Centric Digital® provides industry leading solutions to measure and navigate digital transformation. Powered by proprietary apps Dimensions™, Scenarios™ and Compass™, Centric Digital has benchmarked hundreds of brands, designed multi-year transformation strategies, unlocked and managed $2+b of investment roadmaps. Centric Digital is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago & Mendoza.
Our purpose is the reimagine the world's organizations to unlock opportunity and improve peoples lives. We believe more digital companies and industries can lead to resilient economies, sustainable environments and a better society.
Our vision is to be the leading solution to measure and navigate digital transformation. We believe our work can lead to more durable banks, seamless healthcare and efficient retail.
Our mission is to transform traditional enterprises into digital leaders. By striving for this we believe we can improve revenue, profitability and valuation for almost any traditional enterprise.
We inspire our people to lead organizations through their digital evolution, define the future of digital thought leadership and deliver positive impacts previously unthinkable.
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We practice what we preach to our clients. We embed digital best practices in every way we work.
We communicate transparently & without reservation even when it's awkward or unpopular.
Two (plus) minds are better than one so we collaborate early and often. We use modern tools to do this in real time from wherever our team or client is.
We aim to do more with less by being efficient and taking initiative. We focus our time, money and people on what matters most.
We inspire creativity in any work, be it defining strategies, managing projects or designing digital experiences.
We strive for precision, accuracy and integrity and demonstrate thought leadership. We believe we can always achieve better.
We know that decisiveness and speed matters when growing a business. We value calculated risk-taking over analysis paralysis.
We bring energy, tenacity and enthusiasm to everything we do. We are resilient and empower each other.
We take responsibility. We demonstrate leadership by sharing solutions, not problems. We focus on objectives, not obstacles.
Chief Executive Officer Co-founder
Jason Albanese is CEO of Centric Digital which he co-founded with Brian Manning in 2010. His vision and entrepreneurial skills accumulated during a successful career building innovative B2B digital companies has allowed him to turn Centric Digital into one of the fastest growing companies in America. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of SageSecure LLC, a digital asset management and risk company and prior to that Jumar Technologies, a B2B CRM software company. Albanese regularly contributes to INC.com, has co-authored 2 books, has been published in The Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT), and holds a patent on an Internet-based distance learning system he co-designed. He serves as the Chair of the Governance Committee on the board of Partnership with Children; and is an active member as serves on the board of Young Presidents Organization Manhattan.
Chief Digital Officer Co-founder
Brian Manning co-founded Centric Digital with Jason Albanese in 2010. He leverages his deep digital expertise and creativity to shape Centric Digital’s brand and market position into a leading independent digital transformation provider for global enterprises. Manning started his career at Accenture and since went on to lead digital businesses within global enterprises such as Citigroup and spinoffs such as Barnes & Noble.com. He has managed $500+MM ecommerce businesses, defined multi-billion dollar consumer digital bank strategies, and launched dozens of digital products. Manning’s passion for all things digital sets a high bar for Centric Digital’s clients, partners and employees. Chief Digital Officers consistently seek his advice and he has helped shape the digital organizations and strategies of several Fortune 500 companies. He is a published author and regular contributor on Bloomberg and Fox Business.
Eliron Ozarko is the Head of Finance at Centric Digital where he manages the company’s finances and plays a key role in operations, corporate strategy and business development. Eliron has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and high-growth startup companies. Eliron started his career in the M&A advisory group at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP working with various private equity and corporate clients. He then went on to build a global music and entertainment company, playing a key role through its IPO, international expansion, and multiple financings from 2013-2017. He holds a BBA from Hofstra University and is a CPA.
Brian Dearth brings a history of leadership in growing digital businesses. Presently the Chief Solutions Officer, Dearth is responsible for providing digital solutions focused on increasing value among Centric Digital’s customers. He is considered an authority in the application of data to drive digital strategy, marketing and roadmap decision-making. Prior to Centric, He was CMO of Smile Train, a Forbes Top 200 Charity. He served as SVP Marketing and Customer Experience for Scholastic and began his career at Nielsen, rising to the ranks of Senior Vice President where he built digital distribution platforms in the $6b+ global measurement and data analytics company.
Peter Smith is a Vice President and has full operational responsibility for our West region including market, client and product strategy and execution. He has worked in innovation and growth strategy throughout his career, with a focus on building differentiated digital platforms and lasting brands. Prior to Centric Digital, Mr. Smith led Digital Strategy & Innovation at Capgemini, led product strategy for two successful technology startups, and has industry experience in consumer products, diversified financial services, and technology verticals. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College.
Megan is a digital executive whose unique career spans consulting, service design, and business & partnership development across industries. As Vice President, she leads our East region. Prior to CD, Megan was VP of Business Development at Blue State Digital (WPP), an agency founded during its groundbreaking digital work in the 2008 presidential election. Before BSD, Megan was Managing Director, Digital for CW (Omnicom) a philanthropic consulting firm, leading partnership and digital integration efforts. She holds an M.A in Media Studies & Management from The New School. She is an Executive Council member at Ellevate.
Product & Technology
Augie Smith leads our product, analytics, and engineering teams where he focuses on building scalable and performant platforms that deliver long-term value to our clients. Prior to Centric Digital, Augie was the Chief Technology Officer of Cota Healthcare. He currently serves in an product and technology advisor to many of Silicon Alley’s most promising startups.
Brian Quirk leads sales and partnerships for Centric Digital. Brian has first hand experience developing data solutions and digital transformation initiatives to drive operational excellence and create top-line growth opportunities for Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. Prior to Centric Digital, Brian was on the group strategy team for British Telecom, where he focused on enterprise mobility and digital growth strategies for the UK market. In addition to holding senior management positions at BT, Brian was a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a B.S. from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
As Head of People, Lia is responsible for growing and developing Centric Digital’s talent and culture. Lia is a member of Google Hire’s Trusted Advisors. Her background includes wealth management and client services for Alliancebernstein. She holds her B.A. from Barnard College and her Master’s from Teachers College of Columbia University.
Robert is a founding member of Corrigan, Baker & Levine, LLC and general counsel to Centric Digital. He represents both large and small entities in a broad range of matters. He has extensive experience counseling and advising clients regarding such issues as corporate formations, structuring and restructuring, business sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, employment and severance agreements, licensing agreements and general commercial litigation.