The leaders who inspire our digital dream team.

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

Richard Neff

Chief Executive Officer

Richard’s been R2i’s board chair since 2017 and assumed operating leadership of R2i in January 2020. He is an experienced executive accomplished in delivering operating performance across a range of technical, financial and healthcare services businesses. His passion is engaging teams and individuals to achieve their maximum potential for clients and themselves.  Richard holds a BA from Rutgers and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University.

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Kim Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Kim comes to R2i with extensive finance and operations experience across a range of public and privately held marketing, agency, consultancy and digital experience businesses. Most recently she was CFO at iPromo, a promotional products provider.

Her experience also includes progressive positions at Digital Kitchen, Sapient Razorfish, The Marketing Store, Elkay, the Zyman Group and Scientific Atlanta (Cisco).  Kim holds a BA from Western Michigan University and lives with her family in the Chicago area.

 

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Michael Paige

Chief Digital 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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Chris Hessler

Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Commercial Officer, Chris brings extensive Digital Marketing experience to the R2i team. Most recently Chris was VP North America Enterprise Sales for FinancialForce. Prior to that, he spent his 10 years at Adobe progressing through a range of roles in both Digital Media and Digital Marketing with a focus on Enterprise customers.

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David Taub

Managing Director, Co-Founder

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.   Connect with David Taub

Chris Chodnicki

SVP Business Development, Partnerships, Co-Founder

Chris Chodnicki is SVP Business Development, a co-founder of R2i and supports the emerging technology partnerships and alliances for R2i. His experience includes developing marketing technology solutions for complex challenges with mid-market and enterprise level customers. His focus of expertise as an industry leader includes CMS, Marketing Automation, DAM, Analytics and personalization platforms.  Chris has worked with B2B and B2C clients across many industries including Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, W.R. Grace, Ciena, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Mannkind, Blacksky, Stanley Black & Decker, Bluetooth and more. He has 3 kids, 2 Labradoodle’s, served on the board of Ulman Foundation and is a current President the JDRF Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He enjoys cycling, Golf, woodworking and perfecting his meat & fish smoking recipes. Connect with Chris Chodnicki

Dan Hixson

Senior Director, Delivery

As a new member of the R2i team, Hixson was recruited to empower R2i's diverse client portfolio to identify and adopt the marketing technology solutions needed to deliver a competitive advantage in today's evolving industry climate.  Hixson focuses on mapping tech solutions for clients and prospects through cross-functional collaboration with R2i sales, marketing and external partners. Hixson comes to R2i from Zeta Global, where he led the data-powered marketing technology company's business solutions practice. He brings more than 10 years of digital transformation experience to R2i, as the agency continues to deepen its technology bench and excite their customers.  Connect with Dan Hixson

Stephan Pfaff

Senior Lead Architect

As Director of Enterprise Architecture, Stephen brings over a decade of development, solution architecture and project leadership.  Enabling our customers to build feature-rich solutions and improve internal business processes through technology optimization.  Outside of R2i, Stephen enjoys broadening his experience in modern web development, blockchain/defi technology and automation; as well as, long mindful walks in the many beautiful nature preserves of Florida. Connect with Stephan Pfaff