Charlie understands how businesses work and what they need to grow. His experience spans Nestlé, Borden Snack Foods, Earthgrains Bread, Juicy Juice, Coca-Cola USA, Schering- Plough, Abbott Laboratories and Anheuser-Busch, just to name a few. Recognized by Who’s Who of American Business Leaders, Charlie held executive positions at Publicis and Ted Bates Worldwide prior to forming Calise Partners.
Executive Director, Client Strategy
Susan is a leader, a steward, and a partner that seamlessly collaborates with stakeholders and leads teams to deliver innovative ideas that move businesses forward. Both analytical and creative by nature, she applies this unique, combined approach to solving business and marketing challenges. One of her key strengths is the ability to analyze a brand’s market and consumer position to reveal the core strategic opportunity. An Omnicom and IPG veteran, Susan has worked in a wide range of industries and brands, including JCPenney, Enterprise Rent- A-Car, Best Buy, Bank of America, Frito-Lay, Domino’s Pizza, Direct Energy, Dean Foods, and Statoil.
COO / CTO
A native digital entrepreneur, Taylor steers the agency’s digital and marketing automation initiatives. He’s played a key role in creating the technology that helps clients like Service Experts, Santander and Chrysler Financial generate new customers and optimize current customers through cross-selling, up-selling, and repeat and referral business.
Executive Media Director
Kristin has a diverse background in both traditional and digital media. She comes to us from Ansira where she was responsible for customer retention and driving new customer acquisition for clients such as Rent-A-Center, Jiffy Lube, and Shell. She began her career managing traditional media such as National/Local Television, Radio, Outdoor & Print. As the industry evolved towards online media, Kristin brought digital innovation into future Agency roles through Display, Pay Per Click, Native, & Social media. Kristin continued her career at Undertone, a leading Digital Ad Network—affording her a unique 360-degree, Agency/ Vendor perspective on digital media planning and buying. Kristin is responsible for driving media innovation and leveraging offline media investments into online lead conversions for our Clients.
Executive Creative Director
Steve is a working Creative Director who’s work, really, really works. A copywriter by trade, Steve has developed award winning campaigns for brands like BMW, The Home Depot, Denny’s and Terminix just to name a few. He has a unique ability to capture the essence of a brand and bring it to life in all aspects of traditional and online content. Over the years, Steve has been consistently recognized by his peers for his great work, including: The Radio Mercury Awards, Clio, Addy, Pencil, London International and he’s even won an Effie for proven campaign effectiveness.
Mary puts decades of marketing experience into driving qualified leads for our clients. Her previous experience includes Pizza Hut, Harrah’s Casinos, Nokia, Pepsi, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Brunswick Bowling Products and more. Prior to joining Calise Partners, Mary held long-time positions at Ackerman McQueen and Tracy Locke.
Senior Director of Creative & Production Services
Joan puts her skills and extensive knowledge of printing and processes to work every day, for every client, on every job. With 25 years of production management experience and a degree in graphic design, she’s delivered for Quaker Oats, Service Experts, Blockbuster Entertainment, HomeVestors and more. Prior to joining Calise Partners, Joan was Studio Director at Berry Brown.
Jill provides a wealth of experience and thought leadership to our account teams. She has lead the charge for clients like Ambien, Club Med, Lancôme, Siemens, Service Experts and more. Prior to joining Calise Partners, Jill handled national assignments for Euro RSCG MVBMS Partners (Messner) and Publicis New York.
A born story-teller, Ariel has been creating and delivering content for brands, tapping into a 15-year career that spans from public relations to media management to social and web content. She crafts strategies and directs the creation of content that amplifies the brand’s narrative and fuels its relationship with its consumers across owned and earned channels.