Meet the Rocket Fuel team.
Chief Executive Officer
Amanda was head of marketing for Mindbody during the company’s most pivotal and explosive growth stage, from $20M to $200M, including its initial public offering. While at Mindbody’s helm, Amanda built a demand generation pipeline that increased leads by 300% in less than a year, fueling the company’s exponential growth. She also expanded the marketing team by 5 times, launched the consumer app and brand, and created the BOLD Conference, which not only grew from 200 to 2000 attendees but also attracted Michelle Obama and Magic Johnson as speakers. Amanda has a wide range and depth of experience helping companies at every stage, from Seed to IPO, with growth rates between 40-100%. She’s eager to accomplish goals like this for your company.
Marketing Operations Manager
Alyson is a marketing ops super fan. Born and raised in Georgia, Alyson loves the puzzle of analytics–and it loves her right back. She uses her skills in marketing tech stack management, campaign buildout and management, and performance monitoring to help create operations that operate at peak capacity. Despite being a self-proclaimed homebody who happily dotes on her dog and cat, this amateur record collector and music enthusiast, will never turn down an invitation to attend a great concert, go on a beautiful hike, or travel to a new city.
Adelle is an experienced Senior Designer that's been helping brands communicate visually for more than 20 years. As you might have guessed, she has an affinity for creating designs that engage viewers while capturing a brand's essence. Adelle brings a unique artist's touch to the digital world. Adelle loves being outdoors, whether it's on top of a mountain, paddling rivers, or traveling the globe with her family.
Director of Design
Christopher Eber is a designer’s designer. With more than a decade of experience in product, graphic, and industrial design, Christopher brings exceptional expertise to every facet of his work. Chris is a problem solver who keeps the voice of the user top-of-mind to create innovative solutions that help businesses hit their goals. When he’s not wowing clients (and while he’s at it, all of us), Christopher spends time with friends and travels near and far.
Veda has worn many hats, but her favorites are her thinking cap and cowboy hat. A wordsmith by trade and “Inno-Veda” at heart, she has sharpened her “branding iron” at startups, accelerators, and innovation centers. Veda’s formal education in Entrepreneurship and Marketing studies taught her that an idea is only as good as your ability to pitch its value. While her entrepreneurial pipedream is to open a standup comedy club, she has just as much fun finding opportunities for puns in ad headlines and landing pages.
Chief of Staff
Nicole is a strategist, a collaborator and a get-it-done-er. Before joining Rocket Fuel Labs, Nicole worked on the experiential marketing team at Mindbody where she spearheaded a wide range of global events, developed and implemented innovative marketing plans, and managed event budgets, logistics, content, strategic alignment, sponsorship sales and post-event metrics. This California native and Cal Poly grad is passionate about wellness, sustainability and personal development, all of which she pursues by being active, cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring San Diego’s beaches.
Marketing Operations Specialist
For Alex, marketing operations and automation excellence comes automatically. Alex’s extensive background in sales and marketing has translated into a knack for uncovering friction in the sales funnel and, more importantly, strategies to solve it. Alex thrives in a dynamic, collaborative environment, which is why Rocket Fuel Labs is the perfect place for her to dock. When she’s not dazzling clients with exceptional results, you can find Alex reading on her Kindle, walking her dog, trying out a new restaurant, or traveling.
Vice President of Growth
With nearly a decade of experience in B2B marketing, this high energy leader makes it happen, whether that “it” is creating powerful strategies, building programs that nurture leads and create engagement, or enacting processes that leverage technology to drive results. Britt knows how to fill--and maintain--a pipeline, informed by her experience with innovators and startups in various stages and across a range of industries. Her hobbies include travel, hiking, pickleball, snowboarding and thinking about hitting numbers in her sleep. (We’re just guessing on that last one.)
Digital Marketing Manager
Megan specializes in creating effective digital marketing campaigns–and in being awesome. A self-avowed marketing geek who lives, eats, and breathes every aspect of the mar-comm universe, Megan creates, manages, and optimizes paid ad campaigns to deliver stellar results. Megan has traded her native Illinois for the warmer clime of Florida, where she hangs out with family, dog, and two cats enjoying reading, writing, and beach-ing.
Marketing Account Manager
Results-driven account manager? Check. Strategic thinker? Check. Creative content marketer who loves building brand narratives and delivering outstanding results? Double check. With more than 15 years of marketing experience under her belt, Jenni brings a wide range of expertise in account management, brand development, and inbound marketing tactics to the team. Her background working both in-house and in an agency setting has helped her develop a knack for understanding client pain points, crafting creative solutions, and building trusting relationships. In addition to helping brands transform high-level objectives into actionable marketing initiatives, Jenni loves nachos, penguins, and finding typos in your competitors' ads.
Senior Marketing Account Manager
Jack of all trades and master of all, Jack Simmons is the consummate marketer with a passion for results and a penchant for problem-solving. Before joining the Rocket Fuel crew, Jack worked in the SaaS space and served as a Senior Account Manager/Strategist at a full service marketing agency where he managed campaigns from $10K-$1M+. He was instrumental in shepherding website redesigns, content creation, branding, analytics, organic social strategy and oh-so-much more. This New Jersey native is a huge (dare we say rabid?) sports fan who enjoys golf, tennis, basketball, travel, cooking and time on the beach.
Marketing Account Manager
Morgan is a marketing account manager who manages to make success look easy. She’s helped launch clients in the tech, nonprofit, and healthcare space into the stratosphere with her client-first focus and indefatigable get-er-done attitude. She’s also a bona fide Hubspot fangirl, making her an invaluable account services-slash-operations member of our flight team. In addition to running her accounts like clockwork, Morgan is an ultra marathon runner who logs upwards of 47 miles. Yes, at a time. For Morgan, going the extra mile just comes naturally.
Kathy is a nationally award-winning copywriter with more than 20 years of experience. She’s worked on some of the world's best-known brands, including Nike, Dr. Martens, Harrah’s and LegalZoom, and has written for nearly every conceivable industry, from technology and transportation to finance and fruit stickers (really). Kathy has a history of delivering exceptional, needle-moving results for clients. She’s also the author of a mystery series and an honorary (albeit self-nominated) member of the grammar police.
As a copywriter, Wes has helped global brands and scrappy startups exceed their business goals and nurture deeper connections with their target audience. He's written for just about every medium under the sun and, like all good copywriters, has an opinion about the Oxford comma and emojis in subject lines. When he's not helping organizations turn their brands into household names, he can be found climbing up a rock face or sliding down a ski slope.
Meet the Rocket Fuel board.
Michael Loeb is one of the world’s most successful and prolific entrepreneurs. The founder and CEO of Loeb.nyc, Michael has a long and storied history of achievement that begins with co-founding Synapse, which grew to the largest seller of consumer magazine subscriptions worldwide. Michael and his Synapse co-founder then formed the wildly successful Priceline.com. Following the development of other renowned ventures, Michael co-formed Loeb Enterprises, now Loeb.nyc, to ideate and develop new business concepts. Today, Loeb.nyc boasts a portfolio of over 18 direct investments and a new model for startup investments that offers exceptional strategic and executional talent to significantly de-risks startup launches.
Richard Vogel is a founding partner and CFO/COO of Loeb.nyc. A seasoned marketing executive, professional manager and startup advisor, Rich has spent a career shaping ideas into successful marketing programs in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to partnering with Michael Loeb to create Loeb Enterprises, Rich was the President of MDSC Corp. Rich shares decades of accumulated business wisdom and insights to support both entrepreneurs and shared services directors to achieve a cohesive vision for the entire organization.
Bobby Brannigan is a serial entrepreneur with a history of success. He started his first business in his college dorm: a college textbook marketplace that competed directly with Amazon. After 18 months, the startup garnered $100M revenue with no external funding and was eventually acquired. His next venture was Bucks4Books, where he and his team grew sales from $7 million to $18 million in a few years. Bobby’s most recent endeavor has been as founder and CEO of Mercato. Mercato has grown to become the #1 eCommerce and delivery platform for independent grocers and the fastest growing platform of its kind in the nation.