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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Connie Hunt

Connie Hunt

Marketing Coordinator, UX Tester

Bringing a better web page to you, Connie is an expert at delivering premium user experience from top to bottom. Starting with her skills in marketing, task leading, and quality assurance down to getting her hands dirty “in the trenches” through website auditing and maintenance. Upbeat and ready with a quick laugh, clients and staff enjoy her lighthearted nature, but she’s all business when it comes to keeping projects moving forward and ensuring every detail is covered..

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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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Kari Mason

Kari Mason

Graphic Designer

It all begins with pen and paper, scribbling ideas and concepts, visualizing the problem and the solution. Kari spends her days creating stylish and innovative designs and she is an expert in layout, typography, print, digital and graphic design. Although she is highly skilled at InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, she is constantly learning new design technologies, software, and topics—currently, she’s digging into motion graphics and video editing.

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Savannah Ivanitski

Savannah Ivanitski

Digital Marketer, SEM

Driven by results, Savannah is an experienced marketer with a passion for writing and expertise in digital marketing. With experience managing complete campaigns from strategy to implementation. Savannah has a talent for crafting messages and reaching appropriate audiences through a variety of online marketing channels. Savannah is Google Ads Certified

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Ita Udo-Ema

Ita Udo-Ema

Social Media Strategist

As a Social media strategist, Ita has excellent multitasking skills as well as a an artistic eye. He is an expert at planning, developing and implementing social media strategies in order to support and improve the online presence of our clients. A significant contributor to the overall digital marketing efforts, he provides value to clients by increasing brand awareness, engagement, and conversions from social media ads.

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Anne Watson

Anne Watson

Digital Marketer

A digital marketing and WordPress website manager, Anne focuses on boosting conversions, ROI and traffic for websites. She has a background in journalism – she was a news editor for the Wall Street Journal Online (wsj.com) – and enjoys helping clients communicate their vision. With a can-do approach that’s all business, clients are often suprised the first time Annie (as she likes to be called), hits them with her quirky sense of humor!

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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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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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Interested in joining our team?

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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