Strategists, creators, producers, negotiators, ambassadors, designers, business builders, short folks, tall ones, curly-haired, no-haired, dog-loving…you get the picture. Check out our eclectic squad!
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Adam Cohen

Corporate Development Manager

As RedPeg’s unofficial “Chief of Stuff,” Adam has his finger on the RedPeg pulse and mysteriously seems to know all that happens internally. Not only does he manage all of RedPeg’s business development efforts, he’s also a whiz at 90s pop culture trivia.

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Alex Stern

National Field Director

Alex is a man on a mission and a self-proclaimed “mover of mountains.” No job is too large or task too menial for Alex — from managing an entire brand experience to demonstrating how to properly load a truck. It’s 5pm and you need someone onsite at 6am? Doesn’t matter where it is, call Alex.

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Alexis Buchanan

Talent Manager

Alexis is our resident tequila connoisseur, pescatarian, and matchmaker all in one. Her fitness kick is here to stay, as the reigning champion of RedPeg’s health challenge. Alexis’s greatest strength, though, is working diligently with all the brand ambassadors on behalf of our clients. Is there anything this it-girl can’t do?

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Allison Brill

Sr. Account Manager

A DC-resident, by way of Dallas and Chicago, Alli’s appreciation for art and innovation helps bring her clients’ ideas to life. When she’s not managing high-profile brands, she’s trying out a new restaurant in the city, styling a bride on her wedding day, or daydreaming about where to take her next vacation.

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Amira Ward

Director of Talent Management

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Amira would trade anything for a pretzel. With her bilingual brain and den mother instincts, she has led experiential staffing teams since 2007. When not showing off her extensive shoe collection (100+ pairs strong), she’s building and motivating some pretty amazing teams.

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Ann Kuhns

Executive Assistant

Small but mighty, patient but insistent, Ann’s got the “right-hand (wo)man” role down pat. She may not roam the RedPeg halls quite often, but you can’t deny her presence alongside our CEO. Need to track down Brad? You’ve gotta get through Ann first.

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Billy Freeman

Field Director

Billy is as learned behind-the-scenes as he is in the field, now planning the tours he once executed. He’s traveled 1MM+ miles for events and knows how to get the job done. When he is not working, he’s successfully finishing marathons (11 and counting) and still looking for the elusive hole-in-one on the golf course.

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Brad Nierenberg

CEO

Fondly known as “Miller Lite Brad” from his days in the field, Brad set out on a mission in 1995 to create a best-in-class creative agency that focused on the point of contact between brands and consumers. Today, RedPeg is a full service, award-winning brand engagement marketing agency. Although Brad’s original purpose has evolved, the beer stills flows freely.

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Carlton Jackson

Sr. Warehouse Manager

Hard work and dedication are just a part of Carlton’s every day. By day he’s a warehouse leader, managing our clients’ assets and 14,000 square feet of storage. By night, he’s a photographer, seeing life through a different lens.

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Catherine Utley

Senior Talent Manager

As our “Top Talent Tyra,” Cat can scout your skills a mile away. She’s a Jane of all trades in the talent department, matched with her superior ninja interviewing skills and organizational prowess. So you wanna be a Brand Ambassador star? You have to first impress Cat.

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Daniel Gallagher

Gaming & Esports Specialist

If there’s a puzzle to ponder or a strategy to implement, nothing can stop Daniel, our gaming locksmith, from solving logistical, technical, or analytical problems. When he’s not queuing-up in the Hearthstone Ladder he’s playing Pokémon GO, watching the Seattle Seahawks, or relaxing with his sweetheart.

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Derek O’Rourke

Director of Client Services

Once a homeless professional golfer who lived in a van, Derek’s your guy if you need a putting lesson or a beer (though not necessarily in that order). At RedPeg, he’s the guy who brings 20 years of client experience with Fortune 100 CPG brands, sports and entertainment sponsorships.

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Eric Hansen

CFO

What can we say about Eric? Well…he’s just that guy. Eric is part people-grower, happiness-finder, talent-recruiter, internal-operations-runner, and psychologist. Oh, and he’s good at that numbers thing too. He’s also a huge Yankees fan, but that’s neither here nor there.

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Fredda Hurwitz

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

American by birth, Euro trash by default (30 years abroad does strange things to a person…), Fredda is known as The Mixologist, combining her global brand strategy know-how, sports & entertainment sponsorship expertise, and journalism background with her passion for all things French (et oui, elle parle français).

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Jason Colvin

Director of Gaming and Esports

Know someone who is good at just about everything? Well, that’s Jason — the “All Rounder.” He’s a rare breed of agency person who has had his hands in just about everything — from sponsorships and partnerships to gaming and esports. He’s a team player who can plug in just about anywhere. Just don’t ask him to draw anything…

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John Piester

President

John is fondly known as The Voice of Reason. His calm, cool and collected demeanor is what keeps us out of sticky situations and ensures our team culture is enforced, both in and out of the office. When not sprinkling the team with sage pixie dust, he’s rooting for the NY Giants (despite his relocation to Redskins Country).

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Jordan McConnel

Sr. Manager of Digital & Social Strategy

Part chef, part brand strategist, Jordan is the resident wordsmith and social media guru. Whether she’s writing creative briefs or 280-character Tweets, she’s searching for the most important nugget of information to bring to life. After all, they don’t call her “The Translator” for nothing…

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Kathryn Caine

Account Manager

…and the Lil Miss Sunshine RedPeg Award goes to…Kat! Her rainbow demeanor, combined with her knack for leadership and thorough account knowledge, provides a punch for our Client Services team. When she’s not raining positivity, Kat will gladly teach you how to bump, set and spike on the volleyball court.

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Keisha Perkins

Accounts Payable Accountant

At Redpeg Marketing, monetary based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Alexandria, VA, the dedicated accountant who investigates these vicious PO’s is a member of an elite squad known as the Accounting team. That’s just part of Keisha Perkins’ story…

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Kelly Padgett

Experience Designer

A traveler since birth, an explorer by cosmic design, Kelly has always sought out the unknown, the what’s next and the yet-to-be-discovered. A Notorious Badass in Design (or Disguise), her bag of tricks always seems to contain the necessary solutions, even if they’re not the most conventional.

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Kiara Anthony

Marketing & Social Media Specialist

An ear to the pavement and her heart in a book, Kiara lives for a bit of buzz. This social butterfly can blend into any conversation, social activity or project. When she’s not flitting from one task to the next, editing, or writing website copy, you can find Kiara jamming to Spotify or contemplating her lunch options. Did anyone say Papa John’s veggie pizza?

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Kristin Van Cott

Account Manager

Southern girl with a Midwestern heart, Kristin brings her expertise in creating happiness through the work she does for her clients. You can find her around the office showing off her dimples and talking about her beloved NC State Wolfpack.

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Lauren Schuster

Account Manager

A newcomer to the north(ish), Lauren brings a little “southern charm” to her repertoire. Combining her Atlanta-roots with her years of agency experience, Lauren provides seamless account management and communication, always signing off with a “thanks y’all!”. With an energetic can-do attitude, Lauren is ready to jump into any challenge—but first, let her take a selfie…

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Leslie Alzamora

Talent Coordinator

There is no number too high or deadline too soon for Leslie. With a solid background in events and recruitment, this in-house go-getter never backs down from a challenge. And she’s not afraid to prove it. Need talent? Count on Leslie to find that rare gem.

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Lisa Herd

Office Manager

Lisa is the glue that keeps us all together. She’s part office manager, part culture queen and maintains the fine office balance of productivity and RedPeg team spirit. When she’s not busy keeping our office running, you can find her perfecting her bocce roll.

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Mac Johnson

Senior Graphic Designer

In a world of Calibri, one man will dare to be Neue Haas Grotesk. When his last project was killed by Comic Sans, Mac Johnson swore he’d never design again. But he’s about to learn that you can’t Cmd-W your destiny. This season the paths are clipped, the characters are kerned, and the DESIGN. IS. GRAPHIC.

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Maggie McKenna

Brand Strategist

Growing up, Maggie wanted to be an FBI agent, poet, or Stevie Nicks. When those didn’t pan out, she was instead ordained a High Priestess of Strategy. Combining an innate curiosity and drive for answers with a flowy, thoroughly right-brained creative streak, she’s found strategy to be the perfect place to put her seemingly disparate talents to use.

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Margaret Larkin

Sr. Manager, Venues & Sponsorship

As a once aspiring Olympian, there is no bar too high for Margaret. She can juggle multiple venues and clients and is the queen of turning lemons into lemonade. When all falls down, it’s always good to have someone who can make the magic happen. In our case, Margaret holds that wand.

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Martin Codd

VP of Operations

Martin’s our resident Brit and Experiential Architect. From overseeing operational logistics to leading venue sponsorship and talent, Martin is the producer that brings a creative edge to our clients. When he’s not overseeing production logistics and helping clients shine, Martin is tuning into the Premier League cheering on London’s finest: Chelsea F.C.

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Matt Sincaglia

Sr. Director of Brand Strategy

The main goals that matter to this soccer player are those set by brands. When it comes to delivering on business objectives, Matt is there for the assist. He utilizes data to develop strategy and analyzes program results to optimize performance and maximize returns for clients.

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Matt Suttmiller

Director of Client Services

When Matt’s not yelling “Go Dukes” throughout the halls, this proud JMU alumnus knows how to get things done for our clients – no matter the ask. Need a quick turnaround in impossible timing? Let Matt “commission” the results.

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Michael “Moose” Musatow

Experience Designer

When your quidditch team has three Michaels, you need a nickname that sticks. “Moose” is our go-to designer, providing much needed Hero Support to his co-workers. As an avid cosplayer, Pokémon lover, and fancy fish dad, it’s no surprise this über nerd has found his home with RedPeg.

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Michael Strong

Financial Analyst

Michael “Doc” Strong is the reason we can all breathe easy. Being the “Numbers Guy” is far from a walk in the park, but Doc handles everything in stride. When he’s not keeping our numbers in check, you can catch Doc boating, cooking, or listening to audiobook biographies.

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Mike McCanna

Sr. Art Director

Creator of almost all things RedPeg, our 20+ year veteran is the heart and soul of our creative team. Born and bred in Baltimore, Mike brings an appreciation for art, his three children, anything O’s and all things Ravens.

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Nicole Arch

Producer

Nicole (aka “Narch”) can’t typically be found anywhere. That’s because she spends much of the year producing events around the country for our clients. With mutual loves for art and wood shop, Nicole puts a creative spin on all our experiences. She’s our personal MacGyver, and proudly believes that pigs can totally fly.

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Nicole Bard

Account Coordinator

East Coast by nature, SoCal by spirit, Nicole Bard puts her fun-loving personality into her work as a member of the Client Service Team. When she’s not chatting about the latest Meghan Markle news, Nicole can be found with her Starbucks iced coffee in-hand, organizing client programs and itineraries.

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Nicole Brown

Talent & Client Services Manager

They don’t call Nicole Brown “The Veteran” for nothing. Along with serving her country, Nicole has decades of experience in staffing, building client relations, and choosing top talent. When she’s not searching for expert talent, you can catch Nicole jet-setting to foreign countries or dabbling in a bit of photography.

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Nicole Kaufman

Producer

Nicole prides herself on creating a lasting impression. From conception to execution, she’s the piece of the puzzle that ensures your event, experience, or epic moment runs seamlessly. Not all events are created equal and Nicole is the reason why. With Nicole by your side, it’s always an EVENT-ure.

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Olivia Boudreau

Venues & Sponsorship Coordinator

Olivia is the spark that ignites magic in our clients. Known around the office as the “corporate matchmaker,” her smooth operating skills are what transform conference room meetings into venued memories. What can we say? She’s got the eye and their ear.

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Orion Taylor

Special Projects Coordinator

Orion is the queen of quick turnaround, with a creative spin. This crafty little superstar takes a hands-on approach, whether it’s drawing personalized name tags for her fellow Pegsters or creating a killer costume concept from scratch. But if you need to find her, get ready for a workout. Speed-walking behind her is no easy feat.

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Pearlie Oni

Employee Experience Manager

Equal parts recruiter, mentor, and therapist, Pearlie is our head of HR and all-around people-person. Her super power? Making every employee experience mean more. And also karaoke. She dominates karaoke.

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Rasheed Cole

IT Manager

NY-borough-bred, Rasheed is our “Mr. Fix It” of all things tech. In his matrix, there is no red or blue pill. If he isn’t tinkering with his motorcycle or playing with his daughter, he’s most likely on the internet learning how to make things work in his (and RedPeg’s) favor.

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Ryan Hayes

Director of Events

Nicknamed “Slash” by his peers, Ryan is RedPeg’s secret weapon and Jack of all trades. As a highly experienced event planner [slash] executive producer [slash] client relationship manager [slash] culinary connoisseur, Ryan adds precision, intrigue, and a certain “je nais sais quoi” to any event experience.

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Sam Hanks

VP of Creative

This creative guru leads the pack, ensuring all of our ideas, color palettes and decks come to life. When he’s not making the creative impossible happen, Sam is rough-housing with his kids, catching shows with his wife, or jamming out with his buddies. He may be soft spoken in person, but when plugged into his Marshall Amp, he goes to 11.

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Sarah Perkins

Director of Client Services

A natural-born redhead (and feisty in nature), Sarah is loud and proud to be our resident “client whisperer.” Post college, she bought a one-way ticket to the Big Apple to kick-start her career in traditional advertising before diving into all things experiential. And the rest is history. When Sarah’s not busy saving the day, you can assume she’s off traveling the world, knocking a country a year off her bucket list.

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Shane Acuff

Warehouse Assistant

With hundreds of activations a year, it can be hard to keep track of all our props and equipment. But Shane’s up for the task, assisting Carlton in managing our warehouse. Outside of work, you can hear Shane whistling just about anything. This East Tennessee country boy is what we’d like to call, “a man of few words.”

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Taren Henry

Venues and Sponsorship Manager

Meet Taren, our venues guru and negotiating ninja. But don’t let her title fool you. She’s also a whiz at marketing strategy and social media. And she does it all while maintaining her zen, with a little help from her sage and favorite crystals.

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Tim Yowpa

Sr. Director of Client Services

Jersey-strong Tim is our friendly, neighborhood problem solver. He’s got a “fix” for everything. Though his background lies in PR & Sports, it didn’t take long for Tim to realize experiences were his passion. When Tim isn’t saving the world, he’s probably traveling the globe looking for a beer he hasn’t tried (2,000 and counting).

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Travis Laukhuf

Producer

Hailing from Ohio, Travis (aka “Flex,” aka “Flexenheim”) is our resident production chameleon. If he’s not in the office knocking things out, he’s probably out building things with his bare hands, inspecting our vehicle fleet or feeding his cat. If you have an issue with your Ford, call Travis.

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Veronica Graves

Office Coordinator

Veronica is much more than our master of reception. She wears many hats, including those of our personal work-and-play photographer and social media consultant. Outside of the office, sitting still isn’t her forte. Veronica’s idea of R&R is napping on a flight en route to her next destination.

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Vincent Minichiello

Gaming & Esports Specialist

Familiar with the mantra, “Gaming is life?” Well, that’s proven true for Vinny. Combined with his sports sales know-how, Vinny’s gaming expertise is what transforms a footprint into an experiential marketing masterpiece. “You got games on your phone?” This gamer turned marketer won’t be far behind.

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