Our leaders do more than guide our our talented teams. They inspire and lead by example.
Get to know the powers-that-be that drive not only our business, but the growth of our teams and the marketing strategies they provide. They aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. They cultivate a culture of constant learning and forward thinking. Oh, and they lead the fun too.
Jason is the Founder and President of thunder::tech, having sat in the boss’s chair since Day One of operations in 1999. He leads strategic planning for the agency and select clients, specializing in integrated marketing and brand strategy as well as digital transformation planning. His experience includes creating integrated marketing strategies for clients primarily in the middle market to the Fortune 500. He is also well-versed in family business marketing and global Fortune brand work.
Jason received his BSBA from John Carroll University. He is the recipient of the John Carroll University Young Alumni Award, Crain's 40 under 40 Award, Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award and Cleveland Magazine 500 list. He is a board member and past chair of Youth Opportunities Unlimited. The best part of his job is the awesome humans he gets to innovate with everyday.
Senior Director, Client Services Department
After over 15 years in marketing agency life and almost a decade at thunder::tech, J.P. Krainz is a bonafide expert on managing client relationships. He specializes in setting strategic direction for the thunder::tech team of account and project managers while focusing on continuous improvement in customer satisfaction through process, iteration and education. J.P. received his BSBA from John Carroll University and M.B.A. from Cleveland State University. When not making client’s dreams come true, he volunteers with LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit that fosters and sustains vibrant neighborhoods.
Vice President of Development Department
The OG of thunder::tech, Bruce has been a part of the team for nearly 20 years. While he started as a humble developer, Bruce now leads strategic initiatives for new business and development projects. He supports CRM strategies, e-commerce and digital transformations all while paying special attention to shaping and training new teammates in between. Bruce is a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2018 and has been an Olmsted Falls Chamber of Commerce board member for nine years. He is actively involved in The Carter Nedley Foundation, an organization that provides support to children undergoing cancer treatments in Northeast Ohio. Bruce has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Ohio University.
Senior Director of Communications and Digital Marketing
Anne joined the thunder::tech team in 2021, bringing 20+ years of experience in product and brand marketing. She oversees all things communications and digital marketing, including paid search, SEO, content, email, social media and strategy. Anne has previously led digital strategy and e-commerce efforts for B2B, B2C and DTC businesses, including a Top 100 Retailer and a handful of startups. She loves leading a team of wicked smart professionals to success while working with a diverse group of clients. Outside of the office, Anne volunteers regularly with Prayers for Maria. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Advertising and PR from The Ohio State University.
Vice President, Operations
Throughout his career, Marc has accumulated nearly 20 total years of experience executing and perfecting operational excellence across several different industries. He joined thunder::tech in 2011 and now serves as Vice President of Operations where he oversees all agency activities, business initiatives, and processes. Marc has a "You Are Your Own Business" mentality and “Easy on People, Tough on Results” philosophy. He never looks back, always forward. When Marc isn’t working through his treasure trove of Excel sheets evaluating finances, forecasts and business growth, he’s coaching thunder::tech leadership or telling bad jokes that elicit the grandest of eye rolls. Marc earned his BSAS from Youngstown State University.
Director of Development
Jerry has been a part of thunder::tech since the launch of the first iPhone (seriously!). From navigating the birth of the mobile era to leading the multifaceted Development Department in launching websites week after week, his 14 years at thunder::tech have been nothing short of a wild ride. Jerry regularly brings together a team of developers to create websites for clients that push the boundaries and change their businesses for the better. When he’s not working on developing web-based applications, he can be found coaching and mentoring teammates. Jerry was the recipient of the 2020 thunder::tech Williams Award, a recognition of excellence in exemplifying thunder::tech’s core values, and has a Bachelors of Computer Science degree from Hiram College.
Market Development Manager
Kelly has been a cornerstone of thunder::tech account success for 10 years. With a Bachelors of Business Administration and Marketing from Cleveland State University, Kelly is well suited for managing new business acquisition and formulating marketing service solutions. While her creative and strategic focus is on business growth, Kelly is also involved with thunder::tech’s volunteer and philanthropy committee, which is focused on making an impact in our community. Outside of the office, Kelly also gives her time to the National MS Society.
Senior Art Director
Joe joined the thunder::tech team in 2010, bringing a natural flair for creativity and a BFA from Kent State University. Today, he leads the Design Team and helps lead the Creative Department, guiding the digital, print and creative writing work needed to bring clients’ design and brand strategy dreams to life. During his time at thunder::tech, Joe has won several Addy awards through the American Advertising Federation, Cleveland Chapter, for brand identity, packaging and website work. He and a larger team have also designed almost 100 websites that have won Xperience by Kentico's Site of the Month Award, and one that won Site of the Year in 2018. When Joe isn’t studying the best angle for a new brand logo or choosing the most impactful colors for a new website, he can be found getting inspiration for his next project through his many travels and outdoor adventures.
Senior Manager, Performance Marketing
Anthony serves as the primary point of contact for optimization, paid digital and programmatic services at thunder::tech. With nearly 10 years in marketing and self-proclaimed Excel wizardry skills, Anthony manages team services from new business to client relations and beyond. Leading a team of talented experts, Anthony is focused on team advancement and seeking new opportunities for thunder::tech’s growth. Anthony is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with a BA in Communications.
You may think you have a flair for visual storytelling, but you haven't met Matt, our Managing Producer. After 15 years, Matt is still bringing new tech, video strategies and client brands to life as the creator of our in-house production studio, thirtysix::thirtyfive studios. From production management and video editing to live streaming and drone operation (seriously, he is FAA Part 107 licensed!), Matt never lets a creative moment pass a client by. Matt earned his BS in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University.