About us

About us

Headquartered in the heart of innovation, San Francisco, California.

Motava’s digital marketing and design/development teams work from our on-shore office and off-shore locations in Croatia and Ukraine.

Motava was founded in 2009 in San Jose, California.

Previously operating as Dalmatech, from 2003 to 2009 the name Motava was created to rebrand our same core team for our newly offered digital marketing services. Dalmatech’s beginnings were in offering tech services and quickly expanded a year later to web design and development services in response to high demand.

The brand shift to Motava was done to focus our image and services away from the technical and onto the creative. Since 2003, our core team has been virtually unchanged, forming a cohesive group with years of experience in website creation and digital marketing.

In January 2020, Motava moved its headquarters to the historic Fillmore Street in San Francisco.

Motava has 3 worldwide offices with headquarters in sunny San Jose foggy San Francisco, CA.

Motava

Meet YOUR digital marketing team

Brandon Talaich

Brandon Talaich

Principal Consultant & Founding Partner

Brandon Talaich

Brandon Talaich

Principal Consultant & Founding Partner

With a wealth of PR, marketing & IT experience for several companies including Fortune 500, Brandon provides our basis for high-end integration. His experience includes: Custom Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), complex web applications, terminal/thin client computing, virtual machine implementation & real-time manufacturing monitoring.

Victor Bilandzic

Victor Bilandzic

Managing Consultant & Senior Partner

Victor Bilandzic

Victor Bilandzic

Managing Consultant & Senior Partner

Victor has worked as the primary project manager for Motava and Dalmatech since both companies were founded. Through the experience of hundreds of web and software projects, Victor’s specialty is strategizing unique perspectives on design & development. Victor leads Motava’s site optimization and PPC campaigns.

Robert Tobin

Robert Tobin

Senior Consultant & Partner

Robert Tobin

Robert Tobin

Senior Consultant & Partner

Robert manages website projects and associated optimization campaigns. He leads the link-building campaigns with a background in commercial real-estate sales, networking and a social media start-up. Robert also assists with sales and all basic support-related needs for Motava’s software products.

Jason Fleagle

Jason Fleagle

Content Marketing Manager

Jason Fleagle

Jason Fleagle

Content Marketing Manager

Jason has helped lead the strategic ideation, planning, and management of large multi-million dollar projects for well-known brands and everything in between. Jason has a passion for helping brands create and convey their story through content and messaging.

As the primary content marketing manager for Motava, Jason’s specialty is strategizing content ideas, placements, and better ways to increase engagement and conversions.

Jason was born and raised in northwest Ohio. He loves to write, play music, exercise, solve Rubik’s cubes, explore new areas, help others unlock their full potential, and also spend time with his wife, Katie and his daughter, Alexandra.

Roman Mischenko

Roman Mischenko

Director of Development

Roman Mischenko

Roman Mischenko

Director of Development

Roman is the lead developer at Motava, providing years of management experience and quality control with programming. Roman is an expert custom software developer, with roots in the Java platform.

Dima Valegov

Dima Valegov

Back-End Developer

Dima Valegov

Dima Valegov

Back-End Developer

Dima is the main developer for OnlineChatCenters, Motava’s live chat system. Dima is also a leading developer for many clients’ advanced web applications.

Ryan Caragio

Ryan Caragio

Social Media Manager

Ryan Caragio

Ryan Caragio

Social Media Manager

Ryan leads the social strategy & visual direction of all Motava clients.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Ryan is a fanatic for good coffee, craft beer, all things music, sports (go Warriors!) and hang time with his wife & baby girl, Nova.

Craig Law

Craig Law

Paid Search Manager

Craig Law

Craig Law

Paid Search Manager

Craig is our go to for all paid search campaigns and our lead for Google Ads.

Craig enjoys watching movies, especially the true crime genre, documentaries, and science fiction.

He can be bribed with food, especially a nice bowl of Pho, Baja fish tacos, or a good burrito. In his free time, he enjoys strategy games and challenging puzzles.

Jonathan Brophy

Jonathan Brophy

SEO Analyst

Jonathan Brophy

Jonathan Brophy

SEO Analyst

As a junior SEO analyst at Motava, he works closely with the team on website optimization and link-building campaigns to help deliver the best possible website experience for a client’s audience.

Jon has assisted many businesses with digital marketing projects giving him experience in website creation & maintenance, email marketing, social media management, content creation, and branding.

On any given day you’ll likely find him singing, recording music, reading books on self-improvement, spending time with his dog Aura, learning more about digital marketing, or playing the occasional video game.

Alex Ogienko

Alex Ogienko

Developer

Alex Ogienko

Alex Ogienko

Developer

Alex is a WordPress-focused developer for Motava clients. When he’s not head-down with solving difficult coding challenges for clients, he enjoys cooking, music, extreme sports and traveling with his lovely girlfriend.

Anna Zavada

Anna Zavada

Senior Developer

Anna Zavada

Anna Zavada

Senior Developer

Anna is a web developer for client-based web projects with a creative eye for design and launching functional website design elements.

Enkhnaran

Enkhnaran "EP" Purevjav

Senior Developer

Enkhnaran

Enkhnaran "EP" Purevjav

Senior Developer

Enkhnaran Purevjav, or EP for short, is a senior developer and a specialist for both WordPress websites and the development of complex web solutions. As a full-stack developer, he has created robust, lightning-fast web applications. Ep has experience working with global businesses, educational institutes, and government agencies.

When not working on web-based products, his passion is bodybuilding and fitness, and has competed in national and local shows.

Nata Mischenko

Nata Mischenko

Accounting Specialist

Nata Mischenko

Nata Mischenko

Accounting Specialist

Nata handles the various accounts for both Motava and ongoingIT clients and working with Motava team members to assure those clients are well taken care of. Nata has been with Motava for the better part of the past decade and has years of experience in providing management of billing, bookkeeping, and day-to-day number crunching.

Tomislav

Tomislav "Tom" Pavlecic

Account Manager

Tomislav

Tomislav "Tom" Pavlecic

Account Manager

Tom is a natural problem solver. Tom is your point-man for our website and software projects. Hand him a website issue see how quickly he solves it. Other than being our swiss army knife for web, Tom regularly helps manage OnlineChatCenters and our SEO campaigns.

Tomislav has years of experience in project management servicing small youth organizations, EU funded projects and experience working in the health department in the Government of Croatia. He switched to remote work when he started growing berries and doing hospitality on his sustainable estate near Zagreb. He likes to get his hand dirty in the ground but loves getting into the nitty-gritty of all things digital.

ongoingIT by Motava

Meet YOUR managed IT services team

Peter Lipatov

Peter Lipatov

Network & Security Engineer, Level 3

Peter Lipatov

Peter Lipatov

Network & Security Engineer, Level 3

With ten years of sophisticated network and security integration, Peter brings the level of authority to lead Highway Networks. Peter’s certifications include Cisco, Checkpoint, and Microsoft, just to name a few. With 3 (yep, 3!) cats by his side, he is a force of IT wizardry. He enjoys driving scenic routes with his wife.

Viktor Negru

Viktor Negru

IT Systems & Video Surveillance Engineer, Level 2

Viktor Negru

Viktor Negru

IT Systems & Video Surveillance Engineer, Level 2

Viktor has an excellent acumen for configuration and troubleshooting. An avid Spin Fisher and outdoorsman, we can say you’re in good hands when Viktor connects to assist you. He aims to be patient and pleasant, all the while removing your technical frustrations.

Viktor also oversees our Video Surveillance configurations and maintenance.

Mike Desales

Mike Desales

IT Maintenance Technician, Level 1

Mike Desales

Mike Desales

IT Maintenance Technician, Level 1

As your maintenance technician, Mike will be visiting your location with a preset agenda to perform workstation and network maintenance, check physical conditions and keep your systems’ insides physically and digitally clean. Logging all along the way! Mike is very approachable and enjoys music production, gaming, and teamwork. Mike is also A+, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Field Certified.

Victoria Catana

Victoria Catana

Web Hosting Engineer

Victoria Catana

Victoria Catana

Web Hosting Engineer

Your lead for web hosting and cloud services provided to Motava clients. Victoria will make your website hosting solutions and systems fast and responsive just like her personal service. With over 10 years in IT and addition years in quality assurance and project management for software development, Victoria has the experience to handle all web hosting needs. On her downtime, Victoria loves to travel, volunteer, read and stay active with her family (husband, daughter and Siamese cat).

Alexandr ‘AJ’ Jumbei

Alexandr ‘AJ’ Jumbei

Network & Data Engineer, Level 3

Alexandr ‘AJ’ Jumbei

Alexandr ‘AJ’ Jumbei

Network & Data Engineer, Level 3

AJ is our watchdog for IT systems and infrastructure. Not only will he stand guard against malicious attacks and unseen viruses, AJ makes sure your systems are running smoothly 24/7. AJ’s core duties are maintaining and monitoring network systems for our clients. In his spare time, AJ enjoys reading, computer gaming, and spending time with friends and family.

Andy Pascari

Andy Pascari

Systems Analyst, Level 3

Andy Pascari

Andy Pascari

Systems Analyst, Level 3

Andy is our client support superhero, or as we like to call him, the first responder. If you have an issue and request a ticket in the early morning or later hours, chances are Andy will be the first person to respond. He always makes sure that any technical support need, large or small, gets to the correct person and quickly alleviated. As a Systems Analyst, Andy prepares, maintains, and upgrades existing IT systems and helps troubleshoot any technical issues, should they arise. Given Andy’s many hours of diligent work in front of the computer, he likes to spend his off-hours outdoors and relaxing with music.

Top Dogs

Meet the office dogs at Motava

Dusty

Dusty "Lady Bug"

Dusty

Dusty "Lady Bug"

Loves pets, sunbathing, tennis balls, and frisbees.

Ollie

Ollie "Bugga"

Ollie

Ollie "Bugga"

Loves pets, doing tricks for treats, and long naps.

Pawshco

Pawshco

Pawshco

Pawshco

Loves pets, sleeping, and playing with his “kids”

Arman

Arman

Arman

Arman

Loves pets, the outdoors, and his family, of course.

Tony

Tony

The Muscle

Tony

Tony

The Muscle

You don’t want to meet Tony.

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