IridiumGroup is comprised of experienced, diverse professionals with unique skill sets. We are flexible, focused, and responsive to changing client and market needs, with a passion for ongoing learning – from strategy and messaging to design to digital development of brands and marketing initiatives. Our executive leadership team is reflected below.
President & Founder
With 25+ years of experience in brand strategy, marketing and communications, Dwayne has managed many successful branding and marketing initiatives for a wide range of commercial and nonprofit clients. As president of IridiumGroup he and his team developed enterprise brands and visual identities for some of the largest public charities and cause-based nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and led the design of flagship marketing tools for innovative, world-class companies. Clients included Accenture, American Red Cross, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Children’s Hospital Boston, Evercore Wealth Management, LexisNexis, The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trust, Reed Elsevier (RELX Group), Simons Foundation and the United Nations Federal Credit Union, among many others.
Hails from: Humble values and a great work ethic on a family farm in Virginia
Inspired by: Principled leadership
Most proud : My two amazing children
After hours: Nature, science, flight and astronomy, Indie films, art and design, photography, history, and fitness (mental, physical, and spiritual)
Janese serves as the operations and finance manager for IridiumGroup for over 10 years, and leads the team in marketing and new business development. Prior to joining the firm, she managed financial operations for Interior Transformations, Communication Mastery, and Tapehouse Editorial. In addition to her work at IridiumGroup, Janese has founded and managed a successful online accessories company.
Degrees: AA Business Administration, Borough of Manhattan of Community College
Currently Learning: BA Fashion Merchandising Management, Fashion Institute of Technology
Unofficial Job: Technology Fairy and Team Mom
Favorite vacation spot: Paris, France
Yi Son Ko
Yi Son manages IridiumGroup’s most innovative design and creative branding solutions. Prior to relocating from Seoul, Korea, where she was employed at Hyundai Corporation, she spent several years in the UK working for Sears Davies Designers, Merrill Lynch, Dar Al Handasah, Heath Lambert Group, Sport England, and Imperial College. She has extensive experience leading the creative development of brand identities and has worked with a wide array of brands ranging from Hilton Hotels to LG Electronics.
Degrees: MA Communication Design, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Currently learning: Adobe Creative Cloud
Next place to visit: Yellowstone National Park
Unexpected talent: Muay Thai boxing
Abby has more than 15 years of experience in the editorial and advertising industries with an emphasis on print production. As IridiumGroup’s Production Director, Abby manages the execution of all client-approved deliverables. He has led several initiatives for our global corporate clients, including brands such as Accenture, UNFCU, and the Simons Foundation. Abby’s previous experience includes production management for Jeff McKay, Inc., and assistant to the creative director of Essence Magazine.
Degrees: BA, Fashion Institute of Technology
Currently learning: Web programming
Hails from: Brooklyn, NY (yes, Williamsburg)
Dream pet: Rosie from The Jetsons
In the mid 90’s Ezra became obsessed with interactive media. He has an extensive portfolio from an array of clients including AOL, MTV, DirectTV, HBO and Google. Because of his dual background, graphic design and technical production, Ezra brings unique strengths to every interactive project. He has the ability to conceptualize the potential of a website, work smoothly with art directors and translate that into a finished product.
Degrees: BFA Sculpture, University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Currently learning: Czech language
Why IridiumGroup: I teamed up with Dwayne because of the quality of his design portfolio
Unexpected talent: Sandwich making