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(917) 946-4139 New York, Savannah, San Diego

About Arcane Strategies

Our History

History and Mission of Digital Consultant and Web Development Agency, Arcane Strategies

Arcane Strategies kicked-off as a full-service firm in July 2016, Savannah GA. After initial establishment in NYC as a one-man shop in 2012, Arcane Strategies continued to be a collective of freelancers until 2016 and maintains its roots as a small business with a deeper interest and understanding of its clients and their goals. While committed to growth and innovation, Arcane Strategies has launched various internal applications in its efforts to launch successful rich media supporting applications as well as contribute software as a solution.

This year looks to be a big one as Arcane Strategies re-brands DadsTie.com, seeks funding for Memri.ai, and launches 2 new applications. Keep a look out for our new applications as well as our contributions to open source technologies.

Mission Statement

Arcane’s mission is to create innovative technology solutions for the information age, which support both our financial goals and societal interests. Through hardware, software, and web applications, Arcane Strategies is delivering upon that goal at a rapid pace. Arcane’s CEO, Michael Ricotta, promotes a responsibility to the communities of our nation, our employees, and our clients, alike. We consider ourselves an equal opportunity employer in the truest sense of American citizenry. We also consider ourselves contributing to both the safety and enjoyment and of our user-base.

Meet The Team

Michael Ricotta, CEO

Michael Ricotta, CEO

With more than a decade of industry experience, Michael Ricotta is a veteran in operations. As Director of Technology for Axxiem Web Solutions and EVP of Technology for Blue Fountain Media, Michael has built and managed more than 4 teams of developers. His teams have ranged from 2 to 30, spanning 10 countries, and 20+ spoken languages. Michael's success is evident in his history of building teams and applications through acquisition by companies like Litera and Blackstone. Notable for his hands-on re-defining of standard operating procedures and automation, Michael is an industry innovator.

In addition to co-founding DadsTie.com and Memri.ai, Michael was the creator of several affiliate program applications as well as Arcane's DevOps tool and the Lean Framework. Michael's own workflow models for resource allocation, estimation, and employee quality control continue use at other agencies to this day. Since 2013, Michael has also been a public figure in the industry, appearing on television networks such as CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg. His media appearances and interviews for publications such as CIO magazine and Business Insider may be found on this site. You are likely to see Michael in the media, once again, as Arcane begins to expand its products to market.

Michael Ricotta is an alumnus of The College of The Holy Cross and accomplished athlete.  He was born in New York, enjoys playing guitar and football, and considers himself a t-shirt enthusiast. Michael believes in a moral obligation for leadership to promote positive workforce values and accountability. He has published his mission statement on this site, which you may find here. You may also learn more about Michael Ricotta and view his portfolio on his personal website, http://www.michaelricotta.com.

Tapio Schnaars, Sr. Designer

Tapio Schnaars, Sr. Designer

Whether in New York or San Diego, Tapio Schnaars is at home when it comes to design.  After tackling his Masters at NYU's school of design, this veteran of Bio-Pharma digital marketing went on to become VP of Design for Axxiem Web Solutions and currently runs UX for Litera's clinical trials communication portal, AxxiTrials.  When it comes to understanding FDA and HIPAA copy and design compliance, Tapio has the experience to keep his clients out of hot water.Tapio is also an established member of the video game community, known as Ojo Bueno. Under this handle, Tapio has built game mods and skins for popular games such as Skyrim and Fallout 4. Visit his Youtube page for more information: https://www.youtube.com/user/tapioksYou can read more about Tapio on his Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tapio-schnaars-2570ab9
Raymond Provo, PR Director

Raymond Provo, PR Director

A San Diego native, Ray Provo contributes a taste of the good life to his copy writing.  With a history in both print and digital marketing for giants such as GE Capital and UBS, Ray contributes an unparalleled understanding of user personas in his years of experience in copy writing.Ray is also employed by SiriusDecisions, as a B2B Executive Advisor and lives in Connecticut with his wife, Danielle.  Although he now makes his home in the Northeast, you might find this San Diegan turned Nutmegger, in the low country, where he provides regional representation.You can learn more about Ray on his LinkedIn profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rayprovo
Ochir Sanjaadorj, Sr. Rockstar

Ochir Sanjaadorj, Sr. Rockstar

Ochir Sanjaadorj is a Senior Developer at Arcane and lead on www.DadsTie.com. Working alongside Mike Ricotta as a developer on New York City's historic Madison Avenue, Ochir Sanjadoorj rose to quick success. In fact, it only took 2 years for him to advance from ICCE's junior program to a Senior Developer. A self-taught developer, like many of his colleagues, Ochir Sanjadoorj is an expert in LAMP frameworks. His specialties include WordPress, Magento, and Laravel.Ochir can frequently be found tinkering with Raspberry Pi and Unreal Engine. He is also a whiz with video game consoles, a big personality, and a creative logician. Since relocating back from New York, to Mongolia, Ochir is now contributing to Arcane's 24/7 service level. Ochir has a wife and two children and hopes to relocate to Canada or back to the U.S. in the near future.
Yogesh Dhamija, Developer

Yogesh Dhamija, Developer

Yogesh Dhamija is a junior developer at Arcane Strategies, heading up the DevOps tool development team. It so happens that Yogesh is also a computer science student at NYU. Set apart from much of his generation, Yogesh has a supremely excellent taste in music. He also enjoys xkcd just as much as the rest of us. Although early in his career, Yogesh's value is undeniable as a LAMP developer. As a former intern, turned part-time developer, Yogesh is now a partner in Arcane's DevOps services division and expected to expand his involvement in the near future.
Francesca Gariano, Junior Digital Marketer

Francesca Gariano, Junior Digital Marketer

Roselle Ebarle, Developer

Roselle Ebarle, Developer

Roselle is a software developer who loves to build and contribute. When not geeking out, she loves to play the piano and travel the world.

Partners

Arcane Strategies also employs part-time employees and contractors in marketing, design, and systems administration. Partners Tom Moreo (co-founder of Cornerstone IT) and Chris Merritt-Lish (Founder of Memri.ai, former COO Blue Fountain Media, CFO AJ Madison) have been instrumental in the establishment of our pipeline and the co-founding of our internal products.
Cornerstone

Cornerstone

Cornerstone Information Technologies is a Windows certified solutions provider in virtualization, supporting VMWare and Citrix products, among others. As a veteran of IT services in NYC, Cornerstone's diverse clientele often requires service to their LAMP-based cloud infrastructure and that's where Arcane has come into play. By bundling support of their own website and web server, Cornerstone is able to get group rates on clients, to resell Arcane's services, as well!
Tom Moreo

Tom Moreo

Co-founder of Cornerstone Information Technologies, Tom Moreo is also a co-founder of two of Arcane's products, including DadsTie.com
Interstijl

Interstijl

Marketing guru, Chris Merritt-Lish, operates under the Interstijl brand for partner projects like Rumble Boxing and Smart Cups, among others.

Arcane in The Media

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  • Beware of cyber risks before dumping your old phoneBeware of cyber risks before dumping your old phone
  • How We’re Making It Much Easier For Hackers To Steal Our DataHow We’re Making It Much Easier For Hackers To Steal Our Data
  • Enterprise Security Breaches: Data Security Experts on How an Enterprise Can Protect Itself From a Big Data Security BreachEnterprise Security Breaches: Data Security Experts on How an Enterprise Can Protect Itself From a Big Data Security Breach
  • Don’t overlook your biggest security flaw — Your talentDon’t overlook your biggest security flaw — Your talent