The Bottom Line
Fountain Forward is a hyper-motivated crew that works to accomplish one thing: persuade people to do business with you, and do it more often. Seeing you make more money is what drives us to slam down a couple of espressos every morning and fire up our brain cells. Does that make us weird? Maybe. But it’s a pretty good deal for you, right?
We can’t perform the magic without clients who really “get it.” Our clients know we’ll work our butts off. That’s our job.
They also know we’re going to push them to answer tough questions, share information, and try new things. We’re going to make you uncomfortable because that’s what change takes. You can’t grow if you’re standing still.
Bottom line: we’re not for everyone, and that’s OK. Not every company has what we’re looking for in a client, either. Just hang out with us for 30 minutes and let’s see where it goes!
Stephen - Founder and CEO
Stephen is our fearless leader. High-energy, literally never ever stops moving. When it comes to your campaign, all that energy becomes laser-focused to ignite amazing strategies that get the job done and make you money. Oh, and he’s a pretty wicked golfer, so if you need to round out a foursome or sandbag the club championship, hit him up.
Jeff Poche - Chief Operations Officer
Jeffrey’s primary role is lead tracker and hunter of woolly mammoths, but since there aren’t many of them around, this skill is seldom required. So he spends the rest of his time as our COO – you know, doing “operational things.” He’s the best damn COO we have (and the only one – but don’t remind him of that)!
Jenny Siers - Creative Director
Jenny is the little creative engine that could…”I think I can, I think I can…” Except instead of puttering along, she steams ahead regardless of the obstacles. When she isn’t crafting campaigns, designing graphics, or yelling at people for not following the brand guides you can find her… hmmm, well, you can find her at Fountain Forward next to the printer – they’re both always here. Oh, and try not to make her angry – she trained with a Sensei weekly for seven years.
Chris Gatterson - Director of Search
Brought to you by OCD and extreme paranoia, Chris keeps our clients ready for anything and ahead of the crowd (that’s undoubtedly out to get him). From optimizing websites and ad campaigns to surviving a zombie apocalypse, Chris has a great plan… and two backups plans. Just in case. His skills ensure that your business will be found, but you won’t find him.
Chuck Hester - Director of Strategic Communication
Chuck is our chief communicator. He makes sure the words of our clients reach the ears of the team, and on to the ears of your audience. That’s a lot of ears! When he isn’t writing strategy and building relationships for Fountain Forward, he’s playing Monopoly on one of his 50+ unique sets. In the mood for a Walking Dead version of Boardwalk and Park Place? Give Chuck a call!
Phil Trzebiatowski - Analytics Manager
Yeah, his last name is as complicated as the data he deciphers. He likes to dive deep into the details, see the trends, and craft a story from the numbers that the rest of our team can digest. Despite his eager and analytical mind, he’s a real softy and wants everyone to live in harmony. This Wisconsin native loves sunsets and will end his day watching the golden hour over happy hour. Go Badgers Go!
Kelly Hipsher - Project Manager
Kelly is our master of projects. Samurai of task completion. Ninja warrior of goals. Holy crusader of getting the job done. Norwegian ski infantry of making it happen. Mohawk warrior of getting the ball rolling. Conquistador of project domination. Also, she had perfect attendance her entire six years of elementary school (no surprise there) and was born in Puerto Rico.
Chris Jones - Director of Social Media
Boss of all things social, Chris keeps you connected to customers – always ready with a great meme or testimonial that gets people clicking and sharing. Plus he’s a human, not a robot (or so we think) so he knows when and where to shift to keep these ever-changing beings engaged and wanting more. Grab a well-crafted IPA with Chris and get ready to socialize.
Waldo - Security Director / Team Mascot
160 lbs of pure muscle and mush, this Great Dane is the gentlest of giants and ultimate protector of the couch. When in need of some good vibes, stress reliving petting, or quality content for your Instastory, Waldo will always be there, on the couch, to support you. Please don’t disturb him from his snoozels unless you have his leash in hand or can assure him his humans are coming home.