Meet the Team

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Randy Gerson

Chief Executive Officer/Partner

Award-winning Marketing/Sales Leader with over two decades of experience. Skilled in increasing ROI with a strong record of outperforming business peers. Talented relationship builder and master collaborator who consistently establishes foundations of service, integrity, and trust. Creates/leads high-performing teams who progress beyond expectation.

Seasoned Marketing Executive delivering superior marketing plans and strategies that achieve revenue growth, cost savings and lead generation across multiple industries.

 

Companies include Xerox, Experian, FedEx, Unitrin Direct, SD DMA, ToGo Brands, The Perfect Workout, and NutraGen.

 

Accomplishments include: leading direct response marketing & sales initiatives; strategic guidance, knowledge of market trends, consumer attitudes, and competitors; building brand awareness, lead generation, pipeline, and revenue; coaching and mentoring teams to ensure long-term customer satisfaction.

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Chris d'Eon

Chief Marketing Officer/Partner

With over 20 years of marketing experience, Chris has been responsible for Digital, Mobile, Radio, TV, Catalog, Direct Mail, Print and Brand advertising.

 

Prior to being a marketing consultant helping dozens of companies implement innovative, cost-efficient, scalable marketing programs, Chris has held the following senior management roles:

• V.P. Marketing at Pathway Genomics (Founders-Fund backed)
• Senior V.P. at RealAge.com (the largest health database in the world, purchased by Hearst, Inc)
• Original V.P. Marketing ProFlowers.com (public, then bought by FTD)
• Direct Marketing Manager at Intuit's TurboTax
 

He has also taught marketing at EvoNexus (startup incubator), WeWork, San Diego State University, Cal Poly and Point Loma Nazarene.  He is the former president of the San Diego chapter of the Direct Marketing Association and has received The Margaret Sellers Award as the marketer of the year.
 

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Brian Carter

Chief Growth Officer/Partner

Brian Carter is a marketer, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author selected by IBM as a Futurist and recognized as "an expert you should listen to" by LinkedIn. He has appeared in media including Bloomberg TV, ABC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, AdWeek and The New York Times. In his 20 years of business, Brian has worked with organizations of all sizes, including Microsoft, McDonald's, NBC, Salesforce, JP Morgan, Humana and The U.S. Army.

A trusted expert and influencer for a decade, Brian has taught many students in his areas of expertise, which include leadership, management, sales, generational differences, social media, customer service, teamwork and marketing. He has 250,000 online fans and reaches an overall audience of over 3 million people each year. Brian's ideas and insights come from 20 years of trailblazing work in the modern business world, up-to-date experience and deep case studies. His hands-on, consultative and speaking work with 100's of companies means you get deep business expertise by collaborating with him.

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Max Warren

Chief Solutions Architect

Max is an expert at building and optimizing marketing and sales systems and processes.  He connects the dots from lead generation to sales enablement, helping facilitate realized opportunities and measurable growth. 

Max has considerable experience working for a number of  telecommunications companies and managed services startups across the US. He has also launched and run three businesses and learned firsthand the challenges business owners face. Over the course of twenty-three years, he has honed his expertise in sales processes, CRM’s and sales enablement systems, and business development. As a seasoned entrepreneur and sales leader, he's passionate about helping business owners navigate challenges, fail effectively, and ultimately grow their companies.

 

Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and hiking with his family, studying military history, and practicing martial arts. 

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Kris Palouda

VP Marketing

With over 20 years of marketing experience, Kris has been responsible for Digital, Mobile, Radio, Affiliate, Partner, Direct Mail, Print and Brand advertising.

Kris has held senior management roles in biotech, digital and personal development companies. She has led teams, had P&L responsibility and been through both funding and the sale/merger process.

 

She is certified in online teaching by the University of California San Diego and has helped hundreds of organizations train marketers and consultants. Her expertise spans globally as the country of Ireland hired her to teach their technology companies how to market themselves effectively internationally. 

 

Kris is passionate about helping individuals understand marketing fundamentals and best practices.

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Jeff Thacker

Sales Director

With over 20 years of experience working with nationally recognized companies, Jeff has a proven record of helping companies grow their sales.

 

Jeff has created repeatable processes to dramatically increase sales, create highly effective marketing tools, and build rock-solid relationships with clients.

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Casey Hyland

Marketing Director

Casey Hyland is a senior marketing leader with 10+ years of experience in creating, directing, and implementing sales and marketing activities. Her incredible organizational and communication skills paired with an extraordinary sense of strategy and timing have helped her develop, deploy and manage an array of successful initiatives. 
 
Casey specializes in marketing strategy, campaign execution and analysis, content creation, vendor/team management, and process development. She is also a Direct Marketing Association Certified Marketing Professional and a certified Google Ads expert. 
 
Casey is constantly keeping up to date with emerging technology and enjoys learning about all the new apps in marketing. She is a voracious reader with a strong appetite for learning and loves any opportunity to broaden her expertise.

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Gary Ruplinger

Head of Innovation

Gary is a master a filling company pipelines with leads and MQLs (Marketing Qualified Leads).  He is the team leader who will implement a surround sound marketing approach to target prospects in various channels. He will build an automated, predictable sales engine for sophisticated products and services.

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Sah Ramos

Marketing Operations Manager

Sah works with cross-functional teams to track, coordinate, and implement marketing deliverables/tactics throughout the creative process. She coordinates deliverables from the campaign launch, builds the project management system, and connects with stakeholders. She tracks progress to meet deadlines.