The BPD team is a close-knit family of some of the most talented, driven and fun-loving folks in the business. Of course, every company brags about its people. But how many marketing agencies do you know that are staffed by healthcare experts who are trained in service excellence, work tradigitally and deliver award-winning work?
Please check out our video and biographies below. BPDerrrs bring a stimulating mix of perspectives and backgrounds. We have artists, athletes and authors. We have foodies, furniture-makers and football fans. We even have a former pastor. They’re all passionate and all good people. And they’d all love to work with you.
Lots of people root for the Miami Dolphins. Few of them can actually say they were one. Bill joined us after three years in the Dolphins marketing department. He may have never taken a snap in an NFL game, but his time moving from a client call to the creative department is sub-4.40.
FUN FACT: Bill will beat you in any breakdancing competition.
Vanessa spends her days keeping the BPD ship running. She is the head of operations and continually works to make BPD the best possible place to work. She always knows what's what, who's who and has the answer to whatever questions the BPD team comes up with.
Born in Coral Springs to parents from Argentia and Bolivia, Gaby doesn't just know Florida well, she also has extensive experience traveling through South America. Her adventuring spirit has taken her from hospitality management to sales to BPD where she is an account coordinator.
FUN FACT: Gaby can deadlift over 100 pounds.
Although Jacob's title is "Senior Copywriter," he is known at BPD for his big ideas - he adds a bit of "magic" to our creative concepts. His former clients include Miller Lite, McDonald’s, Tobacco Free Florida, and Pepsi.
Sarah comes to BPD with a 10-year background in marketing major pharmaceutical brands. She's worked at several Omnicom agencies in New York City, where she gained expertise in every media for her many clients. Fortunately for BPD, Sarah decided to move closer to family, which brought her here to Southern Florida.
FUN FACT: Sarah once penned an article published in the New York Times.
You'll know Nicolle the minute she walks in the door. Her energy and love of design not only grab your attention, but also make her an invaluable asset to our creative team. Nicolle holds a master's degree in design and advertising.
Vince's role here at BPD is to push creative as far as it can go; he and Ward work side-by-side to marry strategy with show-stopping concepts. Vince's mind never stops - he is always dreaming up the next big idea.
FUN FACT: "I’m the baby of three. My two older sisters and mom baby me more than my wife ever will."
Josh has been working in media and account management for more than 15 years. In that time he’s gained great expertise across a wide range of industries and has worked with every media type. His one weakness: the cold. That’s why he left the Northeast long ago, and why South Florida is his perfect destination. And we couldn’t be happier to have him here.
FUN FACT: Josh is curator of one of the most extensive collections of interesting dress socks in North America.
Toni holds a degree in Business Management and comes to BPD from more than 7 years in administrative roles. Here, she works with Sarah and Vanessa to keep the office running and makes sure everyone has everything they need to do their best possible work.
FUN FACT: "I am very good at the squirt gun game at the fair."
Studio Art Director
A graduate of the Art Institute, Gustavo spends his days at BPD conceptualizing and collaborating to create great work for our clients. He can create in Photoshop anything that your mind can think up and is known for his infectious positivity.
FUN FACT: "I once won a reading contest when I was 11 years old. I read and wrote reports for over 100 books in one summer."
Paula has been working in content strategy and development for more than 16 years. She specializes in taking digital products from ideation through documentation, testing, launch, and continuous lifecycle enhancements as well as promotion through paid, earned and owned media channels.
FUN FACT: "I was actually a double major as an undergraduate - the second being vocal performance. I am trained in opera, jazz, broadway and pop styles."
Few companies have even one person who spells their name NICOLLE ... we have two! Our most recent Nicolle started her career in the public sector, working on political campaigns, then earned her post-graduate degree at Florida State University. Her love of metrics led her into digital marketing and now to BPD where she is an account manager.
FUN FACT: Nicolle once hiked to a glacier in the Andes Mountains in Colombia
Jeff Goldman is a Copywriter at Brown Parker & DeMarinis with a 20-year track record of success covering most aspects of business communications. He has worked on brands such as AOL, Exxon Chemical, Goodyear, Jiffy Lube, KFC, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Miller Lite, Northern Arizona Healthcare, the Seton Healthcare Family, Southwest Airlines, Taco Bell, the Walt Disney Company and many more.
FUN FACT: "I live with three of the world's smallest dogs."
Dierdre's background is in account management; however, because she prefers the executional portion of agency work, she decided to come to BPD in a Project Management capacity. Here, she is all about budgets, schedules and keeping everything together.
Amanda leads our project management department here at BPD. Together with her team, she manages each and every project end-to-end and continuously works to improve our processes, product offerings and services to be more effective and efficient.
FUN FACT: "I am just as comfortable covered in mud and sweat from an obstacle race as I am in a pair of pretty high heels and a dress."
Although Kara's title is "Senior Account Manager," she tends to drift over into the creative team. She is always brainstorming new ideas and ways to add a bit of "out-of-the-box" to all of her projects. She is a ball of enthusiasm and works to add a smile to her clients' and co-workers' days.
A natural negotiator from birth, Whitney is exactly who you want negotiating your media buy. Here at BPD, she conducts and analyzes research, formulates media plans, negotiates with media outlets and stewards placed media.
FUN FACT: By the age of 12, she had negotiated her name onto her parents’ mortgage. Like we said, she’s a very good negotiator.
After a lifetime in New Jersey, Chris decided it was time for a change. Somewhere warmer. Somewhere with more opportunities to play outside with his kids. Someplace where he could work with an agency like BPD. With his deep love of project management and financial reports, you could say he found just the right position at just the right place.
FUN FACT: Chris played pitcher on his college baseball team.
As a Digital Media Buyer, Alejandra oversees the planning and buying across multiple digital platforms. Historically she has managed digital campaigns across multiple industries including Hospitality, Retail, Quick Service Restaurants and Automotive. Alejandra is best described as a free spirit who always tries to learn and do new things from skydiving to glacier hiking to learning new languages.
FUN FACT: "My family owns a vineyard in Argentina."
With a strong background in strategy and copywriting, Brielle keeps us ahead of the newest developments in social media marketing. In fact, opening her eyes to new ideas is one reason she enjoys travelling the world in her free time. Her experience with the healthcare industry began at age three when a tumble from her stroller led to emergency brain surgery.
FUN FACT: “Like Jason, I was also the parent of a potbelly pig. Two of them."
As a Senior Project Manager, Kaylee works in partnership with Account Management to get the best possible work to our clients. She oversees timing and budget for multiple accounts and offers insights both from a BPD and client perspective.
Robert is a world-class healthcare marketer with extensive experience in developing and scaling global organizations. In addition to running Brown Parker & DeMarinis’ West Office, he ensures we deliver service and product excellence to our clients at every level. Most recently, Robert served as President, BPD, running day-to-day operations.
FUN FACT: Robert is especially well-traveled and lived for two years in Spain.
Although Angela's title is "Studio Art Director," she plays a dual role as photographer. Her attention to detail and artful eye ensure every project she works on is a masterpiece. Angela holds a degree in Advertising and Marketing from La Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín-Colombia.
FUN FACT: "When I attended university, I trained for and participated in a bullfight."
Prior to co-founding BPD, Ward worked at The Richards Group, McCann Erickson and other top agencies for national and worldwide clients. Here at BPD, Ward partners with Vince in the development of the agency's highest concept creative projects.
FUN FACT: "My first job in advertising was Account Executive (but I wasn't very good at it)."
Pam is an MBA graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. At BPD, Pam works closely with the strategy department on integrated campaigns and collaboratively with senior leadership on the evolution of the agency’s culture of service excellence.
FUN FACT: "I learned to waterski when I was 3 years old."
A graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in Journalism in Advertising, Vanessa has over 24 years of advertising/marketing experience. She has bought media on a national and local basis for the hospital, hospitality, food services and automotive industries. At BPD, Vanessa researches, plans, budgets, buys and places media.
FUN FACT: "I started dancing when I was 6. I was 'Miss High Kick' in high school and still stretch religiously to keep my flexibility."
Kiara graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida State. She worked for a broadcasting company prior to switching over to the agency side in 2014. At BPD, she works side-by-side with Vanessa ensuring our clients are getting the most strategic placement opportunities for the best prices.
FUN FACT: "I studied abroad in London for a communication program in college."
Jessica is responsible for day-to-day management of the agency. Because of her passion and focus on agency culture and client satisfaction, Jessica has been instrumental in growing the BPDerrr roster and revamping the agency's processes resulting in higher client retention and faster project turnaround times. She has been called BPD's "Mama Bear" as her team and her clients are her “children” and she is very protective of them all.
FUN FACT: "I own purple. Purple pens, paper clips, phone case, folders, stapler, photo frames, notebooks, candy jars..."
Christine is a Social Media Strategist at BPD- she keeps us all up-to-date on everything social. She strategizes, writes, buys ads, makes pancakes and Facebooks while she walks. She’s spent the last decade working on creative healthcare marketing and communications strategies that not only impact the bottom line, but better engage each stage of the patient journey.
FUN FACT: "I'm practically tone-deaf, but I know the lyrics to almost any song. People are pretty impressed with my version of the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' theme song. (I can do SpongeBob, too!)"
"Digital Solutions Engineer" is just fancy talk for Web Developer and Web Development Innovator. With nearly a decade of Drupal Development experience, nothing is out of grasp for Phil. He is a connoisseur of front-end technologies with an appetite for the latest back-end automation tools.
FUN FACT: "I once held my breath for over a minute."
Although Sarah's title is "Executive Assistant to the CEO," she works day in and day out keeping all of us and the office running smoothly. She does it all: schedules meetings, oversees our IT, proofreads our written work, assists with presentations, and whatever else we throw at her.
FUN FACT: "I always try to enjoy every moment I've been given."
Lindsay holds a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and comes to BPD from a background in agency work. An integral part of our Account Management team, Lindsay works as the "middleman" between our clients and our team here, adding strategic insights to each project she handles.
FUN FACT: "I celebrate my birthday every year at Disney's Food and Wine Festival."