Chris is living proof that engineers have feelings, too. Contrary to his engi-nerd, even-keeled exterior, he is brimming with emotions beneath the surface. Does this help him better relate to and understand our clients and their highly engineered products and services? You bet. It also means he can find the emotional threads in campaigns that connect with their target audiences, who are — you guessed it — often engineers themselves.
Few people have held the same job since graduating from college. Even fewer go on to own that company. John, however, lays claims to both exceptions. Starting as an accountant in 1985, John partnered with Chris in 2006 to transform the company into a leading B2B marketing agency. When not lending his media expertise, operational guidance and financial acumen to day-to-day activities, John is traveling to one of his favorite global destinations.
Throughout his accomplished career, John has a proven track record of producing nationally and internationally recognized work for several well-known B2B and consumer brands. As a youth, he learned to draw from a television program entitled “Learn to Draw” with Jon Gnagy (pronounced “Nagy”). Although you would never mistake him for Tony Manero, John can also claim that he did win a disco dance contest in his 20s.
Dan displays a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to any artistic endeavor or project he undertakes. This can be anything in the realm of Web and print design, art or photography projects. Dan’s lunch breaks are often spent pumping iron in our office gym. Other than spending time outside with his family, the Dayton native enjoys nature photography, drawing and riding his motorcycle.
Stacey is responsible for designing and producing an array of client materials such as brochures, technical bulletins and manuals, trade show booth graphics, flyers, and more. Stacey is our resident vegetarian — actively trying to stop our office’s omnivores from eating meat. She regularly brings in homemade meals devoid of meat, which often include plants from her home garden.
Matt brings to life even the most complex topics in his position as video, animation and motion graphics developer. His award-winning background includes various roles within video and film production. When not playing drums in his church, the transplant from North Carolina is actively preparing for his upcoming wedding.
A materials science and engineering graduate from the University of Michigan, Melissa never shies away from technically complex, challenging tasks. Maybe that’s why the ideas of building an experimental airplane with her husband and working on her pilot’s certification seem perfectly natural. Her engineering and B2B marketing expertise allow her to not only comprehend our clients’ technical products, but give their programs the creative wings to take flight.
Growing up on a farm has instilled a solid work ethic into this University of Dayton grad. Come to think of it, we’re not sure whether it was that or her eight(!) marketing internships as an undergrad which helped foster her diverse skill set. When not ingratiating herself to the agency’s Client Services team, the oldest of four divides her time playing the piano, vacationing at Lake Cumberland, attending scores of country music concerts and planning her upcoming wedding.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a mom-and-pop or a Fortune 500 company, chances are Amy will design and execute a strategic, integrated marketing campaign that enhances a brand’s identity. Which makes sense when you get to know her: she’s an interior designer at heart with an appreciation for the finer things in life—historic art, French cuisine and the magic of the Caribbean.
A marketer with a bent for engineering—or an engineer with a bent for marketing—Chris happens to be our youngest client services lead. Which is odd, really, because his appreciation for restoring classic muscle cars and Sixties science fiction seem to be the interests of an age-old hobbyist. If you ever see someone zooming down the Nürburgring in a TARDIS on wheels, you’ll know who it is.
Chuck has an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to marketing. B2B, B2C, retail franchising, incentives — he’s done it all. He knows the right questions to ask, gathers the right information, and rallies the right TriComB2B resources. His clients trust him to develop impactful marketing plans that deliver results. Literally born and bred a Buckeye, Chuck’s loyalty to his alma mater, THE Ohio State University, runs deep. When not cheering on the Buckeyes, he’s probably chopping his way around a golf course.
Lana’s the first person you’ll see when coming through the doors at TriComB2B, and for good reason. Aside from her undisputable interpersonal and customer service skills, Lana serves as the conductor of our B2B marketing orchestra. She has an acute awareness of the agency’s many comings and goings, and is integral to promoting smooth day-to-day activities. You might say she keeps us reading from the same sheet of music.
With a rich history of marketing roles throughout her career, Lorie Woods supports agency clients by strategically helping them develop and deliver creative marketing programs to reach their campaign goals. When not working on ROI, lead generation and the like, Lorie logs odometer miles driving her kids to their sporting events, taking their pictures, and single-handedly keeping the iced tea industry afloat.
Outgoing, organized, and business-minded, Robin is as passionate about efficient project management as she is committed to our clients’ success. It’s why they’ve come to depend on her for precise, timely execution of their marketing programs. Her diverse marketing background and business experience inform her ability to drive a variety of strategic initiatives. When not B2B-ing, Robin can be found chasing her son and daughter off to one of their many sporting events.
Scott Rogers brings more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience to his client services role at TriComB2B. He is responsible for working with agency clients to develop comprehensive digital marketing strategies to help increase qualified leads. Before he entered the world of marketing, he worked for several of Dayton’s professional arts organizations. In fact, he has logged time in every theatre in Dayton — except the one where TriComB2B’s offices are currently located.
Few things are more important to Jon than translating technical subject matter into layman’s terms and laying down a backbeat for one of his bands. While many are suspicious of the concept of a literate drummer (bring on the green globule jokes), Jon believes writing and drumming to be complementary disciplines, utilizing both sides of the brain and tapping into innate human rhythms. Count his family among those things Jon considers more important.
In joining the TriComB2B team, Bill returns to his first loves: writing about hulking, dangerous machinery and explaining baffling new technologies. Bill attributes his success in the field — which includes numerous national advertising awards — to his lack of a technology background. Instead, he has had to rely on an unquenchable curiosity to learn and understand complexity. His hobby is to visit the public library and gather non-fiction books at random, never knowing what comes next: quantum mechanics or a celebrity biography.
Quattro (he is the fourth TriComB2B employee named “John”) uses his “particular set of skills” to prevent errors in any marketing material we produce. His career encompasses positions in the news, publishing, and advertising industries in both Philadelphia and Baltimore. A loyal fan of the N.Y. Giants, 1980s hair bands and B-level action movies, Quattro’s sense of humor always keeps the office mood light when deadlines loom.
Patrick is a versatile asset for interactive projects. His background includes all phases of the software development life cycle, project management, systems analysis and design, server and network infrastructure, and technical media and marketing. Patrick is an accomplished athlete and outdoor enthusiast. When not attending Dayton Flyers basketball games, he puts his master level knowledge of aquariums to good use in his basement’s extensive saltwater setup.
With responsibilities in programming, database administration and marketing automation services for our clients’ online and digital needs, Abigail is an integral part of helping enhance the user-end experience. Balancing organization and project management skills, she aids in ensuring accurate and timely deliverables for our clients. Abigail consumes pop culture in all its forms, via books, movies and TV. If it’s pop culture, she’s interested or already knows about it.
Devon is no stranger in the world of development, with professional experience as a front-end developer and tons of time spent in the back end. Equally well versed in software programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop, Devon can spend hours adjusting code to perfect the very pixels that define them or take a completely blank page and write an all-inclusive website from start to finish without batting an eye. When he’s away from the computer, he can most likely be found outside enjoying nature.
It takes an energetic professional to vitalize our clients’ public relations programs. But when it comes to energy, Jocelyn’s proverbial cup runneth over. With ample experience developing and implementing B2B and B2C PR and marketing strategies, she confidently accepts this responsibility. She relies on the same vigor to keep up with her equally active children. A music aficionado, Jocelyn keeps her favorite playlist close and is among the first to scope out summer festivals.
As the agency’s traffic coordinator, Kara is responsible for managing workflow by organizing, establishing and maintaining project schedules, and charting the progress of all jobs on behalf of TriComB2B and its clients. She also sources and manages vendor relationships. Fellow Potterheads may recognize the source material for Dobby, her dog. Kara spends her free time doting on her nephew, whom she claims is her favorite person.
Denny skillfully oversees the distribution of literature and materials for our clients. But marketing wasn’t always in his blood. Denny spent more than 30 years working in information technology for one of Dayton’s premier industrial component manufacturers. That’s why he not only understands our customers’ needs but has no problem maintaining our inventory and order management systems. Like many of us, Denny is a die-hard fan of the University of Dayton Flyers.