Marketing Strategy Manager
Perfectly proficient in situational analysis, communications and marketing implementation, and able to identify solutions related to multiple verticals, Mark Anderson is actually not a droid. He’s our 100 percent human Marketing Strategy Manager, with loads of experience in digital and traditional marketing.
But wait. There’s more. Because we’re all about telling our secrets, we’re compelled to share that not only is Mark a Game of Thrones enthusiast and Dungeons and Dragons fan (and player), in high school he was an extra in a straight-to-video Disney movie that was filmed on the Tower of Terror ride in Disney World.
Want to know what movie? Email Mark. He’ll spill the beans. He’s only human, after all.
Vice President, Business Development & Innovation
If Steve had a theme song, its lyrics would be, “Put me in, Coach, I’m ready to play.” (On a separate note, shouldn’t we all have a theme song?) As one of Rebel’s account directors, Steve is a key utility player.
Steve’s strategic thinking — he always wants to know “why” and “how”– gives clients a measurable lead over the competition. And his in-depth marketing history, impressive certifications, and creative vision allow him to effortlessly combine innovative strategies for winning results.
A lifetime baseball player (a pitcher in college and a relentless league player and coach ever since), Steve is steely and unflappable on the mound, whether he’s pitching a baseball — or a new client.
He’s also a slugger who hits his work out of the park. Needless to say, Steve is one of our MVPs.
What do you get when you mix a jock and a nerd? Technically, you get a jerd or a nork. But if you’ve got anything to do with Rebel, you get a David Guildner.
As Rebel’s Lead Developer, David creates a variety of custom websites and applications for clients, and he brings unity and flow to development platforms. As he says, “Keeping client sites and applications up-to-date is a simultaneous touchdown, homerun and three-pointer.” (We know. That’s why we make him do it.) David also ensures all his (billions of) tasks are created and managed in an organized and timely manner.
You might ask where the jerd/nork component comes into play. David is a serious sportster who is no stranger to the games of baseball, basketball, football and hockey. And that’s as a player as well as a fan. Speaking of fandom, he’s a self-proclaimed diehard Red Sox devotee who keeps an “open mind” toward The Yankees. He’s also a SciFi enthusiast who consumes related material — from comic books to movies — like a veritable zombie vampire.
From creating web applications to tracking zombies, David’s jerd/nork game is strong.
Manager Marketing Strategy and Research
PR & Content Management Specialist
Account Executive & PR Specialist
Some people know how to organize their time. Take Ashley, for example, who graduated from college in two-and-a-half years while simultaneously holding 12 internships. She credits caffeine, but we know better. We credit Ashley.
As an Account Executive at Rebel, she puts those juggling skills to work every day, managing, troubleshooting, strategizing — and strengthening — her customers’ accounts. She’s also a meticulous documenter and organizer of every step her clients take.
Here are a few other things we’d like you to know about Ashley: she loves extreme sports but is terribly afraid of heights (which, she admits, limits her choices in that realm). She loves the TV shows Parks and Recreation (the acting and hijinks), Game of Thrones (the dragons), and How to Get Away With Murder. (Because, in her words, “Hey. You never know.”)
Ashley was also voted “funniest” in high school, and you should laugh at her jokes (see above.)
Senior Account Executive
Fear not the control freak if the control freak’s name is Meghan Harris. Meghan admits to her desire to be freakishly controlling, and we admit that we wouldn’t want it any other way. Because Meghan’s energy, drive, dynamism (and, okay, a little bit of OCD — her own words) are among her seemingly limitless attributes.
Working with a perfectionist like Meghan reaps many rewards: she gets things done. Like, immediately. And she gets things done well. Like, amazingly. Deadlines? She never met one she couldn’t meet (OCD double entendre); digital marketing technology? She could teach your teenager a thing or two about Google searches.
Meghan is the interdepartmental diplomat who keeps all of Rebel’s entities working — and playing — together in perfect harmony, and she keeps us focused on each and every task at hand. Laser-focused and goal-oriented, Meghan’s among the first people you’d choose for your side in softball. Or polo, if that’s your thing. It is because of Meghan the entire office runs smoothly and efficiently, which also means it’s because of her that everyone at Rebel works hard and plays hard — together. Thanks, Meg!
Creative Designer & Developer
What’s in a name? If your name is “Swav,” then a lot. Because Swav Cembrynski is as cool as his name implies, and he’s smart and accomplished as well.
And here are a few things you’d never guess upon meeting him: Swav moved to the United States from Poland when he was 14 and learned English from watching the Cartoon Network (he cops to taking a few English lessons as well). He also produces his own music and has written copious easy listening and dance/trance tracks. Can Swav be any more suave? We don’t think so.
As a creative designer and web developer, Swav’s a highly creative and multi-talented individual with extensive experience in digital, print, and web design as well as front-end development.
Swav rebels on a daily basis, which might sound a little alarming, but it’s a creative “win” for us. He says he often does stuff that he’s not necessarily asked to do, just to see what happens. We’re not talking about running with scissors or anything but we are referring to his relentless curiosity, regardless of the outcome. It all leads to all his creative output, which makes him that much more, well, Swav.
Account Executive & Marketing Strategist
Every digital agency needs an Account Executive/Strategist who’s always thinking about new business, technology, and product ideas. But Emily Amanti raises the game to another level by “helping clients solve business problems through creative avenues, tracking and measuring performance, and proactively providing recommendations.” And that’s before she’s even had a cup of coffee.
Emily’s had years of experience working in B2B, B2C, E-commerce and lead generation. Her specialties include performance-driven marketing and omnichannel campaign planning.
What don’t you know about Emily? We, of course, are delighted to share a few interesting tidbits:
- She grew up in Maine, digging clams, canoeing, sailing, camping, and hiking.
- She lived on the beach in San Diego for 10 years and loves dancing, concerts, and outdoor festivals.
- Her two little boys and grownup husband keep her on her toes.
- She hates when hangers get caught and tangled together.
Emily is clearly a force to be reckoned (and danced) with. We just keep her away from any menacing, tangled hangers.
Director of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel
We Rebels are spirited and intrepid by nature, but we rely on one person in particular to ensure we go about our daily work without too many bumps and bruises (and specific legal questions that we need to answer). Jen is our self-proclaimed “adventurer with grounding.” And as our Director of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel, she’s our own personal force to be reckoned with.
Jen is a skilled and experienced lawyer who has worked with clients in a variety of industries, and she’s supremely able to apply her judicial juju to the realm of marketing.
An eager river-rafter and deliberate cliff-jumper (yes, you read that correctly), Jen also enjoys “getting lost on purpose,” preferring to explore her world exuberantly — but thoughtfully. She enjoys decorating as her creative outlet, loves music, and admits to having been a marching band nerd in high school (wearing a full-on wool kilt while playing clarinet).
And, because we think it’s pretty cool, we’d like to note that Jen once single handedly fended off a mugger one summer evening in 1991. Jen’s our kind of nerd, kilt notwithstanding.
Senior Marketing Strategy Manager
Erika says she cannot take “no” for an answer. As Rebel’s Senior Marketing Strategy Manager, this “inability” is a great asset for us.
Determined, disciplined, and dogged, she finds solutions “no matter what it takes.”(That’s a verbatim quote.) Erika also confesses to secretly critiquing every ad she sees wherever she sees it, and considering how to improve it.
Her guilty pleasure, we’re happy to reveal, is watching “Survivor.” Not only has she never missed an episode of its 15-year/31-season run, she’s actually considered competing on the show as a contestant. What stopped her? It was neither the grueling competition nor the punishing physical conditions, but rather the possibility of maybe having to eat a bowl of live worms for a meal.
With two young girls at home and spare time at a minimum, Erika enjoys spending some of it creating and baking homemade cakes in various themes, from tacos to Tiffany boxes. Guess what themed cake she probably won’t bake?
Account Director & Marketing Strategy
Director of Implementation Services
As Rebel’s Director of Implementation Services, Jason does, well, a lot of implementing. His experience is vast and varied, and he’s worked for large corporations and small businesses worldwide. But he says it was Rebel’s culture that lured him from those corporate agency environments.
Jason revels in Rebel’s approach to clients, which he feels begins with their needs and then works backwards from there. He also really enjoys working in a building that black bears visit on a regular basis. Who wouldn’t, right?
When questioned as to the nature of his own rebellious streak, Jason replied: “Is that what that is? They told me it was a birthmark.” Touché, Jason. See? A rebel through and through.
Vice President of Technical Strategy
When it comes to digital storytelling, there is nobody that does it better than Bryan. For the past 20 years, he has been honing his trend-forecasting skills, combining them with his wizard-like talent for technology and in-depth grasp on anything related to digital marketing. As Rebel Interactive Group’s Vice President of Technical Strategy, he is a technical force to be reckoned with.
As far as technology is concerned, if it involves high-tech words or an acronym (SAP integration, anyone?), chances are Bryan has experience with it. From international automotive companies to national finance brands, there are few industries Bryan hasn’t conquered.
Bryan effortlessly takes a company’s vision and transforms it into their reality—a reality so much better than the client even imagined. His renowned action plans are completely customizable, leaving nothing up for debate. A technical titan, Bryan is like Rebel’s own in-house Silicon Valley.
“Soisson: from a variant of medieval French — soçon, sosson; ‘companion,’ ‘partner,’ ‘workmate.’”
We don’t know why the dictionary doesn’t include the words, “Unstoppable force,” because that’s how we define Pam. She has in integral role in just about every major (and minor) move we make at Rebel Interactive Group, and she does so insightfully and with precision.
As our Vice President of Marketing Strategy, Pam surgically crunches monumental amounts of data. Then, with enthusiasm and keen insight, she always generates jaw-dropping ideas and marketing strategies. And she does all this with super-human speed and unflinching generosity.
Pam makes it all look so easy, and she makes our jobs a little easier as well.
Whenever we have a question, big or small, major or minor (smart or… There’s no such thing as “not-so-smart” question), Pam’s the first person we ask. We only hope she doesn’t answer in French.
It’s tough to top a career pinnacle that begins with delivering balloons while dressed as a gorilla. Yet somehow Joel Kalinowski has persevered.
As our eCRM Specialist, Joel manages to find solutions to complex problems, and artfully combines the emotional impact of creative endeavors with actionable, analytical insights to successfully execute myriad campaigns.
Relentless and strategic, he acts on the philosophy that success is built from solid plans and tons of (smart) hard work.
And he seems to have time for tons of hard work, because he is a self-proclaimed “pop culture wasteland” who hasn’t followed any TV shows since he was in college. Ironically, he also feels he might one day embark on an acting career. (In so doing, we sure hope he deploys that gorilla suit.)
CEO and Owner
Although not technically alliterative, the words “Bryn Tindall” have a ring to them. And that’s not surprising, considering Bryn Tindall has a strong knack for recognizing things that have a ring to them. The founder and CEO of Rebel Interactive Group, Bryn’s a rule-breaker who literally put the Rebel in his professional rebellion.
With an imposing list of startups on his resume and an impressive history of clients (Mercedes-Benz and Citigroup, to name a few), Bryn embodies entrepreneurial spirit and is the very definition of a maverick.
Bryn got started in digital marketing at Modem Media — referred to by some as the “Grandfather of the Digital World.” He then created the award-winning website, homes.com for Homes and Land Publishing.
In 1998 Bryn founded Horizon Marketing Group and spent 15 years growing the business while simultaneously creating almost a dozen additional entities, paving the way for some of marketing’s biggest names.
Most people need just a few things to survive; oxygen, water and food among them. But Bryn is also fueled by the need to re-examine the proverbial wheel. He has a spidey-sense understanding of and reaction to changes in the industry, and he won’t settle for status quo.
Bryn never stops wanting to learn but he will always be able to teach all us Rebels a thing or two about marketing.
As an Account Supervisor at our agency, we count on Katy to work directly with clients in developing and completing projects that catapult their success. That might seem like a daunting task for some, but not for Katy.
You know how when a meeting’s almost over, there’s always one person who asks just one last question? That’s Katy. She’s dogged and fearless in her inquisitiveness. In her words, she does NOT like not knowing all the answers.
Now for the part when we tell you something surprisingly rebellious about someone: Katy knows all the words to “Rapper’s Delight.” Really! She does. (Ask her to regale you.)
Less rebellious but equally intriguing: Katy is persnickety about eating eggs, and she takes any egg protocol breach seriously. “I have a system for eating them. I get REALLY upset if the yolks get broken before I eat the whites, or if other food on the plate mixes with the egg and I can’t completely sop it up with toast in the right order.”
Need we say more?
His background speaks to diverse business skills in fast-paced work environments. And Account Executive Zack Hummel definitely has chops, from fluency in social media to prowess in public relations. In fact he helps stack the Rebel deck in terms of innovation and creative thinking.
When he worked at ESPN as a statistical analyst, Zack helped power and supply real-time box scores and play-by-play analysis, ensuring accuracy of statistical game coverage to myriad digital media, internet, and television platforms.
Beyond the games and behind the scenes, Zack pays fervent attention to the subliminal “tells” of human interaction. He is a student of the images, sounds, and emotional connections that create responses in people. That’s right: this marketer studies what people don’t even know they want to see, hear, and buy.
He’s definitely an asset to our marketing arsenal. We just wish he’d stop studying us all the time…
Innovation and Creativity Manager
“Sometimes, a little lunchtime humility keeps us grounded in reality.” Let’s face it: who hasn’t dripped something on their shirt during a business luncheon? Eddie Hollenbeck’s gastronomical shrewdness is typical of his broader wisdom.
As Rebel’s Innovation and Creativity Manager, Eddie is, in his words, a “creative warrior.” He’s a designer, strategist and UX architect who doesn’t believe in typical resolutions; he believes in ideation, innovation, and real solutions. He also has experience working with Fortune 100 companies and global brands, and he’s served as creative lead in myriad marketing venues.
Eddie is also nothing but a hound dog, having won two consecutive Elvis impersonation contests in high school. We know. We want to go to that party, too.
A roller derby enthusiast whose skater handle is “Angry Monk,” Eddie embodies the spirit of a rebel. And he’s smart enough to travel with an extra shirt.
SEO & SEM Specialist
Our SEO/SEM specialist, Marsha, boldly makes the following statement: “I don’t fit into ‘normal’ and I’m ok with that.” And that’s why we — a collection of “not normals” — love her. Because Marsha fits into Rebel.
A math and number geek who always looks at and analyzes data in search of “holes,” as she puts it, Marsha enjoys shredding information to find opportunities. It’s her breaking-apart (or smashing-apart?) process that allows her to see things that aren’t typically seen.
Marsha also has a generous heart (she has a teaching degree in special education), a love of cars, and a particular ability to handle, metaphorically speaking, multiple spinning plates while under pressure.
And, because we take great pleasure in sharing Rebel’s secrets, we feel obliged to reveal that Marsha has an inordinate fear of worms, from those of the live, slimy variety to the candied, gummy ones. But don’t tell anyone.
Technical Project Manager
Technical Project Manager Steven B. needs people to understand something about working for Rebel — and about being able to work remotely: “My two dogs are my administrative assistants. It’s interesting that I haven’t been receiving any of my messages.” So, just in case you were wondering…
He also wants people to know something else about being a Rebel: at his (crazy) young age, he feels as if he’s found his dream career. And we are happy to have him for the rest of his life. Why? Because Steven is relentless. He’s driven, curious, motivated and thrives on knowing all the details. In short, he’s a workhorse.
Steven’s our go-to guy on the account team. From prepping copy decks and creative briefs to creating social posts and managing social accounts, Steven gets it done before most people have their first morning cup of coffee.
Speaking of coffee, he treats it a lot like oxygen (full time infusions). Also, he’s a genuinely nice person (unless he forgets to eat some breakfast with that coffee, but that’s whole other topic.)