Our Team

Paul Feith

President

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Marissa Schmidt

Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Steve Lovisa

Lead Developer

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Cate Flahardy

Copywriter

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Dusty Holoubek

Business Development Director

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Milo Barsanti

Videographer

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Molly Cantrell-Kraig

Social Media Specialist

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Sean McGowan

Copywriter

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Rick Cosaro

Designer

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Curt Gruber

Brand Strategist

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Jenny Shepherd

Public Relations

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Our Team

Paul Feith

President

Paul has spent the past twenty-five years shaping some of the world’s most notable brands. His approach blends innovation and creativity to bring business ideas to life. Above all, he believes that business good = social good. He is most passionate about working with clients who want to make a difference in the world. Paul donates much of his time to various non-profit organizations and finds that sharing his expertise in technology and marketing is quite fulfilling. He currently serves with the Professional Advisory Council for Uncharted Learning, Naperville Noon Rotary, Habitat for Humanity of Illinois board, and Giving DuPage as board president.

 

Dusty Holoubek

Business Development Director + Social Media Specialist

Dusty brings 17 years of extensive marketing experience to client projects. She directs initiatives involving branding, design, digital communications, multimedia and technology. As a project manager, Dusty will champion your projects from start to finish, ensuring the best possible deliverables each and every time. She is passionate about creating business solutions that are efficient, creative and generate a return on investment.

Rick Cosaro

Designer

Rick has created award winning designs for some of the world’s most powerful brands. Rick believes great design should be both beautiful and strategic. It should carry your brand consistently across all collateral, packaging, promotional materials, signage and anything else your brand can leverage for outreach and communication. His experience brings depth and a wide range of talent to help his clients meet their goals.

Marissa Schmidt
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Marissa is certified in marketing automation technology, assisting clients with Inbound Marketing strategies and lead generation.  She also assists clients in developing their digital marketing strategies for social media, believing that adding a human touch with a pinch of transparency to posts are what make an organization credible and eye-catching. She directly supports the team at PGM on a number of projects, anywhere from editing copy, generating data, developing email campaigns and contact lists, assessing the quality of a client’s assets, and cultivating CRM with clients. She is immersing herself in networking opportunities to further develop relationships and meet community game-changers.

She has an interest in minimalistic design so she can create engaging content for a client’s social sphere and at PGM she is known as “Flash” because of her speedy typing skills!

In the office, you can find Marissa taking care of Pixel, Guru, and Meme (our Office Jellyfish) and outside of the office, she loves to kick back and watch New Girl on replay. 

 

Steve Lovisa

Lead Developer

For nearly 20 years, Steve’s career has focused on Website Design and Development, Brand Development, Digital Marketing and I.T. consulting for organizations of all sizes.
Steve particularly enjoys working with growing, early-stage organizations, helping them to define, build, promote and manage their online presence

He works closely with our clients to build custom web-based projects that are compelling to the end-users, simple for admins to manage, and successful at generating views, clicks, and sales — as well as capturing & analyzing the data behind each interaction.

He believes that form and function are tightly integrated, and those digital interactions are touchpoints that should be driven by your brand.

Cate Flahardy

Copywriter

With nearly two decades of professional writing experience with a strong focus on corporate legal and professional service content development, Cate has a consistent track record delivering high-quality content on point.

When our clients have a lot of ground to cover to turn someone into a customer, Cate knows how to capture those customer’s interest in an instant.  She understands the ecosystem in which our clients compete and the channels available to them. When an audience looks for information, she’ll craft a message on their path in ways they find informative and useful.

Cate has an MBA with a concentration in marketing and international business from Loyola University.

Milo Barsanti

Videographer

Milo’s passion is telling stories.  His roots began in DeKalb, Illinois, where he received his BFA in New Media Arts at Northern Illinois University. After graduation he maintained a full-time position as Multimedia Communications Specialist — creating video content that aided in securing several multi-million dollar donations and pushing the message of philanthropy to the school’s patrons. During his tenure at Northern, he began working with several large and small companies in a freelance setting. This allowed him to expand his services beyond video, mastering skills associated with motion graphics, photography, graphic design, art direction, and creative consulting.

Today, Milo is an award-winning director and filmmaker specializing in engaging branded video for web, TV and social media marketing. With an agency background and years of experience in imagining, scripting, lighting, directing, filming, and editing, he works directly with non-profits, large and small companies, and marketing directors.

In all of Milo’s roles that he serves, he maintains the same idea —  Creativity pushes boundaries. With that simple thought, companies and organizations can inspire those they serve in ways that only creative video can.

Molly Cantrell-Kraig

Social Media Specialist

Molly is passionate about what motivates people. Her expertise and experience in social media has taught her that the most impactful communications are also the most genuine and organic. As consumers opt out of interruptive advertising, they still want to be part of the dialogue. She believes one of the best ways to grow your brand is to involve your users and tie your business goals into purpose-driven causes that people care about.

Curt Gruber

Brand Strategist

Embracing change, new ideas and technology, while grounded by the process of brand management, Curt Gruber has led global brands like Jim Beam and Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit, Doublemint and Extra to multi-$MM growth and market-share expansion. Additionally, through entrepreneurship, hustle and bold leadership, he helped create a professional Chicago sports franchise from scratch to sell-out crowds. Coupled with agency/consulting-services management serving F500 clients, he has a unique, multi-angled perspective on business issues and how to address them. This practical experience and continued passion to mold future marketing thought and leaders are strengthened by teaching graduate-level marketing at Northwestern University.

Jenny Shepherd

Public Relations

Jenny gets clients noticed and tells their stories with strategic expertise. She’s no stranger to grabbing media attention, keeping our clients relevant in the public eye.

Regardless of how compelling, inspiring or persuasive a story may be, it will only go somewhere if the right people hear it in a timely manner. Jenny has her fingers on the pulse of media exposure. In addition to focused outreach campaigns, she engages our clients with target audiences on a personal level. Through the creation of strategic partnerships, targeted events and custom tactics, she forges valuable connections between your organization and the world. She reaches the right people, in the right way, and at the right time.

Whether searching to cover an ambitious success story, or troubleshooting how to tactfully handle delicate coverage when met with challenging circumstances, Jenny is experienced in a broad range of strategies to meet every need.

Sean McGowan

Public Relations

As an experienced and versatile writer, Sean specializes in creating digital copy for Paul Gregory Media’s non-profit clients.

Sean demonstrates a passion for storytelling when he produces engaging content that highlights an organization’s impact on the community. His focus on capturing the client’s voice and ensuring consistency in the message helps establish a connection between the organization and its stakeholders.

Sean graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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