A Leader Walks Among Us: Keenon’s Story

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These may be unprecedented times for most businesses. Still, as an organization, we’ve embraced this time as a period of massive opportunity – an opportunity to self-reflect, a chance to improve our craft, and unadulterated time to focus even more on the core of our business: our people.

When we met Keenon Gresham 2.5 years ago working out of our client’s Pensacola office, we know he was special. Call it having an eye for talent or an appreciation for certain skillsets, but Keenon’s Naval experience immediately struck us as unique. This was a man who knew what true discipline looked like and welcomed change. In today’s world, that person is EXACTLY who we want by our side during a pandemic: a true leader who sees adversity as a chance for improvement.

We’d like to thank Keenon’s Mississippi roots for the character he boasts today. He cites his childhood as the starting point for his student mentality, a trait he believes helped him excel both in the Navy and here at DMC Atlanta. A lifelong learner who was curious about everything, Keenon held Presidential & Vice Presidential roles in 6 different student organizations as a high schooler. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and accepted an intelligence-based position as a Fire Controlman, operating weapons systems aboard surface combatant ships. His role was highly technical and highly challenging in the advanced electronics and computer field, where he handled both missile and radar launches.

Starting entry-level with our client back in August 2017, what immediately struck Keenon about our industry was 1) the camaraderie and how similar it was to the brotherhood he formed in the Navy and 2) how his student mentality would never go hungry. When an opportunity opened from him to work out of our headquarters directly, Keenon immediately jumped at the chance. He moved his beautiful family of 4 to Atlanta and has been full steam ahead since. An entrepreneur at heart, Keenon has his eyes set on holding a consultant role in our company and won’t stop until he hits it.

When asked about his favorite thing regarding work at DMC Atlanta, he replies without hesitation, “the people and the merit-based growth.”  Keenon’s biggest focus outside of work is ensuring he’s being the most present father he can be to his 6 and 2-year-old. He’s seen firsthand how his mindset has evolved since working directly with our management team of Adam & Rae and looks to extend that to his home life. He loves reading, playing an occasional video game or two, spending time with his soon to be wife come April and his beloved children.

Rae Stafford states it best, “Keenon is one of those people who every time you are around him, you get the same feeling you get when you are watching your favorite cartoon or see one of those wacky wavy inflatable tubes…pure happiness. He outworks everyone I know and ALWAYS has a big smile on his face no matter what’s going on. He is one of a kind and so appreciated.”

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Chad Harpole


Chad Harpole started in the company in Austin, TX.

Julia Copeland

Human Resources Recruiter

Julia was born in Iowa, but her dad's job moved her family out to the suburbs of north Atlanta. From there, her love for lemonade and the word "Y'all" grew.

Leon Butts

Account Manager

Leon was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and raised by a single mother with 17 siblings. Leon has always had a competitive spirit and a natural when it came to athletics, especially wrestling.

Jenna Huss

VP of Development

Jenna is DMC Atlanta's VP of development. She is one of the smartest people we know, but she has no idea how loud she is.

Michael Cosper


Michael was raised south of Atlanta. He is a rabid UGA fan who runs our team in Nashville with his wife, Vianca. Go Dawgs!

Adam McNally


Adam  was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a small town in southern Maryland. He loves this business because it's purely based on performance.

Ganessa Pickens

Assistant Manager

Ganessa is from Riverside, CA, but we are slowly converting her to sweet tea.  She has mastered the non-duckface selfie.

Adam Dorfman

President & CEO

Adam founded DMC Atlanta in 2003. He is a bourbon and food snob who loves his family and live music. He is also a proud "Headblade" proponent.

Mike Figueroa


Mike was born in New York, NY but raised in Atlanta, GA and attended the State University of West Georgia.

Savanah Hart

Human Resources Recruiter

Savanah is an Atlanta native who graduated from Valdosta State.  If you thank her for something, you will immediately know she worked at Chick-Fil-A

Austin Owen


Austin was born and raised in Atlanta. He has traveled the US in search of the perfect protein shake.

Kenneth Burke

Account Manager

Ken was born and raised in upstate New York, and his true personality is just as colorful and awesome as part of his upbringing, where he worked with traveling carnivals!

Rae Stafford

Human Resources Manager

Rae has been a part of the DMC Atlanta team since 2012. She is head of HR and has an unnatural love of queso.

Alethea Burke


Alethea was born in Alaska, spent most of her childhood in Florida, but claims Atlanta as her home. Occasionally Adam hides in her hair when Jenna is being really loud.

Shilan Parham


Shilan was born and raised in Iran, moved to China, and lived there for 8 years. She always had a dream to move to the United States, as it is the land of opportunity.

Dan Bazuin


Dan was raised in a northern Michigan, runs an office in Detroit, and has the nickname "Bear Claw." Dan joined our team after a couple of years in the NFL. 

Chris Auwarter


Chris grew up in a small town in NY and runs an office in Dallas, TX.  He is a proud Cleveland Browns Fan.  Seriously.  He is.

Tia Maiello

Human Resources Recruiter

Tia grew up in a tiny town in Upstate New York and loves being a part of DMC Atlanta's growth. We love it when she says "calendar."  

Andres Campanucci


"The Nucci" is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you don't like him, it's you, not him.  He's awesome.

Sofin Rajwani

Account Manager

Sofin was born and raised in India, then made his way to the States to further his education. He loves to dance and is often seen busting a move around the office here at DMC Atlanta!