Our people make us who we are.
Awesome.

We're instigators. Fire starters. Provocateurs. We rock the boat. We cross the line. We make it rain. We're tech savvy, brand savvy and strategically solid. We're planners. Schemers. Your clever, calculating coconspirators bent on getting you a bigger piece of that market share pie.

  • Daniel (Dan) Knapp
    Daniel (Dan) Knapp
    Chief Executive Officer
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    His continual drive for success sets the pace. Delivering results-driven planning, execution, and analysis is his thing. In Daniel’s world, mediocrity is a four-letter word.

    With over 15 years of marketing experience and as LEAP co-founder, this Michigan native orchestrates performance and strategy development so tight LEAP never skips a beat. As the lead account strategist, he guides the direction of our client services and client development methodologies to ensure that our clients are grinning from ear to ear. And, as the king of morale, he constantly surprises and delights us, whether inviting folks over for a home-cooked meal or presenting his teams with a glass of wine after a hard day’s work.

    With a background in Fortune 500 finance, the transition into the world of digital marketing and advertising over fifteen years ago was initially jarring for Daniel. But as he began to uncover digital's value proposition those many years ago, a simple truth emerged: the same core philosophies that underpin finance align almost perfectly with digital marketing and advertising - measurement, transparency, accountability, and investment return. And getting to apply that philosophy within a world of almost daily innovation and breakthrough creative within client advertising campaigns, website initiatives, social communication, and e-commerce deployments is incredibly fun.

    Daniel is Six Sigma-certified and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. He’s also received the Inc.credible Award for Business Achievement and has since judged the competition, along with being a founding CEO of the GLI High Impact Project Awards. When he’s not thinking about ways to make things better, he’s putting on some Sinatra, settling in to watch Downton Abbey, or warming up for a little Outhouse Racing (it’s a Michigan thing). 

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielknapp Dan Knapp 2dan-knapp-02
  • Alan R. Gilleo
    Alan R. Gilleo
    Chief Creative Officer
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    If determination could be bottled, Alan would corner the market. His brand equity appreciation is fanatical. His strategy has performed magic. And with a vision that never strays from the big picture, he has steadily trailblazed the right path for LEAP.

    Over the course of his 20 year career, Alan has worked for brands such as  Tommy Hilfiger, Pizza Hut, National Public Radio, and Comcast Cable.  He’s also won and served as a judge for the Addy Awards, the Stevies / American Business Awards, the IAC WebAwards, the Effie Awards, and the Inc.credible Awards. Alan has also been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree, a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and as a selected member of the International Academy of the Visual Arts. His continued hard work and persistence toward excellence have helped LEAP earn recognitions from Inc. magazine as a three-time member of the Inc. 5,000 and from Business First magazine as a Fast 50 – Fastest Growing Companies award winner.

    If you’re looking for inspired work and undying effort, Alan’s the man you want to talk to. If you’re looking for someone who roots for the Red Sox and rocks out to Collective Soul … Alan is still the man you want to talk to. 

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/alangilleo https://twitter.com/agilleo ag01ag03ag02
  • Michael Wunsch
    Michael Wunsch
    VP, Digital Performance
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    Combine charm, intellect, and determination, and you have Michael. As our VP of Client Development, Michael creates marketing plans that enable our clients to rise above the competition. It’s almost absurd the level of devotion he has for our clients, but this devotion lets him exceed expectations with nearly every project.

    He’s a master motivator, enthusiastic solution creator, and fantastic brand curator. He encourages clients to view campaigns from an integrated perspective so that they can place their brands within consumers’ fully connected lifestyles. His seasoned marketing background allows him to stay on top of the latest trends in nearly every industry, enabling him to recommend the strongest plays for pushing our clients ahead of the pack—and keeping them there.

    In addition to over 15 years in the field, he is also certifiable with certifications in Google Analytics, AdWords, and ClickTracks to name a few. He maintains an active role in the eMarketing Association, the eConsultancy community, the Email Experience Council, and the International Social Media Association. He serves as a member of SEMPO, and his array of career achievements has earned him invitations to speak at many industry conferences. But as a trained operatic, he could perform at them, too. Ask him to make you one of his famous espressos and tell you about it.

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  • Ryan Kolatalo
    Ryan Kolatalo
    VP, Technology
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    A combination of a software development expert and a creative thinker, Ryan is the embodiment of two minds in one. His skillful leadership of the LEAP technology team has resulted in an overall approach to technology that has won praises from clients and staff alike. A fan of Johnny Cash, Guns N Roses, and a World Series of Euchre finalist, Ryan not only thinks differently, but lives it, too.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/ryankolatalo ryan1ryan3ryan2
  • Sam Douglass
    Sam Douglass
    VP, Account Strategy
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    Looking at the world through the consumer’s eyes. Understanding how emotion dictates behavior. Seeking value. Sam believes these truths should dictate marketing strategy. His approach only gets stronger when translated into smart frameworks that guide his clients through every choice.

    With nearly 12 years of digital agency experience, Sam has worked arm-in-arm with some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Charmin, Orville Redenbacher, Red Bull, and McDonald’s. He’s led charges for global brands in some of the most competitive categories in the space, clearing the way for transformative digital thought leadership and uniquely fresh executions.

    It’s not widely known, but when Sam was 11, he had a conversation with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Neither talk about the exchange, but both undoubtedly shared invaluable strategic marketing advice.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/samdouglass3 sam3sam2sam1
  • Brad Geiger
    Brad Geiger
    Associate Creative Director
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    With 8+ years of digital agency experience, Brad has worked on global brands such Pearle Vision, Febreze, Timberland, Charmin, Luvs, and Puffs.  As the creative lead of the Cincinnati office, he pushes his team to never be satisfied, always look for the “wow” idea and love their work. He believes successful brands are built on relationships and holds the same true for agencies and clients.

    After discovering a love for design, he spent three years in Graphic Design at Northern Kentucky University and then another five in Digital Design at the college of DAAP. While in school, Brad had the opportunity to work at the creative departments of Cintas in Chicago, Warner Brothers Online in Los Angeles, and Lippincott in New York City. 

    Although he truly loves what he does and “lives” creative, he spends a lot of time on the soccer field or at his neighborhood hardware store, starting a new project (or if you ask him, making the first of 10 trips for the same project).

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/geigerbs https://twitter.com/bgeigs brad3brad1brad2
  • Andrew Bauer
    Andrew Bauer
    Director, Project Management
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    Andrew was born in Kodiak, Alaska and grew up in California, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Alaska. Andrew studied Business Management and Marketing at the University of Kentucky and after graduation joined Fifth Third Bank as an Associate in the Operations Leadership Program. In January 2011, Andrew joined LEAP as a Senior Project Manager and relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.

    Now a key partner in every LEAP project, Andrew has more than 5 years experience managing digital resources and projects. He is Lean Six Sigma Certified and PMP Trained. Some of his favorite work includes initiatives for Fifth Third Bank, Kroger, Sun Tan City, Zumba Fitness, Kindred Healthcare, Hamilton County Public Health, Texas Roadhouse, and Dant Clayton.

    In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their son, Luke. Andrew loves telling stories, discovering indie music, trying new restaurants, supporting US Soccer, and watching Kentucky Basketball.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmbauer https://twitter.com/theandrewbauer https://plus.google.com/+AndrewMBauer/ andrew2andrew3andrew1
  • Brandon Faris
    Brandon Faris
    Director, LEAPframe
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    Born in suburban Cincinnati (on the Kentucky side of the river), Brandon credits the album Radio by LL Cool J as his earliest artistic inspiration, followed ever-so-closely by the classic surf movie Point Break.

    After fronting his high school band “Corduroy Bloom,” whose debut album sold at least 10 copies, he channeled the freedom and passion he discovered in Point Break and followed his bliss to Chicago, were he studied sound recording and film. After graduating from Columbia College, Brandon moved back to Ohio, married his childhood sweetheart (Rachel), and got gigs for Current TV and zoneCG in Cincinnati. Since then, he has tirelessly honed his skills and developed into the digital video director he is today.

    In 2012, he co-founded LEAPframe and set up a life of jet-setting, shooting for brands and agencies, and living off the finest cheap beer and pizza. When he’s not in the director’s chair, you can find him in his living room having a breakdance dance battle with his wife and two kids.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonfaris https://twitter.com/brandonfaris brandon2brandon1brandon3
  • Lauren Weber
    Lauren Weber
    Director, Jump
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    With nearly 10 years of agency and marketing experience, Lauren builds each and every one of her JUMP clients into engaging, distinct brands that stand out. Key clients in her portfolio include McGraw-Hill, the Cincinnati Opera, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Commercial Kentucky, and the USDA Milk Market.

    A true blue University of Kentucky graduate, Lauren loves college basketball and still holds the discus record at her high school.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/thelaurenweber https://twitter.com/TheLaurenWeber lauren2lauren3lauren1
  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown
    Associate Creative Director
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    His mother named him Michael. We call him Browny. (Hey, that’s how he spells it.) Browny has an extensive background as a copywriter for both digital and traditional advertising. For more than 14 years, he’s helped create compelling content for every advertising medium short of skywriting. Billboards, broadcast TV, radio, websites, landing pages, blogs, door hangers, Facebook ads, coasters — you name it, chances are Browny’s worked on it. 

    At LEAP, Browny uses all that experience to keep the quality of our creative tiptop, while making sure everything we do is on brand, on message and on strategy.

    Some of his most famous ideas have been executed for brands such as McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Louisville Slugger, Geek Squad, Chase Bank, and Churchill Downs.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-brown/51/941/29 https://twitter.com/WordEmporium Mike Brown 1Mike Brown 2
  • Andrea Bollin
    Andrea Bollin
    Sr. Account Manager
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    Andrea brings over 10 years of account management experience to the table. With previous experience at POSSIBLE, a global digital agency, Andrea understands the requirements of major brands within the digital space. She has lead in an Account Management role on accounts that include Kroger, P&G, ConAgra Foods, Pearle Vision and many others. 

    Her background in leading Search and Interactive Marketing at Dynamics Online uniquely arms her with an understanding of the operational impact of client decisions. For clients, this means an account advocate with both deep strategic foundations and operational acumen. Prior to that, Andrea earned degrees in Marketing and Management from the University of Dayton, where she also received the Alumni Award in Management.

    At home, Andrea is married with three year-old-daughter and a baby boy due in July.

    She loves to cook and host get-togethers … but mostly, she just chases around a three-year-old, colors, plays dress-up, and watches Disney princess movies.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrea-bollin/1/a81/3a2 andrea1andrea2andrea3
  • Drew Greenwell
    Drew Greenwell
    Sr. Software Developer
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    With more than a decade of experience building dynamic and interactive solutions, Drew helps build creative ideas into creative realities. He has programmed intensive background services, engaging user interfaces, public code libraries, and interactive mobile apps and games for nearly every platform, and specializes in specializes in .Net technologies.

    When he’s not writing or dreaming in code, Drew proclaims he's “working to learn and loving work.”

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/drewgreenwell https://twitter.com/DGreenwell dg01dg02
  • Keith Adams
    Keith Adams
    Sr. Art Director
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    Keith is an award-winning designer with more than 13 years of digital agency experience. Huge, household names like Fruit of the Loom, Russell Athletic, HGTV, and Kroger, along with smaller ones like Buffalo Trace, Sutter Home, and Graco, love how Keith’s design talent consistently brings insight, life, and fresh energy to every consumer touch point. 

    Keith discovered a passion for digital work as a young University of Louisville design student. Years later in his professional life, he proactively maintains “early adopter” status by knowing exactly how to keep pace with the latest industry trends, innovations, and ideas. He’s constantly evolving his craft, and loves how every day is another opportunity to make his work better.  

    When he’s not designing or concepting, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. And he’s amphibious. With an estimated 10,000 hours spent in the pool, Keith is fully aware of the chlorine cloud that floats above his head. It won’t offend him if you ask him about it. 

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  • Matthew Taylor
    Matthew Taylor
    Sr. Account Manager
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    Matt’s 18 years of agency and business development experience encompass a number of disciplines including media planning/placement, strategy development/implementation, new product introduction and budget management. He has partnered extensively with DIRECTV, Jackson Hewitt, Axcess Financial, DS Waters and Chrysler among others.

    He is a proud alumnus of the University of Kentucky and spends a lot of time in Lexington enjoying his season tickets to both basketball and football.  In his additional free time, Matt referees basketball in the fall/winter and follows his daughter's high school softball team.

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  • Nathan Engels
    Nathan Engels
    Search Specialist
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    In 2007, Nathan started a small website called WeUseCoupons, which slowly grew into one of the largest coupon sites on the Internet. Craving more success, he launched a WannaBite.com in 2012, which, in just one year, acquired over 150,000 unique visitors and has since partnered with behemoth brands like Kraft, Hershey’s, CVS, and Walmart. 

    Needless to say, Nathan loves to learn from the trenches and discover unique understandings about how digital audiences interact with content, ideas, and messages. More often than not, he’s voraciously learning about new tactics and social media changes, which he applies to clients for SEO, social, and content development work. Getting personally involved and building connections—that’s what inspires him. And educating himself on the “what” and “why” empowers him to craft smart strategies that are proven to work. 

    Once he’s comfortably at home, he loves to hang out with his wife and daughter. He continues to blog.

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanengels https://www.facebook.com/nathanielengels https://plus.google.com/+nathanengels http://pinterest.com/wannabite/ engels-02engels-03Nate Engels Photo
  • Sarah Pritts
    Sarah Pritts
    Public Relations + Social Media Strategist
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    With over 14 years of experience in consumer public relations and marketing, Sarah has been involved in a variety of behind-the-scenes brand strategies. She’s worked with major brands, including got milk?, New Balance, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Kraft, Brown-Forman, Blue Moon Brewing Company (Coors), National City and GE. 

    With deep roots in traditional PR and a passion for psychology and sociology, Sarah offers a unique and compelling look at the communications landscape and how best to approach it. She believes marketers can always be better stewards of their brands’ messages by understanding where and when audiences are most apt to welcome the conversation. Her strengths in account management, event planning, media relations, strategic planning and project execution have allowed measurable success on behalf of various clients.  

    When not in the office, you'll find Sarah playing with her two kiddos outside (weather permitting). Her family thrives on "real-world experiences" so when not clocked in, her family is exploring and traveling.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-pritts/4/852/7b3 https://twitter.com/ittsPR https://www.facebook.com/sarah.pritts https://plus.google.com/107743066092141028795/ pritts-03pritts-02pritts-01
  • Bill Lentini
    Bill Lentini
    Controller
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    Bill is a native of New York but spent most of his adult life in San Francisco, where he owned a large tax and accounting firm that catered to the city’s diverse community. He was very active in domestic partnership tax laws and spearheaded legislation that paved the way for current GLBT rights. In fact, some of his early work has evolved into legalizing marriage, state-by-state.

    Today, Bill lives with his two adopted rescue labs, Loretta and Tess. Aside from caring for his four-legged “girls,” he enjoys painting (acrylics) and is often taking various art classes around Louisville. Bill is also an avid movie fan and a world-traveler.

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