Our employees are passionate about more than just digital marketing. Click on each person's photo to learn a little about each member of this talented team.
Meet the Team
Wakefly was founded in 2002 by Dean Dorazio, Tim Hawkins and Jon Baer. Former business colleagues, they pooled their respective talents and combined 70+ years of experience in web development, design and business strategy to form their own company. Over the last 17 years, Wakefly has grown substantially from a small web development shop into a full-service online marketing firm with around 30 employees just outside the Boston area.
Dean Dorazio is CEO & Co-Founder of Wakefly, an online marketing company founded in 2002 to help businesses transform their online presence. Due to his passion for online marketing, he has helped thousands of clients improve their online image through effective website development, lead generation tactics, and desire to automate their marketing process.
Jon has over 25 years of business and marketing experience. At Surebridge he was Director of Marketing, managing lead generation and partner marketing programs. Prior to Surebridge, Jon was the Worldwide Linux Product Marketing Manager for Compaq where he directed and managed Compaq’s Linux strategy and solutions for ISP.
With over 25 years of professional experience in print design, multimedia design and website design, Tim has created over 500 websites. Tim has been recognized by industry standard design governing boards for his outstanding work, as evidenced by the multiple web design awards he has won in his career. Tim holds a BFA in graphic design from the Art Institute of Boston.
Ben studied Computer Science at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Ben is a full stack developer who has built software for the last ten years at Alleyoop, Pearson, Monster, EMC and Wakefly.
Charlotte joined Wakefly in 2015 as a Digital Marketing Strategist. She has been working in the online marketing industry for 20 years in many different capacities. Being a perpetual student, Charlotte is a graduate of Emmanuel College with a bachelors in business, holds a certification in digital graphic design from Clark and also earned an aesthetic license from Elizabeth Grady.
Chris joined Wakefly in 2013 as a Software Developer. Working in software since 2008, he has worked with numerous clients across many industries on web design and development, as well as desktop applications and software APIs. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Corey joined Wakefly in 2015 as a Web Project Manager. With over 12 years of project management experience in digital marketing agencies, Corey has successfully managed projects spanning across many platforms and industries. She enjoys working closely with clients and the Wakefly marketing strategists to translate the client’s business needs into user friendly, effective websites and applications. She takes particular interest in the technology aspect of each project and strives to understand “how things work” so she can help the team successfully navigate towards the best solution.
Donal is a Creative Technologist with years experience. He believes in best practices and knowing when agile is appropriate. He has an eclectic background and keep diverse interests. Donal likes to brew beer, listen to records, and oil paint.
Ellie is a seasoned leader with nearly two decades of experience in the web design and technology field. She focuses on delivering exceptional results within specific time frames.
Jacqueline "Jackie" Horton
Jackie is a Digital Marketing professional with over 11 years of account management experience and a desire to be a trusted adviser who matches solutions to client goals.
Jeannine joined Wakefly in 2012 as a Web Project Manager, became a Web Team Delivery manager in 2015, then Director of Digital Services, and was promoted to Director of Operations in 2018. She brings over 10 years of agency experience, and has collaborated with numerous clients across many industries on web, mobile, and other digital marketing initiatives. Her passion for marketing has also led her to take an active role in SEO and social media strategy in previous roles. Now as Director of Operations, Jeannine adds a layer of thought leadership, account and project management and a focus on efficient, high-quality execution throughout the agency.
Jill joined Wakefly in the spring of 2014 as the Controller. She has over ten years of experience in many accounting roles and enjoys working with people. Jill is a graduate of Framingham State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Finance.
John joined Wakefly in 2012, bringing with him, 18 years of marketing and business consulting experience. Spending the majority of his career with a 3500 Member ExxonMobil Franchise Group, John leverages his experience in developing and executing Retail Marketing Strategies & “Go-To-Market” Brand Strategies into the realm of Digital Marketing. As a Customer Success Manager, he combines the capabilities of Digital Marketing with his experience working with Global Brands like ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola, Altria and Pepsi-Cola to produce measurable results specifically focused on his clients profitability.
Kynan is a self taught developer with four years experience and a passion for learning all he can get his hands on.
Mark joined Wakefly in 2009 as a front end developer, but has worn many hats as the company has grown, and is currently serving in the role of Project Manager. With over 20 years of experience in website and web application development, he brings both passion and expertise to each web project. Outside of work, Mark enjoys gardening and tending to his flock of chickens in central Vermont.
Matt has over 15 years of web development and agency management experience. Starting his career on CSC’s elite R&D team testing leading edge platforms, Matt learned the importance of establishing standardized processes for developing web sites. At Embarc, a leading builder of web presences for biotech companies, Matt rose from developer to Director of Technology and board member. He went on to build and run EditMe.com, winner of PC Magazine Editor’s Choice for wiki services, which was acquired by Wakefly in 2011. At Wakefly, Matt upholds a process-driven standard of excellence to deliver exceptional quality and value.
Mirek joined Wakefly in 2012 as a developer with strong focus on open source technologies. His passion for coding has started at an early age and evolved through the years as he has developed in well over a dozen programming languages creating client, server, and web applications. Mirek graduated Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in computer science. He enjoys flying and travelling in his free time.
Nick joined Wakefly in 2018 as a Project Manager. He has previously worked with customers launching large scale products in the consumer space. Nick is invested in bringing a high quality product to clients, while maintaining the importance of cost in the equation.
Ryan joined Wakefly in 2015 as a Web Developer. He earned a B.S. in Interactive Media from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, creating interactive applications and video games from the ground up and for various projects. Beyond school, he has designed and developed web sites since picking up an HTML book when he was 13. He enjoys learning the latest technologies and applying it in creative ways to his next development project.
Ryan M. joined Wakefly in 2014 as a PPC Specialist. Before that he was an auditor for BJs Corporate where he crunched numbers daily. That experience allows him to look at accounts analytically which has proven to be a successful PPC management strategy. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with a B.S. in Accounting.
Sandy started at Wakefly as a Project Manager in 2014. Sandy’s 10+ years of experience spans product management and project management for software, web, and app projects. She enjoys working closely with clients and developers in a team environment. Sandy brings her desire to deliver a high quality product that meets the client’s needs to every project.
A consummate sales professional, Sean cut his teeth in the music business in spending several years representing an esteemed vanguard of talent in booking both domestic and international tours before segueing into a role building brand experiences through music and sensory marketing for many globally recognized brands in fashion & retail. For the past 9 years, Sean has been fully immersed in the digital marketing space in regularly consulting and crafting custom strategies in helping discriminating marketers smartly leverage content, social media, web design, UX & paid solutions for numerous companies across a multitude of industries.
Sonny joined the Wakefly team in 2016 as a Digital Marketing Specialist. He has been working in the digital marketing industry for over 4 years, specializing in Google Analytics/Tag Manager, content management, and social media marketing. Sonny graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics. Some of his hobbies include bowling, playing outdoor sports (Cornhole, KanJam, Football), and gaming (Rocket League, Call of Duty, Halo).
Steve joined Wakefly in 2015 as Web Developer. Since 2011, he has contributed to web-based projects within the market research industry, in both server and client development roles. He values responsive and visually-appealing design, and works diligently to reflect that in his projects. He is a graduate of Worcester State University, with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics.
Tomio has been working in web development for over 12 years, focusing in open source systems and interactive front-end development. Outside of work, he is an avid player of tabletop and video games.
Zack has been with Wakefly since May of 2016. He is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College with a degree in Computer Information Systems.
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