Our Fearless Team On the jump

Our Fearless Team

On the jump

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  • Partners
  • Team

Mark Gross

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Chad Broude

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Megan Lally

Managing Partner

Louis Slotkin

Managing Partner

Kaley Lambeth

Account Director, Partner

Mark Gross

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

One of Business Insider’s Top 25 Most Creative People In Advertising, Mark’s work is recognized around the world. He was formerly Executive Creative Director at DDB Chicago where he led Bud Light, Mars Wrigley, Capital One and other iconic brands. His most notable work includes Bud Light’s “Real Men Of Genius” which is the most awarded radio campaign in history. In addition to being one of the few ad men honored with an Emmy Award, Mark has also delivered five #1 spots on the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter, including this year’s “Groundhog Day” for Jeep. Mark was recently honored as one of Adweek’s Creative Top 100. Fun Fact: he grew up in a “plumbing supply family.”

Chad Broude

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Prior to founding Highdive, Chad earned the position of DDB Chicago’s youngest creative director. His work has been awarded at almost every major show. His most notable work at DDB included creating State Farm’s “Discount Double Check” campaign with Aaron Rodgers and Capital One’s March Madness partnership with the scene-stealing Charles Barkley. Chad is responsible for the acclaimed work Highdive has done on behalf of Jeep including the fully-integrated, 360 “Summer of Jeep” 2019 campaign with Jeremy Renner and this year’s USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter winner “Groundhog Day.” Chad was recently honored as one of Adweek’s Creative Top 100. 

Megan Lally

Managing Partner

When it comes to cutting through nonsense, identifying the core issue and formulating a plan to solve it, Megan is unrivaled. She puts this invaluable skill to use for both clients and Highdive every day. Megan got her start on the client side and brought that perspective to lead successful teams at DDB and Leo Burnett. From beer to banking and running shoes to real estate, Megan’s work has led to award-winning creative for Jeep, Rocket Mortgage, Bud Light, State Farm, Donate Life America, Allstate and Fifth Third Bank. In addition to her client leadership role, Megan is Highdive’s maestro, orchestrating thinking and action to ensure we perform at our best for our clients. She was recently honored as one of AdAge’s “40 Under 40.”

Louis Slotkin

Managing Partner

Louis is best known for successfully leading progressive teams through times of change. In the words of one of his clients, “Louis often sees things others don’t.” It’s not mentalism. Louis just loves helping companies and people better understand their inner workings. Previously as EVP at Leo Burnett, Louis led the Invesco, Fifth Third Bank and Kraft Heinz businesses. His business acumen and marketing savvy have helped catapult Highdive’s organic and new business growth. Perhaps because he’s fluent in French or maybe because he’s willing to try anything once, you’d be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about finding communications solutions to marketing problems.

Kaley Lambeth

Account Director, Partner

Kaley is most excited when she is blazing trails and tackling client’s next-to-impossible business challenges. From her work on Jeep and Ram Trucks – everything from Super Bowl spots to social posts – to private banking for Fifth Third Private Bank, Kaley has consistently demonstrated her ability to challenge convention, forge innovative partnerships and drive performance. Kaley was christened Account Savant by one of her clients and has contributed immeasurably to Highdive’s success. 

Riley Duggan

Agency Operations Director

Lindsay Vetter

Senior Producer

Casey Stern

Creative Director, Copywriter

Sarah Wickman

Account Director

Lyndsay Klebba

Account Supervisor

Pat Burke

Group Creative Director

Jorge Pomareda

Creative Director, Art Director

Jen Passaniti

Head of Production, Executive Producer

Riley Duggan

Agency Operations Director

Lindsay Vetter

Senior Producer

Casey Stern

Creative Director, Copywriter

Sarah Wickman

Account Director

Lyndsay Klebba

Account Supervisor

Pat Burke

Group Creative Director

Jorge Pomareda

Creative Director, Art Director

Jen Passaniti

Head of Production, Executive Producer

Not a ballerina. Not an astronaut. From a very young age, Jen dreamed of being a producer. She began realizing her dream in production at Leo Burnett and then it flourished across top Chicago agencies where she has had the chance to work with countless A-list directors and production companies. Jen has delivered high-quality fully-integrated campaigns at every budget level. Such expertise led her to often be called upon as a cost consultant, guiding clients to the best, most efficient results. Jen has produced work for Jeep, Nintendo, Kimberly Clark, State Farm and Kellogg’s. Her Super Bowl work includes Michelob Ultra and our much-heralded “Groundhog Day” for Jeep and “Comfortable” for Rocket Mortgage in the 2020 Super Bowl. 

Rachel Grimmett

Senior Account Executive

Kelley Beaman

Director of Business Affairs

Kristen Schneider

Senior Account Executive

Ben Gritton

Finance Director

Philipe Diao

Creative Director, Art Director

Aaron Cathey

Creative Director, Copywriter

Julie Merkin

Account Director

Nathan Monteith

Group Creative Director

Rachel Grimmett

Senior Account Executive

Kelley Beaman

Director of Business Affairs

Kristen Schneider

Senior Account Executive

Ben Gritton

Finance Director

Philipe Diao

Creative Director, Art Director

Aaron Cathey

Creative Director, Copywriter

Julie Merkin

Account Director

Nathan Monteith

Group Creative Director

Chip Kelly

Creative Director, Copywtiter

Melody To

Account Director

Tim Flemke

Junior Copywriter

Alec Jankowski

Creative Director, Copywriter

Jerry Pavelka

Information Technology Director

Kate Giroux

Assistant Account Executive

Kamerin Elsasser

Producer

C.J. Nielsen

Group Account Director

Chip Kelly

Creative Director, Copywtiter

Melody To

Account Director

Tim Flemke

Junior Copywriter

Alec Jankowski

Creative Director, Copywriter

Jerry Pavelka

Information Technology Director

Kate Giroux

Assistant Account Executive

Kamerin Elsasser

Producer

C.J. Nielsen

Group Account Director

Adam Battista

Executive Producer

Frank Vigilione

Copywriter

Will St. Clair

Executive Producer

Annie Paganini

Production Business Manager

Gaby Strnad

Art Director

Natalie Kush

Account Director

Lori Sylvester

Production Designer

Erin Nedelman

Art Director

Adam Battista

Executive Producer

Frank Vigilione

Copywriter

Will St. Clair

Executive Producer

Annie Paganini

Production Business Manager

Gaby Strnad

Art Director

Natalie Kush

Account Director

Lori Sylvester

Production Designer

Erin Nedelman

Art Director

Kevin Passolt

Account Director

Isabel Long

Head of Growth

Katie Bero

Creative Director, Copywriter

Brian Culp

Creative Director, Art Director

Nick Strzelecki

Senior Financial Analyst

Alex Zamiar

Creative Director

Jonathan Richman

Creative Director

Sydney Cohen

Art Director

Kevin Passolt

Account Director

Isabel Long

Head of Growth

Katie Bero

Creative Director, Copywriter

Brian Culp

Creative Director, Art Director

Nick Strzelecki

Senior Financial Analyst

Alex Zamiar

Creative Director

Jonathan Richman

Creative Director

Sydney Cohen

Art Director

Beatriz Vianna

Assistant Account Executive

David McCradden

Creative Director, Art Director

Jordan Fishel

Copywriter

Audrey Yin

Assistant Account Executive

Samantha Moriarty

Senior Account Executive

Becca Sita

Executive Producer, 1986

Kevin Brown

Creative Resource Director

Tais Gusmao

Chief Financial Officer

Beatriz Vianna

Assistant Account Executive

David McCradden

Creative Director, Art Director

Jordan Fishel

Copywriter

Audrey Yin

Assistant Account Executive

Samantha Moriarty

Senior Account Executive

Becca Sita

Executive Producer, 1986

Kevin Brown

Creative Resource Director

Tais Gusmao

Chief Financial Officer

Kristin Woodke

Group Account Director

Katie Binder

Head of Talent

Abby Merhar

Associate Producer

Danielle Pallardy

Account Director

Megan Peirona

Account Executive

Chris Rose

Creative Director

Pat Seidel

Creative Director

Jamie Lazaroff

Senior Account Executive

Kristin Woodke

Group Account Director

Katie Binder

Head of Talent

Abby Merhar

Associate Producer

Danielle Pallardy

Account Director

Megan Peirona

Account Executive

Chris Rose

Creative Director

Pat Seidel

Creative Director

Jamie Lazaroff

Senior Account Executive

Nicole Becker

HR Manager

Joanna Peltier

Senior Business Manager

Rebecca Wilson

Senior Designer

Carlos Bretel

Multicultural Creative Director

Nicole Becker

HR Manager

Joanna Peltier

Senior Business Manager

Rebecca Wilson

Senior Designer

Carlos Bretel

Multicultural Creative Director

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