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Client Success Manager - Tempest

John Barnett

As a Client Success Manager at Tempest, John enjoys helping iDSS users maximize their efficiency and improve their workflows. With a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Criminal Justice, John's 8 years of experience in Case and…

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Client Success Agent - Tempest

Chris Mateer

Chris Mateer is a member of the Customer Success team at iDSS, specializing in customer training and support. With an M.Ed in Instructional Technology and a background in teaching and coaching, Chris now works with optimizing use…

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Director of Client Services - Tempest

Jenny Rose

Jenny Rose is Tempest’s Director of Client Services. She pairs over 10 years experience in the digital marketing industry with her previous career in journalism and public relations to identify successful marketing strategies for…

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Creative Director - Tempest

Michael Tripi

Mike is Tempest's creative lead for developing branding campaigns and works as the director for photography and video shoots. His marketing experience covering both agency and client side have given him the ability to produce…

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Vice President of Strategy - Tempest

Jake Buganski

With more than 15 years of experience in destination management and tourism marketing, Jake leads strategic initiatives and contributes to the creative process at Tempest. Formerly the New Jersey State Tourism Director Jake is a…

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Director of Business Development - Tempest

Derek Mogar

As Director of Business Development with Tempest, I am able to spread my passion for travel, technology and digital marketing by bringing in new business to a first-class, collaborative and creative culture. At Tempest, we strive…

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Director of Web Operations - Tempest

Adam Hooper

With a decade of experience in the digital Travel Tourism industry, Adam is an expert resource for website best practices and the most practical ways to maximize efficiency between your CRM and CMS…

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Director of Digital Strategy - Tempest

Britt Brouse

Britt brings more than twelve years of experience in journalism and online marketing to her position as Digital Strategy Director with Tempest Interactive.  She has expertise leveraging content marketing, SEO, social media…

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Chief Client Officer - Tempest

Mark Lynch

As Tempest's Chief Business Development Officer, Mark has more than 20 years of experience working in destination marketing and events both on the meetings/event side and the DMO side. His background experience and constant…

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President & Chief Creative Officer - Tempest

Gregory Shapiro

Gregg is the President and Chief Creative Officer for Tempest and will be responsible for driving the creative strategy and directing the creative team on the project from concept to completion, including UI and UX strategy and…

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CEO - Tempest

Alex Heimann

Alex is the CEO and Chief Strategy Officer for Tempest and is responsible for leading innovation, strategy, and execution for Tempest. Alex is a true leader in the digital marketing landscape. He has created award-winning strategy…

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Chief Technology Officer - Tempest

James Spibey

James is the Chief Technology Officer for Tempest and will be responsible for leading the development team in implementing the back-end content management system for the website. James is a technology leader with many years of…

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