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Meet The Team

Kalika Yap CEO of citrus studios

Kalika Yap

CEO

Kalika Yap - Founder

Founder
100% woman and minority owned firm

Book:
Author of Little Brand Book

Education:
NYU – Broadcast Journalism Degree
Graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program, MIT

Experience:
Media Production experience
Former Journalist, Bloomberg, CNBC
Former President of the Entrepreneurs Organization

Certifications:
• DBE certification (pending)
• Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) (SCMBDC)
• CA DGS Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
• LA County Community Business Enterprise
CBE) (LSBE)
• Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
• City of LA: SBE, MBE, VSBE, LBE, EBE, LSBE
• Metropolitan Water District (SBE)
• Port of Long Beach (SBE)

Speaking Engagements
Entrepreneurs’ Organization
US Business Council
Women Entrepreneurship Day

Rodney Yap COO of citrus studios

Rodney Yap

COO

Rodney Yap - Operations

Education:
Rutgers University – Economics

Experience:
Director of Industry Data and Analysis Corporate Communications – TrueCar
Award Winning Journalist in Database Driven Reporting, Bloomberg News
News Research Team Leader, Bloomberg News

Chris Figueroa of citrus studios

Chris Figueroa

Designer

Chris Figueroa - Graphic Design

Education:
Laguna College of Art + Design- Illustration
Cal State LA – Visual Communications
Cal State LA – Graphic Design

Awards:
Luckman Fine Art Gallery Selection
Honored Artist & Designer – Cal State LA

Associations/Volunteer:
AIGA Member
Volunteer – American Institute of Graphic Arts Los Angeles

David Whelan

Chief Marketing Officer

Katina Pou

Project Manager

Katina Pou – Project Manager

Education:
University of Johannesburg – Graphic Design

Experience:
Media Buyer – Ascendia Media

Kristen Rector

Project Specialist

Malka Bar

Project Manager

Julius Fabreag

Lead Developer

Julius Fabreag – Lead Developer

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Experience:
Lead Developer – Dotty Style Creative

Nani Daffon

Project Specialist

Lyka Vergara

Developer

Mej De Castro

Client Services Manager

Mej de Castro – Client Services Manager

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Experience:
Operations Manager – WIB Outsource Inc.
IT Department Head – MDT Technology & Support Inc.

Other Engagement:
SEO Specialist
Digital Marketing and E-commerce Marketing Specialist

Rica Cebrero

Developer

Anisa Anorve

Digital Marketing Specialist

Anisa Anorve - Marketing, Social Media, Ad Buying

Education:
Concordia University Irvine – International Business and Marketing
Korea University – International Business and Marketing
General Assembly – Excel Certification

Experience:
Associate Paid Search Manager – Wpromote
Paid Search Specialist – Wpromote
Marketing and Sales Coordinator – UBM plc
Marketing Associate – Transit Air Cargo

Certifications:
Amazon Sponsored Ads
Google Ads

Volunteer:
Orange County Rescue Mission
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Ryan Penarroyo

Designer

Ryan Penarroyo - Design, Videography and Photography

Education:
Cal State Northridge – Graphic Design/Art

Experience:
Graphic Design – Soda & Lime
Design/Videographer/Photographer – VISCOM – The Center for Visual Communications
Videographer/Designer – CultureHub LA

Naomi Tsuji

Project Manager

JR Nacion

Support Manager

Ruben Mislang

Developer

Ruben Mislang – Programming and Development

Education:
UC Santa Barbara

Experience:
Scrum Master, Project Manager – Cisco
Over 20 years Site Architect, Developer and SEM Marketing – M2 Interactive

Daniya Haji

Project Manager

Emily Draws

Developer

Oleg Snegov

Developer

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