James Holliday, PhD

VP, Data Science

James Holliday, PhD is the Vice President of Data Science of Engage3. James has led Engage3’s data science innovations since 2014. He is a unique leader in how he superbly manages the balance between producing elegant and impactful solutions and driving impactful results.

Prior to Engage3, James served as the Chief Technology Officer of OpenHazards Group—a team of scientists and engineers who served as the leaders in earthquake forecasting and hazard analysis. He also served as Chief Technology Officer for XeraSys, Inc. while completing his postdoctoral research work with the University of California. James began his career working at the Wilson Laboratory of Nuclear Studies at Cornell University.

James serves as a Director of the Davis Makerspace, a diverse group of builders, makers, hackers, and programmers.

James earned his PhD in Physics from UC Davis, his M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his B.S. in Physics from the University of Kansas.

Emma Rudolph, PHR

Manager, Human Resources and Talent

Emma Rudolph is Engage3’s Human Resources and Talent Manager. Emma is responsible for talent acquisition, learning and people development, culture, and employee relations. Emma has been promoted 3 times already since beginning her journey with Engage3 in 2016 and has created and implemented performance management processes, applicant tracking systems, and employee recognition programs to name a few initiatives.

Prior to Engage3, Emma served as the Communications Director at a UC Davis philanthropy and as a Conductor Manager where she oversaw a team of 20 at ASUCD Unitrans.

Emma earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communications at UC Davis. She expects to complete her M.S. in Human Resources Management and Services from the University of Southern California in 2022, where she also serves as the Vice President of the HR Management Association student chapter.

Ben Lister

Director, Solutions Engineering

Ben Lister is our Director of Solutions Engineering, where he is responsible for operations, delivery, and program implementations. Ben has been promoted twice already since beginning with Engage3 in 2017 as a Customer Success Manager due to his ability to quickly and effectively design and implement solutions that improve the experience of our customers.

Ben brings significant retail experience to Engage3 through his 14 years with Home Depot in various roles, including General Manager.

In addition to his time with Home Depot, Ben previously served as a Strategic Account Manager for Future Electronics, the third largest global distributor of electronic components.

Ben studied Microbiology and Business Operations at California State University, Chico, where he also served as President and Captain of the Chico Men’s Lacrosse team.

Danny Bonilla

Director, Development

Danny Bonilla is our Director of Development, where he is responsible for the company’s software and platform development. Danny has been a part of Engage3’s development team since 2010 and was promoted to the Director role in 2015 as part of the company’s evolution from a B2C to a pure B2B company.

Prior to Engage3, Danny led development initiatives at companies like Warner Bros, Fox Home Entertainment, and other film studios. He also worked at Digital Savant and Vantage Media as a full stack engineer.

Danny graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems)

Kevin Johnson, CSM

Sr. Manager, Product

Kevin Johnson is Engage3’s Sr. Product Manager, where he leads our broader product management and product support teams. Kevin has been promoted three times already since joining Engage3 full time in 2016. Over the last several years, Kevin has driven Engage3’s product development priorities and has built out our product support team as the company has grown by 300%+.

Kevin’s prior experience includes companies such as Datasembly where he headed business development, California State University, Sacramento, and Apple.

Kevin received his B.A. in Communication from California State University, Sacramento, where he was on the Dean’s Honor List, Captain of the Club Racquetball Team, and a member of the Sport Club Council. Kevin also has earned a CSM from Scrum Alliance and a PMC-I from Pragmatic Marketing.

Matt Shadish, M.S.

Director, Data Science

Matt Shadish serves as Engage3’s Director of Data Science & Analytics, where he leads R&D for Engage3’s most cutting-edge innovations. Matt has been promoted four times already since joining Engage3 in 2013. He has played a crucial role in developing the company’s infrastructure, products, and reporting capabilities over the last several years of explosive growth.

Matt is responsible for ensuring Engage3 is at the forefront of revolutionary AI/ML practices in retail as the company focuses on building highly scalable data science solutions

His prior experience includes working in industries such as manufacturing, aviation, and finance. Matt received his M.S. from the University of San Francisco and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.

Alex Jaworski

Sr. Manager, Solutions Engineering

Alex Jaworski is our Sr. Manager of Solutions Engineering where she leads our product linking and category management teams as we build out our data assets and linking solutions. Alex has been promoted three times since joining Engage3 in 2015 across various roles including account and project management.

Alex has played a crucial role in creating and implementing operational processes that have allowed the company to scale with quality over the last several years of rapid company growth.

Alex’s prior experience includes running a ~$100M department with Blue Mountain Realty and supporting the build-out of Engage3’s network of auditors.

Alex has earned her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification and previously held a California Real Estate License as well.

Chris Hiner

Director, Business Development

Chris Hiner is our Director of Business Development, where he leads our Customer Success team and special initiatives including our new fuel pricing business.

Chris has been with the company since 2013 and began in a Database Consultant role before taking over the recruiting department as our Technical Recruiter and HR Lead. After helping build out the initial team, he then took a Business Development Manager role where he focused on building new customer relationships and partnerships and was promoted to his current role in 2017.

Chris began his career as a Business Development Associate for the company credited with inventing the retail price optimization industry, Khimetrics.

Chris studied Architecture at City College of San Francisco.