Our People

Brian Neville

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Limerick, Ireland.

Worst mistake I ever made

was setting the toilet on fire.

The movie about me would star

Donnie Wahlberg.

Julie Schweigert

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Tuscany - my favorite place on earth.

One thing you must do in

New York is check out Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

snacks, snacks and snacks. Also, I need a real desk calendar to remember which city I'll be in on any given day!

Lisa Amann

Human Resources

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a singing sensation/rock star (my voice is not so impressive, but I always aimed high).

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

someplace balmy with white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and frothy beverages.

For my first concert, I saw

George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers.

Lisa Fasana

Strategy

One thing you must do in

Chicago is the architectural boat tour.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

sunlight, organization, inspiration.

My life's motto:

"Make it happen."

Abraham Green

Client Services

My first job was

in Audio Engineering.

I want to be known for

my music.

The movie about me would star

Doug E. Doug aka Santa Coffie from Cool Runnings.

Alison Romer

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Thailand to hang on the beach, go for an elephant ride and hike with the tigers.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

"irregardless." It's not even a real word, so it shouldn't have to be officially eliminated; but, irregardless, I would like to make it official.

I cannot turn the TV off if a so-bad-it's-good sci-fi shark movie is on.

Alli McGuire

Finance

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

a deserted beach in the Caribbean.

One thing you must do in

Italy is participate in Carnivale – don't forget your mask!

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

"crazy cat lady."

Aly Euler

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a professional basketball player… then I stopped growing.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Corolla, North Carolina.

My life's motto:

"You can dream a little dream or you can live a little dream, I'd rather live it, because dreamers always chase but never get it." -Aesop Rock

Alysse Gryzwa

Client Services

My first job was

to keep my Tamagotchi alive. I was fired two weeks later.

My life's motto:

”It’s night at the museum and this exhibit is coming to life.” -Adam DeMamp

I cannot turn the TV off if

the Geico “Cold Cuts” commercial is on.

Amanda DePalma-Gable

Creative Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a flight attendant.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Cuba. I'd like to visit my mother's homeland before the embargo ends and they step out of the 1960s.

My anthem would be

“Hoppípolla" by Sigur Rós. The lyrics are in a made up language, so the song is about whatever you want it to be.

Amanda Ramonez

Social/Digital

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Puerto Rico.

My life's motto:

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything."

One thing nobody knows about me is

I helped Journey set up for a concert when I was 10.

Amanda St. Pierre

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Patagonia.

My first job was

a po' boy extraordinaire and cashier at DiMartino's Muffulettas.

I cannot turn the TV off if Forrest Gump is on.

Amy Cicero

Client Services

For my first concert, I saw

Britney Spears.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I have two different colored eyes (one brown and one green).

I cannot turn the TV off if CSI is on.

Anastasia Bailoni

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

an animation artist for Disney.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

somewhere I have never been.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is take the architectural boat tour along the river.

Angie Bertelsman

Creative Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Italy, and hopefully Spain!

One thing you must do in

Chicago is the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise on a beautiful, sunny day.

For my first concert, I saw

The Beach Boys.

Ashley Brewer

Accounting

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My parents.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

Post-it notes, my water cup and my candy jar.

For my first concert, I saw

the Beach Boys at the Illinois State Fair.

Ben Cheek

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

Glen Plake, mohawk and all.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

ski country.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I lived in a tepee for four months in Frisco, Colorado.

Ben Kahling

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a commercial airline pilot.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

London.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is eat a burger at Kuma's.

Brian Balok

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a train engineer.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Yosemite.

My anthem would be

"I've Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash.

Brian Cole

Client Services

One thing you must do in

Detroit is take in a Tigers game, then get Slows Bar BQ and a Michigan beer.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

Sharpies, a to-do list and water. Not mixed together.

For my first concert, I saw

Huey Lewis & the News.

Brian Mericle

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

Superman.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Bora Bora.

I know I'm doing a good job when

I wake up the next day without any concerns.

Brian Spicka

Finance

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a professional soccer player.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

somewhere warm.

My first job was

a bank teller.

Bryan Babiarz

Creative Services

I want to be known for

how deep I can make my voice.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

my sketchbook, a micron pen and some form of caffeine.

My first job was

at Blockbuster, I was totally the most knowledgeable when it came to movie trivia.

Carlos Davila

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My mother.

I know I’m doing a good job when

the team I'm on delivers enlightening solutions to clients, exceeding their expectations.

My anthem would be

"La Mer" by Charles Trénet.

Cesar Hakim

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

London.

For my first concert, I saw

Kiss.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

”Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Chelsea Kamps

Client Services

For my first concert, I saw

Usher.

I want to be known for

my freestyle rap skills.

I cannot turn the TV off if

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is on.

Chris Williams

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Scotland to play golf at St Andrews.

My anthem would be

"What Country Is" by Luke Bryan.

My life’s motto:

"Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.” – The Lone Survivor

Christy Hart

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a Disney character voice (specifically for Simba).

For my first concert, I saw

Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley.

My anthem would be

"Street Corner Symphony" by Rob Thomas.

Courtney Lochner

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Paris, Rio or Krakow.

I want to be known for

my novel.

The movie about me would star

Piper Perabo. There was actually a movie produced by Moxie Pictures I wrote the screenplay for and she played me. No complaints here!

Cyndi Dunn

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

Xena: Warrior Princess.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Galapagos or Madagascar.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I was a game show contestant.

Dan Crowe

Client Services

For my first concert, I saw

Sum 41 opening up for Blink-182.

My anthem would be

"I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

"very."

Dan Sullivan

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

someplace I’ve never been before.

One thing you must do in

Hollywood is visit Universal Studios (ask for Babs).

My life's motto:

"It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Daniel Kim

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

Apa: confidence & pride. Oma: honor & compassion. Joseph: strength & wisdom. Friends: everything else.

My anthem would be

"Everlong" by Foo Fighters.

My life's motto:

"There are no mistakes, only gifts."

Drew Hove

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

St. John, USVI. Who doesn't love umbrella drinks and a secluded beach or two?!

One thing you must do in

Nashville is visit downtown Franklin, about 20 minutes south hides a small town with rich history, quaint little shops and great food.

My life's motto:

"Let up for a second, and that is where you will finish."

Drew Stetson

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My parents. They are the two hardest working people I know.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

coffee, an additional monitor and a mechanical pencil.

My first job was

a bank teller.

EB Jackson

Client Services

I know I'm doing a good job when

my desk is an absolute disaster!

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

coffee, coffee and Diet Coke.

My life's motto:

"Pretty girls, do pretty things." — the product of a private, all girls' high school.

Elizabeth Baez

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

the Dominican Republic.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

hand lotion, water and candy.

My first job was

a counter girl at Carlo's Bakery, the Cake Boss place!

Ellie Meyer

Strategy

I know I'm doing a good job when

no one is bothering me. I always try to answer the question before it's asked.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

headphones, a cup of coffee and my TI-83 graphing calculator ("accidentally borrowed" from my high school calculus class…whoops).

I cannot turn the TV off if Top Chef is on.

Elyse Cress

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

an Olympic gymnast. I even helped my dad build a balance beam out of 2x4s.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

Starbucks coffee, fine point Sharpie markers (can't write with pens) and Clorox wipes (I'm a clean freak).

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

"living the dream." If you're already living your dream, what's next? Life is a work in progress and dreams evolve over time.

Emily Berg

Insights

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Tokyo.

My first job was

a Subway "sandwich artist."

I want to be known for

treating others with kindness.

Erin Brucks

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a dolphin trainer.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

any sort of place with hiking and lots of nature. Currently looking at Croatia and those national parks.

My first job was

a barista. It jumpstarted my dependence on coffee.

Gisel Luna

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

the Dominican Republic.

One thing you must do in

NYC is visit the Brooklyn Bridge.

I cannot turn the TV off if

Modern Family is on.

Hanna Soltys

Creative Services

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

a Magic 8 ball, paddle ball and library books.

My anthem would be

"Walkin' on Sunshine" by Katrina & the Waves.

Worst mistake I ever made,

Bungee jumping off the tree house with a jump rope. It didn't go well. At all.

Heather Beck

Finance

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

an African safari.

My anthem would be

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I've taken flight lessons and obtaining my pilot's license is on my bucket list.

Heidi Kosoglov

Client Services

For my first concert, I saw

Michael Jackson.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I can juggle.

I cannot turn the TV off if Law & Order is on.

Holly Tighe

Client Services

One thing you must do in

Dallas is grab a burger and beer at Adair's Saloon. Play some classic country on the jukebox at this honky tonk bar…cowboy boots required!

For my first concert, I saw

Bruce Springsteen on the Born in the USA tour.

My first job was

at Barefoot Contessa. Ask me how I served marinara sauce instead of gazpacho soup at a catering party.

Jackie Flahaven

Recruitment

One thing you must do in

Captiva Island, FL, is go to Mucky Duck and watch a beautiful sunset.

For my first concert, I saw

Aaron Carter.

I cannot turn the TV off if Modern Family is on.

Jamal Kennedy

Client Services

One thing you must do in

New York is climb the Empire State Building… just kidding, ring the starting bell at the NY Stock Exchange.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

a pen, a pad, and a picture of my family.

My first job was

sweeping the floor in the barbershop and bagging groceries.

Janeida Rodriguez

Office Management

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

the remote beaches and rainforests of Puerto Rico.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

garlic pita chips, lipstick and my poetry journal for when inspiration strikes.

My anthem would be

"Titanium" by Sia.

Jenny Kelly-Cogdal

Public Relations

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a ballerina or a chef, but mostly a ballerina.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

Growing up in a small town and my family's constant encouragement.

My first job was

scooping ice cream at Time Out Ice Cream Parlor.

Jess Staldine

Creative Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My grandmother.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

”irregardless” or “bae.” It’s a tie.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I can play the piano upside down.

Jill Rubach

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

8.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

the Shire.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My folks. They're the bee's knees.

Jillian Szymczak

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Italy.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My mom. She will forever be one of my closest friends.

I cannot turn the TV off if Chopped is on.

Jon Krusen

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a professional baseball player.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is go to Lincoln Park Zoo.

I cannot turn the TV off if White Sox baseball is on.

Julie Burke

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Cinque Terra, Italy.

My anthem would be

"I'm So Paid" by Akon feat. Lil Wayne.

Kate McCarthy

Recruitment

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a teacher.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Roma, Italia.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

headphones, a cup of coffee, and a notebook.

Katie Campbell

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Interlaken, Switzerland, for cliff jumping and diving into glacial waters.

Worst mistake I ever made,

Rocky Mountain oysters.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language it would be

”I literally can’t even.”

Keith Raimondi

Creative Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a dentist.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My wife

My anthem would be

"Seek & Destroy" by Metallica.

Kevin Conners

Finance

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Austria, by way of San Francisco, New Zealand and maybe Greece.

For my first concert, I saw

Duran Duran.

My life's motto:

”It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” -Rocky Balboa

Kevin Nystuen

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Big Sky, Montana.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My parents.

For my first concert, I saw

Wyclef Jean.

Kristyn Grimaldi

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Italy.

My first job was

a camp counselor.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I was super involved with local theater when I was younger.

Lynne Blais

Executive Assistant

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

a calendar, blue pen and a Diet Coke.

I cannot turn the TV of if

Dance Moms is on.

My first job was

a vision therapist working with children.

Marieli Ronda

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Puerto Rico to see my family.

My life's motto:

"Seize the day."

The movie about me would star

Anne Hathaway.

Matt Cicero

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Koh Tao, Thailand.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My parents and grandparents.

The movie about me would star

Ray Liotta.

Matt Ferreira

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My son.

My first job was

delivering newspapers.

My life's motto:

"You reap what you sow."

Melissa Grimmond

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a dolphin trainer.

For my first concert, I saw

*NSYNC.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I have dual citizenship to the United States and United Kingdom.

Melissa Pardo

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

the Mad Hatter's Tea Cup ride conductor at Disney World.

I know I'm doing a good job when

my eye twitch slows.

My anthem would be

"Fun, Fun, Fun" by The Beach Boys.

Michael Wiener

Client Services

My anthem would be

"Higher Ground" by TNGHT.

My life's motto:

is whatever Drake's is. It changes quite frequently.

I cannot turn the TV off if Wipeout is on.

Michele Schiffer

Recruitment

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Bora Bora.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is experience an Au Cheval burger. It will change your life.

My life's motto:

"Enjoy every moment and never take anything for granted."

Mike Ignaczak

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My parents.

My anthem would be

the Michigan State fight song.

If I could eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, it would be

"YOLO."

Mike Nash

Client Services

One thing you must do in

Chicago is see a game at Wrigley Field. It's one of my favorite places since going to games there as a kid with my family.

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

My family

My first job was

a little league umpire in Eau Claire, WI.

Nina Bell

Client Services

My anthem would be

"Let's Go Crazy" by the purple god...Prince!

I want to be known for

my generous and forgiving heart.

The movie about me would star

Beyoncé.

Nollie Brown

Recruitment

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a ballerina and a dentist.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Cape Town, South Africa.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is go to Jim's and get a hot dog.

Norm Nolasco

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Sydney, Australia.

My first job was

at Abercrombie and Fitch.

I cannot turn the TV off if Coming to America is on.

Priscilla Salcedo

Recruitment

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a professional tennis player.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

New Zealand.

For my first concert, I saw

Ricky Martin.

Quay Rosengarth

Client Services

My anthem would be

"Roots and Wings" by Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers.

My first job was

delivering newspapers.

I cannot turn the TV off if Wipeout, Shark Tank or Pawn Stars is on.

Rochelle Cummins

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Thailand.

I want to be known for

throwing the world's greatest tailgates!

My life's motto:

"It's the small things that matter most."

Sarah Trine

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a cashier since I loved playing with money.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

England to see my family.

My first job was

de-tasseling corn.

Sean Farrell

Client Services

Who/what has had the most influence on my life?

Music.

My first job was

washing dishes. It taught me the value of a dollar and I smelled like dish soap for an entire summer.

My life's motto:

"The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences." — Christopher McCandless

Shawn Hughes

Production & Operations

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a roller rink floor guard.

My first job was

buying 10¢ candy on way to school and selling it for 25¢.

My life's motto:

"Not as LEAN, Not as MEAN, Still a MARINE!"

Sokol Sulo

Client Services

One thing you must do in

New York City is take a helicopter tour.

I want to be known for

respecting everyone equally.

My life's motto:

"Life is simple, just enjoy it."

Sophie Mair

Public Relations

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Madrid, Spain.

My first job was

a counselor at a horse camp for girls.

One thing nobody knows about me is

I am fluent in Dutch.

Stacey Murray

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a cartoonist.

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

a calendar, chapstick and candy.

For my first concert, I saw

Grateful Dead.

Stephen McNamara

Information Technology

For my first concert, I saw

Rush.

My life’s motto:

"Semper ad Meliora."(Always toward better things)

I cannot turn the TV off if Game of Thrones is on.

Steve Wilson

Creative Services

Three things I absolutely need at my desk are:

food, coffee and headphones.

My life's motto:

"Always give 100% effort."

The movie about me would star

Wreck-It Ralph

Sue Mitgang

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

much older. Now that I am much older, I want to be 7 again.

My life's motto:

"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog!"

I cannot turn the TV off if Ice Loves Coco is on.

Susan Schwartz

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

an astronaut and a fashion designer. Too bad moon boots didn't have longevity in the fashion industry…or on the moon.

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Spain to visit my family!

My first job was

at a bakery. What's better than serving up cakes and cookies to people?

Tim Sullivan

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

Denver, Colorado.

Worst mistake I ever made,

Not going to the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Parade.

I cannot turn the TV off if Seinfeld is on.

Tina Ortinau

Client Services

If I boarded a plane right now, it would be heading to

London.

One thing you must do in

Nashville is hit up all the amazing honky tonks!

My anthem would be

"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake.

Yeli Barrera-Laverde

Client Services

I know I'm doing a good job when

my actions and performance create a positive impact on my team.

My anthem would be

”The Star-Spangled Banner.” I cry when I listen to it as it has an emotional meaning for me.

My life's motto:

"Live life with happiness and learn that everything you do in life has a purpose. No matter what it is."

Zack Dann

Client Services

When I was 7, I wanted to be

a zookeeper by day, Batman by night.

One thing you must do in

Chicago is catch a sub-zero Bears/Packers game at Soldier Field.

The movie about me would star

Jason Segel.