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
President

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 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 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 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
Vice President 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.

 

David Garcia
David Garcia
Senior Analyst

David is a senior analyst who uses data to help inform the decisions he makes for reaching client goals. His 9+ years in online marketing coupled with his business and economics education helps him solve problems from both a business owner and CMO perspective. He has a very eclectic taste in music and loves the outdoors. You can often find him training for his next marathon, triathlon, trail race, or summiting his next highest mountain.

 

Dima Valegov
Dima Valegov
Development & OCC Manager

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
Junior Consultant

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 Specialist

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.

 

Alex Ogienko
Alex Ogienko
Web 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
Development & Design Manager

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

 

Tomislav Pavlecic
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

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 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

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

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).

 

Top Dogs

Meet the office dogs at Motava

 

Dusty
Dusty “Lady Bug”

Loves pets, sunbathing, tennis balls, and frisbees.

 

Ollie
Ollie “Bugga”

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

 

Pawshco
Pawshco

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

 

Tony
Tony
The Muscle

You don’t want to meet Tony.