Our Leadership Team
Michael Lacey – Founder & CEO
Michael Lacey is the founder and CEO of Digineer. In 1998 Michael founded the firm at the age of 29 and has since built an award-winning, multi-million dollar organization. Under Michael’s leadership, Digineer has experienced more than 60% growth every year for the past four years. In 2006, Michael was recognized by Fortune Small Business as one of Winning Workplaces’ “Best Bosses”. He has also been named to the Twin Cities Business Journal’s “40 under 40”, a list of the top business executives under 40 and was a finalist for the Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2006 Emerging Leadership award.
Ahmed Maaraba – Director of Operations
Ahmed is responsible for bridging the gap between sales, recruiting, and delivery to ensure client and employee satisfaction. Additionally, Ahmed is responsible for monitoring and meeting the financial goals and driving Digineeer’s strategy. Ahmed has over 20 years of management consulting and operations experience. Ahmed holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.
Lucinda DuToit – VP Human Resources
Lucinda DuToit is responsible for driving the strategic initiatives for all aspects of Digineer’s human resources, including candidate quality, performance management, development/training, compensation/benefits, and employee relations. Lucinda’s expertise is in working with companies on the verge of high growth phases and establishing a strategic framework in how HR interacts and enhances the employee’s employment experience and building efficiency and effectiveness for other departments to succeed in hitting targeted companies profit and growth. Lucinda has more than 15 years in HR management and previously served as Director, HR at Shavlik Technologies, managing the HR operations. Lucinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management with an emphasis in Marketing and Psychology from Buena Vista University.
Brandon Lammers – Finance Manager
Brandon Lammers is responsible for investigating ways to improve profitability and managing financial reports and forecasts. Prior to joining Digineer Brandon was the Director of Finance at MPC, an organization specializing in end of life management of IT hardware and e-waste recycling.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Metropolitan State’s College of Management.
Kelly Van Ravenhorst – Head of Strategic Initiatives and Talent Acquisition at Digineer.
Kelly joined Digineer in 2005 starting as a Recruiter and then moving into a Resource Manager role. Kelly has over 15 years of experience in the Professional Services Industry. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University.