The leaders who inspire our digital dream team.

Meet the people who make us feel,
“I can’t wait for Monday!”

Richard Neff


Richard is a highly experienced financial and tech. services executive accomplished in delivering operating performance across growth, reset and turnaround opportunities and scaling from middle market to complex enterprise level platforms, in both private equity and public companies. He's been a R2i board member since 2017, before assuming the CEO role.  A veteran executive with nearly thirty years of experience at GE, Richard held multiple roles across the company's global footprint, including a decade working in Australia, Europe and Southeast Asia in B2C and consumer growth businesses.

Richard holds an MBA in Marketing from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Rutgers University.  When not working, he is an avid runner, skier and traveler.

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Thomas Whytas, CPA


Tom Whytas is business leader who has a track record of transforming companies by leading cultural change to drive shareholder wealth through improved margins. He has over thirty years of experience in high technology companies. At R2i, Tom leverages his background in engineering, operations management and financial leadership to help accelerate financial performance.

Tom is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He holds a MA and BS Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and their family. Fun fact: Tom is an accomplished motorcycle racer having won two national level championships.

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Sarah Hampton

SVP Operations

As SVP of Operations, Sarah is instrumental to R2i’s organizational success—bridging together the agency’s back office and cross-functional teams to define project scope and exceed customer expectations. With over 18 years’ experience holding technology, project management, and leadership roles, Sarah understands the necessary components of digital success and strives to help clients reach it. She is a proud member of the National Association of Female Executives.

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David Taub

Managing Director

As Co-Founder of R2i and Managing Director, Dave brings over 25 years of industry experience to every aspect of our clients’ journey as well as the growth of the agency. He is passionate about merging strategy, user-centric creative, marketing technology, and business acumen to deliver clients truly unique and impactful solutions.

Prior to R2i, David began his entrepreneur career as Co-Founder of Impreza Design, overseeing all aspects of the agency. Impreza quickly grew into a sizable, award-winning design firm that was acquired in 2000.

David holds a Graphic Design BA from the University of Maryland. When not working he can be found with his two sons supporting their own start-up businesses.

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Chris Chodnicki

SVP Business Development, Co-Founder

As co-founder of R2i and SVP of Business Development, Chris is responsible for business development and supporting marketing cloud, demand generation technology, and other strategic partnerships and alliances. His experience includes working with mid-market and enterprise clients across the region as well as on a national scale. He is an industry-leading expert in MarTech cloud pillars including WCM, Marketing Automation, DAM, Analytics and CRM platforms.

Outside of R2i, Chris is also involved with several non-profit organizations including JDRF, the Ulman Foundation, Maryland ADA, and ALS.

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Michael Paige

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Michael Paige brings more than 25 years of client partnership experience toward further optimizing R2i's technology resources so its clients maximize the full potential of their marketing stack. He represents another increase in R2i's continued investment in equipping marketers with the tools they need to transform the customer experience.

Prior to R2i, Paige most recently worked at Oracle, where he led the customer experience delivery team within the enterprise software company's North American Applications Consulting unit. In his tenure, he has additionally led technology teams at Epsilon as Vice President of DX Delivery, and focused on driving the stability and growth of strategic multi-channel platforms for financial, retail and agency markets.

A self-described tinkerer, Michael draws energy from hands-on activities. In addition to his family in Connecticut, he enjoys creative activities, such as house restoration projects. 

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Jay Atcheson

SVP Marketing

Jay has marketed products and services throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe. With a focus on innovation and results driven marketing, Jay is a growth focused, customer centric marketer. Jay works closely with sales leadership, customers and key industry partners to successfully develop and execute integrated marketing programs aimed at nurturing existing accounts and uncovering new opportunity.

Under his leadership, teams have consistently challenged their industry peers and have won multiple marketing awards. Jay started his marketing career in Canada, holds degrees in both Marketing and Communications and currently resides in Maryland drawing his inspiration from his wife Jill and daughter Emilee.

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Cheryl Donaldson

VP Technical Project Management

As VP of Technical Project Management, Cheryl oversees R2i service delivery across all cross-functional teams which is inclusive of managing the Technical Project Management Team. She ensures R2i facilitates the successful execution of marketing technology projects such as web development, marketing technology integration, customer experience management and that R2i exceeds clients’ expectations. Cheryl brings over 20 years of experience and as one of R2i's first hires has been involved with the growth of the agency. She’s dedicated to R2i delivering quality work, full client satisfaction and helping to develop ongoing relationships.

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Lindsey Byroads

VP Account Services

Lindsey is the VP of Account Services for R2i’s Baltimore office, providing leadership and strategic vision for R2i’s portfolio of long-term client relationships. She oversees a team of Account Managers who serve as the primary liaison between clients and R2i’s digital marketing teams. As one of the agency’s first ever employees, Lindsey is an R2i-lifer with a clear passion for engagement success and building true partnerships with our clients – and having fun doing it!

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