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 Knapp
    Daniel 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 ag02ag03ag01
  • 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 https://twitter.com/samdoug3 sam3sam1sam2
  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown
    VP, 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.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/browny727 https://twitter.com/wordemporium Mike Brown 2Mike Brown 1
  • 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.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-wunsch/4/4b5/374 https://twitter.com/michaelewunsch michael-01michael-02
  • 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 https://twitter.com/kolatalo ryan3ryan1ryan2
  • 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.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bill-lentini/27/271/b34 https://twitter.com/BillLentini bill1bill3bill2
  • 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
  • Bridgid Agricola
    Bridgid Agricola
    Creative Director
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    Bridgid Argicola joins LEAP as the new Associate Creative Director at our Cincinnati location. Prior to joining the LEAP team, Brigid served as Content and Creative Director of the design community at FW Media where she helped develop the HOW, HOW Interactive and PRINT brands, their products and events. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design and Marketing at the University of Dayton and a Master’s degree in Interactive Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. Outside of work, she loves photography, painting, crossword puzzles and snowboarding.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bridgidagricola https://twitter.com/bridgidagricola Bridgid Hiking
  • Dan Galvin
    Dan Galvin
    VP, Opportunity Development
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    With 25 years of experience in advertising and digital production, Dan creates business opportunities that deliver results through engagement and team building. Having worked in creative development, marketing, strategy and new business development, he brings a wide variety of experiences together that benefits our clients.

    Dan has received numerous local, regional and national awards and has been very involved in community development projects throughout his career. Late at night you may find Dan feeding his creative addiction, painting, sculpting, writing or re-building 150 year-old houses.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgalvin22 https://twitter.com/dgalvin22 dan3dan5dan4dan1dan6
  • Kelli Pettigrew
    Kelli Pettigrew
    VP and Principal, Cincinnati Office
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    Kelli Pettigrew is the founder and former CEO of an INC Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing Business and design firm in Indianapolis, where she led her team to win a national Addy Award and was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as 2012 "Woman of the Year", Diversity Magazine "Top 1000 Woman-owned businesses" as well as the State of Indiana's Top 40 Companies to Watch. Kelli has experience starting, running and leading organizations from $5 million l in sales to $100 million.

    Kelli is a dedicated wife to husband, Jeff and an avid motorcycle and boating enthusiast. She can frequently be found on weekends coaching a baseball team, boating, or riding the road appreciating the beauty that God has made in our surroundings. A mother of five, ranging from 7 to 29 years old, Kelli is a proficient short order cook, picker-upper and home decor enthusiast.

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  • Matthew Taylor
    Matthew Taylor
    VP, Client Services
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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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  • Tyler Yarbrough
    Tyler Yarbrough
    Director, Project Management
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    Five Years Ago, Tyler gave up on his dream of becoming the front man for a rock and roll band, and settled into the professional world as a project manager. Since then, he has specialized in the digital space and enterprise website development projects, obtaining a PMP along the way (mainly so people would refer to him as a pimp.)

    Tyler has lead the development of over 50 website projects, including work for such brands as SENCO Tools, Kindred Healthcare, Texas Roadhouse, Anthem, Humana, and Fruit of the Loom. When not tied to his desk, Tyler ties into a rope and harness and rock climbs all across the Southeast.

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  • Drew Greenwell
    Drew Greenwell
    Senior Architect
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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 .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 https://www.facebook.com/drewgreenwell https://plus.google.com/+DrewGreenwellDev 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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  • Sarah Prinsloo
    Sarah Prinsloo
    Director, Digital Performance
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    Sarah Prinsloo was going to pursue a career in law, but at last minute changed her mind and decided law school wasn’t what she wanted to do. She lived in Ethiopia for 3 months after college volunteering in Addis Ababa teaching children and doing medical outreach.

    Sarah has over 8 years’ experience in digital strategy and marketing. Now at LEAP, Sarah is the Director of Digital Performance – She manages a team of talented digital specialists, leads process improvement/efficiency, develops client strategies, increases performance, achieves objectives, and grows client business. She enjoys fostering transparent client relationships and developing holistic digital strategies to exceed client objectives and solve their problems.

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