GeekHive Expands to the West Coast

June 16, 2016

Blog | Strategy | GeekHive Expands to the West Coast
stephen downs, geekhive's executive vice president of business development

WARWICK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– GeekHive is expanding its upper-level management team with the addition of Stephen Downs, former Managing Director of RFI Studios. Stephen brings with him award-winning experience in the digital industry having helped establish RFI, the digital arm of Ruder Finn. Based in California, Stephen will be a strong presence to build GeekHive’s already solid East Coast brand awareness on the West Coast.

What’s really exciting about Stephen’s addition to the team is his background.GeekHive has a unique focus within the industry – partner with and provide technical implementation for digital agencies. With over 15 years of experience working in digital strategy with one of the largest agencies in the country Stephen’s uniquely qualified to support GeekHive’s clients because he’s been in their shoes. Having led efforts with organizations like Pfizer, L’Oreal, Verizon, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Home Depot, Stephen’s knowledge in creative and strategic direction will be a huge asset to GeekHive’s agency partners and their clients. In Stephen’s own words he “has a passion for communication and is focused on bridging digital, social, and emerging technology to develop impactful product, brand, and innovation strategies.”

Stephen affirmed, “this role is a natural progression in my career and GeekHive is an exciting place to call home. Over the years of my agency tenure, I have experienced the many difficulties of finding the right technical partner to realize a creative concept. With GeekHive, I have an opportunity to work with the best of the best and help those in similar positions utilize the industry expertise and world-class offerings that GeekHive provides for its agency partners.”

This expansion of upper management in the growing company is driven by GeekHive’s larger initiative to provide exceptional experience and outcomes to clients by bringing in people with the right expertise to expand their internal skill set and capabilities. GeekHive’s President and CEO Peter Ladka is focused on GeekHive’s future, as team members are added he “wants to offer only the best for our agency partners and their clients. As our team expands, each new edition is handpicked based on their experience, cultural fit, and drive. We couldn’t be happier to add Stephen onto our team as Executive Vice President of Business Development and know our partners will benefit from his years of experience in the industry, really getting into the mindset of our clients to offer maximum value and exceptional experience.”

GeekHive believes that technology offers businesses and brands the opportunity to reach their target users and maximize their reach and potential. While technology has become a commodity for many agencies, GeekHive strives to set itself apart from other technology agencies with their 100% onshore development staff, thoughtful hiring process, and experienced, dedicated teams. For more information visit

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