Company | Arsome Technology







Meet the Team

When you work with us, you get a dedicated team that values diversity. Team members range in age from 72 to 22, speak up to five languages, originate from three different countries, and have worked in four different industries before coming to ARSOME. We have found that our multicultural work environment has enriched our work and increased the satisfaction of our customers.






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When you work with us, you get a dedicated team that values diversity. Team members range in age from 72 to 22, speak up to five languages, originate from three different countries, and have worked in four different industries before coming to ARSOME. We have found that our multicultural work environment has enriched our work and increased the satisfaction of our customers.

ARSOME Story
OUR STORY

The Beginning

The Beginning

Benjamin contacted David to enroll in his Information Management course at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2015. It was at capacity, but David agreed to take on an extra student. It didn’t take long for Benjamin and David to realize their mutual passion for entrepreneurship and technology. Shortly after having completed his teaching assignment and having worked for seventeen years in Higher Education, David quit his job as an Instructional Design Manager and joined Benjamin to fulfill their entrepreneurial passion. Five years later, David and Benjamin continue to utilize technology as a solution to complex problems, while educating the community on the power of entrepreneurship.

Benjamin contacted David to enroll in his Information Management course at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2015. It was at capacity, but David agreed to take on an extra student. It didn’t take long for Benjamin and David to realize their mutual passion for entrepreneurship and technology. Shortly after having completed his teaching assignment and having worked for seventeen years in Higher Education, David quit his job as an Instructional Design Manager and joined Benjamin to fulfill their entrepreneurial passion. Five years later, David and Benjamin continue to utilize technology as a solution to complex problems, while educating the community on the power of entrepreneurship.

Agile and Collaborative

For us, business is personal. Our hands-on, collaborative approach is fun and effective. In beginning a project the ARSOME way, we emphasize the importance of the storyboard, and define the user profile, function and features.
If necessary, our agile software development allows us to shift direction at any time.

ARSOME Office

Agile and Collaborative

For us, business is personal. Our hands-on, collaborative approach is fun and effective. In beginning a project the ARSOME way, we emphasize the importance of the storyboard, and define the user profile, function and features. If necessary, our agile software development allows us to shift direction at any time.

OUR TEAM

We are a tight-knit team of creatives, entrepreneurs
and programmers


He holds a B.S. in Business Information Systems from ECSU, an M.S. degree in Technology Management from NYU an MBA from UCONN and an M.A. from Harvard University. Prior to ARSOME, Benjamin was CEO of Innovative-Diffusion, a company that provided solar energy to communities in Africa, up until its successful exit in 2015. Ben is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and was inducted into Connecticut's 2019 40 under 40 class. He is a big time Boston Celtics fan and father to his silver lab, Celtics.

Benjamin Williams

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

David was born in the beautiful country of Chile and once owned a walnut farm. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Eastern Connecticut State University, a M.S. degree in Instructional Design from Central Connecticut State University, and an EMBA from the University of Connecticut. Prior to this role, David was an Instructor and Manager of Instructional Design in CT's Higher Education network for 17+ years.

David Oyanadel

Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Mark E. Ojakian served as President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system in September 2015 until January 2021. He was chief executive for an organization responsible for 17 institutions of higher education, a $1.3 billion operating budget, 9,000 employees and over 100,000 students. Ninety six percent (96%) of the CSCU students are Connecticut residents. President Ojakian was also appointed by Governor Ned Lamont to lead Connecticut’s effort to reopen all public and independent institutions of higher education in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic and to serve on the Governor’s Workforce Council. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Chief of Staff to Governor Dannel P. Malloy for four years. He lives with his husband Jason Veretto in West Hartford. He has two children and four grandchildren.

Mark E. Ojakian

Senior Advisor


Jason brings more than twenty years of experience in education to ARSOME. As a classroom teacher, reading specialist and school leader, Jason has worked at schools in five cities, in three countries, and on two continents. Jason earned a BA in History from The George Washington University before graduating from Harvard University with an Ed.M. in Language and Literacy and an MBA from UCLA in Entrepreneurialism. When he is not working, you will find him scrambling to provide a human safety net for his two toddlers as they launch themselves from various heights.

Jason Anklowitz

Director of Education

Terry, a Licensed Psychologist, was born and raised in Queens, New York before completing his Ph.D. in Indiana. He has a 30+ year track record of impactful research for the public and private sector - including behavioral and consumer psychology. Terry consults on effective virtual reality training, including safety, situational, soft skills, and on-boarding. In his free time he jams out to the Rolling Stones and writes engaging Blogs on the impact of immersive technology.

Terry Williams

Director

Yvonne is an award-winning journalist, foreign-policy news analyst and contributor. Her expertise is showcased here with multi-faceted media/public affairs strategy and messaging. A former Appointee of President George W. Bush, Yvonne is a historically acclaimed trainer, lecturer/speaker for the U.S. Department of State, U.N., & Universities worldwide. She earned degrees and certifications from Duquesne University, UCONN, Belgium, Harvard, Cornell, Sorrento Lingue, the Hartford Seminary School, and UHART. A chocoholic, Yvonne is a great cook, she works out and loves travel-adventures.

Yvonne Davis

Director of Coms and Media


Kai-Hung Wang is an avid video game enthusiast with a passion for helping people. He earned his B.S. degree in Game and Interactive Media Design from Lunghwa University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. He also earned a M.S. degree in Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia from Northeastern University. His exptertise is in immersive technology and a beast unity developer. When not developing and designing, Kai keeps tabs on the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.

Kai Hung-Wang

Immersive Developer

Dana is an IT professional and application developer with 5+ years of experience. He is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a strong passion for programming. With his knowledge of several programming languages and creative mindset, Dana is a vital part of the team. When he isn’t crackin’ jokes at work, he develops mobile applications to solve global challenges. His ability to develop and design cross-functional platforms is essential to the growth of the company.

Dana Richards

Application Developer

He Dave Van Fleet has loved programming since he first played with Lego MindStorms in middle school. He received a B.S. in Physiology & Neurobiology from the University of Connecticut, where learning about the human brain and nervous system further stoked his interest in computer science and technology. After working in several other industries he returned to his love of programming as a software developer. When Dave isn’t building web apps in React or APIs in Python, he loves homebrewing beer, playing tennis with his wife, and watching the Boston Red Sox.

Dave Van Fleet

Software Developer


Anastasia was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia where she got her Bachelor in International Relations. She built her own computer when she was 13 years old and learned HTML just at the same age. She has over 5 years of experience in UX/UI Design and earned Certificates in Graphic & Digital Design in Parsons School of Design, QA Software Testing in Portnov Computer School and Web Development at Udemy. She was the winner of the “Grow” group show in ArtHouse NYC in 2017. Ana has visited over 20 different countries around the world. In her free time she likes to volunteer and help others.

Anastasia Gleyzer

UI/UX Designer

Kevin joins ARSOME with over 25 years of business development, sales and entrepreneurial experience. He holds a B.S.in Marketing from State University of New York at Brockport and an M.B.A. / Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology - where he also serves as adjunct faculty in the School's Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Based in Rochester, NY, Kevin is the MarTech Peer Director on TechRochester's Board of Directors. He is an avid hockey fan and ADK high peaks hiker.

Kevin Dooley

Business Development

Andrew has 8+ years experience in digital marketing. He manages and executes digital advertising, social media, & seo efforts in ARSOME. Prior to ARSOME, he has worked with companies such as Cartier, Wilde, and Ford. Andrew holds a MBA in Media Management from Ashford University. Prior to that received his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) from ECSU. In his free time, he is smoking BBQ and traveling.

Andrew Panganiban

Marketing Manager


Lucas is a front-end developer specializing in frameworks like React and TailwindCSS. He designs and develops websites for ARSOME and their partners. He's also an entrepreneur at heart and the Managing Partner of Elm City Associates, an organization introduced to bring innovation to the city of New Haven. When Lucas isn’t building websites, he’s watching hockey or spending time in Downtown New Haven!

Lucas Litton

Front-End Developer

OUR TEAM

We are a tight-knit team of creatives, entrepreneurs and programmers


Benjamin Williams

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

David Oyanadel

Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer


Mark E. Ojakian

Senior Advisor

Jason Anklowitz

Director of Education


Terry Williams

Director

Yvonne Davis

Director of Coms and Media


Dave Van Fleet

Software Developer

Kai Hung-Wang

Immersive Developer


Kevin Dooley

Business Development

Dana Richards

Application Developer


Culture

Jeans and sweatshirts are typical attire in the office. Sandwiches can be found in the fridge, coffee pods in the upper right cabinet and slippers in the closet to the left. Our office is more than a workplace. It's a place to tell stories, solve problems, and collaborate with clients.

The culture is unique, without cubicles or competitiveness. Through successes and struggles, we always have fun in the process. Celtics, our Dog Therapist, named after that team in Boston, is there to pick us up when things are looking down. There's also Sam Adams, an old friend we may visit at the end of a long work week. Welcome to ARSOME.

ARSOME Office

Culture

Jeans and sweatshirts are typical attire in the office. Sandwiches can be found in the fridge, coffee pods in the upper right cabinet and slippers in the closet to the left. Our office is more than a workplace. It's a place to tell stories, solve problems, and collaborate with clients.

The culture is unique, without cubicles or competitiveness. Through successes and struggles, we always have fun in the process. Celtics, our Dog Therapist, named after that team in Boston, is there to pick us up when things are looking down. There's also Sam Adams, an old friend we may visit at the end of a long work week. Welcome to ARSOME.

A program that teaches and changes paths

Interested in becoming an ARSOME intern? Our internship program is challenging, rewarding, and different than traditional internships. Learn Eric's story and unleash your potential today.

Interns at ARSOME.

Interested in becoming an ARSOME intern? Our internship program is challenging, rewarding, and different than traditional internships. Learn Eric's story and unleash your potential today.