Our Values

Working with us is different than with many other professional services firms. As a certified B Corp, our values impact every aspect of how we operate and work with our partners.

Own your work

Leadership is an activity, not a position. Azavea employees are supported in taking on their own initiatives at the company.

Be kind, humble & respectful

We realize that we stand on the shoulders of others, and aim to always treat people with respect and fairness.

Create more value than you capture

Azavea operates with a spirit of community and public service. We believe our work can contribute to a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world.

Default to transparency

We believe that an open, collaborative community leads to better and more impactful work. As a practice, we use open data and build open source tooling whenever we can.

Never stop learning

Azavea encourages our colleagues to take on new challenges that expand their knowledge and professional skills.

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 Su

Aaron Su

Software Engineer

Adeel Hassan

Adeel Hassan

Machine Learning Engineer

Annie O'Brien

Annie O’Brien

Project Manager

Bill Moriarty

Bill Moriarty

Accounting Associate

Brett Tackaberry

Brett Tackaberry

Vice President of Engineering

Brigid Woolery

Brigid Woolery

People Operations Manager

Bryan

Bryan Quigley

Operations Engineer

Casey Cesari

Casey Cesari

Senior Software Engineer

Catherine Oldershaw

Catherine Oldershaw

User Experience Team Lead

Claude Schrader

Claude Schrader

Operations Engineer

Daniel McGlone

Daniel McGlone

Senior GIS Analyst & Cicero Data Manager

Derek Dohler

Derek Dohler

Senior Software Engineer

Eliza Wallace

Eliza Wallace

Senior Project Manager

Emily Hu

Emily Hu

Software Engineer

Gaëtan (Gates) Godin

Gaëtan (Gates) Godin

User Experience Designer

Jacob Walls

Jacob Walls

Software Engineer

James McClain

James McClain

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Jenny Fung

Jenny Fung

Software Engineer

Jillian Long

Jillian Long

Business Development Associate

Jonny Szczesniak

Jonny Szczesniak

Senior GIS Analyst

Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

People Operations Coordinator

Justin Polchlopek

Justin Polchlopek

Software Engineer

Justin Walgran

Justin Walgran

Senior Software Engineer

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Software Engineer

Keri Klinges

Keri Klinges

Cicero Database Specialist

Klaas Hoekema

Klaas Hoekema

Software Engineer

Lewis Fishgold

Lewis Fishgold

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Luke McKinstry

Luke McKinstry

Software Engineer

Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

GIS/Technical Writer

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Software Engineer

Michael Maurizi

Michael Maurizi

Senior Software Engineer

Nathan Zimmerman

Nathan Zimmerman

Software Engineer

Niki LaGrone

Niki LaGrone

Project Manager

Philipp Schmitt

Philipp Schmitt

User Experience Designer

Rachele Morino

Rachele Morino

Software Engineer

Rebecca Womack

Rebecca Womack

Cicero Product Specialist

Robert Cheetham

Robert Cheetham

President & CEO

Sara Mack

Sara Mack

Marketing Coordinator

Simon Kassel

Simon Kassel

Software Engineer

Sophie van de Kerkhof

Sophie van de Kerkhof

User Experience Designer

Stacy Deininger

Stacy Deininger

Product Manager

Steph Wall

Steph Wall

Project Manager

Stephanie Thome

Stephanie Thome

VP of Products and Services

Tai Wilkin

Tai Wilkin

Software Engineer

Terence Tuhinanshu

Terence Tuhinanshu

Senior Software Engineer

Travis Southard

Travis Southard

Software Engineer

Vijay Lulla

Vijay Lulla

Software Engineer

Zoë Cohen

Zoë Cohen

COO

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