MediaBrains Team Bios
Chief Executive Officer
Joe founded MediaBrains and has led the company through its development and growth since
1996, maintaining a strong culture of innovation. He continues to guide the company’s business
and technical strategies, drawing on over 15 years of experience founding, growing, and leading
digital media companies. The MediaBrains Network today includes more than 4000 advertisers
marketing in over 115 of the Internet’s top business directories.
Joe is also the founder and CEO of AgingCare.com, a website and magazine providing support and
information to families caring for elderly relatives. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Computer Science from Syracuse University and began his career developing software for the
financial industry. When he is away from the office, Joe enjoys cycling, running, and spending time
Favorite quote: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." –Neale Donald Walsch
Suzanne assumed the role of president in 2014 to oversee day-to-day operations, focus technology &
product development strategies, and spearhead efforts to improve customer experience. Her collaborative
approach guides the management team in their efforts to provide leadership for the company while promoting
revenue growth, profitability and organizational development.
Prior to joining MediaBrains in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer, Suzanne held senior financial management
positions with various divisions of The McGraw-Hill Companies and Westinghouse Broadcasting. Suzanne also
served as President for Ocean Blue Enterprises, an e-commerce company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Finance from the University of South Florida. On her own time, she enjoys golfing, cooking, reading, and
travel to exotic locations.
Favorite quote: "Control your destiny or someone else will." –Jack Welch
Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development, Cindy is responsible for managing publisher relationships and expanding MediaBrains’ growing network of publisher partners.
Cindy supports our partners in gaining exposure to new advertisers and realize maximum revenue potential with digital directory offerings.
Prior to joining MediaBrains, Cindy spent nearly 20 years in advertising, promotions, integrated marketing and strategic alliances
representing leading B2B and B2C publications within the hospitality/tourism industry with publishers including Advanstar, Questex,
World Publications/Bonnier and Worth International Media Group.
In her roles, she helped drive business and was responsible for all aspects of multi-platform advertising opportunities, custom printing,
research and digital brand extensions and excelled at delivering successful marketing results for her clients.
When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, loves to cook, shop and travel around the world.
Favorite quote: "Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" – George Bernard Shaw
Director of Finance
Michele is responsible for the quality and content of all MediaBrains financial data including reporting,
budgeting and forecasting. She oversees all daily accounting functions as well as preparing, analyzing and
presenting all financial reporting.
Michele has been with MediaBrains since 1999. Prior to joining MediaBrains, she worked in account support
for an accounting firm and held roles in account management in the interior design industry. Michele holds a
Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Management from Ohio University. When she is away
from the office, Michele enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, and reading.
Favorite quote: "Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain." –Vivian Greene
Director of Operations
Scott directs the operational activities of the business, including improvements to and maintenance of the customer
resource management system. He serves as a liaison between the sales and tech teams, working to improve business processes
and facilitate interdepartmental communication.
A member of the MediaBrains family since 1999, Scott has been involved in most aspects of the business. His previous
responsibilities include work as a project manager, technical roles in web development and IT management, and leading the
MediaBrains sales and client service teams. Scott began his career at MediaBrains following his engineering education at
Edison State College. When he’s not at work, Scott enjoys golf, tennis, fishing and travel.
Favorite quote: "Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is." – Vince Lombardi
National Accounts Manager
Judith works with advertisers to identify and implement advertising strategies that drive results. She is skilled at understanding the best
network placement for a company, maximizing opportunities for marketers to engage industry buyers and channel traffic to their website.
Judith joined the MediaBrains family in 2007. Her previous experience includes more than seven years of account management experience with
various online marketing organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Illinois State University. Judith is
a hockey enthusiast and likes to spend her free time with her dogs and family.
Favorite quote: "Don’t wait for, expect, or rely on favors. Count on earning them by hard work and perseverance." –Marian Wright Edelman
Accounting and Renewal Contracts Administrator
Jennie is responsible for contacting and guiding advertisers through the contract renewal process and works directly with marketers to review
ad performance. She also manages the company’s accounts payable and receivable activities.
Jennie has been a member of the MediaBrains family since 2003; previous to joining MediaBrains, she served as Listing Secretary for National
Yacht Brokerage. Jennie is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Favorite saying: "It is better to act than react."
Sadie strives to provide the best customer and user experience by ensuring high quality digital content in company profiles across all MediaBrains Directories. She manages all new directory build projects, all aspects of service fulfillment, and the end-to-end execution of email marketing campaigns, including planning, content, and analysis & reporting.
Sadie is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. She gained experience in team development and talent acquisition as a Talent Manager for a luxury retail brand. When Sadie isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, playing tennis, cooking, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society.
Favorite quote: "When you rest, you rust." – Oscar de la Renta
Kendall manages the digital content for the company profiles within the business directories as well as service fulfillment. She also coordinates the email marketing campaigns from planning to reporting the campaign performance as well as managing new directory build projects.
Prior to joining MediaBrains, Kendall worked in the real estate industry managing email campaigns and local newspaper advertisements for real estate listings. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with a minor in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. When she’s not at work, Kendall enjoys being outdoors, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
Favorite quote: "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." –Coco Chanel
Kristoffer helps BtoB companies increase their exposure, brand awareness and sales. He works with advertisers to ensure
that their organization is positioned well within the MediaBrains network and assists businesses to enhance marketing
campaigns through their advertising efforts in MediaBrains business directories.
Kristoffer previously filled the role of BtoB Content Marketing Specialist for MediaBrains. He also held positions
as a Marketing Assistant at Alliance Performance Systems and as Associate Editor of a nationally read BtoB trade
publication serving the healthcare IT sector. Kristoffer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from the University
of South Florida. When he’s not at work, he enjoys sailing and spending time with his family.
Favorite quote: "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..." –John Masefield
Summer works with advertisers to help them achieve their online marketing goals with customized advertising solutions. She works with advertisers across multiple vertical industries to engage targeted buyers and maximize their advertising ROI.
Summer previously held sales, marketing, and administrative coordinator roles in the education, real estate and juvenile products manufacturing industries – working with companies like Gilbane, Hasbro and Summer Infant. She currently holds an MBA in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, binge-watching Netflix series, singing karaoke and volunteering.
Favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." –Mohandus Ghandi
As a member of the sales team, Kyle works with advertisers to help them increase their online exposure and advertising opportunities in the many business directories that MediaBrains offers. He is skilled at finding the best placement for his clients to maximize their traffic and marketing dollars while helping drive success to the desired companies.
Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and Business Administration from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. While in college, Kyle completed many marketing internships for the college and also held several leadership positions in his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He also served as team captain as well as the Wide Receiver/Tight Ends coach on his college football team. When Kyle is not working he enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach and watching every football game he can fit in.
Favorite quote: "Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment." –Heywood Hale Broun
Senior Software Engineer
Frank is part of the team that develops and maintains Web and database software, designed to not only meet today’s business needs, but also evolve with
the needs of marketers in the digital space.
A member of the MediaBrains team since 1998, Frank’s prior experience includes positions as a Software Engineer for American Tower Corporation, a Web Application
Developer for Bluestreak, and as a Software Engineer for Grantham Mayo Otterloo. He holds a Masters in Computer Information Technology from Hodges University. Frank
enjoys playing tennis and keeping up with changes in the software industry.
Favorite quote: "All things are possible, except for skiing through a revolving door." –Anonymous