Magneti’s Three Laws of Gravity unlock the amazing results, the lasting relationships, and the people-obsessed approach we bring together into our work.
We’re hungry to create excellent partnerships, grow a team filled with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience, and deliver utterly outstanding work that produces tangible results for our clients.
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.
Gabie BatistaMarketing Manager
Gabie grew up on the east coast in Maryland, but has been in Denver for nearly a decade. After getting her Business Management degree from an insanely small college (don’t worry, you don’t know it), she gained plenty of experience in the marketing space working as the right hand for top-tier business owners where she maximized operational excellence and strategic marketing. In her free time, you can find Gabie complaining about working out, trying to live up to her college tennis days, gaming, or going on adventures with her girlfriend and fur children. If you’ve ever seen a dog with massive ears in a backpack on a purple moped… that was her and her dog Toad. Here’s hoping she didn’t cut you off.
Elise BuntingMarketing Manager
After trekking her ruby-slippered way across Kansas to Colorado, Elise landed in east Denver. Before making the move, they received their B.A. and M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas respectively. Elise’s passion for connecting with others and combining the art and science of marketing communications led them to freelancing and consulting for nonprofit organizations, smaller agencies and various small businesses across the United States. Now with a new pep in her step (from eating the fresh mountain snow), she’s ecstatic to join the team.
In her free time, Elise enjoys trying new art mediums, dancing, cooking, specialty coffee, volunteering, snowboarding, boxing, practicing yoga, playing with her three rescue dogs and traveling with their partner. What drives her every day is the pursuit of continuous improvement, self-expression, finding her authentic self and quality friendships.
Emily BussMarketing Manager
After spending her whole life in a Chicagoland suburb, Emily was drawn to Colorado’s majestic mountains in 2019 and has no interest in living in the Midwest ever again. Since graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she has dipped her toes in a variety of marketing avenues from SEO to graphic design to social media to account management. She likes to consider herself a Jill of all trades (she might be the only one) and if there is something she hasn’t done yet, just give her some time and she’ll figure it out.
In her free time, you can find Emily hiking somewhere in the mountains, doing wedding and portrait photography, or cuddling up and watching a true crime show with her kitty cat, Milo. What you won’t find her doing is skiing in the winter (falling down hurts), waking up early EVER, or going longer than a month without travel plans for a new adventure.
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.
Kimberly CanfieldDigital Marketing Specialist
After attending Colorado State University, Kimberly first entered the world of marketing and has continued on ever since! For the past five years, she has learned so much about marketing and has been able to grow her experience specifically in SEO, content creation, digital marketing, strategy creation, and so much more.
When Kimberly is not working, you’ll most likely find her at the gym or at her favorite cycle studio in Denver! If she’s not there, she’s usually out exploring the city with her adorable little Corgi!
Pete DunbarCreative Director
Pete comes to us with over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising with a strong background in UX/UI design. He brings passion and grit to every creative challenge, presenting strategic, user-centric solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes. When he’s not working, Pete enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding, or being dragged up a mountain by his hyperactive 100-pound Walker Hound/Great Pyrenees dog (which is better than being dragged down a mountain).
Matt GallantTechnical Director
Matt is a web developer with a passion for the outdoors. When he is not working, you can usually find him pursuing one of his many outdoor hobbies with a couple of dogs close behind. A transplant from Florida, Matt has years of agency experience dealing with a large variety of clients around the country.
Jill HartwigPeople + Ops Manager
Originally from a small town in western Washington State, Jill had no idea that places could have 300 days of fun . . . ahem, sun . . . a year until she moved to Colorado to go to college. While she still loves a nostalgic run in the rain and annual visits to see family in the Evergreen State, she’s never looked back. Jill brings experience in education, event planning, and recruiting to her role at Magneti, and she is passionate about matching amazing people with amazing opportunities.
Anthony HerreraPPC Strategist
Anthony is a Colorado native that hates snow but enjoys the sunny side of Colorado. Having worked for more than 10 years in retail management for multiple grocery chains, Anthony now actively avoids working as a retail store manager by obsessing over digital marketing.
Always embracing his inner nerd, Anthony is data-driven and can overcomplicate just about anything. He admits to probably overusing spreadsheets and acronyms but usually has the low-down on everything.
Anthony is just “ok” at most things but seems to be “pretty good” when it comes to anything pay-per-click. He loves what he does for a living, but enjoys spending time with his family and their three cats even more.
James HillGraphic Designer
James is a graphic designer who enjoys a wide variety of music, reading, meditation, and spending time with his dog Rocky and his family.
We’re excited to welcome James to the team!
Anthony HyattDirector of Strategic Engagements
Anthony started at Magneti as an intern some years ago and knows a mildly concerning amount of the team’s long history of inside jokes. A former Senior Marketing Manager, he oscillates his time between using a Thesaurus, excavating the brilliance of his colleagues, and working very hard on generating original thoughts.
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.
Emilie Jimenez wrote her first book in the 2nd grade and hasn’t written one since. She has written a whole lot of other things, though. When she’s not writing at a local coffee shop, you’ll find her in the mountains adventuring with her husband and two daughters (or trying to sneak away from her husband and two daughters to read a good book).
Alex LinaresMarketing Manager
This is the 3rd time Alex has moved to Colorado, and is finally set on staying! She worked 8+ years in the veterinary field before transitioning to marketing and brand communications and delights in helping brands tell their story. Her passions include swing and blues dancing, climbing, and watching soccer or the French version of The Voice. She’ll never turn down a lavender cider, believes in the Oxford comma, and is looking at pottery as her next fun hobby.
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.
Heather LucasResearch Analyst
Heather is a veteran market researcher with a particular skill for getting to actionable insights. Her mix of academic training in methodology, originally in the HR field, along with her client-side leadership of a research and insights department, allows her to unpack relevant findings with empathy and sensitivity for the stakeholders in the room. Heather would like to be as creative and funny as others on the Magneti team, but let’s face it, she’s the market researcher who enjoys making sense of complex datasets.
Gary MagnoneVP of Digital Strategy
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.
Jesse MarbleBoard Member
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.
Rus MillerWeb Developer
After serving for 2.5 years as the Sales Director, Kyle is the new owner and CEO of Magneti! Kyle is a relationship master and loves speaking with anyone about why they do what they do better than anyone else. His goal as the CEO of Magneti is to make this the best damn place to work (and the best damn Inbound Marketing Agency) in Denver!
Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Texas A&M University. You can find him snowboarding, camping, reading a great book with a cup of coffee, or enjoying fine whiskey with friends.
Leila NajafzadehPPC Manager
Leila graduated from UCLA and has a passion to help businesses grow with her extraordinary abilities to strategize and manage pay-per-click campaigns.
She plays piano and discovers oil paintings and pencils drawings in her free time. She is also the mom of two cute parrots: “Aloo” (Plum) and “Shatoot” (Raspberry).
Joao NetoGraphic Designer
Joao Neto is a creative designer who brings more than twenty years of knowledge and an extensive understanding of marketing, brand objectives, consumer needs, and the value of effective communication.
He has had the opportunity to work with Fortune 100 organizations including Google and Lennar, as well as many other well known brands such as Benihana, FPL, Hooters and Hilton Hotels.
Joao provides strong conceptual thinking, and is a strategically focused designer who also understands the importance of leadership abilities and building long lasting relationships with co-workers and clients.
Emily NeuliebSenior Marketing Manager
Emily grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and currently lives in Lakewood. She has been in the marketing industry for over eight years now. She spends her weekends with her Fiance, Jeff and their two doodles, Walter and Kane. She’ll never turn down a basket of french fries and thrives in the summer heat. March is her favorite winter month because of March Madness! Attending Undergrad at the University of Kansas has made her an avid college basketball fan.
Mark RantalSenior Designer
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.
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).
Taylor RushMarketing Manager
By way of Missoula, MT, Taylor is a new face to the Mile High City. With 8+ years of experience in Minor League Baseball, he brings a well-rounded experience as a full stack marketer, a love for teamwork, and a passion for rolling up his sleeves to get the job done. In his spare time, he’s likely cleaning out the wrinkles on his Frenchie’s face, skiing, or discovering what his summer passions will be (having worked the last 9 years in baseball).
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.
Samuel ToddCopy + Content Specialist
After graduating from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Samuel migrated north to Colorado Springs. Though his education was a mishmash of arts and sciences, he’s recently found a home in the realm of digital marketing. Specifically, he loves to help companies tell stories in a unique, concise, and compelling way. Samuel spends his evening hours noodling away on stringed instruments, watching old movies, and trying to convince himself that he actually enjoys dark chocolate.
Karen WaldonSenior Marketing 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 and specialist 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.
Adam WilliamsExecutive Chairman
Adam Williams is the Executive Chairman 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 eighteen years and twelve-year-old son put up with a lot. This summer Adam will be celebrating his twenty-second year as a brain tumor survivor.
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.
Awards and Listings
- #1915 on the Inc. 5000 for 2019
- ColoradoBiz Top Company in Digital Marketing
- #333 on the Entrepreneur 360
- Denver Creative Agency Directory
- HubSpot’s Top Digital Marketing Agencies in Denver
- #1666 on the Inc. 5000 for 2018
- Finalist for the Best Place to Work in CO for 2018
- #310 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360
- Silver American Advertising Award | Consumer Website – Glazier Clinics
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Gold American Advertising Award | Integrated Campaign – Launch High School
- Gold American Advertising Award | Integrated Campaign – Raise the Barn
- Silver American Advertising Award | Internet Commercials – Raise the Barn
- Silver American Advertising Award | Internet Commercials – Colorado College