Jere Halligan // Principal
Jere Halligan is an experienced business leader with a history of successfully leading marketing and technology teams. He is an expert at combining technical knowledge, business expertise and creativity. Jere's broad expertise includes design, branding, operations, analytics, social media, strategy and technology solutions.
Jere Halligan is an experienced business leader with a history of successfully leading marketing and technology teams. He is an expert at combining technical knowledge, business expertise and creativity. His broad expertise includes design, branding, operations, analytics, social media, strategy and technology solutions
In 1998, Jere co-founded DZAP/LeaseLabs, a marketing and technology agency serving the multifamily housing industry, which grew from 2 to 25 staff members over the course of a decade. As operations, creative and technology lead, Jere hired, mentored and led his team to create strong, measurable and effective results for its clients.
At DZAP/LeaseLabs, Jere had the dual responsibilities of building the company from the inside, and overseeing the design, marketing and messaging work staff performed on behalf of its clients. Jere takes ideas from concept to execution, has successfully launched and revitalized strong brands and has helped companies increase market share and public awareness nationwide through strong communications strategies.
In 2015, Jere co-founded The Recovery Ride with Rob Rubright. The Recovery Ride is a charity bike event focused on raising funds and awareness for San Diego-based nonprofits. As a Ride Director, he is the chief planner, organizer and administrator of the organization, yet his biggest role – and reward – has been to recruit and develop a fantastic working committee. The ride’s efforts have paid off - the 2017 event increased participation by 50% and revenue by 150%. Jere is looking forward to an even better 2018 event!
Jere has spent the last five years working as a consultant for organizations looking to improve their marketing and operations. This role has allowed him to use his personal passion for technology and its application to marketing and communication to move the needle for his clients. From social media to marketing automation, he works with organizations to leverage technology and increase effectiveness, all while keeping costs and human factors under control.
Jae Edwards // Associate
Jonathan (Jae) Edwards is an associate with Avenir, an innovative full service digital agency in San Diego, CA. Jae grew up in Menifee, CA and at the age of 18 joined the Air Force where he became a firefighter at Fairchild AFB near Spokane, WA. Most recently, Jae worked for Panera bread, playing a key role in the business development and training within their catering department. Jae's passions include painting, world travel, cycling and spending time with his husband Mark and dogs Gus-Gus and Keenan. Jae looks forward to helping you and your business with all of your development needs.
Petr Pronsati // Copywriter
Petr is a start-up jack of all trades (content creation, social media management, product management) with a Master's Degree in Digital Strategy & Social Media from USC. He specializes and excels at change management, facing and overcoming challenges for clients from pharmaceutical companies to start-up entrepreneurs.
Arifur Rahman // Web Developer
Having always had a deep passion for mathematics and solving analytical problems, Arifur developed a thirst for engineering and completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has also trained extensively in web development and related technologies. His specialties include Content Management Systems, HTML/CSS hand-coding, Search Engine Optimization, CRM development and maintenance, project management systems, and enjoys working with new tools. Integrity, quality and responsiveness are important deliverables for Arifur, and he strives to achieve these in each of his projects.