Who We Are | NYC E-commerce Agency
We’re a team of strategists, designers, technologists, and creators, laser focused on your brand’s growth.Our Services
We're focused on helping brands grow and delivering value.
Avex is a team of specialists in eCommerce, design, customer experience, web development and growth optimization. We live at the intersection of technology, creative and commerce. We’re your partner and we align with your business goals to provide real, measurable results by building, deploying and optimizing eCommerce experiences.
People & Culture
Located in NYC, our team is extremely passionate about e-commerce, technology, and design, but we’re so much more than that.
We’re musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, animal lovers, and foodies. We’re fashionistas and geeks. We’re clean cut and tattooed. We’re Netflix binge watchers and deep thinkers. We’re also very much like you and your customers. We’re people.
In a world of screens and devices, we need to remember that these interactions can and should be personal. From our initial conversations to our post-launch support, you’ll always be dealing with people who care about you and your brand.
We don't sell hours. We sell value. We don’t just design and code. We plan, strategize, and consult on the best possible solutions to optimize your customers' experiences and foster your brand’s growth. No, we’re not going to make your logo bigger, and we don’t make things “pop." However, we will make your mission our mission and use our expertise to meet and exceed your goals.
We believe that our work should not only produce amazing results for our clients but should also be fun and rewarding. Avex believes in a strong work-life balance, not just churning out projects. The happier our team is, the more enjoyable the experience is, and the better the results will be for your brand.
To this day, I am deathly scared of E.T. For some people, he is a cute alien from a movie. To me, he will always haunt my nightmares.
John SurdakowskiFounder, CEO
When I was 13, I played the love of young Jimmy Fallon’s life in a movie. Rumor has it - he’s still not over me.
Morgan CurschmanDirector of Operations
I’m bilingual and can speak Russian fluently!
Veronica GelmanDirector of Client Services
When my family gets together for Thanksgiving it's over 70 people... I'm not kidding.
Morgan MulloyAssociate Director of Retention Marketing
I used to work on a Vietnamese food truck in Boston.
Barrett KowalskySenior Project Manager
My camera eats first.
Sheila ChengArt Director
I used to compete in an Amateur Bodybuilding show.
Sanjar SobirjonovHead of Development
Ever dreamt of being Thomas the Tank Engine with a lightsaber? I used to be in an online modding community for games running the id Tech 3 engine.
David AnzalonePrincipal Strategist
I’m a Belgian who’s not particularly fond of beer but who’ll do anything for a piece of Belgian chocolate!
Valentine CogetSenior Project Manager
I lived in Tokyo and Mexico City.
Nicole A. MurraySenior Solution Architect
A huge Penn Stater who is passionate about nachos & karaoke.
Cassie GlossnerHuman Resources Manager
I once accidentally starred on a popular Greek comedy series. I’m still waiting on my Emmy though.
Alex HristopoulosSenior Program Manager
Russian was my first language.
Arielle KaminikGrowth Strategist
When I was 10 I was training to be a professional table tennis player!
Zachary ChesterGrowth Manager
I take my bengal cat on walks everyday, he’s quite known around the apartment complex!
Samantha LopezProgram Manager
I'm a certified yoga teacher.
Natalie SullivanRetention Marketing Manager
Mexican living in Texas with a passion for running, tacos, traveling, and all things space.
Lilia SandovalProject Manager
I've been a music lover my entire life and the first concert I ever attended was DMX.
Chad FranksSenior Account Manager
I love traveling and have had the amazing opportunity to spend a month with my family on a cross country trip where I got to see the beautiful views of the Grand Canyon as well as learn about our history at Ellis Island.
Cassidy HuttunenRetention Marketing Manager
I was born in Russia!
Caroline ChagaresRetention Marketing Specialist
A “Hippie Capitalist” who’s romantic about people and culture. Especially the things that change and shape them over time.
Dave KirklandGrowth Consultant
I'm on the TV show BattleBots where my team and I fight giant robots
Maddie ThummaProgram Manager
I am a huge music buff, I play 2 instruments piano and guitar, as well as sing.
Lauren HuttunenProgram Manager
Love rollercoaster rides - literally and metaphorically!
Zain AlamiAssociate Marketing Manager
I grew up in a big Irish family, so I was able to embrace this culture when I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland for a semester!
Georgia HefferonRetention Marketing Specialist
From Seoul to NYC!
Sorra LeeSr. Designer
My favorite holiday of the year is Halloween. Because you can dress as you like and no one will think you're crazy.
Kate ZayatsSenior Designer
I live in Austin, TX so I live for summer. I love being outside with my pup and my friends swimming, hiking and exploring!
Allie JeffersJunior Graphic Designer
I really try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new cooking recipes, creative projects, and content creations.
Noema ParedesJunior Designer
I don't not like squirrels: when I was 13 a squirrel broke into my house Shawshank Redemption style. Panic and chaos ensued - in the end, it took two adult men to get it out and a whole lot of disinfectant afterwards.LOL
Ana LewisJunior Designer
I've done a handful of 30+ day road trips and my retirement will definitely involve an RV / camper van.
Christian PoirierSolutions Engineer
Evgeniy MukhamedjanovSenior Developer
At one point in my life, I was a massive video game collector. I primarily collected Nintendo, had close to 1500 games, and a social media account with over 10K followers.
Joseph LezcanoFrontend/CRO Developer
When I was a kid, I went to school in Ukraine for two years and could speak Ukrainian fluently.
Dave BotirbaevSenior Developer
I love playing ping-pong as much as watching anime.
Shak MavlonovFront-end Developer
Was a Team lead of experienced designers without any experience in design.
Fozil Zayniddinov (Zane)Shopify Developer
As a kid, I went to swimming lessons for a couple of months but I still do not know how to swim.
Jakhongir Makhkamov (Johnny)Shopify developer
I can play at least 5 musical instruments.
Uroljon Khidirboev (Dylan)Shopify developer
When I was studying at school I had attended Geography competitions even though I was into programming.
Ibrokhim JalalovShopify Developer
I don’t know how to play fetch.
MickeyChief of Cuteness
I've swallowed a corn cob... twice.
Delilah MaeChief of Sass
Our Core Values
We ensure that our team members and partners posses these traits. We feel that it is important to prioritize these core values over everything else. This allows us to deliver resulkts for our clients, as well as a safe and fun work enviorment.