Our Team

Ismail M, Creative Commander in Chief / Founder

Ismail Maiyegun

Ismail is an entrepreneur and expert in web design, application development and internet related technologies. Ismail graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in Computer Software.

Ismail has been programming and designing websites since he was 14. He is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and he is an experienced web applications developer using the LAMP (Linux, AJAX, MySQL and PHP) stack, and J2EE standards.

Ismail’s expertise has allowed Digitalvaliance to work on several celebrity and household name projects including eHarmony, The Game and Jude Law. For Digitalvaliance’s work on Music For Tomorrow, Ismail was asked to join the non-profit’s Ambassadord Board. He also serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Ismail blogs on software development, life and entrepreneurship at www.callmeismail.com. He is an avid basketball fan.

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Ahmed S, CISSP, Technical Project Manager

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Ahmed is an avid programmer and world-class computer security expert. His expertise ranges from Penetration Testing, Web Application Development, Intrusion Detection/Prevention systems and Search Engine Optimization.

Ahmed graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). At Digitalvaliance, Ahmed serves as a Technical project manager in addition to leading some of our in-house product development.

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Sierra J, Project Manager

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Sierra graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in American Studies with a concentration in Consumer Culture. As a Creative Commander and Project Manager, Sierra is responsible for client acquisition, project management, and designing mockups. As a Digital Media Designer, she takes on many of Digitalvaliance’s internal creative projects and marketing collateral.

Sierra has a strong passion for digital experiences and enjoys photography in her spare time.

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Murtaza A, UI & UX Designer

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Murtaza is a world-class designer that specializes in Mobile Application UI/UX/Icon Design, Web Design, Web Application UI/UX Design, Logo Design and Flash Animation.

Murtaza was formally trained in Design & Advertising and has 7+ years of industry experience. At Digitalvaliance, he is responsible for the creative direction of most of our projects and serves as a Team lead to some of our Junior Designers.

Murtaza is a self-proclaimed Apple fan boy.

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Tyler S, Business Development and Sales

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Tyler graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Business Administration.

As the Business Development and Sales Manager, Tyler possesses extensive experience and is responsible for client acquisition, business development, marketing, project management, and social media management.

Tyler loves to travel and is a passionate Bay Area sports fanatic.

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Sidra H, Executive Assistant

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Sidra holds a Masters in Business Studies and a Bachelor of Degree in Management Information System from Liverpool John Moores University in England.

Prior to Digitalvaliance, Sidra held numerous positions at various banks including Deutche Bank and Citibank. At Digitalvaliance, she is responsible for supporting management as well as working on marketing related initiatives. She also oversees some components of the day to day operations for the company.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching sports/ movies, working out and spending time with her family and friends.

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Omid A, Gaming Consultant in Residence

Omid A

Omid graduated from the University of California – Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Elecrical Engineering. He is the founder of ArdentKid Studios, an Indie Game company.

Omid is a multi-faceted developer with the rare ability to design and develop extremely well. He is an artist turned programmer. Omid is a contributor to the official Corona SDK blog, where he shares his insights on Object Oriented Game programming.

Omid assists and consults Digitalvaliance on game development.

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