Michael Darwal has over a decade of experience in operations, finance and accounting, having held leadership positions within a variety of start-up and public companies across the online marketing, consumer products and distribution industries.
Michael came to dgsEDU from Ampush, where he spent three years leading the Ampush Actions team, having initially joined the company as the Vice President of Finance, eventually expanding his role to oversight of operations, as well as working closely with the Founders and Board of Directors to aggressively scale Ampush. Prior to joining Ampush, Mike worked and consulted for a variety of start-up companies (Sundia, Green Shoots Distributions, and others) holding similar positions as head of finance and accounting, and helping to develop financial growth and financing strategies, as well as overseeing system and process implementation. Before venturing into the start-up world, Mike worked in business unit management and SEC reporting for Del Monte Foods, Co., where he played an integral role in the growth of the refrigerated fruit business from a single product line to a $200MM+ business unit and worked with the executive management team in developing quarterly and annual reporting to the board and shareholders. Mike also held a variety of finance and accounting positions with Progressive Insurance, Co. early in his career.
Mike graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business with a BSBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems.
Mike can be found running, backpacking, riding his motorcycle, cheering for the downtrodden Cleveland sports franchises, and offering an analogy for any situation. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in nearby Akron.
Brian Connelly has been delighting clients in the Education vertical for over a decade, joining dgsEDU from Ampush following the acquisition of the business, with oversight of the onboarding and scaling of new partner relationships. Prior to Ampush, Brian worked as a Director of Sales for EducationDynamics, successfully creating win/win partnerships with a wide variety of higher education institutions. He has also worked for McCann Erickson’s relationship marketing division, and has a strong background in direct response, ROI driven marketing.
Brian graduated from Wagner College with a BS in English and a minor in Journalism. As a student at Wagner College he interned with the College Bound Network.
As an upstate NY native, Brian is obsessed with Syracuse Orange Basketball and Lacrosse. He can also be found exploring NYC on his bike, shooting skeet in the country and snowboarding through the NE winters.
Aaron Kravitz joined dgsEDU following a decade serving high net worth clients in finance and asset management, today managing key strategic client relationships and ensuring optimal campaign performance.
Aaron graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance. Prior to Georgetown, Aaron took part in advanced college coursework in NYC.
A greater New York City native, Aaron is a passionate long distance runner, avid traveler and fan of Georgetown basketball.
Samit Sheth joined dgsEDU following the acquisition of the Ampush Actions business. Over the last two years, Samit has been an integral part in driving product, engineering and client success, overseeing product development, testing, enhancement and engineering, and ensuring optimization across the business. Prior to joining Ampush, Samit spent a number of years in consulting, working to help YUM! Brands franchise owners drive improved top and bottom line performance across their portfolio of restaurants.
Samit graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Economics (and a minor in watching the Wolverines football team fall to defeat at the hands of the mighty Ohio State Buckeyes).
A greater Detroit native, Samit is an avid Wolverines and Detroit sports team fan, and enjoys playing basketball, cooking, and developing his knowledge of database architecture.
Andrew Wallach came to dgsEDU having worked the last several years managing outsized online media campaigns across a variety of channels and verticals, specializing in SEM and Facebook marketing. Andrew developed unique expertise in social media management in education while working for Ampush Actions and brings a comprehensive knowledge of online media to the dgs team.
An Arizona native, Andrew graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Biochemistry. Aside from running online media, he enjoys playing guitar, working out, and practicing yoga.
Jordan Keeler – Partner Manager
Jordan Keeler came to dgsEDU to replace key staff as part of the acquisition of Ampush Actions. Prior to joining dgsEDU, Jordan worked as the administrator for a Native Alaska tribe and a planner for a regional government in rural Alaska, overseeing permitting and multi-million dollar capital projects from start to finish.
Jordan graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also studied in Egypt and played varsity lacrosse while at McGill.
A native of Akron, Jordan has given up on Cleveland sports teams and can instead be found travelling, cooking, reading, and two stepping in the finest dance halls in Austin.