Crawford & O’Brien was acquired by Kate Robitello (CEO & Creative Director) and Josh Paterson (CFO) in September of 2017, Crawford & O’Brien has since expanded by adding new members to our management team, as well as our core services.
Our squad is unique to say the least! We are eclectic group of marketing experts from all over the world that perpetually seek to deliver unparalleled results for our clients.
CEO & Creative Director
Prior to acquiring Crawford & O’Brien, Kate was the CEO of Denver-based boutique agency, Rebel Media Marketing. While still in the corporate world, Kate worked with big brands like Grey Goose, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark – just to name a few. Kate is incredibly passionate about partnering with clients that seek to take their brand to an entirely new level. She believes that effective branding and marketing is a fusion of meticulous artistry + strategy and has built the team based on that principle.
Josh is a serial entrepreneur and has an extensive background in finance, software engineering and high-level team management. With ownership in multiple companies, Josh seeks gratification in acquiring and scaling businesses that evoke the opportunity to help others grow. Josh’s most recent venture includes the expansion of Arete, a next-level real estate development firm based in Denver. When Josh isn’t taking on the world, he’s usually chasing Kate around.
MEET OUR TEAM
Marketing & Operations Director
Prior to joining the Crawford & O’Brien team, Melissa was the founder and CEO of Purple Ninja Media — Middle Tennessee’s most innovative and forward thinking provider of traditional and digital marketing services. She is a professional with nearly 20 years of marketing experience. Melissa is passionate about writing and design and is committed to providing our clients with marketing solutions that work.
SEO & PPC Project Manager
David has been in the digital marketing industry for over 15 years. His expertise in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) has helped dozens of clients to significantly increase their monthly lead generation. With a vast knowledge of how all internet marketing works together to generate new business from online, David understands the importance of measurable ROI and ways combine both long and short term strategies together for ultimate success.
Social Media Advertising Expert
Ian Smith is an experienced Digital Marketer that specializes in sales funnels and content marketing. He’s spent over $5 million with Facebook ad campaigns over the past couple years – generating over $15 million in revenue for his businesses, and his clients. He’s an expert when it comes to building trust, credibility, and familiarity with the target audiences by building content funnels to gain more leads and customers.
Megan has more than 6 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and web development. She formerly worked for Push, a top marketing agency in Orlando for 2 years managing clients in the restaurant space, as well as retail, ecommerce and real estate (including #2 best-selling master planned community in the US). Megan is most passionate copywriting, managing social media campaigns, branding, working as a team, and helping clients from inception to sales
Kristina Cappetta is a freelance writer and content consultant that strives to create SEO friendly content that is equally as engaging as it is functional. Kristina also hosts her own blog, The Mommy Rundown. When she’s not writing, you find her taking a spin class or reading a good book!
Chitresh’s passion for strong, unique design and creative expression drives him to create elegant design concepts for a variety of clients. He consistently strives to push the boundaries of design across all mediums to create new and immersive users experiences. Chitresh enjoys taking complex problems and turning them into simple and beautiful interface designs.
Kristine Dampog joined Crawford & O’ Brien in September 2015 as a web designer. From there, she worked her way upward, building strong client relationships and friendships over the years. Kristine is at the front of all of our graphic design projects like ebooks and email campaigns.
Jeffrey has been a web developer for over 10 years, including both front-end and back-end development. He is incredibly knowledgeable on maintaining servers such as Linux base, Windows base and Cloud Servers. Jeffrey is also an expert level when it comes to CMS platforms such as WordPress, Shopify and Drupal.
Alvin is an incredibly passionate and experienced Senior Level Developer. Alvin has partnered with several multi-million dollar businesses to develop exquisite brands that generate massive revenue and is the leader of the Crawford & O’Brien Development Team. Alvin is also a nomad by nature and spends much of his free time traveling the world.