Unique people drive unique strategies.


Our leadership team brings decades of experience in uncovering insights and developing strategies to generate growth and build long-lasting customer relationships.

Toby Evers

Managing Director, Founder

Toby founded AKDM in 2012 to draw on his expertise in using data driven strategy and intelligence to accelerate digital business growth. With 20 years experience in digital marketing, Toby has pioneered leading digital strategies for A+E Networks, JPMorgan Chase, Giphy, and Virgin America. Former Managing Director of the digital agency Morpheus Media.

Ben Beyda

General Manager

Sits at the intersection of operations, strategy, execution, and analytics. Focused on identifying new business opportunities, developing strong partnerships with clients, enhancing operational efficiencies, and developing employees across the agency. Past life: solutions architecting at an ad tech company.

Jonny Cottone

Group Director, Business Intelligence

Leads strategic business initiatives by identifying market opportunities, gathering audience insights, defining value propositions, and developing communication strategies that speak to consumers wants, needs, and pain points. MBA: Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business. Past life: Ecommerce marketing & apparel production.

Jay Dragonette

Group Director, SEO

Leads SEO across AKDM. Specializes in marrying leading-edge SEO with immersive user experiences and brand priorities in an audience-centric solution. 15+ years experience crafting custom SEO efforts for clients such as Chase, A+E Networks, Giphy, Virgin America, Harry's. Past life: Digital Marketing Director at A+E.

Tom Conte

Group Director, Analytics

Develops measurement, tracking and reporting strategies with an eye for cutting-edge solutions to establish a data-driven culture of measurement across disciplines. Over 10 years of experience supporting clients such as Related Companies, Ripple Foods, and Luminary.

Kyle Gudmundson

Group Director, Client Strategy

Leads client strategy team to ensure cohesive and consistent strategy and campaign execution across all teams within AKDM. Partnered with Supergoop!, Veronica Beard, Tumi, GIPHY, Ripple Foods, and a variety of start-ups.

Hillary Pecorale

Director, Growth

Passionate in acquiring new audiences, driving innovation, and delivering brand stories through paid digital media campaigns. Highly intrigued by the ever-changing digital landscape, customer journey, and pathway to conversion. Client roster spans e-commerce, luxury real estate, and consumer product goods. Past life: Public Relations.

Dan Littlefield

Director, Performance

Leads performance marketing strategy by incorporating insights from client data and competitive landscape to scale digital efforts while maintaining returns and efficiencies. Vertical expertise includes entertainment, e-commerce, real estate, CPG, travel, and B2B.

Austin Kane

Director, SEO

Passionate SEO team builder and practitioner obsessed with search strategy, testing, and execution for clients of all sizes, from local SMBs to Fortune 100 organizations such as Procter and Gamble. Landys Awards finalist. BrightEdge Share Speaker.

N'Dea Roberts

Director, Human Resources

Leads HR handling everything from recruiting, employee relations, performance management, benefits, and systems implementation. Masters in Business: HR Management from Lehman College. Past life: Global Manager, People Operations at Analytic Partners.

Cheryl Lehmann


Manages daily accounting tasks including accounts payables and accounts receivables, prepares financial statements and managment reports, manages and oversees weekly cash flow, prepares budgets, assists and supports HR with payroll compliance and tasks.

Agnes An

Director, Client Strategy

Dedicated in media, strategy and communications. Cultivates positive and productive connections with clients, interdepartmental teams, and agency/vendor partners. Past global experience in comms design, investment, and operations on clients including Facebook, UPS, LEGO, and Baskin-Robbins.