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We are a passionate group of entrepreneurs, writers, and content junkies who love what we do. With backgrounds ranging from journalism to tech startups to fortune 500 companies, we tackle the world of thought leadership and content marketing from all angles.

Account & Content Strategy

Your account strategist is the lead on your account; he or she is in charge of creating and implementing your content strategy and is your dedicated point of contact throughout our process (as well as your new best friend). Your content strategist is the master of your content. She works ensure that your content is engaging and effective. 
You will never find a more devoted foe of imprecise, drab writing. I devour caffeine, news blogs and heavy metal.

Jeremy Doherty

Content Strategist

I’m an idealist at heart. I'm passionate about making a difference in others' lives. I love all things culinary, especially foods covered in chocolate or served with beer. I’m happiest when I’m with family and friends, working out, or planning my next trip.

Bridget Egan

Content Strategist

I’m a travel nerd at heart and love talking about health, the nonprofit world, CSR, and entrepreneurship. When I’m not at ICo, you’ll find me drinking copious amounts of coffee, eating chocolate, restoring furniture, and watching made-for-TV movies.

Frances Gordon

Content Strategist
I gain energy by helping people reach their goals. I believe when people are aligned with their passions, the world is brighter. I am passionate about social enterprises, seizing the day, and being a sunshine kid.

Heidi Fuhrman

Client Services Manager

I enjoy crafting content to be the best it can be. I also enjoy spending time with my family, songwriting, recording, and hiking.

Kyle Kelley

Content Strategist

I love traveling, Beyoncé, and hanging out with my wife and cat. Birds and butterflies give me the creeps.

Sam Kern

Account Strategist
I enjoy thinking outside the box and finding unique perspectives. I love traveling, photography and learning new things. I like some coffee with my cream and sugar.

Emma Kessinger

Content Strategist

I'm a nerd at heart with a background in biochemistry and an adoration for articles. I enjoy getting lost in the woods, old record players, exploring new places, and attempting to paint (heavy on the word “attempting”).

Sara Koller

Client Services Manager

I’m an information junkie whose mind is perpetually considering content creation. I also have encyclopedic knowledge on the subjects of punk rock, craft beer, and America’s pastime.

Stephen Nations

Content Strategist
I really enjoy working with our clients to see their knowledge and passion come to life in articles. I am a lover of good books, delicious food, perfectly aged bourbon, Kentucky basketball, and Ryan Gosling.

Lindsey Poenie

Account Strategist
I love new challenges, traveling, coffee, and any dessert that includes chocolate.

Katie Sander

Account Strategist
I love writing, reading, and going to the movies whenever I can. Playing music and basketball (not at the same time) are my favorite ways to spend my weekends.

Will Saulsbery

Content Strategist
My goal is to provide value. My passion is building businesses. My dog, playing music, barbells, friends, and family are what I’m about.

Nick Shelton

Account Strategist
I'm an extroverted introvert with a relentless pursuit of perfection and a fierce passion for strong coffee, craft beer, live music, Mexican food, and the written word.

Kara Shobe

Account Strategist
I do what I can to help people succeed and am passionate about making lives better. I strive to develop genuine creative work, relationships and life experiences.

Gabbie Rhodes

Content Strategist

I'm an outgoing die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and sushi enthusiast. I get excited about creative writing and helping entrepreneurs present their accomplishments to the public.

Becky Ruyle

Client Services Manager

Slightly (completely) obsessed with dark chocolate, coffee, running, and being surrounded with my passionate ICo family!

Morgan Salmons

Account Strategist

Mallory is my name and content is my game. I love, in no particular order, talking to people, eating copious amounts of cheese pizza and ice cream, and water skiing.

Mallory Smith

Account Strategist

I find joy in leaving things better than I found them. Navy-striped apparel, chocolate-covered pretzels, and the perfect happy hour make me smile.

Joanie Stream

Account Strategist

Books, coffee, and learning are my passions in life — in that order. P.S. Take a stab at pronouncing my name. I dare you.

Seanna Tucker

Content Strategist

Business Development & Marketing

Our business development/marketing team is all about getting our name out there. This team of extroverts loves starting your journey with Influence & Co. out on the right foot.
Sometimes clever and always on time, my greatest joy comes from making things the very best they can be. Office supplies, "Breaking Bad," and buffalo wings make me happy.

Nickie Bartels

Marketing Editor

I am a lover of entrepreneurship, learning, and making a difference. I’m a hopeless optimist of the St. Louis Rams.

Matt Kamp

Director of Strategic Partnerships

I like my coffee black, my whiskey straight, and travel when I can afford it. I think most people just want to feel heard, and I’m happy to comply. I've also taken a sworn oath to never eat sushi.

Brittni Kinney

Vice President

Sports fan, music lover, and coffee addict. If I'm not doing something related to the former, I'm probably working or re-watching season 3 of "The Office" for the 20th time.

Kurt Krieger

Vice President

I absolutely love meeting new people, and my drink of choice is champagne (I'm fancy). I prefer to spend my days outside, riding my bike or catching up on my favorite blogs. I enjoy telling stories about my cat, even though no one is listening.

Natalie Slyman

Director of Content & Social Media

I enjoy riding horses, helping entrepreneurs creatively achieve success, and eating chocolate (sometimes simultaneously). My love of coffee helps fuel my passions for continuing education and technology.

Natalie Stezovsky

Vice President

Editorial

This team of grammar gods and goddesses can’t wait to obsess over your content. This team loves to read, write, edit, and enhance your content to ensure that it's in tip-top shape.
I’m a technology nerd and recovering newspaperman who values punctuality, creativity, and brevity. I also make a wicked Key lime pie.

Ryan Gauthier

Editor
I’m a dedicated sentence-polisher, and my love for language is rivaled only by my love for all animals (humans included).

Elle Hammond

Editor
My life revolves around drinking coffee, reading new books, painting, and working with my editorial teammates, and that’s the way I like it.

Diane Kielhofner

Senior Editor

I am enthusiastic about books, pizza, travel, and sarcasm. When I'm not editing, I'm busy raising the world's cutest smilers.

Jennifer Rodriguez

Senior Editor

I love books, yoga, ice cream, coffee, and British humor. When I’m not editing, I’m probably having a living room dance party.

Katie Doherty

Editor

I'm a hopeless bookworm seeking to satisfy my inquisitive nature. I adore my family, coffee, and watching a thunderstorm roll in.

Jennifer Faddis

Editor

Snappy prose makes my heart giddy. I also enjoy music and staying hydrated.

Noel Feldman

Editor

I'm a singing and bicycling writer-of-all-trades who loves nothing more than polishing a clunky sentence until it gleams and moves the narrative forward.

Bridget Healy

Editor

I’m a little obsessive in most aspects of life, beginning with my cats and (not) ending with reading, music, spirits, horror movies, and cheese. Mmm, cheese.

Amanda Keefe

Editor

I love stories and the people that tell them, and I have a penchant for polka dots, pizza, and Amy Poehler.

Emily Lecaque

Editor

An eccentric, eclectic, sarcastic aspiring writer, making his way from the fringes of obscurity to slightly to the left of the fringes of obscurity. With style.

Matthew Langenhop

Editor

Words are cool. I like sports, TV, and breakfast food at any time of the day. Seriously, let’s go get an omelet.

Joshua Mosley

Editor

I love artful and accurate prose, traveling, and great food. My favorite days are those I spend with words, nature, and my family.

Robert Overmann

Editor

I love reading, hanging out with my awesome husband, listening to live music, and vegging out with Netflix. Bad grammar makes me [sic].

Lauren Tellman

Editor

Beautiful sentences give me a thrill. When I’m not writing or editing, I’m most often curled up with a book, drinking wine, eating pizza, or getting lost in the woods. I live for adventures, big and small.

Stephanie Zeilenga

Editor

Publications

Our publication relations team loves everything about online publications. This team works directly with the managing editors at the hundreds of publications that we have relationships with to ensure our clients' articles are published.
I love finding new publications! I am a runner and wine enthusiast. I use entirely too many exclamation points!

Melanie Janisse

Director of Publications

I'm a bit sassy, but always classy. I'm a firm believer in snail mail, drinking sweet tea, and overcoming fears. Yes, I'm a list maker.

Emma Bentley

Publications Strategist

I love eating popcorn and snuggling with my puppy, and I truly believe that happiness can be found in a good book. Chocolate makes my day even better.

Katherine Caraway

Publication Strategist

I'm a marketing professional, dog-lover and serial Netflixer. I'm a lover of learning, travel and a true believer that not all those who wander are lost.

Brittany Klokkenga

Publication Strategist

My obsessions include my kitten, reading good books, and eating dark chocolate. I've made habits out of singing musicals in the shower, taking my kitten on short walks, and traveling whenever I can.

Meagan Nolte

Publication Strategist

I spend my time looking for opportunities to play. You can usually find me dabbling in media, drafting a new design, or tossing a ball around. Regardless, I'm almost always running around and seeking some sort of stimulation.

Daniel Trivinos

Publication Strategist

Operations

From the software that we use every day to fun team-bonding activities, this group makes all of the magic happen behind the scenes to ensure that the Influence & Co. team has everything that we need to thrive in a happy and healthy work environment.
I enjoy finding data patterns, balancing numbers, and dancing (sometimes all at once). I'm a lover of the little things, a good challenge, and three-hour naps.

Catie Chappell

Operations Director

I love pop culture, my dog, driving with my sunroof open, and everything Mizzou-related. I'm driven by finding new ways to encourage and engage our team, and I start each morning by asking myself, "What would Beyoncé do?

Diamond Scott

Recruitment Coordinator

I am passionate about solving problems through technology. I enjoy nothing greater than seeing my ideas come to life.

Dave Oster

Vice President of Technology

I am a bilingual accountant and soccer fan who enjoys movies, Netflix, warm weather, running, black coffee, hanging out with friends, and being a family man!

Jose Rodriguez

Director of Financial Operations

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