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meet the team
Kevin started his career with a strong creative foundation that led him to becoming an early adopter of digital media and interactive. With over 30 years of related experience, he is among the top IT strategists and consultants in the region. Kevin’s creative and interactive project list includes notable brands such as Zebra Pen, Mack Trucks, Schering-Plough, Hershey Foods and Just Born. His love for mixing creativity and technology extends to the team through regular training and creative lunch sessions on how to integrate technology to empower marketing. The only technology he hasn’t adopted is progressive lenses, although peering over the top of his glasses gives him that bookishly smart look.
Paul PastrickEVP | Chief Operations Officer
For the 20 years prior to Ignite2X, Paul refined his leadership skills at AT&T. Since the inception of Ignite2X in 2007, his wisdom lies in bringing all factors together to create ideal production processes. Simply put, he works with the best staff (his words) to exceed client objectives. Paul is always bringing teams together to achieve one goal, whether the at-work team or the many sports teams he’s coached over the years. Paul is a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fanatic and Yankee fan and enjoys hittin’ the weights at the gym. When not waving a terrible towel, he’s spending time with his family and probably wearing a shirt made out of bamboo.
Andy MorfopoulosChief Executive Officer
Andy is a person of many interests, but one thing he has a real passion for is growing brands. As the spokesperson for many of our agency’s growing relationships, he understands leadership at its best comes from great collaboration and being a good listener who taps into consumer needs and client’s desires. His 20 years in agency leadership has given shoppers reasons to crunch Blue Diamond Almonds, get handy with Black & Decker and Quaker State and live a little with Chivas Regal and Coca-Cola. He takes great interest in his wife’s Pilates studio, jazz music, tennis, drumming and drinking wine.
Virginia PorcinoCreative Director
When Virginia enters a room, clients know she’s the Creative Director. She not only glows with creativity, her portfolio backs it up with over 20+ years of agency work. Virginia’s extensive client experience spans across category lines and includes Blue Diamond Almonds, Sutter Home, Dole, Campbell’s, Zebra Pen, Tylenol, Comcast and more. Her penchant for success shines through with hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. Lots of enthusiasm. Something you may not know about Virginia is that she is a self-proclaimed Turophile, in other words, a cheese snob. As she always says, “the best things in life are cheese.”
Maureen ColleyDirector of Strategic Planning
Maureen is a strategic and creative thinker with a natural curiosity about people and what makes them tick. In other words, she’s into insights. She spent many years as an independent consultant, working on campaigns for some of the most respected brands in the world and learning the marketing business inside out. During downtime, she relaxes by doing crossword puzzles and tormenting her family by watching countless hours of sports, even golf. Her favorite restaurant is any place with good craft beer and TVs tuned to ESPN.
Jessica MillerAccount Director
With 5 years in sales and 11 years in brand marketing for a global Fortune 500 food company, Jess not only understands the power of a brand but also how to use that brand’s power to sell the product to buyers. From her experience with top rated consumer brands she knows how to make a brand stand out in the crowd. She just moved back to the Lehigh Valley where she was born and raised and enjoys taking periodic adventures around the world. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking on the trails, and doing other outdoor adventures. Jess is a dog lover, an avid runner, and gives the best book recommendations.
Emma AndersonContent Marketing Manager
Emma’s a meticulous and details-driven creative with a passion for storytelling. As Content Marketing Manager, her days in the office are spent brainstorming smart content strategies, crafting compelling copy, and keeping a pulse on the latest social media trends. She’s a stickler for grammar (Oxford commas included). In her spare time, you can find her binging true crime podcasts, recreating her favorite food bloggers’ recipes, or out on the run. Meet her and you’re bound to hear a story or two—or ten about her beloved Black Lab puppy, Millie.
Drake AschlimanArt Director
Drake is a Colorado State grad with over 20 years in the design industry. Over the years, Drake has fine-tuned his design skills in a wide-range of opportunities as a freelancer, in-house, agency and printer, giving him the ability to prove his creative chops on a variety of agency clients. When he’s not being a Photoshop wizard or crafting clever email responses, he’s hiking with his family, playing disc golf or enjoying craft brews. Critics call Drake the funniest person in the office. One might even call him the bee’s knees. (No really, he’s a beekeeper and sells honey from his desk).
Christian ClarkWeb Developer
Christian’s passion for computers and technology serve him well in his role, as he hopes to someday become a data analyst. In the office, he helps us with all things tech by updating website features and navigating the world of ecommerce. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and long walks on the beach.
Tim GlaseSponsorships and Sports Marketing
Tim once dreamed about being a professional mascot, but luckily for us, he works here instead. Today, he graces us with his cowboy boots, M*A*S*H knowledge, and charming sense of humor. Tim has worked across planning, marketing, communications, management and corporate partnership development for Pop Warner Little Scholars, and the International Hot Rod Association. He has also worked to develop dynamic sponsorship programs with NASCAR, Komatsu, Mattel Hot Wheels, Royal Crown Cola, and The Army National Guard. Don’t let Tim’s 20 plus years of sports marketing experience fool you. While he prefers the local dirt track, he’s a huge fan of the theater. If you play your cards right, he might just sing you a tune.
Kristen LeeGraphic Designer
Kristen is a recent graduate from York College of Pennsylvania, and was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. Kristen has a variety of internship experience designing logos, presentations and other collaterals for various organizations. She enjoys the challenge of a new project, and working and learning alongside Drake and Virginia. She’s one of six siblings, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (yes, just like the Brady Bunch). In her spare time, you can find her doodling, exploring nature trails, and recreating recipes from Pinterest. If you’re looking to buy Kristen a present, her favorite color is pink. PMS 213 C, to be specific.
Diane GuadagnaOffice Manager
Diane is the glue that holds this office together. She makes sure our finances are always “accounted” for (pun intended). Diane graduated with a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Wilkes University, and owned and operated her own business for 9 years. Diane officially joined the Ignite2X team after working at an accounting firm for several years. She is a proud cat owner to Tigger, Tony and Cleo. Diane loves cooking, decorating, and spending time with her newly blended family which includes her husband Mark, 4 adult children and their significant others, and grand dogs!
Chrisdee LawyerContent Marketing / Social Media Specialist
There are few things Chrisdee loves more than strong coffee and musicals, but social media makes the top of the list. Chrisdee has a background in retail management and a degree in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media from Kutztown University. She enjoys looking at the analytics behind social media and excels at managing her time. During lunch she can be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t at work, you can find her strolling around Target, cooking, or binge watching her favorite (but admittedly not good) TV shows.
Molly ManchesterAccount Executive
If you ever spot baked goods around the office, chances are, Molly made them. Molly has an eye for detail, program planning, time management, and organization. As an account executive, Molly implements tactical execution and supports client management. Molly enjoys working in the food space, and collaborating with her mentors on growing agency accounts. She has the cleanest desk in the office and helps us practice our French pronunciations. In her free time, she loves learning about all things fitness, cooking, and playing with her dog, Rocky.
Scott MariSenior Web Application Developer
Scott has worked as a developer at companies large and small in major cities including Philadelphia and New York. In the agency, he is responsible for web development, ecommerce websites and IT infrastructure. Scott also estimates web development and oversees desktop support. He loves HBO, drawing, and making furniture, and once aspired to be a modern medical illustrator — just like Leonardo Da Vinci. In the office, he holds the record for most cups of coffee consumed in an 8-hour workday. Very impressive, Scott!
Maria Russoaccount executive
With a marketing degree from Kutztown University, Maria likes to keep up on the latest trends in the world of brands. She is highly organized and enjoys researching and managing projects. Maria enjoys traveling, and is extremely passionate about the environment, specifically marine life. But back on dry land, she takes care of her three dogs and one cat – and loves having a house full of animals.
Raymond StivalaInteractive Solutions/Project Manager
With a background in web/multimedia development and project management, it’s no wonder Raymond makes the perfect Interactive Solutions/Project Manager. Before joining our team, Raymond created interactive displays at a museum, and developed and project managed various large scale web site projects. In his spare time he can be found hiking and biking the great outdoors or watching one of the movies from his collection. He also loves flying his drone through the sky—while he stands firmly on the ground.
Kim TaylorProduction Manager / Client Services
With a keen eye for detail, Kim is masterful at carrying a project from start to finish. Kim handles client services for Blue Diamond. In addition to production and estimation requests, she is also responsible for sourcing printer and vendor management services. She is a proud mom of two boys that she looks up to – way up – both being over 6’3″. She is skilled in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes or making her own, and her two dogs are always hoping something gets dropped on the floor. When she’s not in the kitchen, she enjoys the great outdoors, whether it’s kayaking, bicycling, or swimming.
Patti C.Account Director
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
This position reports to the Sr. Interactive Web Developer. You would be part of our Interactive Team. You would work closely with Ignite2X Project Managers, UX, Designers, other Back-End Programmers and Testers/QA to ensure delivery of high quality websites.