thinking, and Lean Canvas.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Parisa Damian is our Senior Graphic Designer. She brings over 10 years of experience as a graphic designer.
She has worked with a broad range of clients, including organizations focused on education, healthcare, environment, childhood hunger, and other social causes. Her design background ranges on a variety of print and digital projects, including websites, infographics, collateral, one-pagers, and more. Parisa is quite detail-oriented; she works efficiently and ensures that all her work not only looks great but adheres to the latest digital and print specifications.
Dana Stewart is our Project Coordinator. She has a degree from the Art Institute of Washington and past experience as a designer and executive assistant.
She is a master at keeping our operations running smoothly and holding our feet to the fire to stay organized. Dana deftly manages a task list as long as your arm to ensure that tasks are clearly assigned and processes are properly followed. Our clients love her ability to keep projects moving and ensure milestones are met to deliver projects on time.