The iconic Robin Williams once said, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Magneti was born on that simple premise. We wake up every day knowing that our efforts make a difference. Magneti thrives on building and sharing great ideas. We are a team with diverse talents and deeply believe in our ability to drive lasting impact. We invest in talent, and that talent drives exceptional results for our clients. We don’t just fantasize about great solutions — we come to work every day and work hard to exceed expectations.
Our goal is to become the most effective and innovative marketing company in the world, and we’d love some company along the way.
Adam WilliamsChief Executive Officer
Adam Williams is the CEO of Magneti and has previously been a partner or founding member of many startups, ranging from the publishing industry to construction. Adam has a passion for great ideas and bringing those ideas to life. Outside of his professional life, Adam enjoys torturing trout with a fly rod and skiing big lines. Faith, purpose, and family are the core foundations of his life. Adam’s wife of fifteen years and nine-year-old son put up with a lot. This summer Adam will be celebrating his nineteenth year as a brain tumor survivor.
Jesse MarbleChief Marketing Officer
Jesse’s background is in tech startups, B2B digital marketing, and integrated campaign strategy and management. He loves the creative and analytical team that makes up Magneti.
Jesse excels at a rare form of South American chess, lives on a refurbished houseboat, and plays poker with the surviving members of Apollo 17. Actually, that’s not true at all.
Ray CameronDigital Marketing Director
Ray has been involved with digital marketing for nearly a decade. After helping an SEO company grow by 400 percent, Ray started his own digital marketing company and achieved HubSpot Gold Partner status in 18 months. Ray has been leading teams of digital marketers implementing SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, conversion strategy, and email marketing on hundreds of websites since 2008. Ray lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter, the youngest of their three kids.
Ben RobbDirector of Strategic Engagement
Ben’s background is in nonprofit development. He has worked in marketing and communications roles for nonprofits as large as Compassion International and as small (but amazing!) as Springs Rescue Mission, where he served as development director. He has won national and regional awards for his video and print work and raised millions of dollars through direct response campaigns. Ben studied literature and professional writing at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and writes short fiction in his free time (when he’s not running or fishing or cooking or camping with his wife and kids).
Anthony HyattMarketing Manager
Anthony’s background is in national public relations, writing and doing everything from holding a camera to giving world-renown actors bad acting advice on movie sets.
Anthony went to the School of Hard Knox for the first four years of his life, before landing in Pre-K, and wages war with autocrrect ona daly bsis.
Maggie BartlettMarketing Manager
Maggie has extensive experience working in startups, nonprofits, healthcare and technology. She has successfully executed large and small-scale marketing campaigns to generate leads, create brand awareness and build customer loyalty. Maggie received a business and journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a passionate Tar Heels fan. In her free time, Maggie enjoys writing, backpacking, traveling and spending time with her husband.
Nerissa EnglandMarketing Manager
Nerissa has a background in communications, account management and campaign strategy. In her spare time, Nerissa loves to bake, travel, hike and play tennis. She loves getting to know people and learning what makes them tick, but is also an introvert, so get her in a one on one conversation (especially while hiking) and she could talk all day!
Mark RantalCreative Director
Mark Rantal is a graphic designer whose work is driven by a daily game between soaring narcissism and crippling self-doubt. He appreciates and strives for simplicity and eloquence in his work and has grown to appreciate big, scary questions and those who discuss them boldly. He is also an award-winning improv comedian, producer, host, and was a #1 trending story on Facebook for eating Chipotle burritos 108 consecutive days. Mark does not own a pet fox yet.
Chris KruseWeb Developer
Chris is our web dev who also likes to occasionally get lost in the woods. He is an avid hiker, camper and Miami Dolphins fan. He has two dogs, Kona and Piper, but would have 400 more if they were more affordable. He is a problem solver originally from Orlando FL, everybody give it up for Chris Kruse!
Anna HoglundEmail Specialist
Anna grew up in Phoenix and moved to Colorado for the hiking, skiing, kayaking and rollerblading. She has a degree in Journalism, PR and Marketing from Baylor University. Anna is drawn to marketing because it requires both right and left-brained thinking to solve problems and create solutions. Marketing is both a science and art, and she loves finding new ways to communicate with people across different mediums. She loves to read, doodle, travel and go to aquariums!
Marisa WilliamsSocial Media Specialist
Marisa’s background is in using social platforms as a consumer-brand relationship bridge, lead generation and awareness as well as other forms of digital marketing. She has experience in working with non-profits, small businesses, churches and large organizations to help them all master the Facebook algorithm and Mark Zuckerberg’s brain. Marisa received a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In her free time, Marisa is chasing her toddler, reading, cuddling with her Great Dane and spending as much as possible with her husband and kids.
Karen WaldonMarketing Specialist
From Karen’s early decision to major in math she has gravitated to jobs centered around “problem-solving”. Her various roles include inventory management, business analyst, and marketing manager to name a few. Sunsets, good vodka, dark chocolate, the sound of her children laughing, and spreadsheets are just a few of her favorite things. Karen relies on her ability to ask good questions in order to navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital marketing. She also stressed out writing this bio.
Lily BenjaminMarketing Specialist
Lily accidentally moved to Colorado Springs from Cleveland, OH in 2013 when she couldn’t get down from the incline. Luckily, she had all of her belongings and Colorado College accepted her as a winter start, where she majored in Economics and was captain of the varsity lacrosse team. In her spare time, she likes to ski, hike, be with friends and get lost in her new city, Denver.
Brenna SkatteboExecutive Assistant
Brenna’s background is in content and social media marketing in the nonprofit sector. She loves editing, has a keen eye for detail, and appreciates good aesthetics — whether in a room or on an Instagram grid. Brenna grew up in Colorado Springs and moved to New York City for college where she received a degree in Media, Culture, and the Arts and a minor in Business Administration. She quickly realized she needed nature and now lives happily in Colorado with her husband.
Nate LakeMarketing InternNate is a sports junkie through and through with a background in public relations/communications for college athletics. Raised in the Detroit area, he is a diehard fan of all Detroit sports and loves telling people that Eminem used to be his neighbor (not true) when asked about growing up in Michigan. Nate has earned a degree from the schools on each side of the Border War (B.A., Colorado State; M.A., Wyoming) and did PR for the athletics programs at each school. When he’s not watching the Detroit Tigers or getting lost in an endless black hole of sports stats, he’s probably analyzing the lyrics of Kendrick Lamar, jamming to music, hanging out with friends, or tweeting (@_natelake).
Josh SteinfeldMedia Relations
Joshua Steinfeld brings 18 years of public relations to the Magneti team. Before joining Magneti, Joshua worked with many high-profile brands including IBM, Little Debbie Snack Cake, Bayer Corp., and The Americans with Disabilities Act, along with several nonprofits, niche service providers, and start-up technology firms. He specializes in media relations, media training, and crisis management. He has generated press coverage in many high-profile outlets including CNN, The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Today Show, and U.S. News & World Report.
Gary MagnoneLead SEO Strategist
Gary has studied search engines and the way they interact with websites since 2009. A lot has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t – his passion for figuring out why some sites rank highly and some sites don’t. In addition to SEO, Gary’s passions include improv comedy, live music, craft beer, coffee, and re-runs of Seinfeld.
David LucasResearch Director
David brings expertise to developing positioning and messaging, and manages all research projects. With a decade of experience managing marketing and fundraising campaigns, David has developed brand and positioning platforms for dozens of for-profit and non-profit organizations around the nation.
Thomas DangerfieldBrand Consultant
Thomas Dangerfield spent the last fifteen years helping some of the world’s biggest companies create and grow their value through brand and business strategy, brand experience design, global message architectures, global media architectures, and strategic marketing communications. Thomas loves big problems as well as helping clients achieve sustainable brand-driven growth.
Awards and Listings
- Silver American Advertising Award | Integrated Brand Identity Campaign – Employers Council
- Silver American Advertising Award | Spread, Multiple Page or Insert Single Unit, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
- Silver American Advertising Award | Logo Design, Employers Council
- Silver American Advertising Award | B2B Website, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
- Silver American Advertising Award | Consumer Website, David C Cook
- Silver American Advertising Award | B2B Website, Employers Council
- Best of Digital American Advertising Award | B2B Website – Magneti
- Gold American Advertising Award | B2B Website – Magneti
- Gold American Advertising Award | Logo Design – OutThere Colorado
- Gold American Advertising Award | Spread, Multiple Page or Insert Single Unit – Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, Human Meet Nature
- Silver American Advertising Award | B2B Website – FoodMaven
- Silver American Advertising Award | Website – Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
- Best of Digital American Advertising Award | Consumer Website – Springs Rescue Mission
- Gold American Advertising Award | Consumer Website – Springs Rescue Mission
- Silver American Advertising Award | Integrated Branded Content – US Olympic Museum
- Silver American Advertising Award | Consumer Website – US Olympic Museum
- Silver American Advertising Award | Collateral Material – Springs Rescue Mission
- Gold American Advertising Award | Integrated Campaign – Kyton Industries “Get the Goods”
- Silver American Advertising Award | Integrated Campaign – Springs Rescue Mission “Neighbors of Hope”
- Silver American Advertising Award | Internet Commercials – UCCS College of Business
2014 Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center & the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Small Business Awards
- Small Business Person of the Year (Adam)
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Jesse)