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Who? - The Marketing Posse
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Who?

(For All Sized Businesses)

We are a team of professionals with big company leadership experience who also have an entrepreneurial spirit, making our Marketing Posse ideal to work with businesses and marketing departments of all sizes.

For businesses with large internal marketing departments, we offer a host of interim Management Services including: CMO & CSO interim leadership, Marketing Initiative Execution, Agency and Supplier Management, and much more.

For small to mid-sized businesses who may not need full-time CMO services, we offer part time leadership options to give you that level of expertise when and where you need it.  The Marketing Posse can act as your outsourced marketing team or work on a project basis to get you started.

We also offer an Entrepreneur Package, designed to give new business owners everything they need to start a quality marketing initiative for their companies, including: a professional business plan, five-page website, creative logo production, letterhead and business cards.

Danielle

Danielle
Vona

Founder & Chief Strategist

“Your strategic marketing partner taking on your challenges as her own.”

  • Expertise: CMO leadership, Branding, Strategy, Product innovation, Strategic partnerships, Packaging
  • Business Background: Bloomin’ Brands/Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Sonic, PepsiCo
  • Education: BA Hofstra University, Harvard Leadership Program

Kit
Vale

Chief Growth Officer

“Fueling Organic and Acquisitional Growth”

  • Expertise: Marketing Leadership, Strategic Planning, New Business Development, National & Private Brands, Customer & Shopper Marketing
  • Business Background: L’Oreal Paris, Revlon, Unilever, Diageo, Ralston Purina
  • Education: BA George Washington University
Hans

Hans
Wybenga

Insights Pro

“Big business thinking for businesses of all sizes!”

  • Expertise: Domestic and international marketing and consumer insights, Business analysis
  • Business Background: Pepsi Cola International, Merck, Aetna, Panera, Sonic
  • Education: MA University of Sydney, Psychology, BA, University of Sydney

Christine
Wu

Strategy Master

“Behind every great execution is sound strategy”

  • Expertise: Balancing strategic thinking with practical operating skills.  Strategy, Branding, Innovation, Marketing leadership and process, Strategic partnerships
  • Business Background: Time Inc., Sony, Pepsi, Kraft, Amazon.com, and Johnson & Johnson
  • Education: MBA Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern; BS Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Monica
Gastel

Chief Dragon Slayer

“Fairytale dreams happen with thoughtful strategy and executional excellence.”

  • Expertise: Branding, Strategy, Product & Package Innovation, Marketing Leadership, Customer Marketing, Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Background: PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Brand Ruckus
  • Education: MBA Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, BS Boston College

Sara
Howell

Planner and Shaman

“A consumer/customer centric approach wins everytime.”

  • Expertise: Branding strategy, Product innovation, Promotions and calendar strategy, Menus and Packaging
  • Business Background: Bloomin’ Brands/Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks, Georgia-Pacific, Nestle
  • Education: MBA Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech; BS Georgia Tech
Mechell

Mechell
Lord

Chief Connector

“Bridging the gap.”

  • Expertise: Strategic leadership, Business coaching, Sales and Product training
  • Business Background: SLM Technologies, Valpak, Cox Target Media, Microsoft and Google
  • Education: Plymouth State University, Philosophy

Kari
Delgado

Marketing Catalyst

“If you change nothing, nothing will change.”

  • Expertise: Art Direction and Graphic Design, Marketing Communications, Content Development, Project Management, Digital Marketing
  • Business Background: V12 Data, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Public Schools, Emory Creative Designs
  • Education: BS St. Cloud State University, Southern Cross University (Australia), Don Quijoite Language Institute (Spain)

Meredith
Cernuda

Crew Ops Architect

“Organizing  processes and people”

  • Expertise: Social Media Management, Project Management, Business Operations, Community Relations, Human Resources, Legislative Affairs
  • Business Background: World Trade Center Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Surgical Associates, US Senator Bob Graham, Hillsborough County Government.
  • Education: Graduate Certificate in Social Media, University of Florida;
    BA Tulane University, Communications

Kylie
Raposa

Marketing Maestro

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters in it.”

  • Expertise: Project Management, Digital Marketing, Website Management, Demand Generation, Email Marketing, Tradeshow Management, Marketing Communications
  • Business Background: Meadow Burke – a CRH Company, Maxim Healthcare Services, Masonite International
  • Education: BS University of Tampa, Marketing

Angie
Rampi

Marketing Maven

“Ideating a custom approach with creative solutions.”

  • Expertise: Content Creation, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Consumer Insights
  • Business Background: Tech Data, Bloomin’ Brands
  • Education: BSBA University of Florida
Chris

Chris
Nesci

Creative Guru

“Committed to simplicity and clarity in design.”

  • Expertise: Interactive Design, Videography, Corporate Conventions, Web Development, Social Media
  • Business Background: Agency work with Benihana, All Children’s Hospital, Food Lion, Laser Spine Institute, Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants
  • Education: Southern New Hampshire University, Marketing

Craig
Whitlock

Creative Pathfinder

“Be inspired, be curious, be daring… and, above all, stay magical.”

  • Expertise: Art Direction + Design, Creative Strategy, Branding, Social Media
  • Business Background: University of Tampa, Grassroots Kava House, Clear Channel Outdoor, PP+K
  • Education: MFA Savannah College of Art and Design, BA Flagler College

Diane
Carrow

Butterfly Catcher

“Flexible and agile to support anything that is needed to help the business succeed!”

  • Expertise: Office administration, billing, reporting and analytics, meeting coordination, partner and vendor relations, technology, project coordination, processes, editing
  • Business Background: Administrative experience in a variety of industries including Fintech, Public Accounting, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Government Engineering Contractor, Online Merchandising, Finance and Publishing
  • Education: BS, Canisius College, Finance