Did you know that Gecko’s color vision is 350 times more sensitive than a human’s, and sometimes we can even regrow our tails! Yep, that’s how we roll…
Meet the Geckos
Pete is the founder & CEO of Muddy Gecko. Some say he invented the Mud as a pioneer in the IoT & wireless markets, as a business builder, a dad and a professional athlete. This Chief Gecko is equally at home sailing the San Juan Islands or enjoying a good vino on the back deck.
That etch-a-sketch under the Christmas tree at age 6 was clearly the gateway drug to a life as a hardened graphic designer for Teddi. She has spent more than 3 decades translating all manner of messages into a visual language for companies large and small.
Seth is a basketball fan, coffee snob, audiophile, foodie and HTML & CSS lover. Working at the nexus of aesthetics and function to save the world from bad web design. Equally comfortable working with startups or Fortune 50s. Seth is also the 10th worst surfer in California.
Brian loves hiking, yoga and building a great marketing strategy. In other words, the really epic and gnarly stuff. Brian honed his chops at technology shops like VMware and Intel. He began his career in the muddy oil fields of Oklahoma, and has experienced what it takes to find a gusher.
From operations to sales, April is experienced in wearing many hats. She is now enjoying wading through the Mud with her fellow Geckos seeing projects through from start to finish!
Cooper is the Defender of the Empire
Florin makes amazing videos, including ads for Pepsi, Heineken, McDonalds and many others. He also does websites, world-class animations and much more. We call him the Romanian Spielberg
Even after a 25 year finance career, Chris is the master at finding the nickels and dimes scattered in the muddy terrain.
Number Crunching Gecko
Alex has been getting muddy doing world-class animations for over 25 years.
Bob is a seasoned sales and marketing executive, with nearly a millennium of dried muddy tracks at Intel Corporation to prove it.
BDM Dallas-Ft. Worth
Greg is the dancing, whistling traffic cop working at the intersection of strategy and creativity, so your brand work never gets caught in gridlock. Greg’s work for brands like Intel, Taco Bell, Dolby and AT&T have resulted in some really muddy results.
From the mailroom to the boardroom, Sasha is ready to get Muddy!
Gecko in Training
John started as an art director and editor in media. He now helps clients with visual storytelling, among them: Amazon, Salesforce, Uber, Oracle, IBM, the IRS (!), and Gecko...err, Geico.
Naming companies, brands and products is a gecko specialty. Jonathan gets really muddy branding & naming stuff.
Charlie got his start digging in the dirt 20+ years ago editing music videos for the likes of Peter Gabriel. Since then, he's cut movie trailers for Miramax, produced documentary films for ESPN and the History Channel and plied his craft for Toyota, NRG Energy, NBA Entertainment, HBO, The World Bank and lots of others.
Jon is a highly-focused generalist. From the circus to circuits, he's written for everything from Ringling Brothers to RF Micro Devices. As a marketing executive, he's worked in nanotech, regenerative medicine, ad tech. Jon started out as a bank teller with an English Major. What a chameleon!
Poet & BDM Raleigh-Durham
Kyle lets our clients shine in the mud of search engine marketing.
Remember that time you visited that website and were subsequently shown ads from said site for the rest of eternity? That's Mark's fault. Mark can help your business stay in front of your existing customer base, while simultaneously growing its digital footprint. If Wendy's Twitter were Mike Tyson, Mark would be Buster Douglas.
Patty's been playing in the muddy playgrounds of projects and programs for 20+ years. Her marketing feet are firmly grounded in the mud.
Besides sporting a 2 handicap, Max uses his Gecko feet and hands to play in the digital mud.
Stefan builds muddy websites. Really muddy websites.
Ted gets paid search muddy by building out, analyzing , and optimizing accounts, while offshore resources execute on keyword research, reporting, monitoring and fixing problems
David is a Brand Guru with over 25 years of brand strategy experience with startups to Fortune 50. His expertise includes healthcare, tech, financial services & CPG. He left his muddy footprint by publishing a book on brand strategy – Before the Brand - Creating the Unique DNA of an Enduring Brand Identity.
Lisa digs deep into her OG newspaper experience to sling the mud for a wide swath of clientele from real estate developers and hip-hop artists to hoteliers and haberdashers. She also knows a thing or two about marketing Industrial Robots & doing social for Hawaiian Airlines.
Jill is a globetrotting travel & adventure journalist who's logged miles, crossed borders, broken a bone or two, & won awards for telling great stories. She's written for the San Francisco Chronicle, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Saturday Evening Post, Sunset, Robb Report, and more.
From Technologies to Tokyo, Tom has gotten muddy the world over for 25+ years.
20 years on the wild seas of Wall Street surviving 2 major crashes taught Richard the difference between substance & noise. It is this ability to see straight to the heart of the issues at hand & explain them in simple & blunt terms that earns Richard the ear of the biggest tech companies competing in Digital Life today.
Digital Markets Gecko
You want the data? We get extremely muddy in the data...
Managing multi-channel demand generation programs to help organization accelerate their customer journey is Denise’s focus and passion – Off the grid, you’ll find her on the golf course or hiking in the Sierras.
Marketing Automation Guru
Vish is a 30+ year global marketing veteran who has a newfound interest in astronomy. Like constellations & asterisms of stars, he likes to look at different opportunities from different perspectives. He is keen on getting Muddy with Customer Relationship Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing Automation & Alliance marketing.
Marketing Automation Guru
Dave is a Senior Technical Illustrator and Presentation Designer who got Muddy for over a decade at Cisco.
Between studying and scootering this gecko serves as our resident gecko psychologist.
She kicked off her career getting muddy with companies like VH1, Broadway Video, Elizabeth Arden, and Nickelodeon. Now 10+ years later Daniela is always on the move and never stops. In addition to taking care of her three kids and racing triathlons, she’s animating and editing videos for various great companies.
Motion Graphics Gecko
Ross likes staying grounded in the mud by finding and telling the human stories. As the geek gecko of folklore and history, he is eager to help organizations establish their personal connection with their customers.
Simply put, Leslie helps clients strengthen relationships with their communities. Attracting news and views, her ideas and events are groundbreaking (sometimes literally).
Public Relations Gecko
Robert has spent 25+ years getting marketing and communications muddy at Ford, Intel, McDonald's and Owens-Illinois.
With over 25 years marketing throughout the globe for major financial services companies, Lisa is an expert on at designing and implementing marketing strategies for major events--- mergers, acquisitions, new product/business launches and business transformations. Lisa loves to cook and her cooking — like her marketing —align the highest quality ingredients at just the right temperature to turn out a great result.
Finance Marketing Gecko
Serial marketer. Sporadic golfer. Pasta lover. Expert healthcare and life sciences technology marketing and sales acceleration strategy leader.
Chuck helps companies execute their product, go-to-market, and customer execution strategies. In his 30 year career, Chuck got Muddy managing Hewlett Packard’s $7B US/Canada Data Center & Hybrid Cloud business, HPE’s Blade & Cloud Business Unit as well as driving global SW business development.
Paula is a brand marketing and content expert. She has built many brands for Intel and some of its spinoffs. She has named and branded products in every industry from tech and solar to healthcare, education and real estate. This smart and creative Gecko loves to write and even teaches college classes. When she’s not busy, she enjoys painting, gardening and hanging out with her family and pets.
Brand & Content Gecko
Peter's major association with mud came from playing rugby for 26 years until his tail fell off & never re-grew. All of which was great training for his career in business & technology strategy, focusing on cloud, IOT, AI, blockchain & the like & eventually becoming an IBM CTO & Distinguished Engineer. He has extensive experience advising startups & VCs in the Industrial IOT area.
Chief Technology Gecko
Todd Irwin is the Chief Creative Officer and ECD of Muddy Gecko, where he conceptualizes and produces branding and marketing campaigns, and anything a brand needs that's creative. Todd has worked for the likes of Coca-Cola, Verizon, Nikon, Lacoste, Pepsi, Remy Martin and The New York Times to name a few, and has been featured in numerous creative publications during his career.
Chief Creative Gecko
25+ years of digging in the mud as CMO level/ Sr. VP Sales & Marketing Sony Electronics and others. Marketing integration expert with Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers.
Chief Retail Gecko
When not perfecting his tennis game, Photographer / Director / Cinematographer Rex Miller gets Muddy as a visual storyteller. His photography clients have included ABC News, American Express, Atlantic Records, Calvin Klein, CBS, Forbes, John Kennedy, Jr., McDonald's, Musician, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, Spin, Sony Music, and Time. His video/TV production work has appeared on HBO, PBS National, Tennis Channel, & screened at major national & international film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, etc. He has been part of two Peabody Award winning projects, 3 Emmys and was twice nominated for an Emmy for Cinematography.
Photo & Video Gecko
When Kelly’s not writing, this gecko can be spotted skiing, running, and collecting passport stamps.
Amy Stettler is our media gecko. She can be found in the mud at the intersection of media, content & commerce where she drives ROI by directing the most effective investment planning for your media messages. When not navigating those crossroads, she can be found getting muddy with her dog on their SUP in the lakes & rivers of Western PA.
When not fumblin', bumblin' and tumblin', Lucy is our new foundation of social influencing.
A self-proclaimed Globe Trotter with an explorer streak. Marion is a global marketing veteran with an instinct for anticipating the next question while messaging to specific audiences. Focused on the end-result, this gecko is skilled in driving projects with extreme attention to detail.
Animator & VFX Artist for 10+ years. "It's not the years.. it's the mileage"
She is a Designer and Art Director with 10+ of experience developing and collaborating on ideas and translating them into visual experiences. When not designing she can be found buying unnecessary products beautifully branded.
I am a multidisciplinary designer with a passion for all things digital design (though nothing warms my heart more than beautiful typography and impeccable branding!) When I'm not kerning the day away I love to dance and binge-watch my favorite shows on netflix. Nice to meet you!
The secret of life? A good cup of coffee. The secret to telling award-winning business stories? Begin from a place of deep empathy. With over 3 decades of experience working with some of the biggest & best known brands in the world, Jerrie knows how to help win your audience’s attention & earn their affection.
Strategic Messaging Gecko
Brett has been digging through sales, business development and strategy mud for more than 30 years. A passionate & strategic seller, he is a veteran of companies such as Intel, Microsoft and Rogers Communications. Brett is based in Toronto.
Global Development Gecko
Shawn got Muddy as one of the world’s leading semiconductor experts while at Intel, with expertise in semiconductor memory components (2D/3D/3D Crosspoint NAND, DRAM technologies) and solutions such as SSD, SATA,PCIe, M.2, HDD, and key industry players such as Samsung, Micron, Hynix, Toshiba, WD/Sandisk, Seagate.
Justin launched his creative career in the muddy trenches of broadcast news as a reporter & anchor for NBC & CBS, then PLAYED a journalist on network & cable series for CBS & Animal Planet. This voice artist gecko provides signature sounds for diverse clients such as Google Home, Disney, Warner Brothers, PepsiCo, Bank of America, & many muddy more...all while scurrying to exotic locales like the Amazon, Borneo, Morocco & beyond!
Voice Artist Gecko
Brent has left a trail of muddy footprints globally in his pursuit of delivering marketing excellence for startups to Fortune 50s, including years @ Intel. With special expertise in the gaming, e-Sports and Digital Content industries, he's a Californian who has lived in Brazil for nearly 20 years. You know, the country where you REALLY DO kick the football with your feet!
An entrepreneur and a keen observer of human behavior and trends, Jay has helped elevate brands both large and small while holding a variety of strategy, insights, and account services positions at Levi Strauss, Clorox, Landor, and his own consulting practice, novaQuant. When he's not solving marketing challenges for clients, Jay likes to play basketball, coach his two daughters in softball, and hike the hills and beaches near his home in Pacifica, California.
BDM & Brand Gecko
As a qualitative researcher, Karen loves to ask questions and get muddy with our customers.
Jenny brings strategic and creative lenses to help you uncover blind spots, so your marketing and branding stay top-notch. With curiosity and contagious entrepreneurial spirit, she always wears great ideas on her sleeves, ready to share anytime. Good laughs and homemade Crème Brulee make her day!
Silicon Valley Gecko
Eric is veteran of the high-tech semiconductor industry, with years of Sales, Marketing, and global Executive Management experience. He’s gotten muddy managing channel and distribution sales for companies such as Intel, Numonyx and Micron.
After a first career in Europe, Michel decided to invade the retail and e-tail in the Americas where he left his muddy fingerprints. For more than 25 years he has been muddying his hands in the IT and consumer electronics world. From Amazon to Walmart he is a veteran of many successful strategic campaigns. He now lives in Southern California.
Patrick is a UGA alum who got muddy with companies from Gartner to Toyota. He can manage any project you splash at him with his dog Huxley splashing alongside as a Jr. gecko.
Execution & delivery backed with passion for excellence in global manufacturing, sourcing, procurement & supply chain. Four decades of helping small &large companies in technology, chips, & materials. Connoisseur in selecting fine wines & chocolates too.
Courtney is a dog loving gecko who also enjoys antique shopping and painting furniture. She spends her time as a social media guru helping businesses get Muddy by focusing on brand awareness, company growth, and building connected and loyal communities.
Jennifer got her start over 15 years ago working on various sitcoms in NYC. Since then, she has produced reality shows for Spike TV, played in the mud with advertisers creating co-branded franchises, and produced various events for the Paramount Network.
Events Producer Gecko
Peter has been getting Muddy as one of the world's leading data center experts for 30 years. He is recognized as a thought leader in the mission-critical information, communication & infrastructure design realm, has published numerous technical papers in the field & is a frequent speaker at international events.
Rex's triple background as a writer, theater actor, and audio engineer coelesced in 2013, forming the base of a successful career in voice over. Since then, he has voiced hundreds of projects for a diverse range of clients. His natural acting ability combined with his broadcast-friendly baritone produce a unique sound for clients such as Estee Lauder, Hewlett-Packard, The American Red Cross, LEGO, The US Air Force, and many more. This gecko is available to imbue your brand with the voice it deserves.
Brian is an active gecko that gets muddy playing tennis, golf and basketball. When he is not working out or with his family Brian has served in Sales, Marketing and Global Business Operations roles at companies such as Intel, Micron, Avnet, PNY and SMA America.
Tony has been staring at computer screens his whole life - from video games to video editing. He is a huge fan of coffee, cooking, cameras and computers. He is excited to continue his craft in design and edits, and isn't afraid to get muddy.
When Nicole is not teaching in a classroom she can be found hiking or traveling but she never gets lost in translation for Muddy Gecko French customers!
Donato is a digital photography enthusiast and gadgets geek. He traveled WW to program manage corporate marketing events and trade shows for Intel and VMware and got muddy while translating program updates for the Intel Inside® Program Licensees in Latin America.
John brings a design thinking approach to leaders and teams to help them achieve their specific goals. He got muddy at Intel driving global strategic initiatives in channel programs, partner marketing, branding and in education/public sector. He is as comfortable climbing mountains as he is cooking an amazing dinner.
John’s artistry and design work can be found from the massive murals at Pier 39 in San Francisco all the way to the stamps for the National Wildlife Federation and through miles of mud in between. John has gotten muddy working with clients that include Tower Records, Paramount, Amtrak and the California Highway Patrol.
An award-winning video media producer with 25 years of experience producing hundreds of Fortune 500 global branding assets. This gecko believes the story is at the crux of every great brand to empower the customer’s experience. “Infotainment” is where he plays in the mud to create value.
The founder of FullTilt Team Development is at home in the mud as an entrepreneur, ultramarathon runner, 10-time Burner, swing dancer and world adventurer.
FullTilt Team Gecko
This FullTilt, Spanish-speaking, world traveling gecko loves exploring the unknown. When he is not knee deep in mud team building, he loves the outdoors, sports and will always say yes to a round of golf.
FullTilt Team Gecko
A FullTilt gecko who hosts unique experiences for companies like Intel, Microsoft, Toyota and dozens more – he loves to help groups get muddy! This gecko also loves to rock climb, kite surf, and find a good deal!
FullTilt Team Gecko
Are you tired of your corporate or product messages being ‘as clear as mud’? Well, it’s time for us to talk! PR, AR, messaging and global communications experience in the world’s leading networking, cybersecurity and semiconductor corporations - Let’s do this!
Allie is a PR pro with experience working with B2B and B2C brands in a wide range of industries. From self-driving cars and cyber security to hotels and alcohol (and nearly everywhere in between) – this gecko knows a thing or two about getting a brand in front of media.
PR & Writing Gecko
This gecko is well versed in all things PR and has plenty of experience in B2B and B2C. She has gotten muddy in a wide range of industries including hospitality, retail, insurance, finance, security, automotive, drones, sports, CPG, alcohol, fitness (and many many more)!
PR & Writing Gecko
Langdon is a gecko that specializes in finance, technology and software content development. His clients have included Micron, Voicebase, JHS Packaging, West Seven Media and more. He is also a competitive tennis with a wicked forehand.
This gecko is driven to uncover the muddy brilliance in others. She is an author, speaker, facilitator and executive coach. Her unique blend of experience enables her to transform work teams and organizations into engaged, high performing, FUN places to work.
Executive Training Gecko
A globally curious gecko, this lizard has always focused on bringing the right messages to the correct audience, via the most effective vehicles – driving positive organizational change as a result. Sharpening his communications and marketing teeth within the corporate IT world he now brings strategic value to corporations, NGOs, and nonprofit organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. When not focused on communications and marketing, this reptile can be spotted traveling, getting active in the outdoors, and reading history.
Global Comms Gecko
After 2 1/2 decades at Intel Corporation helping create all the amazing mud making machines, Lisa now pours her energy into producing, advising and consulting in the immersive space (AR/VR). She firmly believes that to really understand mud, you have to become the mud. Get in there. Really experience it! Her favorite thing? Helping visionaries and businesses make their muddy plans a (virtual) reality.
Chris has been knee-deep in channel sales mud for over 25 years. As a native Floridian, Chris has been likened to a chameleon and therefore has successfully developed multiple solutions and brand awareness to various VARS, etailers, exporters and government agencies. A great portion of his career has been dedicated to the distribution segment - working for Tech Data Corporation and D&H Distributing.
In one of her first positions, Monique's creative director asserted her title should be “Multimedia Goddess” because of her willingness to get muddy. He even put it on her business cards.
Leslie likes spending time with family and their new Shiba puppy. She loves working through muddy challenges leveraging her project management, operations and finance background from her +20 years experience in the fast paced high tech industry.
Tom gets muddy being clever. Because he believes innovative thinking requires a clever gecko who is quick, agile, and transformative. A connector of dots, he’s a strong writer, market analyst, trend specialist, idea generator, concept developer, and story teller. He’s been clever for the likes of PepsiCo, Unilever, GSK, IFF, and a host of others. After his family, Tom loves playing tennis and platform tennis (Google it).
Whether it’s working in production with bands and brands from Train and Weezer to Nike and Boohoo or editing documentaries for Netflix and HBO, Joel loves getting muddy in the creative process from start to finish.
Some like to sling mud, Ted prefers to spin mud. After completing his bachelors degree in alliances and field enablement, he earned a masters in 'spin-onomics’ over the last few decades at EMC and SAP. And when Ted isn’t working on messaging or partnerships, you can find him training for his next Ironman.
Product Marketing Gecko
In the mud for 20+ years in graphic design for Fortune 500 high-tech Silicon Valley companies.
Robert is a go-to-market guru getting muddy in all parts of the globe helping tech enterprise of all sizes accelerate growth with proven experience in channels, new markets and the secret mud recipe: equal parts of adventure, fun and experience.
Global business leader that’s helped kickstart new, scale existing, and transform multi-billion-dollar and start-up businesses as CMO, CRO and GM. Steve’s not quite where he was in his younger days as a member of the United States National team to the World Cross Country Championships but still fluent in Swedish.
They say that “life is made up of marble and mud.” With more than 20 years of brand marketing and communications experience, formed at a few of the most valuable brands in the world (Intel, Verizon, Oracle) and complemented with start-up knocks, this Gecko knows firsthand that hard work and effort beget clarity and stability.
Brand Marketing Gecko
With over 20 years of experience helping technology companies transform themselves into major brands at a global level, this gecko loves getting in the mud with good people on great products to achieve great things. She specializes in branding, retail & channel marketing, but has recently excelled in storytelling, producing videos and associated content to capture consumer attention.
Tech Marketing Gecko
Leading Go To Market organizations large and small, public and private, Dave is a seasoned sales and marketing executive specializing in architecting and developing market-leading teams. He’s dug through the mud in both the technology and financial services industries for the past 25 years and led several companies to exceed their revenue and market share goals through both organic and acquisition growth strategies.
Art loves golf, fast boats, and CUSTOMERS! He started his career as a geeky engineer designing radar detectors for F15s. Through the years he has transformed himself and many teams into Sales Gazelles!!
Chief Sales Gecko
Martin has been digging through the Marketing mud, both B2C and B2B, for more than 30 years, getting his hands muddy in large corporations like Sony and Unilever, but also in small & mid-sized enterprises & start-ups. Martin has come around quite a bit, but always loves to come back to his native Germany. Currently he is based in Stuttgart.
Managing Director Europe
Whitney is passionate about creating innovative solutions to complex problems. As a Product Design and Business Management double major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), she is focusing on learning problem solving techniques, user-centered design and commercialization considerations. In her spare time this gecko gets down in the mud playing forward for the RPI Women’s soccer team (D3) and love exploring the outdoors.
Maria is a designer proficient in both digital and print. When not obsessing over fonts, she enjoys running.
Rob has spent over 20 years in the high-tech mud, writing case studies, white papers, and other technical pieces. Originally from the Cincinnati area, he now lives in Renton, Washington (the city where Jimi Hendrix is buried). Rob's hobbies and interests include classic hard rock, Film Noir movies, old radio comedy shows, Civil War battles, cooking international dishes, playing jai alai, and vandalizing espresso bars.
Tech Copywriter Gecko