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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Scott Taylor
Senior Vice President
Scott began his career with 25 years in Radio programming, management & on-air work. He transitioned into Digital Marketing with AT&T Advertising Solutions in 2008, and quickly became the #1 Digital Account Executive in Colorado. In July of 2018, he accepted the position of Senior Vice President/Managing Partner with Thump Local and oversees their Colorado Division. Scott has been married to his wife Lynn for over 30 years and his son Zach is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wyoming. When he’s not helping businesses grow their online marketing footprint, he can probably be found on the golf course chasing after his #1 Bucket List Item…his first Hole-In-One.
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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Sharon Miller
Vice President

Sales and marketing leader, with a demonstrated history of working with many successful business leaders. Skilled in sales, management, sales presentations, SEM/SEO, reviews, display programs - online & mobile, all aspects of online marketing,  online health and direct marketing. Building long-term client relationships is my core philosophy. My passion is helping business owners grow their business through customized products and solutions.

Brian McKee
Vice President

Brian is a talented and accomplished industry executive of more than 15 years, with a proven background of success in Sales & Marketing. His tenacity for his client's is unmatched. Brian takes pride in delivering integrated marketing programs for small, medium and large businesses. Away from work he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter.

Simarpreet "Nancy" Kaur
General Manager

Nancy handles the accounting for Thump Local and is constantly finding cost-efficient ways to increase company revenue. Her responsibilities include creating reports to prove our product value; resolving billing issues, auditing accounts for discrepancies and ensuring our clients' receive the best return on their investment. While she may be tough on the billing and fulfillment side, she is a true sweetheart and mother of three wonderful boys.

Ria Sy
Senior 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 for the company's cross-functional products, resolving website technical issues, coordinating e-commerce websites, liaising with third-parties, and creating content from scratch. Once it's all set in stone, your site will be launched by Ria. Oh, let's not forget her top notch customer service!
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Jessica Grossberg
Accounting Manager

With a Master's Degree in Accounting, Jessica brings her love for numbers into value. She works to ensure all billing and accounting at Thump is done accurately and efficiently. As the Manager of Accounting, Jessica is an analytical thinker, a quick decision maker, and overall a confident leader and role model at Thump.

Safraz Alli
Operations Manager

Safraz loves a good challenge and as Operations Manager he works to bring creative solutions to every problem. With a love for urban studies, economics, small business development, and technology, he also works with all departments to ensure client success and satisfaction with their Thump Local services. Safraz holds a BA in Economics and Urban Studies from Queens College.

Lexie Peveraro
Search Engine Marketing Manager

Lexie brings a contagious enthusiasm and winning spirit to Thump Local and its clients, day in and day out. She manages the Search Engine Marketing Department with a determination to better herself and those around her, and to ensure we are well-versed in the search engine's latest developments. 

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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Sunil Someria
Social Media Coordinator
Sunil has taken his acquired knowledge to assist our clients with their company’s social media platforms. He takes pride in coordinating, managing, and publishing various social media postings and ads in order to build brand awareness. His creativity seems to be limitless and he looks forward to helping your business with its social media presence!
Ekow Eshun
Reviews / SEO Campaign Manager
Kayla Heffernan
Social Media / Search Engine Marketing Campaign Manager

With a background in live music entertainment marketing and production, Kayla now creates paid social strategies, and manages social media advertising for Thump clients. Kayla also holds a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Hartford and an MA in Music Business from Berklee College of Music. She brings a keen sense of humor, a love for music, and a passion for aggressively organized spreadsheets to the table every day.

Edwin Varghese
Social Media Coordinator
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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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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Matthew Freeman
Business Listings Campaign Manager
Jaymie Kovalsky
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Jaymie has taken her acquired knowledge of web development, digital design, and social media to help us and our clients come up with creative solutions for everyday projects. She takes pride in coordinating websites, designing custom graphics, and managing SEM accounts.

Jodi Somerstein
New Business Development

Jodi connects with businesses to help them strengthen their online presence which makes it easier for potential clients to choose them over the competition.

A quote from Jodi: "Integrity is everything. That's exactly what you get when you work with Thump Local."

Noah Wilpon
New Business Development
Chanchal Wadhwa
Search Engine Marketing Campaign Manager
Shannon Pousson
Asst Search Engine Marketing Campaign Manager

Shannon is one of the Assistant SEM Campaign Managers here at Thump. She manages Google Ad campaigns for various clients while assisting in Website Coordination and GMB Listings. With a degree in Marketing, Shannon is passionate about creative digital marketing solutions and loves a good challenge. She is happy to be here!

Tara Zanni
Asst Search Engine Marketing Campaign Manager

Tara recently graduated with a BA from Sacred Heart University in Public Relations and Advertising. She comes with experience in PR, Fundraising Campaigns and Office Management. At Thump, she assists with SEM, SEO, LSA and GMB Listings. Her background gives her an interesting perspective and an eagerness to learn to Thump while striving to make her clients as happy as possible!

Brian Paskoff
Web Development Contributor
Amy Zhen
Content Contributor