Our bench is deep with banking experience.
Not only have we only acquired employees with banking experience, most of our staff has earned the prestigious ABA Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) designation. In short, we are financial marketing powerhouse, staffed with best-in-class bank and credit union marketers.
Okay, time out. Now that the obligatory “suit and power tie” introduction is out of the way, take a minute and get to know us each on a more personal level.
Favorite Music: Any classic rock, especially AC/DC.
Favorite Saying: If you think you CAN or you think you CANNOT … you’re right.
Favorite Music: Anything with a good beat!
Favorite Saying: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite Saying: It is what it is.
Jeremy, aka The Engine, uses his design and project management skills to drive and develop all creative.
Favorite Music: Electronica
Favorite Saying: What goes around comes around.
Jill Brewer, that’s who. In addition to an endless supply of mom jokes in her toolbox, Jill brings 15 years of combined experience as a designer, illustrator, and art/creative director to her role as MarketMatch Creative Director. She manages the creative team as well as inspires, guides and shapes the work we do for clients to ensure it glows with that special MarketMatch shine. “My true passion is developing brilliant brand identity systems. Also, I’m a huge fan of collaborating, ideating, and crafting clever campaigns that visually narrate brand stories,” says Jill. Speaking of stories, we think Jill’s is pretty cool. She married her eighth grade sweetheart, has three sons, lives on a small farm—goats may soon join the family—and enjoys driving back-country roads. (Almost sounds like one of the 90s country songs she likes, right?) Outside of work, she finds her bliss in landscaping, antique shopping and watching true crime documentaries. No joke.
Favorite Music: 90s country
Favorite Saying: Together we can.
Favorite Music: The Cure, The Smiths, Elvis Costello
Favorite Saying: It takes guts to be gentle and kind … The Smiths
Melanie, aka Big Red, for her long curly red hair and the amount of work she burns through in a day.
She creates exciting and thoughtful designs and creative solutions for our clients. Beyond that, her talents run deep in other directions: she can touch her tongue to her nose for instance. For fun she collects bird Christmas ornaments, does Pinterest crafts, and feeds her obsession with purses, shoes and nail polish as often as possible. In addition to the latest design trends, she’s very outspoken on the subject of her favorite food: “I love potatoes. Anything made with or of potatoes, except sweet potatoes. They’re just gross.”
Favorite Music: All Indie Rock All the Time
Favorite Saying: Make it simple, but significant … Don Draper
Time to break out the shades. Sam knows how to take an idea and make it Shine (with a capital S). She loves bringing the ideas of others to life, and it shows in the results. Experienced in a variety of mediums, including print and digital, she brings a lot of cool design goodness to the table. When she’s not on the clock, Sam’s creative outlets include video games, painting monster miniatures for tabletop Role Playing Games, and playing board games or Dungeons and Dragons with her roommate. Some of her favorites video games include open world sandboxes and indie crafting games, such as Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, and Cozy Grove. She also has her own little dragon (or leopard gecko) named Ivory Soap.
Favorite Music: Indie
Favorite Saying: Never give up, never surrender! (Galaxy Quest)
When Josh isn’t designing for work, he’s designing for fun. In other words, HE LOVES DESIGN. In fact, there is some speculation that he designed his “stache” using Cinema 4D. A graduate of The Modern College of Design in Ohio, Josh’s passion is creative problem solving through digital design. For some, the world is one big canvas. That would be Josh. “I’m always looking for something new to inspire my next design. In my free time, I design posters, shirts and stickers—lots of Star Wars, Marvel and DC stuff—and sell it on Etsy,” says Josh. Oh, and here comes the obligatory pun: The force is with him, and we’re grateful he’s with us. His talent and passion plus up the MarketMatch team in a big way. At home, he hangs with a cheerful menagerie of animal companions: three dogs (Liam, Sofia and Felix); Diego the cat; and five ducks. Each named duck.
She’s been wrangling them into place as a writer and editor for over 20 years. When not clarifying communications, she’s most likely communing with nature, as she’s happiest being active and outdoors, preferably with her husband, sons, and yellow lab. Having completed an MA in Spanish Literature, there’s more time for reading for fun as well as volunteer work as a translator and interpreter. Most days you’ll find her at the Buros Center for Testing, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she’s an editor of several research volumes in English and Spanish.
Favorite Music: A little bit of everything.
Favorite Saying: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Favorite Music: Girl pop.
Favorite Saying: “Wherever you go, there you are” -Catherine Cohen.