About > our company

Principals:

EJ Restrepo
President

He is the founding Director of Nth Degree Group.

After experiencing Marc Ison Design's professionalism and breadth of services first hand during a visit to Las Vegas, EJ decided to help encourage growth of the Association Managemen-side of the business by suggesting that a new company be formed that was better named to represent more than design services.  Marc Ison Design officially closed in 2010 and transferred its client list to the new corporation.

By opening an office in Colombia, South America, EJ was able to move a majority of the design and simple administration to a lower cost center, thus lowering the hourly charges for non-profits and other businesses.

EJ is an integral part of the Nth Degree success story with hands-on management and continued investment.

Anderson Velez
Director,
Medellin Office

Anderson is the Director of our Colombian Office.  He is currently studying English to be an even greater asset to the firm.

Barry Lippold
Director,
International Projects and Sales

Barry is our Consultant for International Projects. Barry has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Franchising, Marketing, Printing, Design and Website Marketing and has been instrumental in our change from a domestic company to a company with an international presence.

Barry is also a singer/songwriter who continues to record music for projects. Barry splits his time between living in Southern Florida and visiting Medellin.

John Carlos Cortes
Production Assistant, Las Vegas Office

John Carlos assists us with banking, pick-ups, deliveries and the like during his time off.  He also often manages the production our print projects.  He is a digital printing expert with many years of experience, and currently also works at AlphaGraphics, our nationwide printing partner.

Johan Peleaz
Programer
Medellin Office

Jhonatan is our "go to" guy for all of our web programming needs, and there are certainly a lot of them!  Databases, Video Games, Smartphone apps --- You name it and Jhonatan can program it!  He's also one of those rare programmers who can "dummy down" the communication for the rest of us!  He is also studying English to assist our US clients with greater capacity.

Steven Cuartas
HR Assistant,
Medellin Office

Steven finished his internship with Nth Degree, and now teaches at the very college from which he graduated!  He continues to consult with us and assist us with detailed projects and training.  He is very fluent in English and is a very competent designer.

Gabriela Medina
Medellin Office

What is an office without an office Mom?  Gaby takes care of all of us; Feeds us, cleans us (well, sorry, cleans the office!), prepares the ingredients so that our resident Chef (Barry) can go all "Rachael Ray" and whip up our meals in 30 minutes or less.  Oh, and the best part, she gives relaxing massages!