Meet the Team

Smoke and mirrors?  Nope.  Just magic.  Meet the team that makes it happen.

Kathleen O'Brien Thompson

Kathleen O'Brien Thompson

Founder, President

With over 15 years of diverse experience in business development, marketing, management, and building client relationships at all organizational levels, Kathleen is a skilled developer of broad-based coalitions and networks of influence to increase credibility and visibility.  Analytical and possessing critical interviewing skills developed during her tenure in market research, she specializes in strategic communication consulting and the creation of polished, relevant content.

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April Holle

April Holle

WordPress, SEO, SEM / Digital Marketing

Creating strategies that address YOUR short and long term objectives for both your business and your marketing is what April is passionate about. April brings a wealth of expertise to the Professional PUNCH team. Her areas of expertise range from WordPress search engine optimization (SEO), Google Adwords CPC/PPC search engine marketing (SEM), and Google Analytics — website traffic monitoring and reporting to Google Analytics conversion goals and enhanced eCommerce, conversion rate optimization (CRO), brand strategy, and integrated inbound marketing strategy.

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Maureen OBrien Pirro

Maureen OBrien Pirro

Operations , Project Director

Maureen oversees and contributes to a wide range of marketing functions, all while keeping a cool head. Her years of project direction experience in luxury new home construction and security system industry means that she is comfortable working at all organizational levels. Tapping into this expertise, Maureen is able to ensure the ongoing, consistent progress of marketing campaigns for our valued clients.

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Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Video Director, SEO Specialist, Project Manager

A multimedia producer, director, copywriter and seasoned marketer. Emily has led and contributed to creative teams of all sizes in locations around the world. Experience is everything and with over 15 years under her belt, she’s learned the ins and outs of the ever-changing media and marketing industries. Clients appreciate her speed and efficiency.

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Marisa Diaz-Waian

Marisa Diaz-Waian

Writer, Project Manager

A project manager and freelance technical, content as well as editor, proofreader, and copywriter, Marisa’s experience spans consumer & hospitality, entertainment, health care, grassroots, legal, and business-to-business industries.  As a member of the professional PUNCH team, Marisa uses her marketing experience, technical writing and research skills to contribute to high-level writing for numerous entities and manage marketing-related aspects for various accounts.

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Chellie Buzzeo

Chellie Buzzeo

Graphic Designer, Creative Director

Clients love working with Chellie because of her level of creative energy, experience and patience – without the designer ego. For over 25 years, Chellie has designed corporate identities, ad campaigns, websites, brochures, annual reports, event materials, tradeshow exhibits, lobby design, packaging, vehicle wraps, books, ebooks, interactive training modules and even pilot wings!

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Finnegan

Finnegan

Mascot, President of Fun

Finnegan uses advanced strategies to perpetually gain snacks. The ingenious schemes he masterminds and their tactical implementation have led to much amusement. He leads the Professional Punch team in stress management and his snoring capabilities have no equal. His ongoing contribution in the area of office jester has led to his promotion to the auspicious position of President of Fun.

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Ed Wilhite

Ed Wilhite

Website Developer

Intuitive, smart, focused, and a huge fan of puzzles and challenges, Ed is a master at solving client conundrums. A senior web developer with 15+ years experience creating unique, complex web sites and web applications. Ed also uses advanced developing techniques to customize and modify existing websites for Professional PUNCH clients.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

The Engage Marketing Consortium was born out of the realization that smart, self-managing, talented, driven and extremely creative professionals could collaborate on projects – allowing us to provide the very best expertise to you, our clients.

The team includes tech gurus, graphic designers, web developers, high end video producers, directors, videographers, editors and SEO experts. You get a team of people united under a common goal that is efficient, cost effective and best of all – at the top of their respective fields.

Finally, you can create a comprehensive marketing plan – all at a cost you can afford.

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