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Yvette Vance Creative Designer
Favorite Quote “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
April Harden Affiliate Manager
Favorite Quote"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller
Mike Cloutier National Marketing Consultant
Mike joined LeadingResponse in 2007 as a member of the production team. Within 8 months, he made a career move within the company to join the financial sales and consulting team, which he still enjoys and is proud to hold that position today. He is determined to drive consistent marketing results for small, medium, and large financial companies, by focusing on implementing strategies based on data and not guesswork.
Chris Figueredo National Marketing Consultant
Chris graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration. A month after graduation he took an entry level marketing position at LeadingResponse. LeadingResponse helped open his eyes to the world of direct marketing sales and he has just celebrated his 18th year at the firm. Chris has grown to be a team leader and top producer within the company.
Lawrence Norwood National Marketing Consultant
Favorite QuoteChallenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Lisa Hlava National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote “Find out who you are and do it on purpose” – Dolly Parton
Jennifer Lowery DeBuhr Director of Sales
Favorite Quote “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey
Derek ScarboroughNational Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote“The truth is permanent... and everything else falls by the wayside” - Dave Chappelle
George Laucirica Telephony Manager
Favorite Quote "Don't count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali
Scott Kasprzyk National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
Tim NaleSVP of Technology
Tim is responsible for all LeadingResponse technology products. Most recently, he was the CIO for Koozie Group Inc, formerly BIC Graphic USA. Led the company’s Technology team through a corporate carve out from BIC Société, implementation of Salesforce, Operational Data Store, Web Services, MicroServices, and Cloud utilization along with the modernization of the ERP and various operational support systems.
James Jasanis Account Manager
James Jasanis has been an Account Manager with LeadingResponse since January 2007. He works with several of the larger accounts and has successfully produced over 15,000 campaigns. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. In his spare time, James likes to travel when possible, watch Lightning hockey, Buccaneers football, play disc golf and is a Master Scuba Diver.
Lori Polemenakos Director of Consumer Content
Favorite Quote I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” - Oscar Wilde
Josh Danielson National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
Matthew Kearney Chief Executive Officer
Matthew has a passion for technology that can drive growth for clients, shareholders and team. He has 20 years' track record of successful leadership at Screenvision, Daily Mail Online, Talent Partners and now LeadingResponse and he has also held board and marketing technology advisor positions with Telenor ASA and Rock Holdings Inc. Not-for-profit board positions have included BAFTA and the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
John McCloskey National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote "Walk tall.... or baby don't walk at all" - Bruce Springsteen
Ryan VanSickle Director of Advisor Development
As Director of Advisor Development at LeadingResponse, I have the privilege of helping develop and maintain strong corporate relationships with some of the financial industry's most successful FMOs, RIAs, Broker-Dealers, and other strategic alliances.
Jeff Wallace Account Manager
Favorite Quote “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” ― Louis Pasteur
Kim Milne Severino National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain.
Jenn Nicholson National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote "Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do." - Walt Disney
Shane Burda Controller
Shane is from Tampa and graduated from Florida State University. He has over 12+ years of accounting experience gained from both the public and private sector. His hobbies include golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Tania Morrow Lead UX Designer
Full-time user experience designer, part-time ice cream aficionado | My passion goes beyond good design. I am interested in the user’s thought process, behavioral patterns and positioning a brand so it stands out. I specialize in UX/UI, visual design and conversion optimization strategy.
Robin Highsmith B2B Marketing Manager
Favorite Quote “Every moment of your life is a fresh start.”
Chris Lawson National Marketing Consultant
Chris graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He joined the LeadingResponse team in 2009 and thrives on putting his clients in front of quality prospects. He is a team leader and top producer. Chris resides in St. Petersburg, FL with his wife and three children.
Gwen Giordano National Marketing Consultant
Gwen is an experienced marketing professional that brings insight and enthusiasm to each program she develops with her valued clients. She’s passionate about strategy, best practices, and getting results. Originally from the northeast where she attended CCSU, she has become a true Florida transplant.
Lyne Tyler Chief Financial Officer
Lyne joined LeadingResponse as Controller in 2012 and named Chief Financial Officer in 2014. As CFO, Lyne’s responsibilities include operational and financial strategy, assessment of organic and acquisition expansion opportunities, governance, and risk management.
Quentin Bardo National Marketing Consultant
Part of leading response since 2012, Quentin has helped hundreds of advisors and elective medical practices get in front of their ideal prospected client. His passion in this industry is building a relationship with his clients and becoming an extended team member of each of each practice he works with. A Tampa native, he enjoys outdoor activities, theme parks, sports and spending time with his 7 year old son.
Scott Brewer National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote“You decide how you view the world each day. Choose to make it inspired!” -Prince
Ashley Hamrick-Dente Strategic Account Manager
Favorite Quote “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Suess
Johnny Proveaux VP Accounting FP&A
Favorite Quote“You can’t pick up one end of the stick without picking up the other.” -Stephen Covey
Christine Upp Director of Talent & Culture
Favorite Quote“Our running shoes have magic in them—the power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” -Mina Samuels author of Run Like a Girl
Shirley ParsonsAccounts Receivable Coordinator
Favorite Quote“Everywhere you go, take a smile with you. It’s free therapy!”
Dain Tolbert & CooperVP of Online Activation
Favorite Quote“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.” – Ian Fleming
Jennifer L. WardNational Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Meredith Friedman Senior Analytics Manager
Meredith joined the team in 2016 with a passion for data and now has over a decade of marketing experience. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her daughter and cheering on the Jayhawks and Chiefs.
Manuel Villar Web Developer Specialist
Manuel has been with the company for over 15 years and in that time has worn many hats. From Creative Director to Graphic Designer, Audio and Video Professional, Event Planner and now a Web Developer. He is an avid golfer and loves all of his South Florida teams, Dolphins, Heat, Marlins and Panthers.
Chris BakerDirector - Client Services
Favorite Quote“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.” - Jack Kerouac
Scott CassonBusiness Development Manager
Scott joined the LeadingResponse team in 2017 as Business Development Manager of the legal vertical. He has over 20 years’ experience in lead generation and digital marketing. Scott graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in political science & history. Favorite Quote “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
Jen Ricca Account Manager
Favorite Quote“They say that the best blaze burns brightest, when circumstances are at their worst.” – Sophie Hatter
Fernando Villanueva Sales Enablement Specialist
Favorite Quote“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become when serving others”.
Jerry Lanier Vice President, Financial Sales
Favorite Quote“You Don’t Get Results By Focusing On Results. You Get Results By Focusing On The Actions That Produce Results.” – Mike Hawkins
Daniel Villar National Marketing Consultant
Favorite QuoteDream so big you get uncomfortable telling small minded people…
Lawrene Harchaoui Director of Online Activation Search & Social
Favorite Quote “Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso
Kristin Boulette Sr. Social Media Analyst
Favorite Quote “Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Maria Holodnaya Senior PPC Analyst
Favorite Quote"Your network is your net worth" by Porter Gale
McKenna Frazier HR Generalist
Favorite Quote"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu
Eric Garcia Marketing Operations Specialist
Favorite Quote“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Chris Casey Sales Account Executive
"We have two lives, and the second one begins when we realize we only have one." – Confucius
Joslin Salter Display & Video Advertising Specialist
Favorite Quote“What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” – Caroline Myss
Jacelyn Cortez Sr. Social Media Analyst
Favorite Quote“Failure is not opposite of success; it is part of success”– Oleg Vishnepolsky
Fabian Simms QA Analyst
Favorite Quote"Don't count the days, make the days count"
Kevin Johnson Dir, Tech, Infrastructure & Security
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain
Erin Smith Accounting & Revenue Manager
Favorite Quote“The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.”
Ashley Hudnall Senior Client Account Manager
Favorite Quote“Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.” - Mary Kay Ash
Camie Chau National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” - Arthur C. Clarke
Greg Ryan Executive Vice President of Sales
Favorite Quote"Everything in life is a sale and everything you want is a commission" - Grant Cardone
Jordan Rush Marketing Content Specialist
Favorite Quote“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston Churchill
Pamela Girardin VP Marketing
Favorite Quote“Wherever you go, there you are.”
Gabriel Villar National Marketing Consultant
Favorite Quote“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs
Larissa Steele Application Analyst
Favorite Quote“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
Geovani Mejia Senior Search Analyst
Favorite Quote “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway” -Earl Nightingale
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