Our Team

Every team member at SKY Marketing Consultants has deep experience in financial services marketing. Our team is comprised of strategists, industry technical writers, graphic designers, website specialists, social media experts, and project coordinators. We also partner exclusively with talented videographers, photographers, programmers, and project managers, all of whom have experience developing financial services marketing materials.

Marketing Consultant and Media Strategist Karen Mills is a jack of all trades at SKY, taking on a wide range of duties that include project  management, writing, website support, social media consulting, and more. Karen has worked in financial services for five years and enjoys leveraging her experience in product and retail marketing to bring a fresh perspective to financial services marketing.

Writer Lizzie Sextro joined SKY after an impressive career in academia. Lizzie has extensive experience with research and copywriting and is responsible for many technical writing projects at SKY. She prides herself on being able to help financial advisors tell their stories in an effective way to attract new clients, retain existing clients, or grow their wealth management teams.

Graphic Designer Michaela Finnerty has extensive experience in all facets of design, including web, graphic, digital, print, and social media. She utilizes these skill sets on a daily basis to enhance the marketing collateral and online presence for countless financial services professionals, and she has a knack for simplifying the complex through her design expertise.

Marketing Consultant and Writer Jaron Rhoda has worn many hats in his marketing career, primarily focusing on client relationships, developing campaign content, and building strategies for growth. Jaron works with corporate clients to enhance their recruitment efforts through intelligent, targeted content development, and he uses his experience to help bridge the gap between advisors and investors.

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Creative Partners

SKY is fortunate to partner with the cream of the crop of freelance talent across marketing disciplines.

Video Producer Tom Malkowicz is an award-winning video producer who combines his experience creating non-financial services industry videos with his knowledge and skills in financial services to create highly effective value proposition videos for SKY’s clients.

Motion Graphic Designer Chase Ogden takes the art of storytelling to the screen. His motion graphic work helps break down the complexity of products and services that SKY’s clients offer, leaving the audience with a better understanding of the value of an advisor. His creativity adds warmth and humanity to otherwise heavy subject matter.

Website Specialist Jill Rice helps SKY clients with a wide range of needs related to their online presences. Jill has experience working at major firms such as 3M, Wells Fargo, and more. Jill brings coding experience and website project management skills to the benefit of SKY’s clients.

Natural Light Photographer Heidi Drexler crafts fresh visions for her clients that get to the heart of who they are and what they are looking to convey. SKY is thrilled to partner with Heidi, as she is truly one of the most talented photographers in the country. Her photography stands out in the industry as more original, more positive, and more natural.

Marketing Consultant Shannon Smith brings deep financial services marketing experience to SKY, helping with a wide range of complex client projects that require a combination of creative skills and financial services industry knowledge. Shannon has worked in senior marketing roles at TIAA and Bank of America.