Who We Are

Our innovation team uses one-of-a-kind audience activation to launch and run epic challenges.

Our Story.

SensisChallenges is a practice within our integrated multicultural marketing and advertising agency stationed in Washington, D.C. We were founded in 2015 by Michael Contreras,a former rocket scientist who designed and launched the SunShot Solar Catalyst challenge for the Department of Energy. At Sensis, he and his team have executed similar prize challenges—designing, launching, and managing various crowdsourcing competitions for the US Army, Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, Project Paradigm, Department of Health and Human Services, and KaBoom! Meet the team that will help take your organization’s innovation to the next level.

Challenges Team

Adam Karides

Office Assistant | Data Communications Specialist, DC

Andrew Burnette

Sr. Digital Strategist / Analyst, DC

Dan Stepanian-Bennett

Sr. Social Media Manager, DC

Jessica Rodriguez Cardona

Client Success Manager, SensisChallenges | Account Supervisor, DC

Oliver Gerland IV

Prize Architect | Jr. Strategist, DC

Sarah Palm

Account Executive, DC