About TBG

Thinkers and do-ers. Artists and writers. Fruit and nuts. We are many things. But mostly, we’re an extension of our clients’ teams—and we’re trusted to put our clients’ needs first. Our programs exceed anticipated benchmarks, even in industries where marketing is not perceived to be crucial to business growth.

And as an agency whose prime means of marketing is word of mouth, it’s that commitment that fuels our success.

Aurelio D'Amico

Director of Digital Experience and Integrated Production

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Aurelio D'Amico2

Director of Digital Experience and Integrated Production

Experience

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AllClient ServiceCreativeMedia & AnalyticsOperationsProduction
Junior Art Director

Matt Oliva

Mark Thompson
Account Supervisor

Mark Thompson

Creative Project Manager

Sam Wishnow

Associate Creative Director

Scott Thomas

Director of Video

Christian Cundari

Hannah Lysak
Media Director

Hannah Lysak

Associate Design Director

Marc Rapoza

Allison Hartrich
Group Account Director

Allison Hartrich

Leslie Kaplan
Managing Director

Leslie Kaplan

Creative Project Director

Tharon Cottrell

Vaughn Misail
Executive Creative Director

Vaughn Misail

Media Planner

Kimberly Moss

Senior Data Analyst

Peter Brady

Jennifer Rymill
Controller

Jennifer Rymill

Account Supervisor

Teresa Legein

Angela Herbst
Director of Client Service

Angela Herbst

Junior Art Director

Matt Oliva

Matt joined TBG in 2019 as a Junior Art Director with various graphic design experience across Boston after completing his degree at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. Before TBG Matt interned at Ascend Learning, LLC creating catalogs and textbook layouts for different imprints of the company. Later becoming freelancer for the Eric Mower and Associates agency assisting senior designers with production and design for tradeshows and campaigns such as for the Dell Technologies world 2019 conference Las Vegas and the We Bring Robotics to Life Campaign with MassRobotics.

Account Supervisor

Mark Thompson

Mark has been working in the agency world since day 1 of his career. He started as an Assistant Media Planner at Duffy and Shanley in RI but found his true calling after graduating to a role in Account Service. There he worked on local accounts such as Navigant Credit Union, Bank of Canton, University Orthopedics and Delta Dental of Rhode Island. Now in his 7th year working with The Boston Group, Mark has managed Raytheon business units and the Raytheon corporate account along with other clients such as PatientKeeper and Noble. With a vast range in experience managing video, trade show, integrated paid media campaigns, and office branding projects; Mark has the experience no matter what the job calls for!

Creative Project Manager

Sam Wishnow

Sam graduated from Lasell University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Prior to joining TBG, Sam began his career in recruitment advertising at Radancy, where he was a member of the account team assigned to UPS. He later became a digital project manager, overseeing career site launches for clients such as Carrier, Terracon, Mettler Toledo, Groendyke. Outside of work, Sam is a diehard Boston sports fan, loves playing golf and slow pitch softball, and is a big foodie!

Associate Creative Director

Scott Thomas

Scott has over 20 years of experience crafting big ideas for a wide range of clients, including multi-billion-dollar, multinational consumer goods companies and pre-VC, high-tech startups. He applies unwavering passion and grit to every assignment and has tackled everything from fertilizer to jets to ice cream. He has extensive experience across a wide range of media—digital, video, design, broadcast, print and direct response. Before working at The Boston Group, Scott worked at Grove Marketing, the Wolf Group and Modern Media. He has been instrumental in creating integrated campaigns over the years for clients such as: IBM, Netezza, Dunkin’ Donuts, AT&T, Häagen-Dazs, Scotts and Fidelity.

Director of Video

Christian Cundari

Though Christian joined TBG officially in 2018, he has worked with the team from the vendor side for well over a decade. After graduating with a degree in Biology, Christian went on to finish a masters degree in TV & Film from The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Shortly after, he moved to Warsaw, Poland to help launch the first Polish-language music television station. After a long stint in the broadcast world, working with clients such as EPSN, CBS, Animal Planet, ABC, Vistaprint, Subway, British Airways (to name a few) Christian joined TBG as Director of Video. For nearly 20 years, he has specialized in video editing, graphic animations and design.

Media Director

Hannah Lysak

Hannah has worked in the marketing and advertising industry for 10+ years, 6+ years at ad agencies. She started her agency career in recruitment advertising as an Account Manager at Bernard Hodes Group, working for clients such as Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Pitney Bowes and Raytheon. Hannah switched to Media when she started at TBG in 2015. Since then, she has worked her way up from Planner to Media Director, leading all aspects of the media research, multi-channel planning and strategy, buying, trafficking, reporting and optimizing processes. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Associate Design Director

Marc Rapoza

Marc has more than 20 years of experience designing brand identity systems and marketing campaigns across multiple channels for a wide range of clients, from building empathy for chimpanzees working with The Jane Goodall Institute, to getting humans to drink more Awful Awfuls at Newport Creamery restaurants. At TBG, he helps develop identity systems, environmental branding, trade show designs and digital campaigns — for clients such as Raytheon Technologies, The Aerospace Corporation and Noble. Before TBG, Marc taught design part-time for the Continuing Education program at the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design, helping students learn about the ulcer-ridden paranoia we affectionately call graphic design.

Group Account Director

Allison Hartrich

Allison is a strategic thinker with almost 10 years’ experience who is passionate about partnering with clients to uncover key insights and develop campaigns that drive results. Since joining TBG, Allison has spearheaded the development of the first enterprise-wide Cyber strategy for Raytheon, in addition to leading efforts for missile systems, land warfare, military training and more. Allison enjoys the collaborative nature of a smaller, more specialized, and nimble agency after working at large agencies such as Digitas and Ogilvy supporting a wide range of projects from integrated advertising to demand generation to complex website development. Her past clients include IBM, Bank of America and PNC Bank. Allison holds a BA from Bates College in Rhetoric and Ancient Greek – clearly a must for any marketer!

Managing Director

Leslie Kaplan

Leslie began her career at the global agencies NW Ayer and BBDO in New York, and later at BBDO and Ogilvy in Australia. Leslie was fortunate to participate in global training programs and manage multiple brands including Hyatt Hotels, Dunkin’ Donuts, Qantas Airways and Hasbro. She returned to the United States to integrate business strategy and creative for roster clients at Digitas in Boston. After working in senior management positions at Digitas, Ingalls and Hill Holliday, Leslie took over the management of TBG after its founders retired in 2004. At TBG, she has developed a focused business model based on excelling at B2B/B2G client relationships.

Creative Project Director

Tharon Cottrell

Tharon Cottrell has over 30 years of marketing and agency experience. He spent the first 15 years of his career on the client side of the business working in a senior marketing role at companies such as Converse, Fila, Stride Rite and Monster Worldwide. Where he created strategic marketing programs that helped build brands and achieve business results. Tharon crossed over to the agency side 15 years ago working at a number of Boston and New Hampshire agencies. He worked on brands such as Martignetti, Reward Gateway, Attivio, Signiant, Winter Wymam, Goodwill Industries, Facebook and Dell. Tharon has proven track record launching many creative projects no matter the size or timeline. Highly skilled at defining business opportunities, building partnerships and finding efficiencies. Tharon joins TBG as Creative Project Director.

Executive Creative Director

Vaughn Misail

In addition to writing biographies about himself in the third person, Vaughn serves as Executive Creative Director at TBG, leading creative teams across their entire roster of clients. He has 20+ years of experience in B2B and B2G brands, working on high-level projects for multiple Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies, including Raytheon Technologies, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Oracle, IBM and Honeywell. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and Masters from Emerson College. When not creating cool campaigns, Vaughn spends time with his wife, three kids and two dogs. He thanks you for reading this far.

Media Planner

Kimberly Moss

Kimberly graduated from Salem State University in 2014 and began her career in advertising in 2016 at Buyer Advertising. She was a Project Manager for 5 years working on accounts such as MassMutual, Houston Methodist, Framingham State University and Dana-Farber. Kim joined TBG in 2022 as a Media Planner working on clients like Raytheon, Aerospace, South Shore Bank and more. She’s thrilled to be a part of the team and excited to help campaigns come to life.

Senior Data Analyst

Peter Brady

Peter took the plunge into the advertising world when he joined TBG in early 2022. He brings an outsider’s perspective to the agency, having spent four years as a data analyst in the business systems and corporate strategy sectors. As head of Analytics, Peter aims to leverage data in new and innovative ways while delivering actionable insights to our clients. Before TBG, Peter worked for industry leaders including Keurig Dr Pepper, TriMark USA, and Wayfair. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Controller

Jennifer Rymill

Jenn is our Accounting/ Office Manager and has been with the agency for 8+ years. She supports the agency in a variety of operational and financial roles. She reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, vendor relationships, media & client billing, and day to day operational functions. Jenn holds a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Account Supervisor

Teresa Legein

Teresa has 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising, spending six of those years on the Account team at The Boston Group. Teresa works closely with her account, media and creative team members to develop strategic and effective brand campaigns, implemented at their utmost efficiency across various platforms and channels, for clients such as Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Ball Aerospace, Cambridge Associates, and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition. Before becoming a part of the TBG family, Teresa worked as an Account Manager servicing a broad range of B2B and B2C clients such as Twin River Casino, Paul Masse Chevrolet, Colbea Enterprises and Teufelberger. Teresa holds a B.S. in Marketing from Rhode Island College and is an avid equestrian having competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) circuit.

Director of Client Service

Angela Herbst

Angela Herbst is a veteran of the national marketing agency business for nearly 20 years, with leadership positions at Arnold Worldwide, Allen & Gerritsen, Hill Holliday and PJA. At Allen & Gerritsen, Angela led the B2B practice with strategy, media and creative assignments for companies like Waters Corporation, DST Systems and Hartford Funds. During her six years at Hill Holliday, Angela led Bank of America’s wealth management business including Merrill Lynch and US Trust. At PJA, she worked to grow their consumer practice, managing brands like Cambridge Trust, Brother, Ace Hardware and Straight Talk. Most recently, Angela was at Arnold Worldwide leading the Santander, Fidelity and Kaplan University businesses.