North America Team

We know what we’re doing. We love what we’re doing.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DDC North America boasts a strong team with more experience than anyone else in the industry. Decades in project management, data entry, claims processing, finance and accounting fields have equipped DDC North America with an expertise in not just data processing, but achieving significant, tangible results for our world class clientele.

Get to know the DDC North America management team:

Art Zipkin, President, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Art graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management. After graduation, he managed operations and new business initiatives for Milliken & Company, John Harland Company (now Harland Clarke), IMTECH, Input Services and Lason.

Art joined DDC in 2003 and helped to develop some of the company's first US-based BPO clients out of its Georgia operation through DDC USA & later, DDC FPO in Colorado. He has led the company through exponential growth in the AP, Freight/LTL Carrier, Insurance, Medical Payment and Shared Services markets. Through the years, he has formed strong partnerships with leaders across industries, and he has witnessed DDC's North American clientele grow exponentially. In his free time, Art enjoys spending quality time with his family in the Georgian countryside.

Marissa Crotty, CFO & President of Finance & Administration of The DDC Group

Before joining DDC, Marissa took her Bachelor of Science in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin to the legal field in the U.S. Virgin Islands. After joining the DDC family in 2006, she moved back to the continental U.S. where she oversaw the incorporation of DDC FPO in Colorado. As a member of the global executive management team, Marissa works closely with state-side DDC President Art Zipkin, as well as The DDC Group’s CEO & Co-Founder Jan Trevalyan.

In addition to her work with DDC, Marissa graduated in 2010 with an honors degree in Pastry Arts from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Beyond all things culinary, she enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors and spending quality time with her family.

Teresa Peyton, Vice President of Operations, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Teresa joined DDC in 2013. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience in data processing and application development for the AP, Freight/LTL Carrier and Medical Payments industries.

She has extensive experience in managing global data processing projects and teams for today's leading corporations. At DDC, she works closely with the IT development team to design high-performance business solutions of an international scope for DDC’s world-class clientele. In her spare time, you can find Teresa enjoying quality time with her family and friends, watching the Atlanta Falcons play football, and going to the beach.

 

Chad Crotty, Vice President of Sales, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Chad joined the DDC team in 2010 to facilitate sales growth for our North American divisions, DDC USA & DDC FPO. He came to DDC with over 20 years of sales, brand management, and marketing related experience in a number of industries and demonstrated impressive results. Through Chad’s direction, DDC has more than doubled our client list, expanded our set of service offerings, and increased our annual revenues by more than 50%. Prior to joining our team, he previously developed regional markets in the highly competitive alcohol industry working with premium brands such as Absolut Vodka, Cruzan Rum, and Miller Brewing.

Chad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and was the first male in his family to graduate from college. He has settled in Colorado (where our DDC FPO headquarters are located) with his wife and 2 small children. Professionally, he enjoys seeing our company grow exponentially and seeing the fruits of the teams’ labor. Personally, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading a good history or adventure book, or exploring the endless amounts of beautiful places in the Western US.

Quetura Hudson, Vice President of Project Management, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Prior to joining DDC’s project management team in 2006, Quetura managed data entry and processing teams in the non-profit sector at Grizzard Communications Group. Today, she collaborates with DDC’s departments and international divisions to develop solution offerings for Freight, HR, Banking and Medical Payment clientele.

In addition to overseeing our North American projects, Quetura works closely with DDC’s HR team to implement “team building” initiatives for DDC USA’s employees, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quetura graduated Magna Cum Laude from Albany State University with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science Administration. Outside of DDC, you can find her spending time with her family and friends.

Dan Kaiser, Vice President of IT, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Dan graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Wilmington College in Ohio. After running his own company Information Management Solutions and Services for many years, Dan joined DDC in 2007.

Today, he runs DDC’s IT department and works hand-in-hand with Vice President of Operations Teresa Peyton to custom-design all client solutions. He writes original software and builds applications from the ground up –with a specialty in Business Process Automation applications. Dan loves to brainstorm with IT moguls in the industry to find synergies between clients to create unique, collaborative solutions. When he does get a spare moment of free time, you can find him fishing.

Luna Boyd, Director of Client Solutions, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

Before joining DDC, Luna emigrated from the Philippines to Toronto, Canada. During her time in Canada, she served as a data service supervisor and gained experience in business management and supervisory skills. Luna’s knowledge of challenging objectives and implementation of procedural methods leave DDC clients pleased with the increase in project accuracy and productivity. She has assisted with the creation of the DDC Intelligence System and has created other DDC FPO service offerings including Rate Auditing and POD Retrieval. She has a vast knowledge of the LTL billing industry and her latest projects have her into the world of analytics and website/mobile app development.

Luna graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Holy Angel University in the Philippines and earned an operations certificate in Computer Programming Proficiency. Outside of DDC, she enjoys spending time with her husband Raul and their son Thomas. She is a member of Christian World Ministries in Florida, where she serves as President of the Women's Ministry.

Cassandra Reed, Marketing Manager, DDC FPO & DDC USA of The DDC Group

First generation American and Northern California native, Cassandra brings to DDC over a decade of experience in driving brand development and managing company operations to increase business sales from the fine-foods to the finance industry. She strives for results-driven growth and works diligently to cohesively align the needs of DDC’s clientele through quality marketing initiatives.

The first in her family to attend college, she graduated Cum Laude from Santa Clara University in California with double-degrees: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Minor in International Studies and Bachelor of Arts in French and German, Minor in Spanish. Outside her love of marketing, you can find Cassandra traveling or enjoying the great outdoors with her husband Shaun -be it at home gardening, up in the sky flying airplanes as Pilot-in-Command, out on the ocean bareboat sailing, down in the canyons rock climbing, or hiking up some wild mountain.