Springboard Brand & Creative Strategy
Meet Our Team
Like every brand, we too, have a story. Springboard Brand & Creative Strategy began in 2002 as a brand consultancy. We were really good at helping clients identify their unique strategy and how it could be implemented across the organization.
But our clients thought we were good at something else, too, and asked us to help them implement the strategy with creative development and execution.
Today, Springboard is a full-service branding and communications agency, providing clients with both strategy and implementation in all media, new and traditional.
Just as every brand we work on has multiple layers, everyone who works here has different parts to their story. Yet all the parts fit seamlessly together to make a Springboarder. Meet our team.
Read Rob's Bio Here
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies
University of Kentucky BA Communications
“My knack is helping organizations translate their vision into a brand statement that is then translated to a creative direction. I guess I’m a translator.”
Rob is the inspirational leader of Springboard. He founded the agency in 2002 as a way to express his unique approach to healthcare marketing. In doing so, he created an entirely new kind of branding firm. It worked. He still has his first client and has gone on to add many more. He is our indefatigable CEO – Chief Enlightenment Officer.
Rob is a frequent speaker at many branding and marketing conferences. He also has contributed to numerous publications, including books, magazines, and trade journals. You might also come upon one of his poems from time to time.
Rob’s favorite phrase is “What if?” followed closely by “Why not?” Speaking of culture, Rob loves to travel the world and also enjoys the many bike trails and hiking paths in Chicago. Find out more for yourself. Call him at 847.398.4920 or email him at email@example.com.
Vice President, Account Director
Read Mike's Bio Here
Indiana University BS Marketing/Advertising
“I’m passionate about delivering the branding solution that goes beyond the marketing department. The solution that is appreciated within the C-suite and has an impact on the goals of the client’s organization.”
Mike is a guy who can keep twenty plates spinning at once; have a chainsaw thrown in for him to juggle and remain smiling throughout. Multiple campaigns. Multiple deadlines. Multiple problems. Multiple chances for him to succeed. He is the human fire extinguisher. In case of emergency, break glass. Find Mike.
Mike is a frequent speaker and blogger on the national healthcare marketing circuit.
Mike is grace under pressure. If Grace were a guy with a wife and two kids. He arrived at Springboard when a former client (see he’s still friends with his former clients) suggested he and Rob Rosenberg would make a great team and hasn’t left since. Rob still concurs. When he’s not with Rob, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, usually on a playground, in a hockey rink or napping on the couch while they’re somewhere nearby. He thinks. He’s not sure because he’s asleep. Dreaming up the next big solution for one of his clients.
Read Cori's Bio Here
Roosevelt University BA Public Relations
“I’m not happy until my clients are happy.”
Cori has a strong social media background. She was branding on Facebook while you were still trying to figure out what MySpace was. Cori began her career at Springboard as a social media-marketing specialist, but she is so much more than that. She is a problem solver who gets to the bottom of things, figures out what needs to be done and makes it happen – usually before her second cup of green tea. If you’re not part of the solution, your name’s not Cori Albrecht.
Service Industry Advertising Awards Gold Winner
Healthcare Advertising Awards Best in Show
American Society for Association Executives Gold Circle Award Winner
Cori also performs in a barbershop quartet that has won several international awards. No wonder clients are always singing her praises.
Perhaps it’s her choral training, but Cori is able to blend harmoniously with all members of the Springboard team and their clients. It’s also how she does her job – bringing every piece of a project together to make sweet music.
Read Donna's Bio Here
Lewis University – Masters of Business Administration
Loyola University Certificate of Management
Valparaiso University BS Marketing & Economics
“I believe in bringing your best self to work every day. Relationship building, team work and happy clients is my passion.”
Donna comes to Springboard with over 20 years of marketing experience. She loves the power of being part of a team and is known for her energy, enthusiasm and work ethic.
Donna is so excited about being part of the Springboard team and the future ahead. She is looking forward to making contributions that will drive the company to even greater success.
Donna has two daughters who she absolutely adores and loves spending time with. She spends a huge amount of time driving her younger daughter to her professional dance classes. In between her busy work/mom balance she continually seeks out opportunities to better herself in work and in life and strives to be a great role model for her girls.
Read Jackie's Bio Here
DePaul University BS Marketing
“I am passionate about consumer behavior and try to apply what I know about the consumer decision-making process when developing new creative strategies for clients.”
Jackie is a disciple of mindful living and employs that focus in her work. Always bringing everything back to the present makes her a great problem solver and a rare and welcome breed in an ad agency. For someone so focused on living in the moment, Jackie does a really good job of anticipating her clients’ needs. She makes sure every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed. Plus she always does it with a smile. A digital marketing specialist, she has a particular skill for demystifying the conundrum that is consumer behavior.
Healthcare Advertising Awards Gold and Silver Winner
Jackie has a newborn. That should really give her a chance to hone her mindfulness skills. Waaaaahhhh! Ohmmmmm.
Read Natalie's Bio Here
DePaul University, BS Marketing with a double major in Public Relations and Advertising
DePaul University, MS Marketing Analysis
“I am passionate about turning a client’s vision into reality.”
Natalie has extensive experience in customer service, project management and marketing, and demonstrates outstanding abilities in writing and graphic design. Her attention to detail and conscientious efforts prove to be great assets for the team. Natalie’s attitude is always positive and her willingness to do what it takes to get things done ensures we meet and exceed client expectations.
Natalie is excited to be a team player and working collaboratively to achieve client goals.
Natalie has a passion for creativity, which is showcased through everything she does, including hobbies designing art projects. You might also find her at a nearby ice rink since she is a former competitive figure skater.
Assistant Account Executive
Read Will's Bio Here
BA in Integrated Marketing Communications
Minor in History
“I get true enjoyment from learning new ways to solve problems. There are many ways to complete tasks; however, I am always trying to find the solution that is the most efficient and produces the highest quality results.”
Will has a background in customer relations. He has a passion for helping whenever he gets the opportunity. Like a point guard he is always looking to assist his teammates and create a scoring opportunity.
Will looks forward to contributing work that brings Springboard even more marketing and creative awards.
Will loves to learn new things. Whether it be learning a new sport, picking up a new instrument, trying a new recipe or mastering the latest online marketing tool. The fast pace and ever-changing field of advertising is what keeps him passionate about his work.
Read Martha's Bio Here
Eastern Illinois University BS Marketing and Fashion Merchandising
“I am best at assisting within the office. When anyone needs extra help, I am willing to offer my assistance wherever needed.”
Martha offers a wide array of service throughout the office on a daily basis. Whether it is assisting the office with daily administrative support activities to coordinating schedules and events to assisting with projects from the account team. She is always there to help.
Martha comes to Springboard with years of marketing experience. Visitors and Springboard team members alike look forward to her daily inspirational thoughts featured in our lobby.
Martha worked in advertising for a decade before staying at home to raise her family. Needless to say, after a stint as a stay-at-home mom, she is capable of handling any situation that arises in the office. An avid runner, she can be seen bustling around Springboard when she’s not in a 5k.
Read Marie's Bio Here
Read Dylan's Bio Here
Dylan recently graduated from Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal with a BS in Computer Systems Technology.
“I believe in giving 100% every time. Making the client and team happy is my constant goal. Failure is not in my vocabulary!”
Dylan is detail oriented and a renaissance man. He understands that even the hardest problems can be solved through implementation of smart solutions and a good attitude. His background in IT and computing technologies influence his view towards problems and positively affect the processes from which work is created.
Dylan is excited to contribute to the continued success of Springboard and looks forward to creating work that brings Springboard even more awards and recognition.
Dylan loves to learn and increase his scope of knowledge through his many hobbies and interests. Some of these include traveling to learn more about the world, the singing and guitar playing he does in his off time, or his affinity for everything that is internet. He also has a weakness for baked goods.
Read Steve's Bio Here
Senior Art Director