We Exist to Show You the Way Forward

Digital Surgeons is a creative innovation and design firm hell bent on discovering new ways to build brand and consumer connections. We are a passionate group of marketing strategists, creatives, and technologists, all makers and doers ready to design the future of brand experiences.


Meet our leadership team


Pete Sena

CCO / Founder

David Salinas

CEO / Co-Founder

BJ Kito

VP of Business Development

Mark Myrick

Creative Director

Trisha Stefani

Media Director

Stephen Diorio

VP of Digital Transformation

Pete Sena founded Digital Surgeons almost a decade ago in order to couple innovative ideas with peerless execution. Equally adept at creative strategy, design, and technology, Pete has built and led cross-functional teams delivering a number of successful, award-winning, multi-channel programs and activations for leading global brands, including Epic Games, MTV, Irrational Games, Sharp Electronics, Guess, Fender Music Corporation, Ovation Guitars, Lady Gaga and Barneys New York, USTA, and United Technologies Corp.

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David Salinas co-founded Digital Surgeons in an effort to build a world-class digital-first creative agency. As CEO, he continually pushes his team beyond the strategy and tactics of traditional and digital agencies. While the offline and online worlds continue to blur into one, David helps brands to create experiences that crossover into this new territory. To date David has produced award winning results for the likes of Lady Gaga and Barneys, NY Islanders, USTA, Epic Games, Fender Music, Numark Industries, Vince Camuto, Sharp Electronics and more. He is passionate about working with innovators, startups, mavericks, and industry leaders.

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BJ Kito is a true Renaissance man. He is a lawyer, entrepreneur, marketing guru, and sportsman. Educated at Boston University's School of Management and Quinnipiac University's School of Law, he's started businesses, practiced law focusing on business transactions, and has been an avid golfer for over 26 years. After joining Digital Surgeons as a partner in 2010, he's maintained intimate involvement in all aspects of the agency from operations/production, to new business and marketing strategy.

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Mark Myrick is an award-winning Creative Director with over 10 years of experience in creative marketing and advertising. He creates unique digital experiences based on rock-solid strategic thinking, unique insights, and great ideas. Mark is not only obsessed with pixel perfection; he strives to make everything we do on-strategy, on-brand, and highly effective. He's passionate about creating user experiences and campaigns that build relationships between brands and their clientele. Some of those brands include: Ovation Guitars, Gretsch Drums, Crossfit, CamelBak, Edible Arrangements, United Technologies, Bellagio Casino, and Mirage Casino.

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Trisha is a seasoned media professional with over a decade of global experience working with brands to build innovative advertising programs. She joined Digital Surgeons in 2013, bringing her knowledge, relationships, digital media technology and platforms to our client partners. She has deep experience in the sports, live events, fashion, retail and finance industry; accelerating brands such as the USTA, Kit and Ace, SoFi, Arccos and CamelBak. Trisha leads the media services team across multiple offices, focusing efforts in the development and execution of integrated media campaigns that deliver efficiency and measurable results.

Stephen Diorio is an established authority in go-to-market innovation with over 25 years of experience helping marketing and sales executives leverage digital technologies to measurably grow sales, improve marketing productivity, and differentiate the customer experience. As leader of the Digital Transformation practice, Stephen helps CEOs and CMOs take advantage of digital, mobile and social technology to unlock the growth potential in their businesses.

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We’re headquartered in New Haven, CT. A vibrant city steeped in history with a culture of innovation. We love its energy, independent spirit, and crazy-good food scene. We’re proud to call it home.

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