About Crowd Favorite

Designing and engineering smart solutions for today's digital problems

Crowd Favorite provides expert design, development, content, and maintenance services that solve real-world digital business problems for organizations like yours. We collaborate seamlessly with your team, applying well-established industry insights and methodologies to navigate your most challenging web and mobile projects.

Our team

Crowd Favorite has a staff of more than 40 employees around the world, with offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Rome, and Bucharest. 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

With more than 20 years of experience directing digital teams at startups, large agencies, and publicly-traded companies, Karim’s global expertise and business experience uniquely qualify him to lead Crowd Favorite toward becoming the world’s leading digital services provider.

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Jason Rosenbaum

Chief operating officer

Jason has spent the last 15 years leading teams in a variety of sectors, including finance, marketing, hospitality and professional services, giving him the diverse experience necessary to manage and grow a high-powered multinational organization like Crowd Favorite.

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James Archer

Chief Design Officer

James brings to the table more than 20 years of experience leading design teams to create powerful, results-focused experiences for some of the world’s largest companies. His team’s user-centered design work has appeared in Fast Company, Businessweek, and many 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 Marucchi founds MetNet, one of Los Angeles' web development studios with Porter Novelli and Nissan as their first clients.