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
STEVEN CHOIUSA SALES REPRESENTATIVE
HUONG NGUYEN (ESTHER)PUBLIC RELATIONS AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
NGO HO (NATHAN)SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
ANH TON (JOSEPH)WEB DEVELOPER
DUNG DINH (JUNE)PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CEO
HOANG TRAN (AARON)WEB DEVELOPER
KONG LE (SAMUEL)WEB DEVELOPER
MAN NGUYEN (MARY)TEAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
VIET NGUYEN (WARREN)WEB DEVELOPER
ANH NGUYEN (LANA)DESIGN INTERN
TRA NGUYEN (TRACY)DESIGNER
THINH NGUYEN (TONY)DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST
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
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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.
USA SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Steven was born and raised in California, USA where he received a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley and a Masters of Divinity degree in Pastoral and General Ministries from Biola University. He began his career working as a Technical Analyst for MRW & Associates then as a Project Manager for Southern California Edison before joining Seadev as a US Sales Representative. Steven loves being a part of the Seadev team because of our family-like atmosphere, values-driven culture, and collective pride in our products and service. When he came on board, Steven’s expertise in process improvement and his focus on customer experience helped to drive innovation in many of our business processes. In his free time, Steven enjoys backpacking, woodworking, cooking Korean food, and working with his youth ministry.
HUONG NGUYEN (ESTHER)
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the Danang Foreign Language University, Esther joined the Seadev team in her initial role as the Personal Assistant to our CEO, James Price. Her outstanding communication, coordination, and teaching skills led her to be promoted to her current position as Seadev’s Public Relations and Training Coordinator. Esther is a perfect fit and reflection of Seadev’s culture of high standards and teamwork. Passionate about diverse cultures, people, and building relationships, when not at work, Esther enjoys exploring new cultures through music, food, and studying history and cultural traditions.
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.
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.
DUNG DINH (JUNE)
PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO CEO
Dung holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration from the Danang University of Economics where she majored in Financial Management. Before joining the Seadev family, she worked as an Educator for Passerelles Numeriques, an NGO that provides IT training. Dung is always on the lookout for new challenges to further develop her critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Dung’s interests outside of work includes a healthy lifestyle, but admits that like most of the team at Seadev, one of her guilty pleasures is bubble tea.
HOANG TRAN (AARON)
Hoang graduated from the University of Technology and Education with a degree in Information Technology before working as a web developer with Ateam Design then New Vision Tech Co., LTD. Since joining the Seadev team, he’s helped to contribute to our project management process and has continued to develop his coding and brainstorming skills. He enjoys working at Seadev because it’s an active environment where his team members are very supportive and always there to help each other. In his free time, Hoang likes to listen to music, research new digital products, play online games, watch cartoons, and go shopping with his wife.
KONG LE (SAMUEL)
After receiving a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the Da Nang University of Education, Kong spent three years expanding his web development skills through positions at Lexim, Lung Vang, and Unitech. His aptitude for research, honesty, and collaborative nature makes him a great team member. Kong feels that Seadev is a supportive and peaceful place to work, and appreciates that his role at Seadev allows him to develop his English language, IT, and soft skills on a daily basis. He likes to travel, go out with friends, and play computer games and watch anime in his free time.
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.
VIET NGUYEN (WARREN)
Viet attended the Da Nang University of Science and Technology where he received an Engineering degree with a specialization in the technology of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. His first career positions were with INCOSAF as an Inspector and then as a Telecommunication Tower Station Supervisor. He later served as a Vite Site Manager for Tri Dat JSC before pursuing his passion for web development. In these roles Viet learned the importance of holding yourself responsible not only to your company, but to its customers, and he has brought these values to his work at Seadev. Viet enjoys working with Seadev because it feels like family to him and because the leadership is funny and caring and always supports the team. We are always impressed with Viet’s passion, dedication, and the ways he pushes himself to always improve. Viet’s hobbies include relaxing with his family, building websites and plugins, and reading ebooks.
ANH NGUYEN (LANA)
Lana is a 4th year year student at Hue University College of Arts majoring in Multimedia Arts and Design. Seadev is where her professional dreams and ambition started. She loves being part of the Seadev family because it is a place where she can explore her creativity and potential, push her limitations, and foster great ideas. Designing and looking at things in different ways is a gift Lana wants to share with everyone. In her spare time, she enjoys taking photos, traveling, and exploring new cultures.
TRA NGUYEN (TRACY)
Tra is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City’s Van Lang University where she majored in Graphic Design. After college, she founded her own wedding planning business for which she served as the primary consultant, designer, and planner. Wanting to focus more on her graphic design career and her family she joined Seadev as a Designer working both in branding design and interface design. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter.
THINH NGUYEN (TONY)
DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST
After graduating with honors in Finance from the Danang University of Economics, Thinh followed his passion and launched his career in the tech space. Before joining the Seadev team he worked as a Market Research Specialist at Tripaneer, a Dutch tech startup offering platforms for trip planners around the world to promote their packages online. From his academic and prior career experience, Thinh provides value to our clients and our team through his uniquely diverse skill set spanning finance, travel and hospitality, digital marketing, content strategy, and software development. Outside of work his hobbies include gaming, playing piano and guitar, and overland motorcycling.