Who We Are
For over 35 years, Jack Macholl has led a multi-faceted marketing career, including the direction of marketing efforts at several prominent Chicago area financial institutions, including Great American Federal Savings, LaSalle Northwest National and Harris Bank as a senior regional manager. As a consultant, Jack has acted as an advisor on strategic planning and integrated marketing communications programs for a diverse list of clients in financial services, healthcare, charitable organizations, education and professional associations.
He also served as a faculty member at Roosevelt University in Chicago from 1995-2006 in both adjunct and visiting assistant professor roles. Jack received the Instructor of the Year award from the School of communication in 1996 and again in 1998. He also appears as a guest speaker at marketing conferences and business groups.
Throughout his career, Jack has published several articles for trade journals and professional associations. He has also written dozens of CEO speeches, annual report/meeting messages and contributed content to magazines published by the American Hospital Association, Shriners Hospitals for Children (Leaders in Care magazine), Bank Marketing Association and the Township Officials of Illinois.
A true “Renaissance man” of the design world, Mark DesJardins is able to sketch a concept or shoot a photo, converting it in to creative that moves business forward. With over 30-years of experience as a creative director and graphic design professional, he brings a strong sensibility and unbridled enthusiasm to client assignments. He loves what he does and brings a lot of fun to the table.
Mark’s expertise in marketing products and manufacturers in a wide range of channels from sporting goods, power tools and home improvement to consumer goods, get clients noticed and products sold. Whether through developing branded programs, packaging, promotions, sales communications, advertising or in-store displays and merchandising, he has helped clients tell their stories in innovative ways.
Mark holds a Masters Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago, and returned to serve as an adjunct professor in their IMC program.
Curt serves our clients with a combination of graphic design and website development talents. His extensive background in website development includes coding and mastery of several website platforms. He has created websites for numerous clients in the non-profit, e-commerce, municipal and entertainment sectors.
An outstanding musician, Curt brings a distinct creative flair to our team. In addition to his web skills, he also edits/produces audio, and is a member of the band Big Handshake, a Chicago area jam band.