Digital Engagement and Product Development Realized

Leadership

Our team is comprised of thinkers, designers, coders, developers, project managers, artists and more, but at heart we're all engagement engineers.

  • Brian Burke

    CEO Bio >

    Brian Burke

    CEO

    With over 15 years experience helping build digital companies, Brian oversees agency operations and business development, focusing on SI’s strategic growth and continued market leadership. He led SI’s efforts into mobile and ePublishing, and is committed to helping our partners realize a successful digital present and future.

  • Victor Allen

    Chief Technical Officer Bio >

    Victor Allen

    Chief Technical Officer

    Victor brings over fifteen years of experience in creative technical leadership. He works to nurture the engineering culture at Smashing Ideas; overseeing the development and QA groups, technical standards and R&D. Outside of technology, he brings his passion and experience in game design (both on screen and at the table).

  • Brian Marr

    Chief Strategy Officer Bio >

    Brian Marr

    Chief Strategy Officer

    As the Director of Strategy, Brian brings over 15 years of experience in product management, marketing, and digital media to Smashing Ideas. He is passionate about working with clients to create the strategies that drive their customers to engage with a brand in deeper and more meaningful ways. 

  • Chad Otis

    Executive Creative Director Bio >

    Chad Otis

    Executive Creative Director

    An award-winning creative director, Chad brings more than twenty years of experience to SI. With his history as an art director, designer, illustrator, animator and game designer, he has assembled a world-class team of creative directors, UX and visual designers, strategic thinkers and idea generators.

  • Patrick Cousans

    Director of Engagement Bio >

    Patrick Cousans

    Director of Engagement

    With expertise in consumer products, strategy, and technology, Patrick partners with Smashing Ideas’ clients to understand and identify their business and technical challenges. He works with all of SI’s departments to define strategies and user experiences to deliver the most engaging experiences possible.

  • Drew Erikson

    Director of Finance Bio >

    Drew Erikson

    Director of Finance

    As Director of Finance, Drew is responsible for accounting, reporting, financial planning & analysis, and HR. He brings more than 20 years of financial management experience from a range of technology products and services companies, as well as working with venture-backed startups, corporate mergers and acquisitions. 

  • Charlie Barr

    Director of Business Development Bio >

    Charlie Barr

    Director of Business Development

    Dedicated to helping companies define their digital engagement strategy, Charlie has more than a decade of experience developing deep partnerships in the digital and brand ecosphere. Prior to Smashing Ideas, he helped start and build pinch/zoom, a mobile consulting and development agency catering to global Fortune 500 companies.