Our Values

Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporation

B Corporations meet comprehensive social and environmental performance standards. The B Corporation status emphasizes the triple bottom line of social responsibility, sustainability and profitability. What matters to us is the choices we make in terms of the projects we work on, how we treat one another, and the values we apply in our every-day operations.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Every year, we give away at least 2% of our profits to non-profit organizations. The selection is done collaboratively as each member of our team is asked to allocate the contributions we will make. Everyone at at the company has a chance to decide how the donations are allocated.

10% for Learning and Research

10% for Learning and Research

Staff members are encouraged to develop a personal research or a learning program and can spend up to 10% of their time on this. Several research projects have been turned into new software tools, won awards or have enabled us to pursue new business opportunities in domains we had not explored before. In fact, our open source work began as a colleague's 10% time.

Open Source and Open Data

Open Source and Open Data

We believe that communities of knowledge, culture, and innovation are improved when outcomes are shared, enabling others to more effectively build on past work. See our work on GitHub as well as freestanding open source projects: GeoTrellis, OpenTreeMap, DistrictBuilder, and OpenDataPhilly. Through our Summer of Maps fellowship, we support geospatial data analysis projects for nonprofits.

Meet The Team

We are dedicated to creating meaningful impact in the communities we serve. Our team is made up of talented individuals who work together to solve some of the most complex geospatial challenges of our generation. We also spend time volunteering, mentoring others in and outside the office, and hosting and participating in community and educational events.

Aaron Dennis

Aaron Dennis

Database Specialist

Alex Kaminski

Alex Kaminsky

Software Engineer

Alex Lash

Alex Lash

User Experience Designer

Alice Rottersman

Software Engineer

Andrew Fink

Software Engineer

Arianna Robbins

Arianna Robbins

Project Manager

Casey Thomas

Casey Cesari

Software Developer

Chip Hitchens

Chip Hitchens

Vice President of Professional Services

Chris Brown

Senior Software Engineer

Colin Woodbury

Colin Woodbury

Software Engineer

Dan Ford

Community Ambassador

Daniel McGlone

Senior GIS Analyst and Cicero Data Manager

Deborah Boyer

Project Manager

Derek Dohler

Software Engineer

Esther Needham

Esther Needham

Project Manager

Eugene Cheipesh

Eugene Cheipesh

Software Engineer

Hector Castro

Vice President of Engineering

Jacob Bouffard

Software Engineer

James McClain

James McClain

Software Engineer

James Santucci

James Santucci

Software Engineer

Jeff Frankl

User Experience Designer

Jenny Fung

Software Engineer

Jeremy Heffner

HunchLab Product Manager and Senior Data Scientist

Jessica Cahail, Project Manager, Urban Apps Team, Azavea

Jessica Cahail

Project Manager

Joe Morrison

Joe Morrison

Product Specialist

Jonathan Crist

Jonathan Crist

GIS Technician

Jonny Szczesniak

Jonny Szczesniak

GIS Technican

Justin Polchlopek

Software Engineer

Justin Walgran

Software Engineer

Karissa Justice

Karissa Justice

Manager of People Operations

Kathryn Killebrew

Software Engineer

Kelly Innes

Kelly Innes

Software Engineer

Kenny Shepard

Kenny Shepard

Software Engineer

Klaas Hoekema

Software Engineer

Lewis Fishgold

Lewis Fishgold

Software Engineer

Lucien Knechtli

Lucien Knechtli

Software Engineer

Mary Johnson

GIS / Technical Writer

Matt McFarland

Vice President of Engineering

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

User Experience Design Lead

Mike Maurizi

Michael Maurizi

Software Engineer

Nathan Zimmerman

Nathan Zimmerman

Software Engineer

Rachel Cheetham-Richard

Vice President

Rathika D'Cruz

Rathika D’Cruz

Office Manager

Reed Martz

Reed Martz

Software Engineer

Rob Emanuele

Rob Emanuele

Vice President of Research

Robert Cheetham

President / CEO

Ross Bernet

GeoTrellis Project Manager

Scott Lederer

User Experience Designer

Sharp Hall

Software Engineer

Simon Kassel

Simon Kassel

Data Analyst

Stephanie Thome

Cicero Product Manager

Taylor Nation

Operations Engineer

Terence Tuhinanshu

Software Engineer

Tyler Gilcrest

Tyler Gilcrest

Project Manager

Vanessa Paige

Vanessa Paige

HunchLab Product Specialist

Partners

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Amazon Web Services

We are an Amazon Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner - Public Sector. Azavea's SaaS solutions—HunchLab, OpenTreeMap, and Cicero—are all delivered on the AWS platform.
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CARTO

We are also an authorized CARTO partner and have experience implementing solutions using the CARTO infrastructure.
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Esri

Azavea is an Esri Business Partner and has more than 15 years of experience with development and deployment on the ArcGIS platform.

Technology We Use

Azavea’s developers work closely with our User Experience (UX) Design team to build user-focused web and mobile applications in a range of languages and frameworks, including Javascript, Python, Scala, and R. We strive for elegant solutions to complex problems to bring about positive change.

Our Data Analytics team helps our clients tell compelling data-driven stories to advance their missions, with tools like CartoDB, Mapbox, and ArcGIS Online. They assist them to make informed decisions using statistics, map algebra, and open-source tools such as GeoDa, R, and QGIS.

Azavea is proud to sponsor and organize GeoPhilly, a community of mapmakers and data enthusiasts. Join us at friendly and educational events that explore the vast possibilities of geography and geospatial technologies every month in Philadelphia.

Upcoming GeoPhilly Events

OpenDataPhilly.org was created in 2011 by Azavea in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology, Tech Impact (formerly NPower PA), TechnicallyPhilly, WHYY, and the William Penn Foundation. The data portal aims to provide a hub for publishing and accessing open data created by the City government, NGOs, universities, and businesses in the region.

Explore OpenDataPhilly