Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jason Albanese has successfully founded and grown digital companies from scratch to millions in revenue and consulted to Fortune 500 clients including Rio Tinto and ING Direct. Jason has advised and consulted for top leaders at corporations including Travelers, American Express, and Morgan Stanley. He has raised venture capital for early stage companies, authored a book on digital risk strategies, and advised CEOs and CFOs of leading enterprises.
Jason Albanese brings vision and mature judgment accumulated during a successful career building innovative B2B digital companies. His companies have specialized in delivering strategic growth to the Fortune 1000 through digital products and services. Leveraging diverse entrepreneurial and executive expertise, Jason’s forward thinking approach and strong digital background has enabled him to develop solutions that add significant value to B2B channels domestically and internationally. His focus is to create profitability and positive improvement upon the future of business, society and the environment by delivering digital innovations that catalyze change.
Jason Albanese is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centric Digital, a global digital transformation firm based in New York City that specializes transforming business models, user experiences & operational processes of traditional companies for the digital age. In 2014, Centric Digital was named #34 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States including #1 in New York State and #1 in New York City. In the last 3 years through 2014, Centric Digital has grown over 6800% and is nearing almost 200 global team members.
Prior to the launch of Centric Digital, Mr. Albanese co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of SageSecure, a digital asset management & risk company that served leading Fortune 500 companies. The primary product SecureMark™ delivered a scorecard that provided executives with metrics and key performance indicators (KPI’s) to value, manage and protect their digital assets. Under Jason’s leadership, SageSecure closed significant business with leading international Fortune 500 companies in the financial and professional services, pharmaceutical, natural resources, insurance and high technology industries.
Prior to SageSecure, Jason founded and built Jumar Technologies, a developer of CRM applications. Mr. Albanese holds a patent on an Internet–based distance learning system. He is the author of “Network Security Illustrated” (McGraw-Hill, 2003) and is also published in the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT) “Return on Security Investment, a Practical Quantitative Model.” He holds a patent on an Internet–based distance learning system.
Mr. Albanese sits on the board of directors of Partnership With Children, a non-‐‐profit organization focused on community outreach to New York City public school students at high risk of academic failure. He also serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee for Sunrise Day Camp, a Jewish Community Center (JCC) organization. He is a regular columnist forInc. and an active member of the Manhattan Chapter of Young President’s Organization (YPO).
Mr. Albanese holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics from Union College.