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Inbound in Everything We Do

Meet the Crew

These are the people that make the magic happen.

After earning a Journalism degree from the University of Florida, I joined the Bluleadz team as a Brand and Marketing Specialist. I am thrilled to be a part of building the Bluleadz brand through social media, office design and branded swag.

Favorites:

  • Food: Tacos
  • Hobby: Beachin'
  • Artist: MAGIC GIANT
  • TV Show: New Girl
  • Place: Lake Gaston, NC

Baylor Cherry

Marketing & Brand Specialist

As a Content Marketing Specialist, I’m part of the awesome team building the Bluleadz following. I earned my English degree at University of South Florida, and I’ve been working in content marketing since 2015. I joined Bluleadz in 2018. Outside the office, I enjoy watching baseball, reading, and outdoor recreation.

Favorites:

  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Hammocking
  • Artist: Kevin Devine
  • TV Show: Arrested Development
  • Place: Colorado

Jeff Previte

Content Manager

A true inbound marketing believer. Since entering the workforce I have worked with dozens of clients at 2 HubSpot Diamond Agencies. Beginning as an account manager, to a Sr. Account Manager and now Director of Client Services my goal is to help clients grow their businesses through Inbound Marketing and train the Bluleadz team to effectively do the same.

Favorites:

  • Food: Mac n' Cheese
  • Hobby: Traveling
  • Artist: Jake Owen
  • TV Show: Entourage
  • Place: Nashville

Brittany Balog

Director of Client Services

Shortly after graduating from the University of South Florida I joined Bluleadz as a Jr. Inbound Marketing Consultant. Fast-forward 3+ years and 100's of hours of learning later and now I'm a Sr. Inbound Strategist obsessed with helping our clients grow their businesses. I spend my free time enjoying too much coffee while getting better than I was the day before.

Favorites:

  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Running
  • Artist: DMB
  • TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Place: On the trail

Will Polliard

Director of Sales

With over 10 years of HubSpot experience, I've been lucky enough to be part of the Bluleadz Team for nearly 4 years as an Inbound Marketing Consultant. Helping clients “get found” online is what gets me juiced. Working with clients across the country on strategies to improve their ability to attract and delight new customers is what I do.

Favorites:

  • Food: NY Strip Steak
  • Hobby: Golfing
  • Artist: Maynard James Keenan
  • TV Show: Airwolf
  • Place: Encinitas, California

Brian Brady

Account Manager

I’ve been designing and developing here at Bluleadz since 2016 but I’ve been a computer geek fueling my creative juices since the early 2000’s. I love every pixel part of design and constantly pushing myself in new ways to design and improve my craft. I also have a serious addiction to Netflix, all Marvel movies, and everything John Mayer.

Favorites:

  • Food: Pizza and Pasta
  • Hobby: Netflix n' Eating
  • Artist: John Mayer
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Place: Colorado

Jackie Baez

Web Designer

With 20 years of advertising experience, I've written for many brands across all forms of media. Now, crafting engaging content as an inbound marketer is what gets me up in the morning—and keeps me up late. A WMU graduate, I moved to Florida for year-round boating. When not on the water, I’m probably on a plane (24 countries and counting).

Favorites:

  • Food: Saganaki
  • Hobby: Boating & Traveling
  • Artist: Fleetwood Mac
  • TV Show: The Sopranos
  • Place: Paris

Brad Hadfield

Copywriter

I love tapping into my diverse background in client services, marketing/advertising, communications, and photo/video content creation to help clients reach their goals and grow their online presence. In my spare time, you can find me traveling and taking acting/improv classes. I also have a thing for avocados, alternative music, kickboxing, and Buddy Brew coffee.

Favorites:

  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Acting & Traveling
  • Artist: Coldplay
  • TV Show: Entourage
  • Place: Lebanon

Ryanne Doumet

Sr. Account Manager

My background is primarily in academics, with several years in teaching and editing for a peer-reviewed journal. As a copywriter, I'm focused on creating exciting content that tells engaging stories about a wide range of industries. In my free time, you can find me working on my latest novel or trying to get a new band off the ground.

Favorites:

  • Food: BBQ Potato Chips
  • Hobby: Playing Guitar
  • Artist: Paradise Lost
  • TV Show: Game of Thrones
  • Place: Helsinki, Finland

Ben Sperduto

Copywriter

I hold a BFA from the University of Tampa and have been working in advertising and media since the early 2000's. Over the years I have gained experience in graphic design, paid search, cable tv and project management. I enjoy helping clients reach their business goals and coming up with new ideas.

Favorites:

  • Food: Salmon Sashimi
  • Hobby: Boating
  • Artist: Kacey Musgraves
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Place: Las Vegas

Jennifer Franklin

Account Manager

My passion for graphic design began in high school yearbook class over a decade ago. I have experience designing for inbound, traditional, and nonprofit marketing. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from Southeastern University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends & family, traveling, & being outdoors.

Favorites:

  • Food: Crab Legs
  • Hobby: Traveling
  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • TV Show: Sons of Anarchy
  • Place: Yosemite

Brittany McMillen

Graphic Designer

I am a content creator with a passion for bringing brands to life through video. As a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications with a degree in Telecommunication-Production, I have nearly a decade of professional video production experience. Go Gators!

Favorites:

  • Food: Publix Sub (Italian)
  • Hobby: Event Planning
  • Artist: Huey Lewis
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Place: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Brooks Allen

Video Production Specialist

Content creator extraodinaire for Bluleadz. I have been with the company since 2013 and have worked with clients in numerous industries to create valuable and informative content that attracts leads organically. On my days off, I like indulging in my tabletop gaming and model-building hobbies.

Favorites:

  • Food: Lasagna
  • Hobby: Model Kits
  • Artist: Billy Joel
  • TV Show: Babylon 5
  • Place: Bed

Doug Phillips

Sr. Copywriter

I’ve been with Bluleadz for going on three years and have been working in the industry for five years. My role is to design and implement awesome interactive experiences. I’m also a dad, gamer, yoyoer, fixed-gear cyclist and all around nerd. I graduated from The Art Institute of Tampa in the summer of 2012 with my BFA in graphic design.

Favorites:

  • Food: Pierogi
  • Hobby: Cycling
  • Artist: Alkaline Trio
  • TV Show: Home Improvement
  • Place: Not Florida

Steven Kielbasa

Sr. Web Designer

I joined Bluleadz in 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Tampa. I love helping my clients grow their business with inbound marketing by working with them to create awesome and unique content. Born and raised in Naples, FL, I enjoy watching Friends re-runs, relaxing at the beach/pool, and spending time with my friends and family.

Favorites:

  • Food: Garlic Bread
  • Hobby: Crafting
  • Artist: Luke Bryan
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Place: St. Lucia

Jackie Wiley

Sr. Account Manager

As the token ‘young one’ of the office, I haven’t let this slow down my journey to a Senior Strategist. With the basis of my career at Bluleadz, my dedication has always been capitalizing on a strong online presence. I truly enjoy building client relationships, developing new ideas and putting a plan in place to provide value and grow businesses.

Favorites:

  • Food: Nachos
  • Hobby: Beachin'
  • Artist: Maren Morris
  • TV Show: New Girl
  • Place: California

Cassandra Leonard

Enterprise Account Manager

I've been in the Digital Marketing Industry since 2012, but with Bluleadz since 2016. I work closely with our marketing and sales team from brainstorming marketing strategies to making everything look pixel-perfect. I’m a curious person at heart and jump to every opportunity to learn something new or take on a challenge.

Favorites:

  • Food: Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Hobby: Tennis
  • Artist: Chris Brown
  • TV Show: 24
  • Place: NYC

Karey Mitchell

Web Designer

With a passion for advertising and working with a variety of different people, I enjoy working directly with clients to help them meet their inbound marketing goals. I began working in the industry after graduating from The University of Tampa in 2012. After working for two other agencies, I joined the Bluleadz team in 2017 and couldn't be happier.

Favorites:

  • Food: Hibachi
  • Hobby: Boating/Fishing
  • Artist: Taylor Swift
  • TV Show: The Office
  • Place: On the Water

Jenna Tinney

Sr. Account Manager

I joined Bluleadz in 2018 as an Inbound Marketing Consultant. My background is diverse in account management, business development and marketing. I love being able to help clients discover what marketing can do for their business. A native from New Hampshire, I now reside in the Tampa Bay area after graduating from the University of South Florida in 2013.

Favorites:

  • Food: Bacon
  • Hobby: Sports
  • Artist: Chris Stapleton
  • TV Show: The Office
  • Place: Baxter Lake

Kristin Jordan

Account Manager

Born and raised in Tampa, I graduated from The University of Tampa with a Marketing & Economics degree. After beginning my career in content creation and copywriting, I joined the Bluleadz team in 2019. When I’m not writing up a storm, you can find me at a concert, by the pool, or trying out a new recipe.

Favorites:

  • Food: Tacos
  • Hobby: Concerts
  • Artist: Travis Scott
  • TV Show: Narcos
  • Place: Miami

Katherine Wolf

Copywriter

As a PPC Specialist, I’m part of the amazing team building the Bluleadz following. I graduated from USF in 2016 with my Advertising degree, and I’ve been working in the PPC space ever since. Outside of the office, I enjoy many things including baseball (Go Braves), video games, cars, and the beach.

Favorites:

  • Food: Chicken Alfredo
  • Hobby: Cars
  • Artist: Linkin Park
  • TV Show: Rick And Morty
  • Place: Nags Head, NC

Corey Lapp

PPC Specialist

I am a matchmaker. Passionate about people and uniting them with the best career opportunity possible! I have the pleasure of helping Bluleadz grow by pairing our awesome inbound marketing agency with the best talent in Tampa Bay.

Favorites:

  • Food: Cookies
  • Hobby: Baking
  • Artist: Pink Martini
  • TV Show: Great British Bake Off
  • Place: My Kitchen

Jasmine Kaplani

Talent Manager

I live and breathe Inbound Marketing. I drank the Kool-aid many years ago and never looked back. I have a passion for helping companies grow their businesses online. I love sales and marketing and getting out on the golf course whenever I can. I'm a huge family man that loves building tree houses, baseball and going to recitals.

Favorites:

  • Food: Appolo's White Pizza
  • Hobby: Golf
  • Artist: Jimmy Buffet
  • TV Show: Billions
  • Place: Caribbean

Eric Baum

CEO

I came aboard the Bluleadz team as a Copywriter Intern the summer of 2019. I’m absurdly obsessed with finding different ways to manipulate words to entertain or educate. Ideally, both at the same time. A native Floridian, most of my downtime is dedicated to finding the “appropriate” balance between nerding over media indoors and enjoying the year-round warm weather outside with my dog.

Favorites:

  • Food: Chick-fil-A
  • Hobby: Writing Fiction
  • Artist: Childish Gambino
  • TV Show: Letterkenny
  • Place: D.C.

Micah Lally

Copywriter

As a recent graduate from the University of Tampa with a B.S in Marketing, I have started my journey with Bluleadz as an Account Manager Intern. Aspects of marketing that excite me are content creation, branding, and client management. I’m excited to learn and grow my skills during my time as an intern with Bluleadz.

Favorites:

  • Food: Little Miss BBQ in AZ
  • Hobby: Cooking
  • Artist: Tash Sultana and Gunna
  • TV Show: Friends
  • Place: Boulder, CO

Marbella Villamizar

Jr. Account Manager

I join Bluleadz with just over a year of marketing experience, graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2018. My previous roles and background have led me to be passionate about all types of marketing, but I am very eager to learn more. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and skillset as a Jr. Account Manager. In my free time, I like to snowboard, play soccer or go to concerts.

Favorites:

  • Food: Ramen
  • Hobby: Attending Concerts
  • Artist: Odesza
  • TV Show: The Office
  • Place: Amsterdam

Sara Sprenger

Jr. Account Manager

I recently joined the Bluleadz team as an Inbound Specialist. I plan to use my experience in digital marketing, lead generation and marketing/account strategy to educate and nurture prospects of Bluleadz and convert them to satisfied customers. In my spare time I like to golf as well as Netflix and chill with my fiancé Brooke and our puppy Butters.

Favorites:

  • Food: In-N-Out Cheeseburger
  • Hobby: Golf
  • Artist: Kygo
  • TV Show: Anything with Gordon Ramsey
  • Place: San Diego

Colin Angle

Inbound Specialist

Julian Hooks has 10+ years of internet marketing experience. With an expertise in search engine optimization (SEO) and a broad range of experience in paid search, media buying, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, and inbound marketing, he’s somewhat of a full stack marketer. He also knows just enough html/css/php to be dangerous and loves Wordpress.

Favorites:

  • Food: Cereal
  • Hobby: Powerlifting
  • Artist: Jay-Z
  • TV Show: The Office
  • Place: Gym

Julian Hooks

Technical SEO Specialist

I’m a front-end nerd who has had a love of technology since middle school. Whether I’m coding or playing video games, I’m on my computer pretty much all day unless I’m hanging out with my friends. I am crazy competitive and love to challenge myself or anybody else to a game.

Favorites:

  • Food: Steak
  • Hobby: Board Games
  • Artist: My Wife
  • TV Show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Place: On Top of a Mountain

Stephen Brown

Web Designer

As a recent graduate from the USF, I am excited to join Bluleadz as an Account Manager intern. Growing up in 7 different countries, I've learned the importance of adaptability and embracing change, which I believe will help me with all of my assignments at Bluleadz. In my spare time, you'll either find a camera in my hand snapping away at a concert or snuggling with my dog.

Favorites:

  • Food: Beyond Burgers
  • Hobby: Concert Photography
  • Artist: Lana Del Ray
  • TV Show: Full House
  • Place: Cape Town, South Africa

Marlo Miller

Intern – Account Manager

I'm excited to join Bluleadz as a copywriter intern! Born in Boston, I left the cold behind and migrated to Florida where I graduated from Stetson University in 2019 with a degree in history and journalism. I'm passionate about using words to reach and influence people. If I'm not at the beach, I'm probably on a spontaneous adventure with friends and always with a coffee in hand. 

Favorites:

  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Drinking Coffee
  • Artist: Louis the Child
  • TV Show: Succession
  • Place: Boston (in Summer)

Shaylen Vitale

Intern – Copywriter

Born and raised in New York, I hold a degree in Psychology from SUNY Old Westbury. I love content’s capacity to educate, inspire, and unite the human in all of us. When I’m not working, you can find me at ballet class, painting, or playing board & video games. 

Favorites:

  • Food: Anything Italian
  • Hobby: Painting
  • Artist: Marina & the Diamonds
  • TV Show: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Place: NYC

Patti Myers

Intern – Copywriter

As the Director of Marketing, I'm responsible for attracting and engaging our target market and supplying our sales department with a qualified pipeline that will fuel the growth of our agency. As the Director of Sales, I ensure that our sales process is a Prospect-Centric, Value-Driven approach that aims to help above all else (while crushing our revenue goals💪).

Favorites:

  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Racquetball
  • Artist: Billy Joel
  • TV Show: Seinfeld
  • Place: NYC

Rob Steffens

Director of Marketing

 

Our Mission

Transform the Way Companies Market, Sell, and Service Their Customers

The Tampa BZ Team

With roots in SEO, PPC,website design and development spanning over a decade, Bluleadz CEO and Ping Pong pro Eric Baum was always waiting for the next big thing. In 2009, he found it through inbound marketing. He understood that engaging with visitors, leads and customers online would make brands more valuable and help foster trust among clients and potential customers. Pushing all chips on Hubspot orange, he built the industry-leading, award-winning company that we know today.

As early proponents of inbound, Bluleadz may seem like a dinosaur in the industry. But we’re much more Jurassic Park at a red carpet premiere than Smithsonian Museum on a rainy Sunday. We love growing our clients’ businesses with inbound & HubSpot more than coffee…have you ever had really good coffee? Exactly. Hence, our commitment.

We are a motivated, collaborative, transparency-first digital marketing agency who are like family, and we pride ourselves on truly understanding what is most important to our clients and how we can most effectively apply our expertise to help meet their goals.

We live by 5 core values

Everything we do must be awesome

Do the right thing

Take Ownership / Self Motivated / Reliable

Be passionate & have a positive "can do" attitude

Treat everyone with respect, honesty & consideration

History

The Story Behind the B and the Z

2009
The year it all started! After watching a lot of HubSpot TV, our group of 4 Inbound Marketers jumped in with both feet first and started drinking the HubSpot Kool-Aid.
2010
After officially becoming a HubSpot Partner, we secured our first client and registered them with HubSpot. From there, we began to grow Bluleadz by using the Inbound Marketing techniques we provide to all of our clients today.
2014
Building on the success of our first few years, we shifted into hyper-growth and doubled the size of our team from 6 to 12. This lead to us outgrowing our work space not once, but twice, moving us into larger offices. But the biggest highlight of the year was welcoming Brian Halligan, the CEO of HubSpot, as the guest speaker at our annual Tampa HUG workshop.
2015
A whirlwind of a year that saw us doubling the size of our agency in terms of revenue, team size, and clients. We also won 2 American Marketing Association awards in Tampa Bay.
2016
Just a few short years after our first sip of the Kool-Aid, we achieved the highest HubSpot Partner Milestone by becoming a Diamond Partner Agency. We also won a HubSpot Impact award for the best client blog series.
2018
After another period of rapid growth, we once again outgrew our office and moved into a spacious waterfront property overlooking Tampa Bay. To celebrate the occasion, we successfully rebranded the company and launched our new website.

Partners & Certifications

HubSpot Diamond
AdWords
Google
PandaDoc
Westshore Alliance
Databox Certified
Wistia Silver

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