Partner/CEO“I was a professional hot air balloon pilot.”Read Full Bio »
Partner/CFO“I'm a conservationist and big game hunter.”Read Full Bio »
Partner/COO“I'm a competitive outrigger canoe paddler.”Read Full Bio »
President“I'm obsessed with rock music from the 1970s.”Read Full Bio »
Vice President, Client Services“I was class president in elementary school for three years in a row.”Read Full Bio »
Vice President, Human Resources“I’m an abstract artist.”Read Full Bio »
Vice President, Marketing“I won the 7th Grade Spelling Bee.”Read Full Bio »
Account Director“I’m the manliest man to ever wield a NERF gun.”Read Full Bio »
Project Management Director“I rode a camel across the desert in Egypt.”Read Full Bio »
Customer Engagement Program Director“I've been singing in choirs since I was three.”Read Full Bio »
Account Supervisor“I've survived three earthquakes.”Read Full Bio »
Account Supervisor“I'm a hoarder of old books.”Read Full Bio »
Editor in Chief
Our philosophy is Mitch's philosophy: Serve up a compelling message with an engaging design, keeping the technology transparent. And it works. After receiving a B.S. in communications, Mitch launched one of the world's first digital service bureaus. He quickly became an internationally sought-after speaker within the publishing and printing industries. Forging into interactive design and development, he again pushed the boundaries of an important new medium. And the hits just keep on coming.
After Ed earned a degree in mechanical engineering, his first job involved a combination of graphic design and hot-air balloon piloting. He blames this on his family, who raised him to embrace creativity as an essential life skill. As an early Mac Power User, Ed helped push desktop publishing ahead with advances in both hardware and software. Before long, he'd become a sought-after speaker and instructor within the publishing and printing industries. He went on to found iostudio. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Apparently teaching himself web dev in the Internet's early days didn't provide enough adrenaline for this adventurous theater major. So Chris became Editor-at-Large for GX magazine. This meant lugging notebooks and camera gear to destinations such as Iraq, Guatemala, the U.S./Mexican border and the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. When he's not busy running iostudio, Chris eats up military history. He's also an avid gun collector and dog lover.
Andy offers up a rare blend of military experience and big-league marketing savvy. A former Marine officer turned account executive, he’s orchestrated major sales and advertising programs from both inside and outside the military. His resume includes time as an AE at Foote, Cone & Belding’s San Francisco shop, plus managing director of global ad giant JWT’s Washington, DC, office. Strategy? Brand development? New business? The guy has this stuff down. He also looks surprisingly natural wearing a cowboy hat.
Vice President, Client Services
What will magazines look like in the future? How will we use them? How should they integrate with social media? As an industry thought leader, Keith actually has the answers. Over the past decade, this native New Yorker has spearheaded more than 90 brand publications for government, corporate and nonprofit clients including the Army National Guard. An active member of the Custom Content Council, Keith received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Vice President, Human Resources
Jan is one of those human resource pros who actually care about the human. She started her career in Milwaukee as a caseworker in social services. Deciding to up the ante, Jan earned a master’s degree in HR, moved to Chicago and worked in health care management with companies like UnitedHealthcare and HCA. Eventually she migrated to Nashville, though her rabid love for the Green Bay Packers has always stayed with her.
Vice President, Marketing
You may not know it by looking at him (OK, maybe you do), but Gene served as an infantry sergeant in the Marines. And once you’re a Marine, you’re always a Marine. So you know he has what it takes to lead co-workers, and he’s got the smarts to decipher, categorize and create great content. Gene brings more than a decade of cross-platform content marketing, traditional publishing and project management experience to iostudio. And he’s been putting that know-how to use, orchestrating the building of a website that blended 2,000 parenting programs into four easy-to-digest categories.
As a certified Pilates master, Julia understands the power of balance, alignment and strength. So it's no surprise she brings these qualities to our Account Service team. She's wrangled accounts ranging from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to Ebonite bowling balls, with casual dining, luxury hotels and sewing machines in between. Julia loves cooking almost as much as she does researching and pitching new business.
Project Management Director
Jesse is our in-house certified project master. No, he doesn’t wear a cape or laugh maniacally while sipping from a goblet. But he definitely smiles, especially when he sees a plan coming to life and a team flawlessly making it happen. He’s beyond well versed in Agile/Lean, taking any team and turning them into a high-performing machine, knocking out deadlines left, right and upside down. Wow, he really is a master.
Customer Engagement Program Director
The very first thing on Bob’s resume is life experience. Splitting his career between the Army and the National Guard, Bob led both recon and sniper squads over two tours in the Middle East. He’s seen it all and done it all. Which explains why he’s always got something to add. He has an uncanny ability to turn a phrase, we refer to them as “Weaverisms.” “Grinning like a possum eating peanut butter” is just one of the many expressions that permeate the walls and hearts here at iostudio. Now Bob leads the Customer Care department at iostudio with the same nose to the grindstone and flair for words he’s acquired over three lifetimes of living.
There’s more to life in Chicago than great pizza and a high-profile marathon. And Hadleigh would know, though she has experience with both. For starters, there are groundbreaking ad shops like Draftfcb and mcgarrybowen. She’s experienced those, too, working on high-vis brands such as Oscar Mayer, Windex, Similac and the weirdly lovable Scrubbing Bubbles. A recent addition to our team, Hadleigh is embracing Nashville and all the New South has to offer. Even if our pizza does seem weird.
Growing up, Lindsey always wanted to be an MLB umpire. Which makes sense, because she has the prowess to make a tough call. It’s a little something she acquired while executing digital solutions for companies including Yahoo! and Bank of America. She has the uncanny ability to control a project without interrupting its rhythm and flow. And it serves her well, working closely with clients such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NBC and veteran nonprofit organizations. When Lindsey isn’t looking for balks, she’s a part-time grad student, full-time people watcher, and she’s always hunting for DC’s best guacamole.
Editor in Chief
During Mark’s 20-year career in journalism and publishing, he’s covered everything from news and sports to the arts. A few of the landmarks dotting his career path: The Boston Globe, Newsday, Sporting News and World Book Encyclopedia (where he tells us they engaged in some wicked Trivial Pursuit tournaments). When he’s not wrangling words and ideas, Mark enjoys tennis and live music. He’s also highly accomplished at the fine art of not throwing away old books.