Aaron started Orange Element in late 2002 with a desire to help businesses evolve their brand through an efficient and personal process. His vision of a nimble team has grown into a full suite of creative experts committed to building and activating strong brands. With over 20 years of design and communication experience, he maintains a big picture perspective while applying strategic tactics that help clarify an offer and engage customers to take action.
He is a faculty member of the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University where he also teaches for the Office of Executive Education. He is a faculty member of the World Bank "Team Leadership Program" and of the State Department "Experiential Learning Program". He is the author of the e‐book “Teachable Moments of Leadership” where he describes a state‐of‐the‐art experiential leadership learning methodology that gets real results. His work draws on an advanced knowledge of organizational change, and group dynamics and interventions, including human‐centered design, adaptive leadership, large systems dialogue, cultural transformation tools, innovation and creativity, multi‐stakeholder collaboration, systems thinking, facilitation and leveraging the innovative power in conflict and diversity.
Annie Weinschenk serves as the Assistant Director of the Maryland Technology Internship Program (MTIP) which provides funding to Maryland employers in the technology space. Since inception (2018) the program has financially supported 300 internships in the state of Maryland. Prior to leading this initiative, Annie worked at University of Maryland, College Park where she worked to connect students and employers in the healthcare and creative fields. When she is not speaking with employers and students, she is cooking or checking out a new restaurant in Baltimore. Annie is passionate about workforce development in Maryland and lives in Baltimore City with her two children and husband.
M.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Maryland, University College
B.A. in Communications, Salisbury University
Ashley Williams is the Founder and CEO of Infinite Focus Schools
A mindfulness and socio-emotional learning curriculum software. Entering the education field in 2006, she has written and implemented schoolwide socio-emotional and mindfulness curricicula for schools and non-profits, staff and students.
Her fiction has appeared in Callallo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, Rainy Day (Cornell University), The Amistad (Howard University), The Go on Girl! Book Club MegaJournal, Bluecentric.com, and DrumVoices Revue (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville). She is the recipient of the Margaret Walker Prize for Fiction, the GOG! Aspiring Writers Award and was a Finalist for the Hurston-Wright College Writers Award. She’s attended the Callallo Creative Writing Workshop, the Hurston-Wright Writers Workshop and VONA. She was an editorial assistant to Retha Powers when she compiled Bartlett's Book of Familiar Black Quotations.
She’s been invited to attend the Vermont Studio Center, the Juniper Institute for Writers and the North Country Institute for Writers of Color. She’s been invited by these universities to perform her work: Brown University, American University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is the author of, “A Course in Gratitude,” as well as the novel, “Some Grace.”
Austin Brown is an FAA licensed Pilot and Co-Founder of Global Air Media. A graduate from Salisbury University, Austin immersed himself in drone technology to explore all the opportunities this burgeoning field had to offer. The company's portfolio now spans 4 continents. Since 2016 Global Air Media has offered build-a-drone workshops for students around the world. These drone parts are sourced and assembled into kits at Openworks in Baltimore. And recently have included 3D printed frames to house all the components of the drones. His catch phrase, “be more innovative” embodies the spirit of the company and what Global Air Media aims to share with the world.
Website : www.GlobalAirMedia.com
Media Director, SRCPmedia
Betsy Vonderheid manages SRCP's fully staffed, in-house media placement division. She has developed and overseen the media planning and placement for races at all levels and in markets across the country: presidential primaries, statewide Senate and gubernatorial races, congressional races, independent expenditures, ballot initiatives and numerous corporate clients. Since 1996, when she joined SRCP, Betsy and her staff have placed over $500 million of TV, cable, radio, digital and print in over 200 media markets.
An innovation strategist and management professional with more than 10 years of diverse experience in strategic and experience design, operations management, and human-centered design. Proven track record utilizing a process-oriented approach toward solving complex business problems, resulting in value proposition creation for key stakeholders. Education includes degrees in engineering, business, and design. Actively pursues passion to edify and uplift the community and ultimately the world through a dedication to art, culture, sustainability, and mentoring.
The U.S. Commercial Service is a U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration agency that helps small and midsized U.S. businesses sell their products and services globally. The Baltimore U.S. Commercial Service office is part of the agency’s worldwide network, which includes 108 U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the United States and 150 international offices. Last year, the agency helped U.S. companies generate $34 billion in export sales.
BLACK BLOCKCHAIN CONSULTANTS
Black Blockchain Consultants is a network of blockchain novices and seasoned professionals who collaborate to understand blockchain technology, where it’s headed, and how we can profit from the $3.1 trillion industry. We recognize the power and potential of Blockchain and are utilizing our network to educate, empower, and equip our members for the greatest transfer of wealth since the creation of the internet. We are one of few networks working to utilize the power of Blockchain to close the wealth gap
Chris founded Figure 53 in 2006, and is expecting to open The Voxel black box theater on 25th street in 2020. His product QLab is used to run live shows all over the world, from high schools and storefront venues to Broadway and the Olympic opening ceremonies. He lives, bikes, and makes software in Baltimore. In a drawer somewhere he has an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Theater Arts from Carleton College.
Executive Director Start Up Grind Columbia
Chris is an entrepreneurship evangelist with a 36+ year career as a founder, C-suite executive, mentor, advisor, and investor. He lives his passion for entrepreneurship as the Director of the Columbia, Mid-Maryland Chapter of Startup Grind whose mission is to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow highly successful businesses.
A veteran of four start-ups of his own, he founded the first sporting goods specialty e-commerce retailer (laxstore.com) as e-commerce was first evolving and is actively involved with a portfolio of 20 startup, emerging, and high growth companies. He has executed financial, executive management, and advisory assignments that have created more than $200MM in corporate value including acquiring and managing more than $8MM in equity and $30MM in debt financing.
Chris is active in the Howard Tech Council, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, served as an adjunct professor in the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute, and as a mentor with the Loyola University MBA Scholars program. Chris received his BS in Environmental Science and Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Loyola University-Maryland.
CLAIRE BROIDO JOHNSON
Director, Maryland Momentum Fund
Claire is a senior operations executive with a proven track record in creating and managing successful businesses and driving operations (including as founder of SunEdison). After 9 years as President of CBJ Energy, financing, operations, and business development energy solutions firm headquartered in Baltimore, she now runs the University System of Maryland Momentum Fund which provides investment funding for promising technology ventures born out of USMs 12 constituent institutions.
Founding Partner, 50 State
Colm O'Comartun served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011-2014. Colm served as Director of the Governor's Office for Governor Martin O'Malley, after serving in various positions for him as both Governor and Mayor of Baltimore. Prior to that, he worked at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy , and as Director of Alumni Programs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Colm also served as Director of The Irish Institute of Boston College, where he worked to implement the Good Friday Agreement. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his two children.
Marketing & Creative Manager, Northeast Maglev
Craig George is the Marketing Manager at Northeast Maglev, a company formed to promote a high-speed rail solution in the Northeast Corridor using JR Central's Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) technology.
Mr. George has 20 years in marketing related fields. Prior to joining Northeast Maglev, Mr. George served as the lead marketing role for a family of startup companies, developing an managing digital and print media advertising as well as public relations efforts to help grow startups into successful businesses.
Mr. George served previously as the lead international marketing role for a line of diagnostic equipment used in the veterinary industry, where he managed product branding, placement, messaging, and advertising.
With over fifteen years of experience in education, technology, and workforce development, Dana serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Catalyte. Catalyte uses artificial intelligence to identify individuals, regardless of background, who have the innate potential and cognitive ability to be great software developers. With our technology and talent transformation program, Catalyte solves the most persistent challenge in IT today: creating a ready-to-hire workforce that is diverse, affordable and sustainable.
In her previous role as Managing Director of Girls Who Code, Dana led the organization's program expansion to bring computer science education to girls across the country, including building the organization's staff, program model, and managing partnerships with technology companies including Twitter, Google, facebook, Microsoft and more. During her tenure, Girls Who Code scaled from reaching 20 girls to serving over 10,000 girls nationwide, and Dana was recognized by Glamour magazine as one of “35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry”.
Dana completed an MBA at the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she studied as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. In addition, Dana serves as President of the Board for the nonprofit Code in the Schools and on the
Advisory Board Committee for the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children.
Chief Revenue Officer
Danielle joined Whitebox after spending over a decade as an executive in the ad tech industry where she led performance marketing and sales growth, strategy, and product expansion efforts at Millennial Media, AOL, and Verizon Media Group. As Chief Revenue Officer at Whitebox, Danielle is responsible for global sales, advertising, marketing, customer success, and business development. Danielle has her bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University and attended Wharton Business School’s Executive Integrated Marketing Strategies and Leadership programs.
Danna Thomas is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher and the founder of Happy Teacher Revolution.
Danna served as the national spokeswoman for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Music for Mental Health Campaign. Danna has also supported new teachers as the early-childhood content specialist for Teach For America and Johns Hopkins University. She currently is part of the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab and trains teachers around the world to initiate wellness support groups in their own communities.
DOMINIQUE & ANN
Dominique Hellgeth and Ann Zellhofer are the founders Greenmount Tile, a custom tile company that uses digitally enabled processes to produce a new format of ceramic tile that transforms walls into art. Greenmount Tile is based out of Openworks, a makerspace in Greenmount West neighborhood of Baltimore. Together, Dominique and Ann, have launched into new territory with their approach, process, and creative outcomes in the field of ceramics. By integrating technology they are pursuing a path of economic viability as an efficient producer of high quality art tile.
Co Founder & CTO, MindStand
Eric leads technological development and data infrastructure for MindStand Technologies. His passion lies in philanthropic technology as well as scalable cloud architecture.
Founder of NEMPHOS BRAUE
Jared Marmen is the founder of Barttron Inc. With extensive engineering and management experience, he is ideally suited to lead the company as it grows the innovative Chord invention from initial prototype to first commercial product. Jared has a BS in physics from St. Mary’s College of MD, which is where he fell in love with his roommate's Yellow Lab Homer and later adopted Homer’s nephew Bart, the company’s namesake. Jared has a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins. He lives with his wife, Courtney, four young children, and two Chord test dogs in Bel Air, MD.
Chapter Director, Startup Grind Baltimore
Jeff is a marketing and operations guru, having spent the past two decades guiding companies from concept to implementation as well as facilitating the growth of existing products and platforms. A native Baltimorean, he is committed to helping local businesses build and grow by partnering with them to offer training, coaching and accountability, as well as strategically integrated services. Jeff currently serves as the Director of Growth Implementation at Growth Solutions Team, helping small to medium business owners achieve or exceed their goals and increase their revenue.
Jess Gartner is the CEO & Founder of Allovue
An education technology company that empowers K-12 educators to strategically and equitably allocate financial resources. Allovue supports school districts across the nation to budget, manage, and evaluate spending. Allovue has been credited with birthing the EdFinTech industry and hosts the annual Future of Education Finance Summit. Jess has raised $13 million in venture capital for Allovue. She loves mentoring female founders and is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion. Before founding Allovue, Jess studied education policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has taught in classrooms around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. She was a 2009 Teach for America Baltimore corps member and taught middle school humanities in Baltimore City, MD. She received her M.A. in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the board for the education nonprofit Access Art and the National Advisory Committee for Johns Hopkins School of Education.
Jessa is an active citizen dedicated to making Baltimore a healthier, more equitable place. Born and raised in Baltimore, Jessa graduated from Baltimore City College as a proud Knight before attending Johns Hopkins University as a Baltimore Scholar. There, she organized with labor unions & community organizations to improve the conditions of low wage workers on campus. She is a Baltimore Corps Fellow. She manages Dent’s flagship summer internship, Bet on Baltimore, where 80 high schoolers learn design thinking, making and entrepreneurship to launch real ventures and businesses in their communities. Jessa holds a BA in Public Health with minors in Social Policy and Africana Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
EVP, Enradius Digital LLC
Jim Dolan is a 30-year multi media strategist, manager, and industry thought leader who has led radio groups, digital and cable television sales operations to top of market ratings and revenue performance. He was named one of the Top Managers in Radio by Radio Ink Magazine for three consecutive years and is a past Chairman of the Baltimore/D.C./Delaware Broadcasters Association and a former member of Arbitron’s Advisory Council. For the past 15 years Jim has served as a guest lecturer in Communications at Goucher College in Baltimore. Prior to joining Enradius, Jim served as Regional Sales Manager for Comcast Spotlight. He also currently acts as a mentor for the Philadelphia Ad Club mentoring program. Jim resides in Center City Philadelphia with his wife Yasmin.
“Enradius represents an enormous opportunity to provide agencies, retail and B2B advertisers with a solution that places them in front of customers from earliest search to final conversion; whatever devices they choose to use and wherever they choose to use them. Nothing is more exciting than delivering pinpoint targeting. Enradius provides that.”
JIM KYUNG-SOO LIEW, SOKAT
SoKat Consulting, LLC was founded by Susan An and Jim Liew in 2014. SoKat creates world-class Machine Learning / AI and Blockchain products and services primarily servicing government agencies, institutional investors, academic institutions, and select-startups.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc
Jonathan Balog is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. In his role he oversees Goodwill’s brand strategy for 31 retail stores, 38 donation locations and multiple workforce development programs. He has worked for Goodwill for 14 years. Jonathan earned his MBA from Johns Hopkins University and his BA in English from The University of Baltimore.
As part of the business and tech-enabled services team, John spreads his efforts evenly across the entire lifecycle of investment at ABS Capital — from sourcing to execution, through advisory and exits. He maintains a broad focus across a number of verticals, including physical and cyber-security, logistics, tech-enabled commerce, and enterprise software. In helping to develop deep insight and thorough due diligence for investment opportunities, John plays a vital role in successfully getting deals executed for ABS Capital. Prior to joining ABS Capital, John was a senior associate at RSM. He is also a certified public accountant.
Owner - MOXIE Promotion
When you speak with Laura and hear the passion and enthusiasm she has for Baltimore and all of its neighborhoods, it may surprise you to learn that she didn’t grow up there. Laura was born and raised in Houston, TX and later attended The University of Virginia on a soccer scholarship. When her athletic career came to an end, Laura had to figure out what to do next. After graduation and shortly after September 11th, Laura made her way to Baltimore, almost on a whim. She had intended to move back to Texas or make her way up to New York but given that the job market was tight at the time, Laura ended up taking a job in charm city as a financial planner. Later, she worked for a time in recruiting and real estate. Throughout her journey, Laura learned how to network, manage clients, market and plan events. This led to her becoming an entrepreneur, launching Moxie Promotion and planning events such as the Waterfront Tech Series
Marcus is a proven executive leader with a track record of driving industry leading growth. Before joining Whitebox, he served various senior leadership roles within AppNexus, leading up to their 2018 $1.6B acquisition by AT&T. Marcus joined AppNexus through the acquisition of MediaGlu, a cross-device technology company where he served as Chairman & CEO. Previously, Marcus was the GM of North America and Global CRO at Millennial Media where he led dramatic enterprise growth that resulted in a successful IPO on the NYSE. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors at the Maryland FoodBank. Marcus earned a Mathematics degree with Merit from the United States Naval Academy and is a former U.S. Naval Submarine Officer and qualified nuclear engineer.
Director of Political Advertising for D2 Media Sales, a partnership between DIRECTV and DISH Network.
D2 Media Sales was founded in 2014 to create a scalable addressable household platform for political advertising. The result is a joint venture that enables political, issue, and advocacy advertisers to precisely reach groups of households of a select demographic or voter segment.
Mr. Failla has gained a unique perspective of the marketing and advertising world during his 25-year career, with experience on the advertising agency side, client side, and media side. He is a traditional and digital media expert, and has implemented hundreds of successful data-driven campaigns. As a sales partner, he works side-by-side with political consultants and agencies. Mr. Failla’s expertise in the latest political topics and challenges uniquely equips him to help communication specialists implement best practices and avoid potential pitfalls.
From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Failla was Conversant’s Director of Government, Political and Advocacy Solutions, where he led a team specializing in delivering cross-device, and audience-targeted digital campaigns. He became involved in political targeting strategies and solutions at AO
Marc Hausle got his start in design at Apple, redesigning proprietary 3D modeling tools used for Flyover on Apple Maps. At Google, he led the Google Play Review Team and consulted thousands of development teams. He helped teams improve their products in order to be promoted on the Play Store. Currently, Marc oversees all of Byte.lion’s design operations.
Byte.lion is a full-service software development firm working with innovators in the startup and corporate world to create disruptive products and services. Byte.lion's core competencies include artificial intelligence, web application tools, data analytics, cloud deployments, Xamarin cross-platform iOS & Android mobile application development, and secure hosting.
Micky is a social entrepreneur focused on empowering people to better serve each other. He runs Dent Education’s business incubator, teaching under-resourced youth in Baltimore design thinking, making, and entrepreneurship. He has facilitated design thinking workshops on three continents with students from over ten countries. He is a Venture for America fellow, where he trained with IDEO. Micky represented 51,000 students as Student Body Vice President at the University of Texas at Austin and co-founded the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab, which uses design thinking to teach college students to become social entrepreneurs. He holds a BBA in Business Honors and a BA in Plan II Honors, from the University of Texas, where he was a Forty Acres Scholar.
Mike was previously an Investment Analyst with Baltimore Angels, is a two-time founder with one exit, and an avid freediver. Mike regularly advises founders at the earliest stages of their companies, several of whom have raised millions of dollars in equity financing.
Prior to venture capital and entrepreneurship, Mike served three years as an officer in the United States Army. Mike was stationed in Hawaii and participated in several joint training exercises with partner nations throughout the South Pacific. Mike holds a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, was born in Baltimore, can hold his breath for over five minutes, and dive to 110 feet on a single breath.
Co-Founder - SpotWash
Mike LaRoque is a former York College Lacrosse player who co-founded SpotWash with his long time friend, Freddie Ephraim. With SpotWash, by simply downloading an app, you can schedule a car wash while you’re sleeping or while you’re at work. “We designed it where you basically have to do nothing,” Ephraim says. “That’s the whole goal.”
Executive Director Maryland MEP
Mr. Kelleher leads an organization that delivers programs and services that enable Maryland companies to become stronger, smarter and more profitable. Through these efforts, the MD MEP has generated more than $165 million in economic impact, more than 900 jobs and countless stories of success.
As the Executive Director of the MD MEP, Mr. Kelleher is responsible for all aspects of organizational operations including client delivery, partner and stakeholder development and overall grant and program oversight. Prior to founding the MD MEP, Mr. Kelleher worked in both public and private sector, providing consulting, accounting and business advisory services to clients in the manufacturing industry for more than 15 years.
Co-Founder and CEO of Protenus
Nick is an eight-year U.S. Army veteran and completed his service as a highly decorated U.S. Special Forces operator (Green Beret). He was awarded two Bronze Star medals during his service, one for extraordinary valor.
While serving in the U.S. Army, Nick specialized in human intelligence network gathering and analysis. He used this expertise in building behavioral profiles to co-found Protenus, which uses artificial intelligence to provide health systems full insight into how health data is being used, and alerting compliance teams to inappropriate activity. Protenus was recently named the 2019 KLAS Category Leader in patient privacy monitoring, and also named a Gartner 2019 “Cool Vendor” in Healthcare Artificial Intelligence. Nick was named one of “Healthcare’s Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review and received SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award. In 2019, Nick was named a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to Protenus, Nick spent four years as a biomedical researcher at Johns Hopkins University, where he holds a bachelor's degree in Cellular Biology and helps run The 6th Branch, a veteran-led community service organization in East Baltimore.
Rajan is an avid maker who believes we can build a better world. He co-invented the Embrace incubator, a product of empathy-driven design that has impacted and saved the lives of over 250,000 babies across the developing world. He trained at Stanford's d.school to become a teacher of design thinking and has organized and led programs of his own across eight countries. Rajan holds a BS in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA from Harvard.
AXES AND EGGS
My superpower is helping smart and amazing people be more smart and amazing. How? By making strategic execution possible by doing the little stuff so leadership can focus on the big stuff. It's like running a marathon. The 26.2 miles isn’t what stops you, it’s the pebble in your shoe. I clear the pebbles between effort and success. How can I help you be successful?
Samy is a first generation American raised in a Muslim Tunisian household in good old Iowa. So it just makes sense that he would create a vegan pork rind that would turn into the deliciousy, healthy, crunchy snack made with simple ingredients and just 80 calories for the WHOLE BAG!! After years in the restaurant and media industries in DC, he now runs Snacklins day to day as Chief Snack Bagger and has probably eaten every kind of snack you can think of.
Snacklins started as a challenge between friends to make a healthy chip. After much experimentation and some happy accidents, the Snacklin was born. At Snacklins, we strive to make those little mundane moments in life a little more flavorful and deliciously guilt free.
Founder, The Mellinger Group
Ms. Mellinger has over 16 years of experience creating, coordinating and executing fundraising plans as well as small and large scale events for politicians, political parties and non-profits. In July of 2001, she started The Mellinger Group, LLC to provide fundraising, campaign and event management services to political candidates and other organizations.
TMG has organized and executed finance plans, as well as large and small scale events, for clients such as Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), US Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Democratic Candidate for Congress Upendra Chivukula (D-NJ), both the Pennsylvania and Maryland State Senate Democratic Campaign Committees, Former Congressman Bobby Bright (D-AL), Former Congressman Albert Wynn (D-MD), Mfume for US Senate, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (D-MD), Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and many others.
Co-Founder - Bee Well Living, LLC
Steve Bumbry is the co-founder of Bee Well Living, a wellness brand that aims to guide consumers toward optimal health through customized solutions. After suffering from numerous injuries in his pursuit of a professional baseball career, Bumbry created Bee Well Living to provide optimal health resources for people to overcome pain, stress, anxiety, depression and disease. Bumbry strongly advocates a complete mind, body, and spirit approach to wellness and teaches simple lifestyle practices that serve as a reminder to live balanced lives. A certified yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist, Bumbry offers private and corporate yoga, massage therapy and mindset techniques which guide clients toward living healthy lives.
A Maryland-native, Bumbry graduated from Dulaney High School in Timonium, before taking his baseball talents to Virginia Tech where he studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
In 2012, Bumbry was drafted in the 12th round by the Baltimore Orioles. He recently married his wife Janice, a yoga professional who leads Bee Well Living’s sister company, Bee Balanced Therapies.
Owner - OVFX
Trevor Pryce, two time Super Bowl champion and former Baltimore Raven, wrote young adult novel and comic series “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs,” chronicling the adventures of several frog species in the Australian Outback as they fight for power and survival. The story was adapted into a popular animated series by Netflix in 2016, and a second season, “Kulipari: Dream Walker,” debuted last year on Netflix. He owns OVFX, an animation studio in Baltimore, and has a dozen full time, comic book animators working with him.
CEO Balti Virtual
Will Gee got his start in the games industry in 1997 at Microprose Software, where he contributed to titles such as "European Air War", "X-Com Enforcer", and "Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes". In 2003, he co-founded Digital Steamworks, a 3D software developer that built software for Fisher-Price, GE, DARPA, and the NFL, among others. In 2015 he founded Balti Virtual, a creative studio that has created AR/VR experiences for clients including Under Armour, PayPal, Stanley Black and Decker, Marvel, and NBCUniversal. He was recently honored as one of the Baltimore Business Journal's "Tech10".