Derrick Bliss
CEO
Derrick is one of Thump's original founding members and has navigated the company through all aspects of growth from its inception in 2011. Derrick has been in the marketing business since 2002. He is a respected leader and innovator in the industry.
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Andrew Weber
Managing Partner
Andrew was part of the original inception of Thump Local. With over 20 years of experience he has helped transition clients into impactful, customized digital solutions for maximum results. As one of the co-founders of the company, he has a wealth of knowledge and insight about the ever-changing landscape of online targeted marketing strategies.
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Ronald Wilpon
EVP
Ron has been in the advertising & marketing industry for over 25 years and was a principal & co-founder in an airport advertising company called CarroSELL. As the internet became the most powerful information & communication tool in the world and has transformed how consumers engage with businesses, he transitioned to the Digital Marketing space. More
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Elliott Epstein
SVP
Elliott Has been working with small to midsize businesses on directional advertising since 1984. He spent 16 years with Yellow Book (HIBU) where he became Sales Manager of neighborhood directories for Brooklyn and Queens Division. More
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Rich Healy
VP
Rich has been in the advertising and media world since 2003. He has worked for some of the highest profile companies in the industry, NBA, AT&T, Advance Media and Yahoo Careers. Rich has a tremendous record of success in making his clients money through paid search and social media. His experience with these large companies has been an invaluable resource for our clients. He can also be heard weekly on 77WABC Radio.
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Rich Kallos
VP - Sales
Rich Kallos has worked in sales since 1977. He has developed a business acumen that has propelled him to the forefront in all phases of sales and marketing. He helps businesses navigate through the quagmire of confusing and unreliable information to ensure they are positioned to realize their marketing goals.
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Kelly Wray Denke
Vice President
Kelly grew up in 2 family owned businesses in Richmond, VA. Graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she has made it her mission to help small to medium sized business owners such as her parents grow their businesses. Kelly has succeeded in 24 years of business to business sales and has won CEO achievements throughout her career. For the past 19 years she has focused specifically on marketing and advertising working in radio advertising and the last decade in digital advertising. With a heart and spirit of an entrepreneur she is able to analyze and consult on many areas of advertising for her clients.
Sandra Stahl-Caputo
Business Development Manager
Sandra has been in Multi Media Marketing for over 20 years. She is best know for working on start up Projects such as YellowBookBtB, Ambassador Yellow Pages, Thump Local and Review Stars . As a former Manager and Vice President of Sales she has been a consultant in all online marketing for small to mid size companies in New York and the metropolitan area.
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Ria Sy
Operations Manager
Ria is a multi-talented, award winning Thump Local manager. She helps Team Thump and its clients in many ways such as task management, quality control, website launches and top notch customer service just to name a few.
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Edwin Varghese
Social Media Manager
As the Lone Yankee Fan at Thump, Eddie comes with a Winning Attitude to the office daily 🙂 Eddie is a sports enthusiast, music historian, and foodie. Eddie is also into fitness and nutrition as long as he is not within 10 feet of Kevin Yoo.
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Simarpreet "Nancy" Kaur
Office Manager
Simarpreet handles accounting for Thump Local. She creates reports for clients to show what we are doing for them. She is called Nancy by her colleagues. She is a mother of two wonderful boys.
Lisbeth Lopez
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Lisbeth coordinates and manages various areas of digital marketing. She builds online listings, assists in website development and designs marketing videos just to name a few.
Natalie Martinez
Reviews Coordinator
Natalie is a Review Star! She helps Review Stars' clients get more star power in the places most important to their businesses.
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Ashley Someria
Social Media Coordinator
As a recent marketing graduate of SUNY College at Old Westbury, Ashley has taken her acquired knowledge to assist our clients with their company’s social media platforms. She takes pride in coordinating, managing, and publishing various social media postings and ads in order to build brand awareness. Her creativity isn’t just limited to the content she creates but can be found in her daily life where she enjoys staying up-to-date with beauty and fashion. Looks like we might have a modern day Carrie Bradshaw on our hands!
Shira Zwiren
Social Media Coordinator
With a degree in English Literature, Shira brings her love of language to Thump Local's social media team! She uses her creativity to assist clients with their social media and content writing needs in order to boost their online presence, enrich their websites, and grow their businesses. Shira's writing skills extend beyond the workplace to the children's books she works on at home. Look out for her in a Barnes and Noble one day!
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Jessica Flores
Reviews Coordinator
Jessica builds and customizes Review Stars campaigns as well as assists clients in maximizing their Review Stars experience.
Peter Carbone
Lead Generation Coordinator
Peter works to form new relationships with businesses that will benefit from Thump Local's digital marketing programs.