Founded in 2011, Seadev is a Digital Agency with development centers in Danang, Vietnam and representatives in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Our mission is to help small businesses and startups develop lasting connections with their customers through the use of web and app technology, creative design, and engaging marketing. We create products that inspire and relationships that last.
JAMES PRICEFOUNDER / CEO
ROGER FORDFOUNDER / CHAIRMAN
RYAN FORDFOUNDER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
VU HOANGDIGITAL PRODUCT DIRECTOR
HAN NGUYEN (JOY)OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
ROBIN BARNESMARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR
THUONG PHAM (KAT)CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER
LAM DO (LUKE)CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER
SETH MARSHUSA SALES REPRESENTATIVE
NGO HO (NATHAN)SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
CHAU TRIEU (DAVID)SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER
ANH TON (JOSEPH)WEB DEVELOPER
ERIC AVONGWEB DEVELOPER
HOANG LEJUNIOR WEB DEVELOPER
HUONG NGUYEN (ESTHER)PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CEO
MAN NGUYEN (MARY)TEAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
PHUONG NGUYENGRAPHIC DESIGNER
VU DAO (KEN)WEB DESIGNER
120M+Client Brand Impressions
25Countries With Work Experience
352Internal Training Workshops
9,800Meals Shared Together
28,600Cups of Vietnamese Coffee
Our inspiration comes from family, celebrations, diversity, fitness, legos, education, food and bubble tea.
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
We are always looking for hardworking, talented people who love creating inspiration for others. Check out our open positions here.
“When we’re making the decision to hire someone, it’s more about adding that person to our family. ”
- VU HOANG, DIGITAL PRODUCT DIRECTOR
We don’t just look for inspiration, we help create it.
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FOUNDER / CEO
James began his software career designing web applications for government contractors in the United States. He founded Seadev to bring international standard technology consulting and outsourcing to Vietnam and to help integrate the developing world into the global economy. James graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology, focusing on Information Knowledge Management.
FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN
An American entrepreneur, business professor, and author, Dr. Ford has worked in Vietnam and Southeast Asia since 1992. As a former Fulbright Senior Scholar to Vietnam, Dr. Ford has a wide range of business, education, and consulting experience in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Iraq, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, and other countries. Dr. Ford is also the acting Chairman of South China Sea Development Company, Limited.
FOUNDER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Ryan began his career in Vietnam as a Senior Sales and Marketing Executive for Indochina Land, where he worked in residential sales, stakeholder relations and special events. He grew up in the USA and Vietnam and is a graduate of the United Nations International School of Hanoi. He later attended Syracuse University where he received a degree, with honors, from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a focus on Intercultural Communications and Modern Foreign Languages. He speaks English, Vietnamese, Chinese, and French and is conversant in several other European and Asian languages.
DIGITAL PRODUCT DIRECTOR
Vu’s interest in technology and design led him to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the Da Nang University of Technology. Vu also spent a year studying Computer Information Systems in California, USA. Before bringing his passion for graphic design to the Seadev family, Vu worked as a freelance graphic designer and website administrator. He takes great pride in every project, knowing that each design connects people together from across the globe.
HAN NGUYEN (JOY)
Joy has a Masters in Environmental Technology Engineering from the Da Nang University of Technology and a Bachelors of English Degree from the Da Nang College of Foreign Languages. Joy worked as a Customer Service Assistant for Unilever Vietnam and has provided management assistance, research, and translation services for several foreign-owned projects such as Bread of Life, Orphan Voice and LUCCi (Land Use and Climate Change Interaction). Joy thrives on challenges and takes great delight in the success of Seadev’s clients. Joy oversees our operations with cross-cultural adeptness, implements plans that increase our effectiveness, and evaluates business procedures in compliance with client requirements. Joy also makes time to participate in volunteer work for disadvantaged minority groups and provides translation services on charity trips.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR
Natively from the Philadelphia area of the United States, Robin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Rutgers University and a Graduate degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of marketing, fundraising, and sales. Prior to joining the Seadev family, she worked as a major gifts fundraiser for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and led the marketing department of the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Robin enjoys travel, motorbike riding, art, nature, cooking, reading, and photography and is happiest when she is learning new things and helping others.
THUONG PHAM (KAT)
CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER
Kat holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the Da Nang University School of Economics (DUE) where she specialized in Tourism and Services Management. Prior to joining the Seadev family, she held several part-time positions while dedicating her time to volunteering with the DUE Youth Union. Kat excels at organizing information and tasks to help the Seadev family work ever-more efficiently. She loves connecting with and helping other people. When Kat has free time, she likes to do things that are both relaxing and useful for personal development such as traveling, reading books, hanging out with friends, and learning English.
LAM DO (LUKE)
CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER
Luke holds a Bachelor of Computer Applications Degree from Christ University in Bangalore, India. Before joining the Seadev family in 2014 as our Director of IT, he worked in sales as the Account Manager for FPT Information System Company and also served as the IT Project Executive for Petro Vietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation. Luke has an adventurous spirit and thrives on overcoming challenges. He regularly pushes himself and the Seadev team to achieve new heights . In his free time Luke likes to travel and enjoys diving, hiking, and taking motorbike road trips.
USA SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Seth graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Business Administration. His diverse experience in technology, marketing, human resources, and logistics ideally positions him to represent our US based clients. Prior to joining the Seadev family, Seth was a client through his nonprofit organization CUED-IN. Seadev supported CUED-IN from early concept development to ongoing technology solutions, branding and online marketing.
NGO HO (NATHAN)
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Nathan is the IT team’s “funny guy” with a passion for technology and a penchant for singing while he works. He majored in System Network Administration and has additional training in Programming and Web Developing from the Software Development Center of Da Nang University and Passerelles Numériques Vietnam. Nathan thrives on challenge and works hard to stay on top of his game–an eagerness that overflows into his enthusiastic dedication to both team and clients. Nathan is hungry to know as much as possible about the digital and technology industries and in his free time can usually be found listening to music and reading up on the latest mobile development and web technology news.
CHAU TRIEU (DAVID)
SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER
David majored in Information Technology Systems at the College of Information Technology in Da Nang and brings five years of experience in web development, team leadership, and project management to the Seadev family. He loves to travel on his motorbike and play guitar and chess.
ANH TON (JOSEPH)
Joseph always had a passion for information technology but didn’t have a chance to tap into it until the end of high school when he finally had access to computers. After graduating from the College of Information Technology in Da Nang, he was a part of an enhanced programming PHP course at The Training Center of Information Technology IDE. Before joining the Seadev family as a web developer, Joseph worked at a few different software companies in Da Nang including The Flat World Software Company and Technological Development Ngoi Sao Viet Media Co. LTD. Joseph has an ambitious spirit and is always looking for opportunities to learn. He loves reading books, discovering technology, studying psychology and traveling on his motorbike.
After graduating from NIIT (National Institute of Information Technology) in Nigeria with a Professional Diploma in Software Engineering, Eric then went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree of Honors in Computing from University of Greenwich. After graduation, Eric joined Seadev as an Intern before being promoted to a full-time Web Developer. During his spare time, he enjoys researching, listening to music, reading books and connecting with friends.
JUNIOR WEB DEVELOPER
After graduating from Danang University of Technology (DUT) with a bachelor degree in embedded system program, Hoang started his career as a Java Developer at FPT Software Company where he discovered his interest in front-end web development. After deciding to focus his work solely on web development, he joined Seadev where he currently focuses his skills on quality control and testing and is learning new skills every day from his web development colleagues. When he is not working, he loves participating in sports, playing video games and hanging out with friends.
HUONG NGUYEN (ESTHER)
PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CEO
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Da Nang Foreign Language University, Esther joined the Seadev family as the Personal Assistant to the CEO. At Seadev she utilizes her experience and educational background in International Studies to maximize the efficiency of our team while always keeping our focus on the clients. Esther is passionate about cultures, people, and building relationships. You can always find Esther exploring new cultures through music, new food and studying history and cultural traditions.
MAN NGUYEN (MARY)
TEAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Mary has a Bachelor’s of English degree from Da Nang Foreign Language University. As Seadev’s Team Support Specialist, Mary’s role is instrumental in creating a comfortable environment that enables our content creators, developers, and support teams to focus on providing the best possible service to our clients. Mary has a compassionate heart that leads her to give back to the community through a variety of outreach opportunities. Her passion for service blends naturally with her dedicated attention to detail, a valuable asset to both our team and the local community. In her free time, Mary enjoys reading books, flower arranging, and volunteering her time and talents.
Phuong studied architecture and received his Associate’s Degree from the College of Technology at the University of Da Nang, as well as an advanced diploma in Multimedia from Arena Multimedia. Phuong focuses his work on Seadev’s Media Arts team on photo editing and web design. He loves art, learning new things and helping others. In his free time, Phuong enjoys listening to music, playing video games or sports and hanging out with friends.
VU DAO (KEN)
With his artistic temperament and passion for graphic design, Ken became a multimedia arts and design student of Hue University’s College of Arts. Ken’s role as a web designer with Seadev is integral to the Media Arts team. Ken gains inspiration for his designs from travelling, photography, music and friendships.