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.
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.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Marissa directly assists in streamlining client projects from start to finish. She thoroughly enjoys strategic and creative thinking when it comes to building a fully engaging and optimized website. She helps 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. Marissa has a knack for creating content that’s on-brand and in-line with a company’s mission. She is actively involved in the community, attending professional networking events and volunteering whenever she can.
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.
Allison loves working with mission-based organizations and it is one of the main reasons she joined PGM. Her compassion and empathy help propel our mission-based clients forward – way forward. Allison’s passion for helping others motivates her every day. She became interested in Marketing because of the impact that it has on each person, especially when there is an opportunity to positively influence people’s lives.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Economics from Augustana College. Ask her about macaroni and cheese some time – she has a ranked list of 38 types of mac & cheese.
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.
Storytelling is his passion and conveying a narrative through the lens is what he does best.
Milo is an award winning video producer with a skill-set that spans the full scope of video production. Having started his career creating video content for nonprofits, he has grown to producing content for companies and businesses all over the world. Milo works closely with our clients to tell their stories through engaging and branded videos for web, television, and social media. Milo is knowledgeable on current trends, trained on an array of cameras and high-end production equipment, FAA certified with a drone pilot licence, and a master with video editing.
In all the roles that he serves, Milo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.