nice to meet you.

  • Aleksa Westwater

    Aleksa Westwater

    Account Director

    Aleksa Westwater

    Aleksa Westwater

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Foodie.
    2. Vegas-aholic (gambling, sun and shopping).
    3. Passion for interior design and architecture.
  • Amanda  Metz

    Amanda Metz

    Account Director

    Amanda  Metz

    Amanda Metz

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Love to travel, particularly to warm, sunny destinations.
    2. Oprah fanatic.
    3. I love cats (but I am not a crazy cat lady!).
  • Amy Rubin

    Amy Rubin

    Director, Digital Strategy & Development

    Amy Rubin

    Amy Rubin

    Director, Digital Strategy & Development

    3 things

    1. Avid home cook.
    2. Craft beer fanatic.
    3. Dog lover.
  • Andrea Martinez

    Andrea Martinez

    Account Executive

    Andrea Martinez

    Andrea Martinez

    Account Executive

    3 things

    1. I've watched every episode of Law & Order: SVU.
    2. I download a minimum of 5 new songs a day.
    3. Obsessed with all Food Network shows.
  • Ben Ruggiero

    Ben Ruggiero

    Senior Copywriter

    Ben Ruggiero

    Ben Ruggiero

    Senior Copywriter

    3 things

    1. Webbed left hand doesn't help me swim or writer faster.
    2. Other Ben "Lefty" Ruggiero inspired Donnie Brasco.
    3. DeNiro was once my boss, which was intense.
  • Beth Kalinsky

    Beth Kalinsky

    Digital Studio Artist

    Beth Kalinsky

    Beth Kalinsky

    Digital Studio Artist

    3 things

    1. I love love traveling.
    2. A wannabe foodie.
    3. If I see a Photo Booth, pictures will be taken.
  • Bill Gunn

    Bill Gunn

    Studio Production Artist

    Bill Gunn

    Bill Gunn

    Studio Production Artist

    3 things

    1. Sports fan.
    2. Scuba diver.
    3. Music fan.
  • Bob O'Brien

    Bob O'Brien

    Account Director

    Bob O'Brien

    Bob O'Brien

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Rides a motorcycle to work.
    2. Cilantro anti-enthusiast.
    3. Can play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on piano.
  • Brad Panarese

    Brad Panarese

    VP, Account Director

    Brad Panarese

    Brad Panarese

    VP, Account Director

    Brad started his career in design and production working across a variety of media, before moving into strategy and account leadership.

    With more than 15 years of consumer package and retail design experience, Brad has touched many well-known brands such as Philip Morris, Disney, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Wrigley and more.

    Known for his retail innovation and knowledge of digital merchandising systems, Brad has supported the launch and rollout of various large-scale initiatives for both U.S and Global clients. As retail project lead for McDonald’s Digital McCafé rollout, he led the largest and most advanced QSR media system project in history – more than 12,600 units nationwide.

    He currently heads up integration, promotions and retail marketing efforts for both the Newell Rubbermaid and U.S. Cellular accounts. He also supports strategic initiatives linking product innovation and design.

    When not working, Brad enjoys family time, the outdoors and catching a good sci-fi flick. He remains active as a designer and B/W photographer when time allows.

  • Brian Rathell

    Brian Rathell

    Digital Producer

    Brian Rathell

    Brian Rathell

    Digital Producer

    3 things

    1. Father of five.
    2. Loves Apple.
    3. Is a closet geek.
  • Brian Kemerley

    Brian Kemerley

    Retail Design Director

    Brian Kemerley

    Brian Kemerley

    Retail Design Director

    3 things

    1. Metal sculptor.
    2. Motorcyclist.
    3. Former competitive bodybuilder.
  • Brian Fourman

    Brian Fourman

    VP, Account Director

    Brian Fourman

    Brian Fourman

    VP, Account Director

    3 things

    1. Outdoor enthusiast.
    2. Motorcycle and powersports enthusiast.
    3. Love to travel.
  • Bruce Long

    Bruce Long

    Director of Studio Operations

    Bruce Long

    Bruce Long

    Director of Studio Operations

    3 things

    1. Loves boating...
    2. ...photography...
    3. ... and traveling.
  • Bryan Haney

    Bryan Haney

    Associate Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

    Bryan Haney

    Bryan Haney

    Associate Editor/Motion Graphics Artist

    3 things

    1. I'm a musician.
    2. I hate spiders.
    3. I've never broken a bone.
  • Caitlin Morocco

    Caitlin Morocco

    Brand Strategist

    Caitlin Morocco

    Caitlin Morocco

    Brand Strategist

    3 things

    1. Figure skater.
    2. Dog lover.
    3. Travel enthusiast.
  • Catalina  Andrade

    Catalina Andrade

    Talent Manager & Training Specialist

    Catalina  Andrade

    Catalina Andrade

    Talent Manager & Training Specialist

    3 things

    1. Born in Ecuador and raised in NYC.
    2. Loves her French Bulldog and Derek Jeter.
    3. Enjoys traveling, concerts and baking.
  • Chris Cancilla

    Chris Cancilla

    Chief Creative Officer

    Chris Cancilla

    Chris Cancilla

    Chief Creative Officer

    Until riding a bike around Chicago or making panini will send his children to college, Chris will continue to pursue his other passion: Developing memorable, highly effective, award-winning marketing campaigns.

    Fluent across offline, online and retail communications, Chris is inspired by today’s challenge to seamlessly unite these points of contact.

    Prior to Trisect, Chris was an SVP, Group Creative Director at Y&R Chicago, where he led integrated campaign development for clients as varied as Sears, Dave & Buster’s, Hilton, and The American Red Cross. Prior to Y&R, Chris was an SVP, Group Creative Director at Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett, where he led the charge on major, new business wins for Visa, Capital One and Norton Software.

    While career highlights include a trip to the Grammy Awards and a visit to Skywalker Ranch, Chris is most proud of his VERB Yellowball campaign against childhood obesity — the winner of three Cannes Lions.

  • Christopher Fuoss

    Christopher Fuoss

    Senior Financial Coordinator

    Christopher Fuoss

    Christopher Fuoss

    Senior Financial Coordinator

    3 things

    1. Loves to play any sport.
    2. Obsessed with music.
    3. I get addicted to TV shows very easily.
  • Colin Greenberg

    Colin Greenberg

    Director of Marketing Operations

    Colin Greenberg

    Colin Greenberg

    Director of Marketing Operations

    3 things

    1. Love's snow more than anything in the world.
    2. Hillbillies on TV = solid gold entertainment.
    3. Wish the 80s would come back, right now.
  • Collin  Johnson

    Collin Johnson

    Account Executive

    Collin  Johnson

    Collin Johnson

    Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Was the youngest member of the KC Youth Symphony.
    2. Once commuted to the Eiffel Tower every day for work.
    3. Perform improv around the city with my roommates.
  • Craig Miller

    Craig Miller

    Creative Director

    Craig Miller

    Craig Miller

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. I love stadium nachos.
    2. I own 5 guitars, I'm a terrible guitarist.
    3. I know the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
  • Cynthia  Felsburg

    Cynthia Felsburg

    Studio Supervisor

    Cynthia  Felsburg

    Cynthia Felsburg

    Studio Supervisor

    3 things

    1. March Madness is my favorite holiday.
    2. Chicken N Pastry is my favorite meal.
    3. If I lived in the Arctic, I'd have a narwhal as a pet.
  • Dan Lewis

    Dan Lewis

    Senior Copywriter

    Dan Lewis

    Dan Lewis

    Senior Copywriter

    3 things

    1. I like shows about ghost hunting.
    2. Minnesota Vikings fan.
    3. I ate a lizard in Vietnam.
  • Danny O'Connor

    Danny O'Connor

    Art Director

    Danny O'Connor

    Danny O'Connor

    Art Director

    3 things

    1. Pizza.
    2. Scratch-offs.
    3. Coffee.
  • Dave Wasserman

    Dave Wasserman

    Creative Director

    Dave Wasserman

    Dave Wasserman

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Cardinals fan in a Cubs city.
    2. Two favorite foods are bread and candy.
    3. Starred in "Newlyweds" for 4 seconds.
  • David Schaefer

    David Schaefer

    VP, IT

    David Schaefer

    David Schaefer

    VP, IT

    3 things

    1. Everything can be paired with wine...even wine.
    2. Loves to travel to odd places. Azerbaijan anyone?
    3. Cameo in the movie "Stephen King's The Night Flier."
  • Denise Guyer

    Denise Guyer

    Copy Editor

    Denise Guyer

    Denise Guyer

    Copy Editor

    3 things

    1. Ancestors sailed to the American Colonies w/ W. Penn.
    2. Low math, high verbal.
    3. Once saw a double rainbow in County Clare, Ireland.
  • Dick Thomas

    Dick Thomas

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Dick Thomas

    Dick Thomas

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Dick has over 25 years of marketing experience, both on the client and agency sides. He launched Trisect in 2005 with the belief that a nimble, creatively focused agency is uniquely positioned to respond to the ever-evolving needs of clients. Prior to Trisect, Dick was CEO of Arc Worldwide-North America, CEO of Frankel, and Global Discipline Lead for Shopper Marketing at Arc Worldwide. He has hands-on leadership experience with many world-famous brands and is a sought-after speaker worldwide on Shopper Marketing and “Hand-Raiser” Marketing. Dick loves the agency business and marketing, and has very firm ideas and convictions concerning the future of both.

    When not at work, Dick most enjoys spending time with his wife and six sons…all of whom wish he was funnier and could run faster.

  • Dmytri  Gouba

    Dmytri Gouba

    Art Director

    Dmytri  Gouba

    Dmytri Gouba

    Art Director

    3 things

    1. Creative problem solver.
    2. Spatial visual learner.
    3. Lucid dreamer.
  • Erika Rosenwinkel

    Erika Rosenwinkel

    Account Executive

    Erika Rosenwinkel

    Erika Rosenwinkel

    Account Executive

    3 things

    1. I was called down on the "The Price is Right."
    2. I spent my college years playing Division 1 softball.
    3. I love trying new foods and visiting new places.
  • Erin Zito

    Erin Zito

    Account Director

    Erin Zito

    Erin Zito

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Travel enthusiast. I've been to more than 15 countries.
    2. Former University of Miami Hurricane Cheerleader.
    3. Horse racing fan. Hooked after my first race.
  • Erin Wilson

    Erin Wilson

    Account Director

    Erin Wilson

    Erin Wilson

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Ambidextrous.
    2. Can ride a unicycle.
    3. Once kissed by Tom Brady (only on the cheek, sadly).
  • Felice Martinez

    Felice Martinez

    Client Financial Coordinator

    Felice Martinez

    Felice Martinez

    Client Financial Coordinator

    3 things

    1. Love to spend time with family and friends.
    2. Love to travel.
    3. The U.S. President is my neighbor.
  • Fran Fritzmann

    Fran Fritzmann

    Controller

    Fran Fritzmann

    Fran Fritzmann

    Controller

    3 things

    1. Loves to play volleyball.
    2. Closet Dr. Who fan.
    3. Jumped out of a plane, once.
  • Gabe Misarti

    Gabe Misarti

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Gabe Misarti

    Gabe Misarti

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Gabe guides all integrated and strategic planning activity across the agency.

    After years of questioning the merits of marketing “above the line” vs. “below the line”’ or “offline” vs. “online”, he decided to erase all the lines, and just focus on marketing to people according to how they live: Holistically.

    Having embraced this approach, Gabe has become known as a thoughtful and collaborative marketer with the ability to develop effective integrated marketing programs that influence people’s behavior in a way that delivers commercial results for his clients.

    Prior to joining TRIS3CT, Gabe was Managing Director of Communications Planning at Mindshare, where he led Effie Award-winning planning teams on clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Abbott, Motorola, and American Family Insurance on both domestic and global engagements. Prior to Mindshare, Gabe was a senior strategist and account lead at GMR Marketing, where his teams produced award winning experiential programs for Unilever’s Axe brand.

    In other past lives, Gabe made digital maps, set airline fares to the Caribbean, built e-marketplaces, and resuscitated the Nuprin brand (briefly).

    In his current life, he lives just outside Chicago, where he cooks, plays, travels, and laughs a lot with his wife and 2 small children.

  • Gary Curtin

    Gary Curtin

    VP, Marketing Operations

    Gary Curtin

    Gary Curtin

    VP, Marketing Operations

    Gary has extensive experience managing digital studios, agency workflow, print production and sourcing in support of integrated marketing programs. He has been instrumental in the assembly of Trisect’s studio and production capabilities, making it possible for the company to expand its existing relationships and take on new, large, tier one clients. Under his guidance, Trisect has assembled a highly scalable platform to support its future growth.

    Prior to joining Trisect, Gary had leadership roles at G2, iLeo and Frankel.

  • Gauri Kapoor

    Gauri Kapoor

    SVP, Brand Planning

    Gauri Kapoor

    Gauri Kapoor

    SVP, Brand Planning

    3 things

    1. I lived the Enron implosion.
    2. I've met the Dalai Lama.
    3. I've trekked to Machu Picchu.
  • Hannah Applegate

    Hannah Applegate

    Jr. Staff Accountant

    Hannah Applegate

    Hannah Applegate

    Jr. Staff Accountant

    3 things

    1. Favorite Marx brother: Groucho.
    2. Favorite Ramone: Dee Dee.
    3. Favorite int'l recognized accounting framework: IFRS.
  • Haoua Lee

    Haoua Lee

    Office Manager

    Haoua Lee

    Haoua Lee

    Office Manager

    3 things

    1. I've lived in five countries.
    2. I'm a major superhero movie nerd.
    3. I majorly suck at any sport.
  • Ian Schochet

    Ian Schochet

    Senior Account Executive

    Ian Schochet

    Ian Schochet

    Senior Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Got two kids: 1 boy, 1 girl.
    2. Cilantro is the bane of my existence.
    3. Um, sure honey, I'd love to talk about my feelings.
  • Ian  Wightman

    Ian Wightman

    Account Supervisor

    Ian  Wightman

    Ian Wightman

    Account Supervisor

    3 things

    1. Minnesota native, but has always been a Packers fan.
    2. Visited Hong Kong & Japan...only ate American food.
    3. Received All-American Football honors.
  • Jason Salas

    Jason Salas

    Associate Creative Director

    Jason Salas

    Jason Salas

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

  • Jeff Thomas

    Jeff Thomas

    Account Director

    Jeff Thomas

    Jeff Thomas

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Futbol aficionado. Playing first, then watching.
    2. Travel enthusiast. Only two continents to go.
    3. Music enthusiast. Frequents many concerts.
  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Staff Accountant

    Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Staff Accountant

    3 things

    1. B.S. in Accounting, Northeastern Illinois University.
    2. Previous positions led me to accounting.
    3. Former modern dancer. Currently takes ballet classes.
  • Jeremy Van Ek

    Jeremy Van Ek

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeremy Van Ek

    Jeremy Van Ek

    Chief Financial Officer

    You might think an educational background in philosophy ill-­suited for a career in agency finance and operations, but Jeremy will argue otherwise. What better preparation for keeping the agency running efficiently and profitably than a few years spent studying critical thinking and problem solving?

    After finishing a Masters thesis on modern physics and free will, Jeremy went into the ranks as a Financial Coordinator at Frankel, working his way up to VP Client Finance at Arc Worldwide. Next was a stint at Edelman, as a key player in driving better process, reporting, and financial management through a global business process re-­engineering. At Trisect, he is responsible for overseeing the finance, accounting, IT, and operations functions.

    Outside of work, Jeremy is a proud father of three boys, and actively involved in scouts and coaching sports. On his own time, he's an avid adventure racer, having
    completed 20+ multisport races from six hours to three days in length.

  • Julia  Hazekamp

    Julia Hazekamp

    Director of Client Finance

    Julia  Hazekamp

    Julia Hazekamp

    Director of Client Finance

    3 things

    1. I love watching sports.
    2. Love hiking (when I can get to it).
    3. Family comes first.
  • Julian  Gallo

    Julian Gallo

    Associate Creative Director

    Julian  Gallo

    Julian Gallo

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Fred Savage wrote a song about me.
    2. I hate white shoes.
    3. I'm obsessed with keeping my glasses unsmudged.
  • Julie Olah

    Julie Olah

    Copywriter

    Julie Olah

    Julie Olah

    Copywriter

    3 things

    1. I once ate five pats of butter for a dollar.
    2. My idol is the Earl of Sandwich.
    3. I'm made of snips, snails and puppy dog tails.
  • Kari  Peck

    Kari Peck

    Associate Creative Director

    Kari  Peck

    Kari Peck

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

  • Kate Parks

    Kate Parks

    Senior Art Director

    Kate Parks

    Kate Parks

    Senior Art Director

    3 things

    1. Lives in a tree house.
    2. Previously owned a pony named Rice Krispies.
    3. Actually is a Mermaid.
  • Kelley Beamen

    Kelley Beamen

    Director of Business Affairs

    Kelley Beamen

    Kelley Beamen

    Director of Business Affairs

    3 things

    1. Twin.
    2. Sake drinker.
    3. BFs call me "The Don."
  • Kevin Hughes

    Kevin Hughes

    Executive Creative Director

    Kevin Hughes

    Kevin Hughes

    Executive Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Once mistaken for a bank robber in Glasgow
    2. Earned a spot on Team USA Olympic Distance Triathlon
    3. Dead or Canadian? Definitely Canadian
  • Kim Balandrin

    Kim Balandrin

    HR Coordinator

    Kim Balandrin

    Kim Balandrin

    HR Coordinator

    3 things

    1. Runs half-marathons. Only half crazy.
    2. Dog whisperer.
    3. On Iowa, Go Hawks!
  • Kristin Galbraith

    Kristin Galbraith

    Associate Creative Director

    Kristin Galbraith

    Kristin Galbraith

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Was a ballerina for 15 years.
    2. I hit the Snooze button for an hour every morning.
    3. I dove with great white sharks.
  • Kurt Warner

    Kurt Warner

    Senior Copywriter

    Kurt Warner

    Kurt Warner

    Senior Copywriter

    3 things

    1. Kurt has a big shoe collection.
    2. Kurt loves internet videos.
    3. Kurt lives in the South Loop.
  • Kyle  Goethals

    Kyle Goethals

    Account Executive

    Kyle  Goethals

    Kyle Goethals

    Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Former Trisect intern turned pro.
    2. Love small venue concerts.
    3. Beach volleyball, soccer, softball. Game on.
  • Kylie Spina

    Kylie Spina

    Copywriter

    Kylie Spina

    Kylie Spina

    Copywriter

    3 things

    1. Named after Kylie Minogue.
    2. Once swam in a tank of sharks.
    3. TV & movie lover.
  • Laura DeVita

    Laura DeVita

    Creative Director

    Laura DeVita

    Laura DeVita

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Hockey Fan.
    2. Have run 7 marathons.
    3. I'm a trained NASCAR driver.
  • Lee May

    Lee May

    Associate Art Director

    Lee May

    Lee May

    Associate Art Director

    3 things

    1. Alabama born and bred.
    2. Art Direction graduate of The Creative Circus.
    3. At birth weighed 1 lb and 11 oz.
  • Louis Feider

    Louis Feider

    Client Financial Manager

    Louis Feider

    Louis Feider

    Client Financial Manager

    3 things

    1. Home brewer.
    2. Foosball and dart specialist.
    3. Formulas are my formula for mula.
  • Luke Felton

    Luke Felton

    Associate Creative Director

    Luke Felton

    Luke Felton

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Instructor at the Chicago Portfolio School.
    2. Shoot, produce and direct music videos.
    3. Love to make order out of chaos.
  • Lydia Ballenger

    Lydia Ballenger

    VP, Account Director

    Lydia Ballenger

    Lydia Ballenger

    VP, Account Director

    3 things

    1. Movie fanatic.
    2. Raised w/ Westerns, riding horses & herding cats.
    3. Flutist since age 6 (sorry, no Jethro Tull).
  • Mark Hornsberger

    Mark Hornsberger

    Assistant Account Executive

    Mark Hornsberger

    Mark Hornsberger

    Assistant Account Executive

    3 things

    1. HUGE Blackhawks fan.
    2. Loves cookies.
    3. Favorite show is "Curb Your Enthusiam."
  • Mark Scott

    Mark Scott

    Senior Systems Engineer

    Mark Scott

    Mark Scott

    Senior Systems Engineer

    3 things

    1. I play Magic the Gathering.
    2. Manual transmission enthusiast.
    3. Took SATs every year starting in 3rd grade.
  • Martin Wodarz

    Martin Wodarz

    VP, Group Creative Director

    Martin Wodarz

    Martin Wodarz

    VP, Group Creative Director

    From triple scoop root beer floats to the Star Wars trilogy, Martin believes good things come in threes. His pursuit of three continues at Trisect where he leads integrated marketing campaigns for brands such as Slim Jim, Orville Redenbacher’s, Marie Callender’s and uni-ball.

    Martin has 20 years of experience developing brand-building, promotional, digital and retail ideas for some of the world’s most successful companies. His achievements include iconic work for United Airlines, launching the new Total Rewards customer loyalty program for Harrah’s Entertainment, innovative retail for Miller Brewing and rebranding Norton Security Software.

    An expert in leveraging sports and entertainment sponsorships, Martin has directed programs involving the U.S. Olympic Team, Chicago Cubs, World Cup Soccer and more. His campaigns have been recognized for effectiveness and creativity with Clio, Effie and Globes awards. Martin’s motto: brands that last put ideas first.

  • Matt Witt

    Matt Witt

    EVP, Director of Digital Integration

    Matt Witt

    Matt Witt

    EVP, Director of Digital Integration

    Matt has a passion for working with teams of talented people to reinvent how we tell brand stories for our clients. He believes the greatest aspect of this business is the opportunity to be surrounded by others who are energetic, avid storytellers.

    As the EVP, Director of Digital Integration at Trisect, he spearheads digital thought-leadership, collaborating with all departments and disciplines to develop and execute digitally-focused, integrated platforms for our clients.

    Before joining Trisect, Matt was the VP, Director of Creative Innovation for Y&R, where he worked across all accounts in the Chicago office and also collaborated on other WPP network projects.

  • McKenzie Badger

    McKenzie Badger

    Assistant Account Executive

    McKenzie Badger

    McKenzie Badger

    Assistant Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Disney and Pixar fanatic.
    2. Has been caving in Budapest.
    3. Wore two different colored socks for 7 years.
  • Mel Routhier

    Mel Routhier

    VP, Group Creative Director

    Mel Routhier

    Mel Routhier

    VP, Group Creative Director

    Mel found her way to Chicago via Texas, Germany, Alabama, Kansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. The product of a military family, she passed through Austin just long enough to pick up a B.S. in Advertising, a love of Tex-Mex and a strong point of view that pale, freckled people like herself aren’t meant to live in a state with 105-degree temperatures.

    Before arriving at Trisect, Mel was a VP, Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett where she spent 11+ years honing her skills as a copywriter on a vast array of accounts, including Disney, Hallmark, Starbucks, the U.S. Army, PM, Kellogg’s and P+G.

    Now, as VP, Group Creative Director, she leverages her deep well of consumer packaged-goods experience to oversee the creative output of our Kimberly-Clark business, including the Scott, Cottonelle and Viva brands.

    When not talking toilet paper and paper towels, Mel’s usually talking food. She cooks up a competition-winning chili, a mean cherry pie and in her next life, owns a bakery.

    On a side note, she'd like to point out that not all military brats are real brats.

  • Melissa Victores

    Melissa Victores

    Senior Account Executive

    Melissa Victores

    Melissa Victores

    Senior Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Latin dance enthusiast. Love the music & dancing to it!
    2. Enjoy experimenting with a good recipe in the kitchen.
    3. Will find sweets in the office if there are any.
  • Michelle Burgess

    Michelle Burgess

    VP, Human Resources

    Michelle Burgess

    Michelle Burgess

    VP, Human Resources

    Michelle was born on a warm, August night during the Perseids meteor shower. In her adult life, she still enjoys stargazing with Orion being her favorite constellation to find, followed by the Seven Sisters. She learned to navigate the sky growing up in rural Michigan where time was known to stand still and summer never seemed to end.

    Michelle decided to trade in starry nights for city lights and began her career in Marketing and Advertising with an internship at MTV Networks in New York City. She then moved to Chicago (a little closer to home) and joined Leo Burnett where she worked on accounts such as Samsung, Kellogg’s, and McDonald’s. Eight years later, Michelle decided to move across town to Chicago’s West Loop where she joined Trisect.

    Michelle holds a B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University and an MA in Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

  • Michelle Horne

    Michelle Horne

    Senior Copywriter

    Michelle Horne

    Michelle Horne

    Senior Copywriter

    3 things

    1. I like to bake pies.
    2. I sew and craft.
    3. There's always room for nachos (and burritos).
  • Mike Hirsh

    Mike Hirsh

    Account Director

    Mike Hirsh

    Mike Hirsh

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Fanatical Cleveland sports fan.
    2. Once served Bob Dylan a bagel sandwich.
    3. Caught a foul ball in Game 2 of the 1990 World Series.
  • Molly Scanlon

    Molly Scanlon

    Creative Director

    Molly Scanlon

    Molly Scanlon

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Banana bread baker.
    2. Met Van Morrison in a Dublin pub.
    3. Long-time listener, first-time caller.
  • Nick  Howard

    Nick Howard

    Associate Art Director

    Nick  Howard

    Nick Howard

    Associate Art Director

    3 things

    1. Culinary explorer.
    2. Menswear enthusiast.
    3. E-list celebrity.
  • Nick  Stoner

    Nick Stoner

    Associate Copywriter

    Nick  Stoner

    Nick Stoner

    Associate Copywriter

    3 things

    1. Caught the winning ball in 5th grade during the LLWS.
    2. Would remake Independence Day out of any movie.
    3. Never sets alarm clock to prime number times.
  • Paul Kreuter

    Paul Kreuter

    Editor

    Paul Kreuter

    Paul Kreuter

    Editor

    3 things

    1. Tall.
    2. Pole-vaulted in college.
    3. Climbed a volcano.
  • Paul Ripa

    Paul Ripa

    Account Supervisor

    Paul Ripa

    Paul Ripa

    Account Supervisor

    3 things

    1. Budding producer/editor/director.
    2. First in my family to graduate high school.
    3. Once stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Peter Janss

    Peter Janss

    Director, Corporate Development

    Peter Janss

    Peter Janss

    Director, Corporate Development

    3 things

    1. Manchester United.
    2. Live music.
    3. Good beer.
  • Rachel Salemme

    Rachel Salemme

    Production Manager

    Rachel Salemme

    Rachel Salemme

    Production Manager

    3 things

    1. Memorized the Gettysburg Address in first grade.
    2. Should be a competitive eater. But isn't.
    3. Terrified of cotton balls. Really.
  • Rich Markley

    Rich Markley

    Creative Retoucher

    Rich Markley

    Rich Markley

    Creative Retoucher

    3 things

    1. Enjoy shooting hoops (NERF basketball too).
    2. Road trips and Camping.
    3. Might be color blind.
  • Ryan Turek

    Ryan Turek

    Creative Director

    Ryan Turek

    Ryan Turek

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Avid Skier.
    2. Avid Adventurer.
    3. Avid espresso drinker.
  • Ryan Maconochie

    Ryan Maconochie

    VP, Group Creative Director

    Ryan Maconochie

    Ryan Maconochie

    VP, Group Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Love's making maps of his favorite places
    2. Wrote "This is Your Book," inspired by his first child
    3. Once rode a helicopter over Bono's house in Ireland
  • Ryanne Maldonado

    Ryanne Maldonado

    Assistant Office Manager

    Ryanne Maldonado

    Ryanne Maldonado

    Assistant Office Manager

    3 things

    1. Musician - piano, baritone ukulele, accordion.
    2. Once slept a night in the Sahara and it rained.
    3. Avid baker.
  • Sally Bunge

    Sally Bunge

    Associate Creative Director

    Sally Bunge

    Sally Bunge

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Can drive a boat. And a tractor.
    2. Hometown population < condo building downtown.
    3. Bunge [pronounced Bung-ih] has bungee jumped 440 ft.
  • Sarah Young

    Sarah Young

    Associate Creative Director

    Sarah Young

    Sarah Young

    Associate Creative Director

    3 things

    1. I'm 5 feet tall.
    2. I love cookies.
    3. I wish I was in Warren Miller films.
  • Scott Weybright

    Scott Weybright

    Assistant Account Executive

    Scott Weybright

    Scott Weybright

    Assistant Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Love to travel.
    2. SNL fan since 6th grade.
    3. I want to retire in Italy, Brooklyn, or both.
  • Scott Melton

    Scott Melton

    Group Design Director

    Scott Melton

    Scott Melton

    Group Design Director

    Born in Southern California and raised in Colorado, Scott comes to Trisect from Albuquerque, Atlanta, Boulder, Cheyenne, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Loveland, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis (and a brief stay in the U.K.), in mostly alphabetical order. From a very young age, Scott not only drew a lot, but to the fascination of his parents drew odd things such as letters, logos and symbols, cementing his career path as a graphic designer and lover of all things typographic early on.

    For 20 years he’s been executing retail, sales promotion and advertising design for the likes of Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Coors Brewing Co., Gatorade, McDonald’s, Miller Brewing and Upper Deck, among others.

    When he’s not helping transform business into art, Scott can be found reading, working on personal projects, in a museum, at the movies, listening to music or riding something with two wheels – occasionally much too fast.

  • Shelley Porter

    Shelley Porter

    Account Executive

    Shelley Porter

    Shelley Porter

    Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Culinarian.
    2. Calligrapher.
    3. Plagued by the travel bug.
  • Soraya Faber

    Soraya Faber

    SVP, Group Account Director

    Soraya Faber

    Soraya Faber

    SVP, Group Account Director

    Known for her extensive background in integrated marketing, Soraya has brought strategic leadership to some of the world’s biggest brands: McDonald’s, Disney, Hallmark, State Farm, LensCrafters, Alberto Culver and Chicago Tribune.

    A textbook “people person,” Soraya’s passion for understanding what makes people tick has been the driving force behind numerous award-winning campaigns at Leo Burnett, DDB and Arc. Whether it’s mass, retail, direct or digital, Soraya’s focus has been on developing programs that challenge the status quo, build brand loyalty and ultimately change behavior.

    As an SVP, Group Account Director at Trisect, Soraya leads the ConAgra and DeVry and teams. In addition, she provides multicultural leadership and support to all Trisect clients.

    Soraya is of Puerto Rican descent, enjoys playing the fiddle, and can be spotted playing the role of “Mommy” to her two amazing bambinos, Tommy and Liam.

  • Stacy Cohen

    Stacy Cohen

    Account Director

    Stacy Cohen

    Stacy Cohen

    Account Director

    3 things

    1. Cleveland sports fan...save the jokes.
    2. 2 ACL surgeries a year apart in high school.
    3. Lived in Sydney, Australia for 5 months.
  • Steph Cotherman

    Steph Cotherman

    Integrated Producer

    Steph Cotherman

    Steph Cotherman

    Integrated Producer

    3 things

    1. Allergic to things found outside, but loves the outdoors.
    2. Visits local craft breweries regularly.
    3. Wish my life would turn into a Broadway musical.
  • Stephanie Parr

    Stephanie Parr

    Administrative Assistant

    Stephanie Parr

    Stephanie Parr

    Administrative Assistant

    3 things

    1. Watches Spanish shows to guess at the conversations.
    2. Thinking about eggs gives me goosebumps.
    3. I can guess the lottery numbers whenever I don't play.
  • Steven Severson

    Steven Severson

    Digital Studio Artist

    Steven Severson

    Steven Severson

    Digital Studio Artist

    3 things

    1. Astronomy enthusiast.
    2. Technology enthusiast.
    3. Photographer.
  • Tanner  Wickware

    Tanner Wickware

    Assistant Editor/VFX

    Tanner  Wickware

    Tanner Wickware

    Assistant Editor/VFX

    3 things

    1. Professional Halo player
    2. Obsessed with Stephen King
    3. A moose once bit my sister
  • Tim Nelson

    Tim Nelson

    President

    Tim Nelson

    Tim Nelson

    President

    While overseeing all facets of the agency, Tim continues to play an active role with clients. Known for his extensive background in retail strategy and shopper marketing, he has over 20 years of experience across a variety of leading brands and product categories.

    Prior to joining Trisect, Tim was SVP, Director of Client Service at Young & Rubicam, where he led the agency’s cornerstone Sears account. At Arc Worldwide, he spearheaded the development and rollout of McDonald’s award-winning “Simple Bold” retail identity program. He began his career client-side in the CPG industry at Philip Morris and has also worked for Miller Brewing Company and Kellogg’s.

  • Tim Davis

    Tim Davis

    IT Analyst

    Tim Davis

    Tim Davis

    IT Analyst

    3 things

    1. Has a stache.
    2. Makes beer.
    3. Loves Macs.
  • Tom Stiefermann

    Tom Stiefermann

    EVP, Planning & Strategy

    Tom Stiefermann

    Tom Stiefermann

    EVP, Planning & Strategy

    As one of the founding team members of Trisect, Tom’s role in the agency has evolved as the company has grown. Currently, he heads up overall business management for the Kawasaki account. Tom’s more than 20 years in the promotion industry have earned him a reputation for strategic insight and creative solutions to the challenges facing marketers.

    Prior to joining Trisect, Tom was a principal at The Grand Group, an agency he co-founded and led for 10 years, and a VP-Group Creative Director at Frankel. He has led strategic planning and integrated marketing development for a variety of blue-chip clients including Kraft, Nestlé, Keebler, Dial, Kodak, FTD, Old Navy and Microsoft.

    When he’s not working, Tom enjoys taking advantage of all the surf, sand and sun Southern California has to offer.

  • Tyler Herrin

    Tyler Herrin

    Senior Account Executive

    Tyler Herrin

    Tyler Herrin

    Senior Account Executive

    3 things

    1. I will always pick up a penny that is heads up.
    2. Retirement dream - own a vintage acoustic guitar shop.
    3. I want to be Batman.
  • Zach Novak

    Zach Novak

    Senior Account Executive

    Zach Novak

    Zach Novak

    Senior Account Executive

    3 things

    1. Hockey fan.
    2. Mark Grace broke my finger when I was 8.
    3. Love cucumbers, hate pickles.
  • Zach Burdick

    Zach Burdick

    Creative Director

    Zach Burdick

    Zach Burdick

    Creative Director

    3 things

    1. Finds humans endlessly fascinating.
    2. Finds animals endlessly fascinating.
    3. Has an interest in miniature furniture.