About Crowd Favorite

A digital services firm unlike any other

Crowd Favorite is a full-scale, digital services firm building high-end digital solutions for medium- and enterprise-level companies around the world. Our unified network of boutique multinational offices allows us to offer the efficiency and craftsmanship of small teams with the scalability and horsepower of larger consultancies.

Our team

Crowd Favorite has a staff of more than 40 employees around the world, with offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, New York, Rome, Bucharest, Amsterdam and Sydney. Our team is made up of specialists in a variety of fields, including user experience design, front-end development, back-end development, mobile development, project management, and account management.

Culture

Crowd Favorite's culture is based around the cornerstones of proactive communication, constant learning, technical excellence, and remarkable experiences. These form the foundation for processes and policies that empower highly-talented people to truly thrive, and ultimately to produce the best work of their careers.

Leadership

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Karim Marucchi

Chief Executive Officer

In the past 20 years, Karim’s career path has led him to founding startups, working for large web agencies and taking companies public. This wealth of experience in directing digital teams across the globe has provided Karim with the necessary foundation to continue leading Crowd Favorite on its rapid growth trajectory.

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Jason Rosenbaum

Chief operating officer

Over the last 15 years Jason has led teams in various sectors of industry including finance, marketing, hospitality and professional services. Those prior leadership positions fostered the institutional knowledge necessary to conceive and implement the growth and operational strategies of Crowd Favorite and have led directly to its reputation today as a premiere, multinational organization.

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James Archer

Chief Design Officer

The former CEO of Forty, an internationally-respected user experience design firm acquired by Crowd Favorite in 2014, James brings to the table 20 years of expertise and empathy our clients need and deserve in order to engage the users of their digital properties in the most optimal of ways. He has put together design strategy for clients like Microsoft, Motorola, Walmart, and Yahoo, and has had work appear in U.S. News & World Report, Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, AdAge, NPR, and others.

Two decades in the making

2014
VeloMedia acquires Crowd Favorite and Forty, then rebrands itself and subsidiaries with the Crowd Favorite name.
2013
Crowd Favorite continues to expand its Denver office, and begins a relationship with VeloMedia for future growth.
2011
VeloMedia expands to Europe and opens additional office locations in the United States.
2010
Karim Marucchi expands VeloMedia into an international digital services firm focused on enterprise clients.
2007
Forty merges with 30 Second Rule, a psychology-driven design and marketing firm.
2003
Alex King founds the company that later becomes Crowd Favorite, focusing on strong technical proficiency.
2003
James Archer leaves his digital agency job and founds Forty, a human-focused experience design firm.
2001
Alex King becomes one of the original contributors to the WordPress open source project.
1999
Frustrated with traditional agency/client relationships, Karim Marucchi founds the company that later becomes VeloMedia.
1998
MetNet acquired by USWeb/CKS, and Karim Marucchi named West Coast Director of Enterprise Clients.
1997
MetNet awarded project for Pixar's "A Bug's Life" website and multi-year contract to create web games for Disney.
1996
MetNet asked by Toyo Industries to work on the marketing campaign reintroducing Godzilla to the United States.
1994
Karim founds MetNet, one of Los Angeles' web development studios with Porter Novelli and Nissan as their first clients.

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