DDI’s Leadership Team

DDI’s mission is to serve, provide advocacy and leadership to the millions of 1099 entrepreneurs in the global gig economy. Our Leadership Team embodies our mission and focus: to bring Human Resource and Driver Management solutions to business owners operating with independent contractors. With our seasoned Executives, DDI is here to streamline your business and keep things running smoothly.

Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Hageman

Aaron is the owner and CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI); a third-party Human Resources and Management firm that connects tens of...

Aaron Hageman is the CEO of Delivery Drivers, Inc. (DDI) a third-party human resources and driver management firm specializing in the last-mile delivery and gig economy. Aaron has more than 25 years of experience in the rapidly growing gig economy.

As a successful entrepreneur, Aaron is dedicated to building productive teams, organizational leadership, strategic vision, and creating scalable businesses. Outside of work, Aaron mentors and teaches entrepreneurial education for students of all levels. He also donates his time to addressing homelessness in his hometown of Southern California. Additionally, Aaron has been a global leader within The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global network of over 13,000 entrepreneurs in 70 countries.

Under Aaron’s leadership, DDI has been named an Inc. 5000 company nationally and regionally, ranked # 194 in California. DDI was also named a 2021 Business Products & Services Companies to Watch by The Startup Weekly.

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Weinfurter

Daniel is a builder of businesses. As an author, motivational speaker, and serial entrepreneur, he brings more than 30 years of wisdom and...

Daniel is a builder of businesses. As an author, motivational speaker, and serial entrepreneur, he brings more than 30 years of wisdom and experience creating successful companies with him wherever he goes – from lectern to board room. Daniel excels at helping companies achieve more rapid organizational growth by focusing on improving the sales process. He firmly believes that investing time and effort to improving effectiveness by recruiting the right people for critical roles, and coaching a superior team that is aligned, engaged, and committed to success will pay big dividends. As the founder and CEO of three private equity-backed businesses, Dan has provided consulting and interim management to a variety of startups and large public companies. His favorite phrase is “grow or die.”
He started his career at General Electric, where he entered the sales training program after graduating from college in 1979. During his eight years with GE, he served in a variety of sales and management roles in four different US cities.

After receiving a BS and MBA from Marquette University, he served as Director of Brill Street + Company, Direct Fit Inc., TalentDrive, Corporate Technology Communications, ThermoFluids, Inc. and CPRi. He was also the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council for the YWCA of Chicago and a mentor with the Clinton Foundation’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

His book, Second Stage Entrepreneurship: Ten Proven Strategies for Driving Aggressive Growth is a useful guide for any entrepreneur making the transition from start-up to sustainable growth. It was published in late 2013 by Macmillan/Palgrave.

Chief Technology Officer

Ramnath Iyer

Ramnath brings more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished leader of technology initiatives for E-Commerce, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Insurance, Finance, ...

Ramnath brings more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished leader of technology initiatives for E-Commerce, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Insurance, Finance, and Entertainment industries.  Developing technology strategies that meet ROI targets and achieve business results for startups and Fortune 500 is his niche.

As Chief Technology Officer, Ramnath is responsible for outlining DDI’s technology vision, implementing technology strategies to yield competitive advantage, align DDI’s technology resources with company’s goals, ensuring high quality products as well as implementing a culture of security and compliance.

His higher education is global and characteristic of multiple master’s degrees in the fields of Biochemistry from Pune University and Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, MN.

Ramnath volunteers with the following non-profit organizations:

  • Ekal Vidyalaya is involved in education and village development in rural areas and tribal villages of India and Nepal.
  • Isha Foundation is dedicated to raising human consciousness and fosters global harmony through individual transformation.
Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance

Adam Dodge

Adam graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in History and English. He has been making decisions ...

Adam graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in History and English.  He has been making decisions with DDI since 2008.  In that time he’s held many different positions and worked in several capacities which gives him a unique perspective on methodologies for managers to employ when directing their teams.

In our country, the constantly changing and evolving regulatory patterns that our clients must adhere to vary from state to state, and staying on top of these laws and changes means our clients remain legally compliant.  Adam excels in this area, and when our clients decide to partner with DDI, they have peace of mind knowing that proven experience and deep industry knowledge are in their corner.

Similar to our CEO, Adam is an active participant in The Entrepreneurs’ Organization Key Executive Forum for many years.

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Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Carly Fliesher

Carly joined DDI in 2012, she left for an opportunity at GrubHub in 2017 and returned to DDI in 2019. With her experience, ...

Carly has a deep passion for building relationships, working directly with our internal team and DDI channel partners by helping them through every step of the process, which makes her the ‘networker’ of DDI. She finds her new role as Director of Strategic Partnerships deeply rewarding. When her partners succeed, she succeeds, and she carries this ideology with her when dealing with every partner regardless of how large or small their operation might be.

Carly joined DDI in 2012, she left for an opportunity at GrubHub in 2017 and returned to DDI in 2019. With her experience, she has witnessed first-hand the incredible growth in the gig economy in which DDI operates. This growth fuels her drive and passion for the industry, her partnerships, and for DDI. Her deep understanding and fundamental knowledge of our industry means she can confidently provide accurate and timely knowledge to our channel partners, paving the way for their success.

Vice President of Operations

Ernesto Martinez

With nearly 10 years of experience in the field, Ernesto brings an immense amount of value to DDI. Having been ...

With nearly 10 years of experience in the field, Ernesto brings an immense amount of value to DDI.  Having been with the company since 2014, he has been an integral part of DDI’s growth and current positioning in the market.  As the leader of our Enterprise Operations, Ernesto works directly with DDI’s largest clients and is a key stakeholder in the planning and execution of our expansion roadmap.

Ernesto brings with him subject matter expertise in onboarding processes optimization, screening, adjudication, and risk mitigation best practices.  Possessing a passion for problem-solving, Ernesto also works actively with cross-departmental teams in new business development and program implementation, and deployment.

Ernesto attended San Diego State University and is an alumnus of the Delta Xi chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Finance Controller

Subramanian Ramasubramanian

With over 20 years of experience, Rama brings strong leadership and expertise in accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and ...

With over 20 years of experience, Rama brings strong leadership and expertise in accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and internal reporting. He is driven by analytics, metrics and has successfully analyzed trends, identified problem areas, and implemented process improvements across various organizations.

Rama is a CPA and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, and a Master’s degree from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

As Financial Controller of DDI, Rama is responsible for enhancing and implementing financial processes and controls to ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial and management reporting data.

Director of Operations - Core Clients

Sean Milota

Sean has an extensive background in business development and operations management through his experience ...

Sean has an extensive background in business development and operations management through his experience working with one of the most prestigious restaurant development companies in Los Angeles. His entrepreneurial mindset, driven by the creation of multiple businesses in his youth and his network, brings a fresh outlook on current processes, practices, and models within DDI.
Sean’s education at the University of Southern California, receiving his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance, has proven to be a driving force behind his successes during his time managing Core Operations at DDI. His customer service, attention to detail and business modeling capabilities work in unison to establish and maintain the optimal experience for his clients.
Director of Human Resource

Thais Rodrigues

Thais has over 10 years of Human Resources experience in the Hospitality Industry. She has worked with small to...

Thais has over 10 years of Human Resources experience in the Hospitality Industry. She has worked with small to large management companies throughout the nation. Her knowledge of labor law and best practices allows her to provide beneficial insight to assist employee engagement and employer satisfaction.

She is passionate about team building, growth and development and people management. DDI’s first value “People First” speaks to her greatly as she agrees with the ideology from Bill Marriott “take care of the employee, they’ll take care of the client, and the business will take care of itself.”

Nicolette Garcia
Director of Operations - Enterprise

Nicolette Garcia

Nicolette graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Business Administration. She started her career working in Human Resources...

Nicolette graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in Business Administration. She started her career working in Human Resources before landing at DDI in 2018. Since then, she has held multiple positions and become very well versed on the many facets of DDI. As the leader of Enterprise Operations, she is directly working with DDI’s largest clients and is a key part of our expansion plan.

Nicolette prides herself on taking initiative and being proactive in all aspects of the role. Her passion for the industry and constantly improving DDI’s offerings are vital to the department. She is extremely focused on our onboarding processes optimization and program implementation.

Martin Munter
Director of Operations - Accounting

Martin Munter

Martin has worked in the gig economy for 10 years and has experienced all sides in the industry. He started out as a delivery driver, to becoming...

Martin has worked in the gig economy for 10 years and has experienced all sides in the industry. He started out as a delivery driver, to becoming a Regional Manager for one of the largest catering restaurant marketing firms in Southern California. With Martin’s dedication and hard work, LABite (now Grubhub) was able to break into the South Orange County market.

Martin joined DDI in 2019 as an Account Manager and since worked his way up to Director of Accounting. From the beginning, his attention to detail, persistence, and analytical skills have helped create tools to optimize many workflows within DDI. Martin has been an integral piece to improving how his department works through his contributions and teamwork.

Director of Product Management

Geetha Narayanan

With 17+ years in the computer software industry, Geetha provides expertise in various aspects of technology...

With 17+ years in the computer software industry, Geetha provides expertise in various aspects of technology including Project Management, Product Management, Release Management, and Quality Assurance. With understanding of Frontend and Backend technologies along with her strong Business Acumen, Geetha can implement her skills to improvise the process for a better Product Management.

Geetha has a Bachelor of Engineering in Informational Technology and a scrum certified product owner. As the Director of Product Management, She’s passionate in understanding core analytics and is responsible for improvising, standardizing and streamlining the existing process in product management, in turn enhancing the customer experience. She also helps set the strategy, roadmap and feature definition for upcoming products. Geetha works and collaborates closely with Engineering, Business and Operations, and Accounting teams.

Director of Engineering

Mayank Nigam

Accomplished technology expert with 18+ years, Mayank has professional IT experience in...

Accomplished technology expert with 18+ years, Mayank has professional IT experience in System Design, Application Development, Software Architecture, Project Management, Business Requirement Analysis and Implementation. Well acquainted with CMMI processes and followed it extensively in various projects. Performed architect, analyst, lead, and software development activities.

Mayank has a master’s degree in Computer Applications. As the Director of Engineering, Mayank is responsible for overseeing a team of software engineers to implement technical solution, products, and services. Mayank collaborates with Product Management, Business, Operations and Accounting. He is also responsible for defining the strategy and roadmap for upcoming products.