David Evans

David Evans

Head of Product and Content

David leads the Product and Content teams at Collage group, and is responsible for research, data, and innovation. He is passionate about creating amazing products and building great places to work. He most recently served as Strategic Advisor for Cushman & Wakefield, where he designed the corporate data and analytics function and developed advanced analytics and survey tools. From 2011-2016, David served as Vice President of Research at CoStar Group, where he led a 250+ person research organization and built a variety of analytics functions. CoStar was recognized as a Top Workplace in the Washington Post’s 2015 survey. Prior to Costar, he worked for the White House where he founded the Office of Executive Councils. From 1998 to 2009, he worked at the Corporate Executive Board, serving ultimately as Chief Researcher for a $100 million division. David holds a Diploma from the Architectural Association in London (M. Arch. equivalent) and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. Before pursuing a business career, David worked as an architect in the UK, France and Germany, and published and exhibited widely. David was born in London and lives in Bethesda with his wife Juliette Searight and their two beautiful daughters.

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Ida Chacon

Ida Chacon

Vice President, Custom Solutions

Ida Chacon is the Vice President of Custom Solutions. In this role, Ida partners with a team of experts that work with almost 100 corporate clients to develop customized strategy and marketing solutions. She works within the custom research and consulting practice.

Ida has more than 18 years of experience in multicultural marketing and brand management. Prior to joining Collage, she led Procter & Gamble’s Center of Expertise, where she defined and deployed P&G’s overall ethnic strategy, managed creative advertising agency relationships, and consulted on specific brands and projects.

A noted speaker, Ida has given presentations across the country on a variety of multicultural topics including total market strategies, the bicultural consumer, the role of language, and multicultural millennials. In whatever she does, she adds her Puerto Rican flair and experiences as a mother of two, to help clients understand and get under the skin of this important consumer demographic.

Ida holds a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Allan Hakky

Allan Hakky

Vice President, Technology & Engineering

Allan serves as Chief Technologist and is in charge of building Latinum’s SaaS products, digital platform, and tools. Prior to joining Latinum, Allan was an 11-year veteran of OPNET/Riverbed, where he was Vice President of Engineering and Engineering Operations. He is a graduate of Cornell University. Allan joined in 2015.

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David Wellisch

David Wellisch

CEO & Co-Founder

David is co-founder and CEO of Collage Group, previously known as the Latinum Network. From its inception in 2009, the company has grown to serve nearly 100 leading corporations, 230+ consumer brands, in 16 different industries. David is passionate about entrepreneurship and company building.
Prior to Collage Group, he was the founder, vice president and general manager of AOL Latino, AOL’s Hispanic service. He was responsible for the entire operation, including overseeing programming, product development, customer service, brand and acquisition marketing, strategy and business development. At its peak, AOL Latino produced $130MM in revenue from subscriptions and advertising. David was also Executive Director of strategy at AOL’s web properties. Before AOL, he worked in private equity at Allied Capital and strategic consulting at Gemini Consulting. Originally from Ecuador, David holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees for Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C. David is also a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young President’s Organization. David is married, has three awesome kids, and currently lives in DC.

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