Meet the Excelerators

We are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, technologists, and designers that come from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. We believe in the power of your team to drive sustainable innovation, instead of relying completely on outside system integrators, consultants, and outsourcing companies.
Clay Richardson, Digital Fastforward CEO & Chief Excelerator

Clay Richardson

CEO & Chief Excelerator
Clay is the co-founder of Digital FastForward. He has spent most of his career helping leaders build and execute strategies around new disruptive technologies. Formerly with Forrester Research, a leading market research firm, Clay oversaw research and client advisory projects focused on digital innovation, digital automation, design thinking, and lean startup practices. Clay is a frequent keynote speaker at digital innovation events and conferences.
Cornelius Pone - Digital FastForward COO & Chief Innovation Catalyst

Cornelius Pone

COO & Chief Innovation Catalyst
As co-founder of Digital FastForward, Cornelius specializes in helping clients apply creative thinking to complex technology challenges. He is a thought leader on emerging technologies, including robotic automation, machine learning, internet-of-things, and responsive-web development. Cornelius has worked for several leading software vendors, including Pegaystems, as an executive-level solutions architect, helping numerous Fortune 100 companies achieve their digital aspirations.
Gelila Aderaye - Digital FastForward - Operations Manager

Candice Acevedo

Innovation Associate, Community & Programs Advisor
Aly Bitter - Employee Experience Lead

Aly Bitter

Employee Experience Lead
Headshot photo of Kaelin Dickerson, shown from arms up, smiling with glasses

Kaelin Dickerson

Junior Innovation Engineer
Headshot photo of Sam Kodatsky, smiling wearing a plaid shirt, against a wall with some plants and leaves

David Glassman

Innovation Delivery Manager
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Lauren Langford

Junior Innovation Engineer
Martin Stark - Sr. Innovation Engineer - headshot photo

Martin Stark

Senior Innovation Architect
David Stein - Digital FastForward - Creative Spark

David Stein

Creative Spark

Our Purpose & Core Values

Innovation Delivered

At Digital FastForward, we empower teams to unlock their full creative potential when delivering new and disruptive technologies. Our big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) is to be the #1 Innovation Influencer In The World! We will accomplish this through thought leadership, great customer experiences, high-impact events, and delivering measurable customer outcomes.

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We are committed to helping our customers achieve their big audacious goals, serving as trusted partners with a high level of professionalism and business acumen.


We are obsessed with building a global community of digital innovators that are willing to experiment, fail, and learn.


We are designers at heart in everything we do, and we believe that everyone is born with a natural sense of creativity and curiosity.


We act with courage, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow ourselves, our customers, and our community.

Team work

We believe that problems are best solved collaboratively, through active listening and mutual respect for each person’s contributions and feedback.

Current Job Openings

How To Apply

You can apply by clicking the Apply button, and completing the application. As part of the application process please include resume, references, and a cover letter.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.